Benefits for Students
- Study with faculty who are testing their own teaching and discipline.
- Enhance your preparation for upper division coursework.
- Interact with faculty in classroom, mentoring, and advising capacities.
- Belong to a community of peer/scholars in the classroom and the college community.
- Develop leadership potential through campus activities and community service projects.
- Receive specialized library training and support.
- Receive customized advising about navigating the academic environment.
- Explore off-campus learning experiences.
- Culminate your PCC education with a capstone experience.
- Participate in a strong support network as you prepare to transfer.
- Earn special recognition for honors courses on your transcript.
- Gain improved access to local colleges and universities via developing articulation agreements.
- Compete more effectively for scholarship opportunities.
Benefits for Faculty
- Established space for testing alternative teaching and learning strategies.
- Opportunity for faculty creativity and innovation.
- Higher level engagement with motivated students.
- Satisfaction of helping students achieve their highest potential.
Benefits for the College
- Provides visibility of student success
- Attracts and retains motivated students otherwise on a traditional four-year track.
- Raises the potential for increased retention among the cohort.
- Increases interest among cohort to complete the diploma.
- Fosters improved and articulated relationships with four-year colleges.
- Encourages our diverse population to reach its highest potential.
- Meets growing demand that community colleges meet the needs of high achieving students.