Please follow the steps outlined below to apply for admission. The admission process must be completed before practicum placement.
Step 1) Application
Please contact Lori Wamsley in the Education Department to request an online application form. Complete and submit the application as instructed on the form.
Step 2) Interview
As soon as you have met the prerequisites, you may start education courses, even if you have not met with the department. Prior to or during your first term, schedule an advising interview with Lori Wamsley in the Education Department.
Step 3) College Placement Tests
Schedule and complete the placement test. If you are new to college and intend to earn a certificate, a degree, or plan to transfer to another institution, you must complete the COMPASS placement test prior to registering for class. Students with prior college credit should discuss this with an Education Department advisor and contact a general academic advisor for proper course placement.
Important things to know about the program:
Most of our courses are offered in an online format. If you are uncertain about online learning, it is important to come in, meet with PCC faculty, and get oriented to this style of learning.
Students will have the opportunity to get real world experience in a classroom or library setting during one to two terms. You must have completed at least four library media assistant courses (including ED113 and ED118) with a B or better to sign up for practicum. You may be asked to show proof of measles immunizations and/or be subject to a criminal background check. You must have met with the PCC faculty before signing up for practicum. Requests to participate in practicum must be made at the beginning of the term before the actual practicum term.