Tours of Pasadena City College Campus
A walking tour of the campus provides visitors and prospective students a fascinating look at the college's educational and historical campus. Tours of PCC are available to groups and individuals on a limited basis. Please complet the Campus tour Request form.
You can take a Virtual Tour of the Campus.
For a self-guided tour please download the "Self-Guided Handout".
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Pasadena City College has a rich history. The first public school in Pasadena opened its doors on September 10, 1874. The session was conducted in the home of the teacher's father. Two students enrolled the first day and by the end of the week, enrollment had increased to fourteen.
Soon after steps towards the development of Pasadena's public school system took place. In the fall of 1887, Pasadena High School was established.
On March 29, 1924, the citizens of Pasadena voted to establish a junior college district and in June, 1924, Pasadena City Junior College District was formed.
From these modest beginnings, Pasadena City College has grown to become one of California's 107 community colleges and is the third-largest single campus community college in the United States. It enrolls 23,000 credit and 4,000 non-credit students. The main campus occupies a 53-acre site centrally located in Pasadena. Housed within the 39 buildings on campus are classrooms, auditoriums, theaters, vocational/instructional shops and labs, a radio station, a TV studio, an art gallery, a life science museum, an observatory, and other instructional facilities. PCC also owns and operates the Community Education Center within a few blocks of the campus.
Pasadena City College:
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Honor Band:
Leading the Rose Parade every year since 1930 is the Pasadena Tournament
of Roses Honor Parade. The band was originally called the Pasadena Junior
College Bulldog Band, a bulldog being the school's mascot at the time. It
is composed of the Pasadena City College Marching Band members and high school
honor students who are accepted by audition. It performs for many Tournament
of Roses Association events, such as press conferences, the queen and court
announcements, and Bandfest. Each year, the band performs musical selections
which depict the parade theme, including "Everything's Coming Up Roses".
The Lancer, a Roman-type warrior
Cardinal and Gold
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