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P A S A D E N A C I T YC O L L E G ECATALOG2015-2016

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PASADENA CITY COLLEGE2015-2016 CatalogandAnnouncement of CoursesPasadena Area Community College DistrictPasadena City College1570 East Colorado BoulevardPasadena, California 91106-2003Telephone (626) 585-7123Web site: http://www.pasadena.eduACCREDITATIONPasadena City College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the WesternAssociation of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition ofPostsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation reports are available on the Pasadena City Collegewebsite.CAMPUS LOCATIONThe Pasadena City College main campus occupies a 53-acre site centrally located in Pasadena at 1570 East Colorado Boulevard (between Hill and Bonnie Avenues). The Community Education Center is located at 3035 East Foothill Boulevard in Pasadena. The ChildDevelopment Center is located at 1324 East Green Street, just west of the main campus. Pasadena City College Rosemead is locatedat 4105 N. Rosemead Boulevard in Rosemead. Courses offered through Continuing Education and the Office of Economic Development are offered at other sites throughout the Community College District.PASADENA CITY COLLEGE 2015-20161

PA SA D E N A C I T Y C O L L E G ECATALOG2015-20162PASADENA CITY COLLEGE 2015-2016

We are excited about the opportunity to serve you, whether you are enteringPCC directly from high school, preparing yourself for a career change, returningto college to finish your degree, or laying the foundation for an advanced degree.As Lancers, we pride ourselves in offering you a pathway to achieving your academic and career goals, and I am confident that we can assist you on your journey.PCC has a stellar track record, as evidenced by our recent number one ranking inconferring Associate Degree for Transfers to the Cal Sate University system. Moreover, our list of distinguished alumni is filled with high achievers: from baseballpioneer Jackie Robinson (Class of 1939) and esteemed educator Jaime Escalante(Class of 1971) to State Supreme Court Justice Joyce Kennard (Class of 1970) andprolific filmmaker John Singleton (Class of 1985). Our distinguished alumni are avirtual “who’s who” of American success stories, and it is our hope that somedayone of you might be added to this list.In the pages of this catalog, you will find information on the various programsand courses that our college offers, the steps you need to take to achieve youracademic goals, and our outstanding support services tailored to meet every student’s needs. Think of this document as your roadmap to success, and you are inthe driver’s seat.At PCC, we share a common goal: to deliver the resources you need to help youachieve your academic goals. Your success is our success, and it is the driving forcebehind everything we do here.Thank you again for allowing us to serve you. Please know that my door is always open. I look forward to hearing about how you are doing and how I may assistyou on your road to a bright future.Onward Lancers!Sincerely,Rajen Vurdien, Ph.D.Superintendent-PresidentPASADENA CITY COLLEGE 2015-20163Message from the PresidentWelcome to Pasadena City College,home of the Lancers!

Pasadena City CollegeAdministrationPASADENA CITY COLLEGE 2015-20164

The Pasadena Area Community College District is composed of the communities represented by the following school districts: Arcadia, a portion of El Monte, La Cañada Flintridge, Pasadena, Rosemead, San Marino,South Pasadena, and Temple City. It is governed by an elected seven-member Board of Trustees representingthe seven trustee areas and a Student Trustee elected by the student body. The Superintendent/President ofthe College is the chief administrative officer of the District.BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2015-2016Dr. Ross Selvidge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Jeanette W. Mann. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Berlinda Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .William E. Thomson, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Linda Wah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John H. Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Anthony R. Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kelly Banh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Area 1Area 2Area 3Area 4Area 5Area 6Area 7Student TrusteeCOLLEGE ADMINISTRATIONOFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT-PRESIDENTSuperintendent-President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Rajen VurdienAssistant Superintendent/Senior Vice President ofAcademic and Student Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Robert H. BellAssistant Superintendent/Senior Vice President ofBusiness and College Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Robert B. MillerExecutive Director of Strategic Communicationsand Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .VacantEXECUTIVE OFFICERSGeneral Counsel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Executive Director, Pasadena City College Foundation . . . . . . . .Executive Director, Human Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Executive Director, Business Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Executive Director, Facilities and Construction. . . . . . . . . . . . .Gail S. CooperBobbi AbramTerri HamptonJoe SimoneschiRueben C. SmithPASADENA CITY COLLEGE 2015-20165Pasadena City CollegeAdministrationTHE PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGEDISTRICT ORGANIZATION

