The PCC Dual Credit Program provides the opportunity for high school students to earn college credit while still in high school. Students are able to attend "articulated" courses offered in their home high school by their teachers who meet the PCC faculty qualifications. The courses include the same rigor and content as an on-campus college class and are an excellent way for students to learn what it takes to be a successful college student. Students are expected to master college-going behaviors by registering themself, checking PCC email, and taking advantage of access to college resources.
Students can earn credit in Lower Division Collegiate courses that would be part of a "freshman experience" and can transfer to a 4-year institution. Or students can complete courses that are part of a Career and Technical Program that leads to a Career Pathways Certificate, or an AAS.