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DVC PACE - Program Course Sequence

The PACE Pathways Program is designed for working adults interested in completing an Associate of Arts Degree (with or without transfer). PACE Students complete a fixed sequence of courses their first year and then complete varied courses, depending on their goal, in their subsequent semesters. PACE classes are scheduled two evenings per week, one Saturday per month along with some class work online. Students may begin PACE in fall, summer or spring term. Most PACE classes have transferable units and allow students to select into a range of possible AA (Associate of Arts) and ADT (Associate Degrees for Transfer) degrees. PACE Pathways is designed to support transfer to the California State Universities,

First term course sequence

 Courses Units 
ENGL 122 Freshman English: Composition and Reading  3
*ENGL 120 Composition and Reading Support 2
MATH 142 Stats with Probability 4
*MATH 42 Support for Stats 1
COUNS 120 Student Success 3
Total units

Summer term course sequence

Courses Units
CARER 130 Career and Major Exploration 1
MUSIC 117 History of Rock and R&B 3
COMM 120 Public Speaking 3
Total units 7

Second term course sequence

Courses  Units
ENGL 126 Critical Thinking: The Shaping of Meaning in Language 3
PSYCH 101: Intro to Psychology 3
HIST 120 History of the United States before 1865 3
ANTH 140 Biological Anthropology 3
Total units 12

Third term course sequence

GEOG 120 Physical Geography 3
GEOG 121 Physical Geography Laboratory 1
HIST 121 History of the United States after 1865 3
SOC 120 Introduction to Sociology 3
Major preparation/GE course based on degree path 3-6
Total units 13-16

Fourth term course sequence

Major Preparation/GE Courses based on Degree Path 13-16
Total units 13-16
Total transferable units for degree (GE/Major/Electives) 60
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Note: Course sequence above may vary depending on individual student’s goals.
PACE Counselors will work with individual student's to adjust their sequence accordingly