Table of Contents6PASADENA CITY COLLEGE 2015-2016

Accreditation .Campus Location.Welcome From The President .Board Of Trustees 2015-2016 .College Administration .Official Academic Calendar — 2015-2016 .1135512General Information .A Brief History Of Pasadena City College .Mission Of The College .Institutional Core Values .Pasadena City College General EducationOutcomes .Functions Of The College .Pasadena City College Foundation .Disclaimer.Catalog .15161617Section I Admissions And Registration .Student Success And Support Services .Admissions.Prerequisites, Corequisites, LimitationsOn Registration And Advisories .Residence Determination .Costs Of Attending The College.212224Section II Student Support And LearningServices .Empowerment Programs .Financial Aid .Student Activities And Organizations.Learning Resources .Library - Ll, (626) 585-7221 .Support Services .Academic Information.Special Interest Programs .Grading System .Probation .Repetition Of Courses .Transcripts Of Record .Credit By Examination And AdvancedPlacement.Section III Policies And Regulations tion IV Academic ProgramsLeading To A Degree Or Certificate .The Associate Degrees .Catalog Rights .Philosophy Of General Education .Associate In Arts Degree (AA) .Associate In Arts .General Information .Competency Requirements .General Education Requirements .Global Studies .Major Or Area Of Emphasis Requirements .Associate In Science.General Information .Competency Requirements .General Education Requirements .Major Requirements .Course Identification Numbering System (C-ID).Associate Degrees For Transfer To CSU (AD-T) .Administration Of Justice (AS-T) .Art History (AA-T) .Business Administration (AS-T) .Communication Studies (AA-T) .Early Childhood Education (AS-T) .English (AA-T) .Geology (AS-T) .History (AA-T) .Kinesiology (AA-T) .Mathematics (AS-T) .Physics (AS-T) .Political Science (AA-T) .Psychology (AA-T).Sociology (AA-T).Studio Arts (AA-T).Theater Arts (AA-T) .Section V Transfer Information .Transfer Curricula .Transferring To A Four-Year CollegeOr University .Transfer Basics .Transfer With An Associate Degree .Assist (www.assist.org) .PCC’s Transfer Requirements Tool .Systemwide General Education Agreements.PASADENA CITY COLLEGE 161161161171171177Table of ContentsTABLE OF CONTENTS

Table of ContentsIntersegmental General EducationTransfer Curriculum (IGETC) .IGETC Courses .California State University GeneralEducation Certification Program .Transfer Vocabulary .Transfer-Related Websites .Specific Transfer Information For EducationAnd Preprofessional Programs .Elementary School Education .Middle School And High School Education .Pre-Professional Programs .Section VI Career Technical Education .Requirements For The Certificate OfAchievement/Associate In Science Degree.Certificate Of Achievement Programs .Occupational Skills Certificates .Achievement And Occupational SkillsCertificates By School .Accounting .Accounting – Bookkeeping .Accounting – Bookkeeping Assistant .Accounting Clerk.Accounting Occupational Skills Certificate .Cashier .Administration Of Justice .Anesthesia Technician.Archaeological Field Work Occupational SkillsCertificate .Automotive Technology .All Automotive Systems .Air Conditioning Technician .Electrical/Electronics Systems .Engine Performance Technician .Powertrain Technician .Undercar Technician .Underhood Technician .Biological Technology .Computational Biology.Laboratory Assistant Option .Stem Cell Culture .Biological Technology Occupational SkillsCertificate .Laboratory Skills .Building Construction .Building Construction Occupational SkillsCertificates .Cabinetmaking And Millwork .Construction Law .8PASADENA CITY COLLEGE 48148149150150151151151152152152Business Administration .Entrepreneurship.Financial Investments .International Business/Trade .Business Administration – Management .Retail Management.Marketing Merchandising (With Field Practice)Business AdministrationOccupational Skills Certificates .Customer Service .E-Commerce .Business Information Technology .Administrative Assistant .Business Software Specialist .Information And Records Specialist.Business Information TechnologyOccupational Skills Certificates .Executive Assistant .Office Applications Specialist I .Office Applications Specialist II .Office Assistant .Child Development .Child DevelopmentOccupational Skills Certificate Options .Child Development Instructional Assistant .Music And Movement Education ForYoung Children .School Age Instructional Assistant .Special Education Assistant .Commercial Music Occupational SkillsCertificate .Computer Information Systems.Microcomputer Support .Operations .Programming .Small Computer Applications.Computer Information Systems OccupationalSkills Certificates .CISCO Certified Network Associate(CCNA) Preparation .CISCO Certified Network Professional(CCNP) Preparation.E-Commerce .Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE):Server Infrastructure Professional .Oracle Database Fundamentals .Construction Inspection .Cosmetology .Cosmetology – Instructional TechniquesIn Cosmetology 165165166166166167167

