Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions Checklist (7)

Financial Aid

Government funding intended to help students pay for educational expenses (ie: tuition, books, housing). The first step to applying for financial aid is to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Questions? Click here to go to PCC’s Financial Aid website.

Online Orientation

New Student Orientation familiarizes and acquaints students with important college policies, expectations, and the range of services and programs available.
Online Orientation Steps:

  1. Complete orientation test at pasadena.edu/orientation
  2. Print out test and take it to Counseling in L104 to make a counselor appointment.

You’ll also need to bring a copy of the email that PCC sent you for admissions, which is your permit to register, and your assessment test results.

Placement Tests

If you don’t have high school transcripts which tell the college what level English and Math you’re ready for, then you’ll need to take a placement test in the areas of English, ESL and math. This will help determine which level of courses you’re ready to register for. Find out more information on what the tests will cover, or schedule your appointment.

Counseling Appointment

Enrolled students can schedule appointments with counselors, or make same day appointments at L104. New students who have never attended PCC at college level will get their group counseling appointment upon completion of their Assessment tests. Find out more about your counseling appointment here.

Register for classes

Once you’ve been admitted and gone through the first few steps, you’ll be able to register for open classes on the date that was emailed to you. Log in to LancerLink with your Student ID, date of birth and PIN number, and follow the instructions on the screen. Need more help? The Steps to Register Wizard will tell you the steps you need to follow based on your admission status with PCC.

Submit Application – April 1st, 2011

Applications are accepted online starting from April 1st, 2011. And the earlier you apply, the better your registration date! Click here to get going on the application. If you still have questions, click here for PCC’s Frequently Asked Questions page.

Student ID Card

Make sure you get your Student ID card after your admissions. Bring a copy of your permit-to-register (this will be sent to you by email) and a photographic ID, like a driver’s license, to the Campus Center (CC) Building. Immediately inside the building is a photo booth. Bring your information to them, smile, and pick up your student ID! You’ll need this to access campus services such as counseling and financial aid, library books, and more.

General (2)

What is ASPCC?

Associated Students of Pasadena City College (ASPCC) is the representative body of all students on campus. Each student at PCC is a member of ASPCC and entitled to the benefits of membership. These include free access to our services and events, participation in AS clubs and organizations, and help in making your student experience as fulfilling as possible.

We also represent the student body to both the college as a whole and outside of PCC in lobbying to our legislators and national reps. To help us, students may be asked to take part in voluntary AS surveys or focus groups, as well as being invited to monthly town halls. ASPCC is here to let students know what’s going on at the college that might or will affect students, and give the students an opportunity to give us their views, comments and concerns.

How does that help me?

Every student will encounter roadblocks while attending any college or university. Some are easy to overcome, some aren’t. You are our members and constituents – if you have a problem, it’s our problem! We can investigate, talk to the college on your behalf, and hopefully get you a solution – or, at least, an explanation and reason. Not only that, but AS sponsored clubs and activities are fun and exciting! Lancer Movie Night gains popularity each month with big-screen showings in the quad of movies before they’re released to DVD! And if you have any interest, we either have a club to match, or a really easy way to start your own!

How do I get involved in ASPCC Student Government?

The ASPCC has many opportunities to get involved. Click above on the link “Get Involved” to find out the many different ways ASPCC has for you to get involved with your student government. One example are committees which are open to currently enrolled students, although some of them have minimum GPA and unit requirements. Check back with us in a couple of weeks when our list of open committee spots will be posted. You’ll find it either under “get involved” or as a news posting! Or if you want to talk to us in person about the different ways you can get involved, drop by our offices in CC105 (next to the Wi-Fi lounge) and one of our officers will be happy to talk to you!

Governing Documents (2)

ASPCC Governing Docs, Complete Edition

ASPCC Governing Documents

Description: This PDF file contains all of the ASPCC’s main governing documents. This includes the ASPCC Constitution, Bylaws, and Policy & Procedures. Each section is electronically linked from the table of contents; simply click the item you want from the contents page and the document will take you straight there. This is a PDF file, which requires a free PDF reader such as Adobe Reader.

 

Last updated: September 2011.  

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Inter-Club Council Bylaws

ICC By-Laws

Description: The Inter-Club Council is the governing body for all clubs on campus. All clubs must be recognized by, and follow, ICC rules and bylaws. This PDF file contains the ICC Bylaws. All club officers should be familiar with these bylaws for their club’s operation. The ICC Bylaws are authorized by, and thus subject to, the ASPCC Constitution. This is a PDF file, which requires a free PDF reader such as Adobe Reader.

