Learning Resources

Learning Assistance Center

Room D300, (626) 585-7230
The LAC provides academic support services for Pasadena City College students and faculty to complement classroom learning and college success. Located on the 3rd floor of the D building (D300), the LAC operates:

  • Monday through Thursday 8 am-7:45pm,
  • Friday 8am-3:45pm,

Students are required to present a valid PCC Lancer Card to utilize center services.

The Learning Assistance Center hosts in-person and remote online tutoring for a wide variety of subjects free of charge, on a walk-in basis. Certified peer tutors assist students with learning skills and course-related assignments. Subjects tutored include business math, accounting, foreign languages, and social science. Visit the LAC website (www.pasadena.edu/studentservices/lac) for updated schedules and other useful information including online 24/7 tutoring options.

Center resources include 10 computers with multiple user applications, Internet access, and basic skills software (English, Math, and English as a Second Language). Laptop computers are also available for checkout with a valid student ID. Several assistive devices are available to students with disabilities. A wide variety of multimedia materials for foreign languages, American Sign Language (ASL), and study skills are available for on-site use. Students and faculty can access handouts for English skills and learning strategies at the entrance to the center.

Professional full-time staff, counselors, success coaches, and a skilled team of student workers are on hand to assist students with direction to appropriate learning strategies and resources.

Library

LL, (626) 585-7221
PCC Library is here to support your academic success! As the campus gateway to a world of information, the library offers a wealth of current, credible resources in both print and electronic formats. Explore our diverse array of subscription databases, which can be accessed from any Internet-connected device with a current LancerPoint username and password, and our ever-expanding collection of books.

Visit the PCC Library to utilize its quiet study spaces, browse the textbook collection, or work collaboratively in group study rooms. You can work in the computer labs, borrow a laptop, print, scan, or photocopy material all while you charge your phone in the Library's secure charging lockers. You can also meet with a librarian for one-on-one research assistance, participate in customized research sessions and workshops, or enroll in the library's UC/CSU transferable, one-credit class on college research: LIB 001. If interested in a career in libraries, you might also find yourself taking classes in one of the Library's certificate programs for library support staff, digitization, and archives.

One-on-one reference and research assistance is available at the Library Reference Desk as well as by phone, email, and 24/7 chat. Librarians teach customized research sessions for classes in all divisions, citation workshops, a credit class on college research (LIB 001), and certificate programs in Library Technology and Digitization Skills. PCC Library also provides quiet study space, laptop lending, group study rooms, cell phone charging lockers, computer labs, textbooks, printing, and photocopying.

Library Borrowing Privileges

Library borrowing privileges are granted to all current PCC students, faculty and staff with a PCC Lancer ID. In addition, borrowing privileges are extended to adult residents of the Pasadena Area Community College District and to people who work in the District. Register at the Circulation Desk with a California driver’s license and a second proof of identification with the same address. Students who attend high school within the District’s boundaries may register for borrowing privileges at the Circulation Desk with a current high school ID card.

Library telephone numbers:

  • Reference Desk    (626) 585-7360
  • Circulation desk    (626) 585-7174
  • Computer Labs    (626) 585-3363
  • General Information    (626) 585-7221

Tutorial Services

Tutoring is provided for students in a variety of locations on campus, as well as online, 24/7. The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) offers tutoring to all students declared as Career and Technical Education (CTE) majors or working on certificate programs. The LAC also hosts tutoring for transfer and basic skills courses in accounting, business, economics, languages, and computer science. Tutoring support is available to eligible students through empowerment programs.

Several academic areas provide tutoring assistance and supplemental instruction, such as the Writing Center, Math Success Center, Music Success Center, Social Sciences Success Center, Speech Success Center, the Academic Athletic Zone, and the Natural Science study centers. Qualified student peers and designated staff perform tutoring. These services are designed to meet the needs of the individual student and to develop learning communities.

Math Success Center

R406, (626) 585-7458, msc@pasadena.edu
The Math Success Center (MSC) provides mathematical support services for Pasadena City College students and faculty to complement classroom learning and college success. The MSC is located on the 4th floor of the R building in R406. Students are required to present a valid PCC Lancer Card or student identification number in order to use the center’s services.

The MSC is run by a team of professional tutors, student-workers, staff, and faculty; any of which may help direct students to appropriate services. Services the MSC provides include book, calculator, and laptop in-center check-outs, workshops, directed learning activities, handouts, and free tutoring. Students and faculty can access our online services and resources via the MSC’s Canvas page.

At the MSC, tutoring is provided for most mathematics, statistics, and computer science courses taken at PCC. Students may receive one-on-one tutoring or be a part of a group tutoring session. Students in groups of three to six may reserve a group study room via the MSC website (https://pasadena.edu/academics/support/success-centers/math-success-center/). The website also provides the most up-to-date hours of operation, workshop schedules, tutor schedules, and instructions on how to become a MSC tutor.

Computer Learning Center

Room D101-104 and W101, (626) 585-7357
During day, labs D101 and W101 are reserved for classroom space, evening, and weekend hours, the Computer Learning Center (CLC) labs in D101 and D104, provide PCC students with access to the campus network including a wide variety of applications and course-related software. The online course management system, Canvas, is available through the network, as are student services resources for financial aid, counseling, registration, etc. In addition, students can utilize the Web to carry out college-related assignments requiring Internet access. Faculty can reserve time in computer classrooms D101 and W101 for group instruction or orientation. Students may receive guidance in exploring their personal learning styles, time management and study strategies offered through workshops and personal appointments. Walk-in tutoring for specific Computer Science, Business Information Technology, and Computer Information Systems courses are also available at scheduled times. The Computer Learning Center (CLC) hosts tutoring to all students declared as Career and Technical Education (CTE) majors or working on certificate programs.

Staging Services

Room C230, Sexson Auditorium

Staging Services supports students, academic programs, campus and outside community events by providing production and audio visual technical support and offering production management and technical services in district theaters and venues. 

Staging Services provides services daily including weekends and evenings for Sexson Auditorium, Westerbeck Recital Hall, Creveling Lounge, Circadian, Harbeson Hall, Quad, CA Patio and other large campus areas. Service requests can be made by contacting Campus Use (626) 585-7233 or Staging Services (626) 585-7260.

Video Production Services  

Video Production Services is responsible for all College video productions. Services include the documentation of campus events, the production of accessible department and college promotional productions, educational, and tutorial digital content, and campus livestreams.

For more information, please call Strategic Communications and Marketing at (626) 585-7250.