83183184184184Graphic Communications Technology .Graphic Communications Technology –Computer Imaging And Composition .Graphic Communications Technology –Screen Printing .Graphic Communications TechnologyOccupational Skills Certificates .Apparel Graphics And Printing.Electronic Prepress .Screen Printing For Small Business.Hospitality Management.Industrial Design Occupational SkillsCertificate .Interior Design Occupational SkillsCertificate .Jewelry/Metalworking Occupational SkillsCertificate .Journalism .Journalism – Photojournalism .Journalism – Printed Media .Library Technology .Library Occupational Skills Certificate .Digitization Skills For LibrariesAnd Cultural Heritage Institutions .Machine Shop Technology.Machine Shop Technology Occupational SkillsCertificates .Industrial Fabricator .Manufacturing Technology II .Medical Assisting (Administrative-Clinical) .Medical Office – Administrative .Medical Office Insurance Biller .Medical Office Occupational SkillsCertificate Options .Medical Office Receptionist.Medical Office Transcription .Nursing Programs .Registered Nursing .Vocational Nursing .Licensed Vocational Nurse To RegisteredNurse – Associate Degree .Licensed Vocational Nurse To RegisteredNurse (A.S. Degree) Curriculum .Licensed Vocational Nurse To RegisteredNurse – 30-Unit Option – Non-Degree .Nursing Occupational Skill Certificate .Certified Nursing Assistant .Paralegal Studies .Photography .Photography Occupational Skills Certificates.PASADENA CITY COLLEGE 971971971981981982002009Table of ContentsCulinary Arts .Culinary Arts Occupational Skills Certificates .Baking And Pastry .Catering .Kitchen Assistant .Dental Assisting.Dental Hygiene .Dental Laboratory Technology .Design Technology PathwayOccupational Skills Certificate .Digital Media.Digital Media – Computer Assisted PhotoImaging .Digital Media – Graphic Design .Digital Media – Web Design AndDevelopment .Digital Media Occupational Skill Certificate .Digital Media – Foundation .Electrical Technology .Electrical TechnologyOccupational Skills Certificates .Applied Circuits And Systems .Basic Photovoltaic Design And Installation .Electronics Technology Occupational SkillsCertificates .Basic Digital Technician .CISCO Certified Network Associate(CCNA) Preparation .Emergency Medical Technician I-A .Engineering Design Technology –CAD/CAM Technician .Engineering Design Technology OccupationalSkills Certificates .CAD Modeling And Animation –Architecture/Engineering/Construction .CAD Designer – Architecture/Engineering/Construction .CAD Technician – Architecture/Engineering/Construction .CAD Technician – Mechanical Design AndManufacturing .Fashion – Design .Fashion Assistant .Fashion Occupational Skills Certificates .Fashion – Fashion Marketing .Fashion – Historical Costume Making .Fire Technology .Fire Technology Occupational Skills Certificate .Fire Academy Preparation .Geotech.

Table of ContentsCinema – Cinematography .Cinema – Cinema Production/Filmmaking .Digital Image Editing .Foundation In Photography .Portrait Photography .Product Design Programs .Product Design .Product Design – Graphics .Product Design – Technology .Radiologic Technology .Speech-Language Pathology Assistant .Television And Radio .Radio Production .Post-Production .Television Operations.Television Production .Television And Radio Occupational SkillsCertificates .Broadcast Journalism.Media Programming And Management .Television Post Production .Television Production .Video Operations.Writing For Film, Television & Radio .Theater Arts .Theater Technology .Welding - Metal Processes Technology .Construction Welding .Gas Tungsten & Gas Metal Welding .Welding Occupational Skills Certificate .Basic Welding .High School ArticulationWith Occupational Curricula .Section VII Instructional Schools OfThe College .School Of Career and Technical Education .Business And Computer Technology .Engineering And Technology .Cosmetology .School of Health Sciences .School of Visual, Media and PerformingArts .Performing Arts .Visual Arts .Media Arts .Speech Communication .School of Humanities and Social Sciences .English .Languages .10PASADENA CITY COLLEGE 12215216216216216217217217217217217217218218Social Sciences .School of Science and Mathematics .Mathematics and Computer Science.Science, Health, and Kinesiology .Noncredit Division.218218218219219Section VIII Course Descriptions .Prerequisites/Corequisites/RecommendedPreparation .Course Numbering System .Divisions .Accounting .Administration Of Justice .American Institutions .American Sign Language .Anatomy .Anesthesia Technology .Anthropology .Arabic .Architecture .Armenian .Art .Astronomy .Automotive Technology .Biology .Building Construction .Business (General) .Business Information Technology .Chemistry .Child Development .Chinese .College .Communication.Computer Information Systems.Computer Science.Cosmetology .Counseling .Culinary Arts .Dance .Dental Assisting.Dental Hygiene .Dental Laboratory Technology .Design Technology .Economics .Education .Electricity .Electronics .Emergency Medical Technology .Engineering .English 279281284286286287289292292293

Spanish .Special Education Technology .Special Services .Speech Communication .Speech-Language Pathology Assistant .Statistics .Technical Education (General) .Television And Radio .Theater Arts .Welding .382384385385386387388388392395Section IX Noncredit Division .General Information .Student Services .Instruction .English As A Second Language (ESLN) .Apparel Skills And Drapery Construction.Apprenticeship Preparation Program.Business Office Systems Program .Career Preparation.Entrepreneur Success Program .Printing Technology Program .Description Of Courses .Adult High School Diploma .English As A Second Language (ESLN) .Parenting Education .Additional Services ection X Pasadena City College Faculty . 418Index. 437Campus Map . 446PASADENA CITY COLLEGE 2015-201611Table of ContentsEnglish As A Second Language .Environmental Studies .Fashion .Fire Technology .Foreign Language Study .French .Geography .Geology .German .Gerontology .Graphic Communicati

PASADENA CITY COLLEGE 2015-2016 5 Pasadena City College Administration THE PASADENA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT ORGANIZATION The Pasadena Area Community College District is composed of the communities represented by the follow-ing school districts: Arcadia, a portion of El Monte, La Cañada Flintridge, Pasadena, Rosemead, San Marino,

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