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Plan for Accelerated College Education, email us at: pacedept@lahc.edu 

Michael Reid, Director


The PACE program at Los Angeles Harbor College provides an accelerated educational pathway for working adults who need flexibility in managing family and work responsibilities.

Through PACE, students can complete
a degree program in six semesters with guaranteed transfer to California State University, Dominguez Hills.

The PACE program provides accelerated completion through a prescribed schedule of classes.

Students register in 9-units per semester allowing them to earn two associate of arts degrees and
two certificates:

• Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Arts and

Humanities, and

• Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Social Behavioral Sciences

• IGETC Certificate

• CSU Certificate

The PACE program is mapped to CSU Dominguez Hills program in Interdisciplinary Studies. 

The Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies at
CSUDH allows a student to choose an area of emphasis in one of the following:
  1. 1) Comparative Cultures
  2. 2) Environmental Studies
  3. 3) American Studies
  4. 4) Global Studies

Students will select their emphasis
upon enrolling into CSUDH’s
program. Students who qualify will have an
opportunity to co-enroll in CSUDH’s

PACE Faculty Contact Information

Michael Reid, Director

Dawn Castillo ( Counselor)

Peter Aguilera

Melanie Davis

William Diaz Brown

Joelle Mendoza

Dr. Rod Oakes

Jorge Quintero

Dr. Mona Dallas Reddick (reddicmd@lahc.edu

Paul Rodriguez

Darrell Thompson

Saili Tuitasi


1. Students are required to complete an orientation, assessment
and education plan prior to enrolling in the program. Students
can complete the assessment and education plan before or
during the orientation session. 

To schedule an appointment email pacedept@lahc.edu.

• Student must participate in an orientation.
Orientations are scheduled for:
Wednesday's 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Email: pacedept@lahc.edu to verify you will attend.

2. Students enrolled in the PACE program must meet with a counselor during orientation and upon completion of their first term (two 8 week sessions). A dedicated counselor will be available for PACE students to ensure the timely completion of courses in the degree pattern.

Program Information:
•Classes taught in the PACE program receive additional class support through Canvas, an online software program. 

Students are required to access Canvas for
information related to their classes.

•PACE also offers some 8-week Internet classes that have no in-person meetings. This option is available to students who have successfully completed one semester in the PACE program (two 8 week sessions) Courses are subject to availability and determined by the PACE program director.​​

Benefits of the PACE Program at Harbor College:

  1. Classes only meet on nights and some Saturdays.
  2. All of the classes we offer are UC and CSU transferable.
  3. All of our classes fit in a plan to complete 2 AA's and 2 general education certificates in 60 units.
  4. We partner with the Dominguez Hills PACE programs and they save space for our students who qualify to cross-enroll at CSUDH for $10 a class!