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.