PLAN FOR ACCELERATED
How does PACE Work?
PACE courses are team taught in an interdisciplinary environment. PACE has two 8-week sessions during a 16-week semester. Classes meet one night per week, from 5:45pm to 10:00pm.There are 3 "all day" Saturday conferences and 1 half-day Saturday conference required per 8-week session.This set up allows working adults to earn up to 12 units of credit per semester. To earn these credits as a non-PACE full-time evening student, an individual would be required to take classes 4 evenings per week over a 16-week period.
How do I enroll in PACE?
Students wishing to enroll in PACE must first file an application for admission to Los Angeles Harbor College in the Admissions and Records office, or fill it out an online application, and then make an appointment to take the English and Math Placement Tests. The only requirement for PACE involvement is eligibility to enroll in English 28.
The PACE Schedule of Classes
The Harbor College Schedule of Classes lists PACE classes in two places:
1. Individual classes are listed alphabetically according to subject, along with the regular class offerings.
2. All PACE classes for the semester are listed together on two consecutive pages, usually within the first 25 pages of the schedule. You will find the Saturday Conference dates there and additional information about the beginning and end dates of the PACE 8-week sessions.
Important: To avoid a time conflict on Saturdays, you should not enroll in two classes that meet on different evenings during the week but have the same hours.
Courses Typically Offered in PACE
Administration of Justice 001, 319
Anthropology 101 & 111, 102, 121
Biology 003 & 005
Child Development 001
Communication Studies 121
Economics 001, 002
English 28, 101, 102, 218
Geography 001, 007
History 011, 017, 060
Philosophy 006, 020
Political Science 001, 030
Psychology 001, 003, 041
Sociology 001, 002
To meet student needs, some PACE course offerings are rotated from semester to semester, and during the academic year, several courses are offered in completely online versions.
Are PACE Classes Full Credit?PACE classes are structured to be completed withing eight weeks and offer the same unit credit as semester-long classes. Commitment and good time management are key to successful course completion.
Can I Enroll in Just One PACE Class?
Enrollment in just one PACE class is permitted, but to get the most out of the accelerated plan, students are encouraged to enroll in two classes per eight-week session. Note: If you are taking a PACE class that has an associated lab, such as Biology 3 & 5 or Anthropology 101 & 111, you may not enroll in a second PACE class during that eight-week session.
What are Saturday Conferences?
A Saturday conference for a student taking two PACE courses typically starts with attending class from 8:00 a.m. for four hours, followed by a lunch break and another four hours of class in the afternoon. The same class a student attends in the early evening on a weeknight (5:45-8:00 p.m.) meets during the Saturday morning hours, and the later evening class a student attends on a weeknight (8:00-10:00 p.m.) meets during Saturday afternoon hours. Saturdays offer opportunities for special programs and fieldtrips.
Note: Anthropology 101 & 111, Biology 3 & 5, Economics 001, and Statistics 001 meet every Saturday in addition to their respective evening meetings during the week. All other PACE classes meet only 4 Saturdays in an 8-week session. Final exams are usually scheduled for the last Saturday meeting.
The Purpose of Offering PACE
PACE is a transfer program! That is, its purpose is to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution of higher learning. The program is not designed for specific majors. Students should plan to fulfill major requirements once they have been accepted to a four-year university.