Pasadena City College to Open Rosemead Campus

Pasadena, CA (September 29, 2013) – The Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees have announced plans for the addition of late-start classes at a new campus in Rosemead.  
The new satellite location will be known, as Pasadena City College Rosemead is located at 4501 N. Rosemead Blvd., Rosemead, CA.  Late-start classes will begin Monday, October 21, 2013 at 8am.

Superintendent-President Mark Rocha announced that over 80 sections of general education classes would be offered at the new campus.  John Martin, President of the Board of Trustees stated that, “the opening of this new campus in Rosemead reaffirms one of the goals of the college “to offer more seats, and serve more students without increasing the costs”.

Online registration began on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 5 a.m.  Classes are open access and are available to anyone who wishes to enroll.  For current students, registration will be on “first-come/first-served” basis.  For Fall 2013 applicants who did not enroll in classes, application can be reactivated to register for classes at the Rosemead campus. New applicants must complete the application process and be accepted for the fall semester. Applications are available online at www.pasadena.edu.

Pasadena City College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Counseling and Student Services will be available at the new Rosemead campus.

The Board of Trustees approved a new off-campus site in Rosemead so that it can offer more classes to meet state requirements to receive funding.

The new satellite facility, which is expected to costs $325,000 per year to operate, will begin offering classes in October, according to the Board report.

The PCC Courier, an independent campus newspaper said Superintendent Rocha explained that budget cuts in recent years and scheduling issues are making it more difficult for the college to meet its Full Time Equivalent Student (FTES) quota mandated by the California Community

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