PACE Office1000 Alder Building
Dr. Arthur Gillis
Sr. Office Assistant/
Student Services Assistant/
PACE Office Manager
PACE (Program for Accelerated College Education) is a two-year program offered at Pierce College, and other locations, designed to provide our students with 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 in the summer.
To become a PACE student, you must attend a MANDATORY ORIENTATION.
We offer various educational paths for you to choose from. If you want to see what classes you will be taking in any of our transfer options, see links below:
PACE offers a variety of services; these services may include general help with registration, assessment testing, and enrolling in classes. The PACE office staff is here to serve our students. Our offices are located in the 1000 Alder Building. Look for the PACE sign in the window.
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. A PACE student can be a full-time employee and also a full-time student.
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.