Last updated: April 2011. Download ICC Bylaws PDF

ICC Crash Course Page (16)

ICC Packet


The ICC Packet outlines your club’s purpose, board Information, advisor information, meeting locations, and whatever else makes your club a club. Also, the ICC Club Packet allows clubs to ask the Inter-Club Council for funding for their events and activities. All Clubs, new and returning, must fill out an ICC Club Packet every semester. This form can be filled electronically and then either printer or emailed to the VP for Internal Affairs.

ICC Funding Request Form

The Inter-Club Council gives our clubs over $50,000 a semester to fund events and activities that promote student life on-campus. If you club wants to request ICC Funding for an event or activity, please fill out this form. Make sure to fill out this form for every single event/activity that your club wants ICC Funding for.

ICC Service Hours Request Form

When a club receives ICC Funding to fund their events or activities, they must ‘repay’ that funding in the form of Service Hours. Service Hours are earned by attending or volunteering at other events and activities held on-campus. This form will allow your club to give other clubs Service Hours for attending or volunteering at your events. Make sure to fill out this form for every single event/activity your club wants to provide Service Hours for.

Activity Request Form

Every single event, activity, program, workshop, field trip or performance that your club/organization plans to host or hold must have an Activity Request Form to go with it. The Activity Request Form outlines the purpose of your event/activity, when and where it will be located, how much it will cost, etc. You must have an Activity Request Form on-file at the Office of Student Affairs for an event at least two weeks in advance.

ICC Additional Board/Officer Information Form

Most clubs and organizations operate with about six board members as their leadership. A few clubs, however, have extra responsibilities and tasks to need to be tended to and therefore have more than six board members. If your club is one of those clubs, you’ll need this form. This form outlines the duties and responsibilities of your extra board members and is to be submitted with your ICC Club Packet.

ICC Additional Advisor Form

Most clubs and organizations operate with around two or three advisors presiding over their events, activities, and meetings. A few clubs, however, have so many things going that having two or three advisors will just not cut it. If your club is one of those clubs, you’ll need this form. This form lists the contact information for your extra advisors and is to be submitted with your ICC Club Packet.

ICC Club Petition (for new clubs)

Think the new club you’re creating is a good idea? Great! Now get fifteen other people to agree with you! All you need is to get fifteen currently enrolled PCC students to sign this petition and submit it with your ICC Club Packet. Once you got that covered, you are good to go!

ICC Club Constitution Template (for new clubs)

Every club and organization on-campus requires a club constitution that defines their structure, their purpose, pretty much their whole existence. This Club Constitution Template is just that: a template. Make sure to edit this template to fit with your club’s structure and purpose; remember that this document will set your club’s foundation for years to come. All new clubs are required to create a club constitution, while established clubs can use this template to edit their own club constitution if necessary.

ICC Funding Criteria Guidelines

This document explains what can and cannot be funded by the Inter-Club Council through their funding process. Make sure to have this form handy when your club is filling out their ICC Funding Request Forms.

ICC Bylaws

These are the Inter-Club Council’s governing documents. All clubs and organizations must be recognized through the ICC rules and Bylaws and, therefore, must follow the ICC rules and Bylaws. Make sure your club has a copy of the ICC Bylaws in their records for reference.

Inter-Club Council Bylaws
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How to Make it Happen

Got a great idea for an event or activity, but don’t necessarily know how to pull it off? This manual can help! This comprehensive guide to event planning has everything a club will need to pull off the greatest event anyone has ever seen!

How to Recruit New Members

Need some pointers on how to attract new members to your clubs and how to keep them? Recruitment is a never-ending process for clubs, so this worksheet can give your club an edge when it comes to bringing new people into your club. Remember that when your club grows, so do the possibilities!

Student Involvement 101

Many people feel that getting involved at school is a waste of time. That is far from the truth and this worksheet explains why. This form lists down all the amazing benefits to getting involved in school. This worksheet is excellent for showing those who are skeptical about joining clubs why student involvement is important and beneficial for everyone.

Advisor Info Sheet

This worksheet lists down why clubs need advisors and what advisors could get out of advising a club on-campus. This worksheet makes for excellent reference material when you have club members who wonder about why clubs need club advisors.

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30 Reminders of Effective Advising

This worksheet lists down 30 healthy reminders on how to be a great advisor to a club. Students could also benefit from reading this worksheet, as these tips can help someone be a better leader, a better facilitator, and a better person.

Club Update Form

After your club is chartered for the full year, you may have a shift in officers between semesters or otherwise. While you do not need to fill out another ICC Packet, you will have to to submit a club update form. Fill out only what has changed; if something has stayed the same, you do not need to include it!

