Academic Track

For students planning their path to a degree or certificate

students at graduation ceremony

Sound familiar?

If this sounds like you, then this track could save you a lot of frustration.

  • Picking classes at random and hoping for the best?
  • Changing your mind, again and again, about what to study?
  • Thinking about transferring to a university... someday?
  • Hoping for a new direction but not sure how to choose?

If your goal at PCC is to eventually earn a degree, a certificate, or transfer to another college, you'll find these pages helpful. This short track explains the degrees PCC offers and shows you where and when to get personalized help.

Off to a great start

First of all, it's pretty exciting that you are working on a degree. People with associate degrees (like the two-year degrees PCC offers) earn more and have lower unemployment rates than those with no college degree.

If you're working toward a certificate (short-term training), you're on a great path, too. Certificates are designed to lead to exciting jobs, and many can lead to degrees as well.

But be careful - there are a lot of ways to get lost while working toward your degree. You'll need help if you want to achieve your goal on time, on track, and on budget. Lucky for you, the following pages will show you how!

 I didn't know to get help from advisors and counselors, and I ended up I taking some courses I didn't need, which wasted my time and money. Nahid, accounting major