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What is PACE?
The Program for Accelerated College Education (PACE) is an accelerated college program designed to provide students with the ability to graduate in two years. Most PACE classes meet one evening (6-8pm and 8-10pm) and every other Saturday. PACE coursework meets transfer guidelines and is accelerated to fit into 8 week quarters instead of 16 week semesters. The PACE program is designed to allow students to earn their AA and be ready to transfer in two years by taking 10 classes every year. There are five PACE sessions offered in a school year: two in the fall, two in the spring, and one in the summer.
PACE offers two primary educational paths: 1) Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration for Transfer, and 2) General Studies, Social and Behavioral Sciences Associate of Arts degree. In addition, PACE classes follow the CSU GE certified plan that can be applied to any Associate Degree for Transfer program.
To become a PACE student, you must attend a Mandatory Orientation.
- Anyone can become a PACE student!
PACE students complete a program of study at an accelerated rate.
PACE students get the classes they need! PACE has higher class limits and classes are only open to PACE students.
PACE students can take regular Pierce classes and PACE classes. This gives students more options when selecting classes.
PACE has a structured plan for students to follow which simplifies enrollment.
PACE classes are hybrid which means less time on campus.
PACE offers an alternative schedule -- classes meet one evening a week for two hours and every other Saturday.
PACE classes are quick! Classes are eight weeks in length.
PACE has several educational paths; each path prepares students for transfer.
PACE students can work full-time and attend college full-time.
PACE has a designated counselor to assist students in planning their educational goals.
Need help with English or math? PACE offers a Bridge program that is designed to meet the needs of students who do not place into either English 101 or Math 125.
PACE is also designed so that students can seamlessly transfer to a variety of four-year institutions -- public and private.