Academic Counseling

Counselors are available to assist students in identifying, planning, and achieving their academic goals. The counseling staff helps to ensure that students make satisfactory progress towards the completion of academic coursework. Get guidance on the following:

  • Selection of Program of Study
  • Exploring the process of transferring to another College or University
  • Resolving Student/Instructor conflicts
  • Improving Study Skills and Strategies

Career Counseling

Need help defining your personal career goals and preparing for future success in the job market and workplace? PCC’s Career Center assists students in exploring career interests, identifying career goals, and outlining steps needed to achieve these goals.

You can also check out the FREE Career Coach! Take a career assessment, browse careers and programs of study that match those careers, or build your resumé!

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Personal Counseling

Phone/Online Services: Introducing the NEW free, confidential, 24×7 Student Assistance Program (SAP) that is available to help with any school, work, or life issues. To reach a professional counselor anytime, any day, anywhere, contact:

  • Call: (800) 633-3353
  • Online:
  • Username: pacer50
  • Password: guest

The SAP allows you to connect with counselors in your area. It is a safe and secure way to get short-term counseling on issues including:

  • Managing stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Self esteem
  • School issues
  • Work issues
  • Family concerns
  • Grief, trauma, or loss
  • Substance abuse

As with all services of the Student Assistant Program, counseling sessions are completely confidential. You can also visit the website to read thousands of helpful articles, use online training programs, and complete a self-assessment on stress and health.

On Campus Services: PCC counselors are also available to assist students facing challenges prohibiting them from being successful in their academic, social, and personal life. Counseling sessions are short-term, on a limited basis, and confidential.

Some of the most common problems for which students seek help include the following:

  • Difficulty concentrating or completing academic tasks
  • Family or relationship problems
  • Issues of grief and loss
  • Difficulty managing stress
  • Difficulty with self-esteem and identity
  • Relating with peers
  • Coping with academic pressures and problems
  • Lack of motivation