STARS at Pasadena City College is a comprehensive program designed to assist former foster youth to successfully transition from care to college. Our goal is to support and empower youth in achieving academic success, and a measure of self-sufficiency. Services provided/academic support includes: 1. One-on-one financial aid assistance including help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Chafee Grant applications; 2. Assistance for incoming students with the PCC application process; 3.
Financial aid for PCC students is available from federal, state, local, and institutional programs in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study to assist students in meeting some but not all of the cost associated with attending Pasadena City College.
PCC's many career and technical programs prepare students to seek entry-level employment and technical skills upgrading for those currently employed. The curricula are developed in coordination with advisory committees that consist of faculty, administrators, and industry experts that ensure the latest standards and technology are integrated into our programs. A career program is one whose primary goal is to prepare students for employment or an upgrade of job skills.
This department is the first stop for new students. The staff processes applications, graduation petitions, handles registration, and provides special services for veterans and foreign students. Petitions are now accepted through the Admissions and Records Office.
The Guardian Scholars Program (GSP) exists to provide support for youth who are or have been part of the California foster care system and who are enrolled for studies at the Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC). We exist to offer support and assistance in a number of very useful and reassuring ways. We have our own designated place on campus where these youth can just hang out together and share common experiences. We offer mentoring and counseling, for both academics and careers.
The purpose of student financial aid is to provide financial assistance to students who, without such aid, would be unable to attend college. Although it is expected that students and parents will make a maximum effort to meet the cost of education, financial aid is available to fill the gap between family resources and the annual educational expenses. Financial aid is intended to supplement the family’s existing income/financial resources and should not be depended upon as the sole means of income to support other non-educational expenses. Financial aid is available from various sources
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a college success, counseling support program for low income and educationally disadvantaged students. EOPS students receive assistance and support with their college education. Special attention is given to identify, plan, develop and achieve the academic, career and personal goals of our students. The EOPS Counseling Faculty assists students with various issues relating to their academic, career and personal development.
Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) combines on-the-job experience with limited classroom instruction. It is designed to expand students’ skills and knowledge and to improve self-understanding by integrating classroom study with supervised work experience.
The Admissions & Records Office is the initial contact for the future, present, and former students of L .A. Trade-Tech College. The services provided by Admissions include but are not limited to: processing applications, registering students in classes, adds/drops, transcripts of records, maintaining student academic records, processing of graduation petitions, processing of transfer and registered nursing certification, processing of certificates of completion/skill awards, as well as maintaining attendance and accounting documentation of student attendance and grades.