1000 Alder Building
|Monday||9am - 5:30pm|
|Tuesday||9am - 5:30pm|
|Wednesday||9am - 5:30pm|
|Thursday||9am - 5:30pm|
|Friday||9am - 5:30pm|
Please Note: The PACE office is closed during PACE Orientations. The office also opens later on Orientation days. For the Orientation schedule, please see the Orientation page.
Student Services Assistant
Director, Program for Accelerated College Education (PACE)
Los Angeles Pierce College PACE
Be sure to register for FALL 2021!
We have Zoom drop-in hours:
Monday from 3:30-4:30pm
Wednesday from 10-11am
Tuesday and Thursday, from 12-1 pm
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Lupita: email@example.com
Fall 2021 PACE Classes
|First Quarter- 8/30-10/24/2021|
|Section #||Class Name||Instructor|
|23295||Poli Sci 1||Serrano|
|Second Quarter- 10/25-12/19/2021|
|Section #||Class Name||Instructor|
|16793||Poli Sci 1||Serrano|
What is PACE?
The Program for Accelerated College Education (PACE) is special Pierce College program designed to provide students with the ability to graduate in two years. We know life can be busy; therefore, we designed a program to help you achieve your career and academic goals.
- PACE coursework is compressed to fit into 8-week quarters, instead of 16-week semesters.
- PACE classes follow the CSU & IGETC GE certified plans that can be applied to ANY Associate Degree for Transfer program.
- PACE students typically take 10 classes each year, during 5 PACE sessions (fall, spring, summer) to graduate in two years. There are five PACE sessions offered in a school year: two in the fall, two in the spring, and one in the summer. Note: Students are not required to follow this sequence. See below.
Why do students love PACE?
PACE offers a guided pathway toward graduation. PACE students study for only TWO 8-week classes at a time and still complete FOUR classes (or more) in a semester! You can remain a full-time student while studying for only 2 classes at a time. See this chart for details:
How to Become a PACE Student?
Become a Pierce College student!
Please go to Apply Online.
Note: If you are already a Pierce College or other LACCD student,
you can skip this step.
Counseling: Make an appointment to meet
We are PROUD of so many PACE success stories!
"I am the first female transportation director in LAUSD and I am the first Latina transportation director. PACE opened that door for me and made education possible. I would not be in the position I am today without that initial step, that opportunity that allowed me, a single parent, to grow.
I was invited to Washington DC where I received recognition. There, a congressman said to me, “Someone along the way opened the door for you.” That was PACE. PACE created the access I needed by offering classes in a non-traditional schedule in a program set up to support people like myself. I knew I was capable of more, I just needed help to get there."
- Lilia Hernandez Montoya, LAUSD Director of Transportation
"PACE was such a great journey! I went back to school at 48 years old. The program helped me with everything. I didn’t have to navigate which classes to take. PACE laid out the plan for me and I followed it. The guidance from the Pierce College PACE program was excellent. It was an easy-to-follow program and it worked with my schedule. I took classes in the evening after work. I never hit any speed bumps where I thought it was too much. The structured program made it easy for me and I was surprised and excited that I graduated with two degrees before transferring to CSUN. I received my Bachelor's degree in Public Sector Management and advanced in my career to Regional Transportation Manager."
- Deborah Duarte, LAUSD Regional Transportation Manager
Why PACE? Fast track your education!
Anyone can become a PACE student!
PACE students complete a program of study at an accelerated rate.
PACE students get priority to get the classes they need! PACE classes are only open to PACE students first.
PACE students can take regular Pierce classes and PACE classes. This gives students access to more class options.
PACE follows a guided pathway which is a structured plan for students to follow; this simplifies enrollment.
PACE classes are hybrid or all online which means less time on campus.
PACE offers an alternative schedule — online classes, classes that meet one evening a week and every other Saturday, and/or classes that only meet one evening a week (No Saturday).
PACE classes are quick! Classes are eight weeks in length.
PACE has several educational paths; each path prepares students for a degree AND 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.
PACE is also designed so that students can seamlessly transfer to a variety of four-year institutions — public and private.
Add and Drop Dates
In SIS, click on the class section number. At the bottom of the page, you will find the Important Dates section with add and drop dates.
Important: To ADD CLASSES once the semester begins, students need to go to class to get a permission code to add. For online classes, please email the instructor for a code. Do not forget to enter the permission code in the system to complete your enrollment.