Position Descriptions (12)

President ↓

The President is the head of the ASPCC. He or she chairs the Executive Board meetings, is the primary liaison between the ASPCC and the college President (Dr. Mark Rocha), is responsible for all activities of the ASPCC’s constituent bodies (such as committees, councils, etc.) and for ensuring that students are properly represented at PCC’s shared governance.

Vice President for Internal Affairs

The Vice President for Internal Affairs is responsible for all operations and oversight of club and student organization activities at PCC. He or she chairs the Inter-Club Council, which is made up of representatives from each active club and sets policy and rules for clubs to follow. The VP for Internal Affairs is also responsible for setting the club budget each semester. If the President is unable to execute their duties, the VP for Internal Affairs assumes the position.

Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Vice President for Academic Affairs is responsible for all things instructional on campus. The VP for Academic Affairs is the primary liaison between ASPCC and the college’s Vice President of Instruction (Dr. Jackie Jacobs), the Academic Senate which represents all faculty on campus, and the instructional deans. He or she also presides over the Academic Commission, which is responsible for carrying out tasks related to academic issues on behalf of students.

Vice President for Student Services

The Vice President for Student Services is the student representative for everything student-service related. The VP for Student Services is the primary liaison between ASPCC and the college’s Vice President of Student and Learning Services (Dr. Robert Bell). He or she is also responsible for providing ASPCC services to students, as well as gauging student opinion periodically.

Vice President for External Affairs

The Vice President for External Affairs is ASPCC’s lobbyist. He or she is our primary representative to groups outside of PCC, such as other colleges, our local region, the Student Senate for California Community Colleges and our legislators on both a state and national level. It is his or her responsibility to be aware of legislation that may affect students, and to take stances on those issues to our legislators in favor of student needs.

Vice President for Public Relations

The Vice President for Public Relations is responsible for advertising and promoting all ASPCC services, events, and concerns both on campus and in the community. He or she is responsible for our outreach literature, our website, and preparing press releases for ASPCC activities.

Vice President for Business Affairs

The Vice President for Business Affairs is responsible for ASPCC’s budget, incomes and expenditures, and fiscal operation. He or she monitors and approves all acquisitions and purchases by the whole of ASPCC and ensures all fiscal policies are followed. He or she is the primary liaison with the college’s Vice President for Administrative Services (Dr. Richard van Pelt) and other business services on campus.

Vice President for Sustainability

The Vice President for Sustainability is responsible for promoting, designing and implementing sustainable ideas, policies and programs at PCC. This sustainability can range from environmental conservationism to social and economic justice issues to promote a fully sustainable future for members of our campus community, to in turn affect our larger communities. He or she advises ASPCC on making events and projects sustainable, and works with the college’s Sustainability committee and Facilities and Planning committee to further sustainability on campus, as well as chairing the ASPCC Sustainability committee.

Vice President for Cultural Diversity

The Vice President for Cultural Diversity is responsible for promoting cultural diversity on campus. Cultural diversity ranges from issues of race and ethnicity to gender, specific culture, sexual orientation, and a myriad of other related issues. He or she organizes events and programs to highlight and celebrate PCC’s cultural diversity, and chairs the ASPCC Cultural Diversity committee.

Vice President for Campus Activities

The Vice President for Campus Activities brings events, movies, and a wide range of activities to campus for all students to be involved in! One of the most high-profile positions in the ASPCC, he or she is responsible for designing, implementing, and executing a wide variety of events on campus. From Lancer Movie Night to Week of Welcome, the VP for Campus Activities brings fun and excitement to the student body of Pasadena City College.

Chief Justice of the Supreme Council

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Council is the head of ASPCC’s judicial branch. He or she is responsible for liaising between the Supreme Council and the Executive Board. The Chief Justice is also the main interpreting officer for all of ASPCC’s governing documents. It is the Chief Justice’s responsibility to assist in ensuring that the ASPCC is following its own rules and is accountable to the student body at large.

Student Trustee

The Student Trustee is elected from the whole student body and sits as a trustee on Pasadena City College’s Board of Trustees. There, they act in an advisory capacity with the other trustees, with similar privileges and rights on that board as every other trustee. He or she is the primary liaison between the Board of Trustees and ASPCC’s Executive Board, and sits on the Executive Board also in an advisory capacity.

Student Clubs & Organizations (1)

How do I find clubs & organizations at PCC?

A list of clubs and organizations can be found on the Associated Students website – just look under “Clubs and Orgs.” In addition, a current list is maintained in the Office of Student Affairs, in CC105. Look for meeting times on the back of the weekly Campus Crier. Clubs can be contacted via CollegiateLink, or through mailboxes in CC 105 in the Office of Student Affairs (next to the Wi-Fi Lounge).