PACE OfficeLocation: Village 8340
Dr. Arthur Gillis
Sr. Office Assistant/
Sr. Office Assistant/
PACE Office Manager
Program for Accelerated College Education - Make it Happen
PACE (Program for Accelerated College Education) is a two-year program offered at Pierce College and other locations designed to provide our students the ability to graduate in approximately two years. Most of our classes meet one evening a week for two hours and every other Saturday for four hours; our semesters are eight weeks and there are five semesters in a school year, two in the fall and two in the spring and one over the summer.
To become a PACE student, you must attend a MANDATORY ORIENTATION. Please check out the link to the left and keep checking to see the dates as posted.
The main idea of PACE is for you to be able to know exactly the classes you need to graduate and then transfer to a four-year university. We offer various educational paths for you to choose from. If you are curious about the program and would like more information, click on any of the links on the left. If you want to see what classes you will be taking in any of our transfer options, click on any of the links in the "PACE PROGRAMS" window to the right.
PACE offers a variety of services that are free. These services may include counseling; academic advisement and general help with registration, assessment and enrolling in classes. The PACE office staff is here to serve our students. Our offices are located in the Village 8340 building. Look for our sign in front of our building in bright red, “Make it Happen”.
We wish you to have a most enjoyable educational experience.
Thank you for choosing PACE.
Dr. Art Gillis, Director
Managing School & Working
Most PACE classes meet one evening (6-8 and/or 8-10) and every other Saturday for 4 hours. PACE classes meet transfer guidelines but are accelerated to fit into 8 week quarters instead of full 15 week semesters. The PACE program is designed to allow you to earn your AA and be ready to transfer in two years by taking 10 classes every year. The PACE program is an alternative for working people who want to get a college degree by attending classes in the evenings and on Saturday. Academic standards and class workload are the same as in regular semester classes only compressed into 8 week quarters.
The PACE office is located in Village 8340, which is behind the North and South Gyms. We have a banner on the trailor that says "MAKE IT HAPPEN." Please visit this website often so that you can keep yourself up-to-date on the offerings and happenings in the PACE program here at Pierce College and at our off-campus locations, Beaudry Building (downtown Los Angeles). Click on the links above to find out all about the PACE program and how PACE can make your educational goals become a reality.
The Los Angeles Community College District, Los Angeles Pierce College, and the PACE program, have made every effort to make the information contained in this website accurate and may, without notice, change general information, courses, or programs offered. The reasons for change may include student enrollment, level of funding, or other issues decided by the district or the college. The district and the college also reserve the right to add to, change, or cancel any rules, regulations, policies and procedures as provided by law.