Honors at PCCC

Recognizing academic achievement is an important part of the educational experience at PCCC. Students who excel in their studies may be honored in a number of ways.



Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
PTK is the prestigious international honor society for two-year colleges.  Alpha Eta Chi, the PCCC chapter of PTK and was chartered in 1982. 
Membership is  by invitation to qualifying students who demonstrate superior scholarship, leadership ability, and community service.   Read more

Chi Alpha Epsilon
This national honor society recognizes the academic achievements of students who have utilized or are enrolled in support services programs, such as EOP and SSS. 
The PCCC chapter, Gamma Upsilon, was chartered in 2002.
Membership is by invitation to qualifying students.  Read more

Graduation Honors
Three levels of outstanding academic performance are recognized each year at  commencement.
A candidate who has earned a cumulative grade point average of:

  • 3.50 to 3.69 graduates with honors
  • 3.70 to 3.89 graduates with high honors
  • 3.90 to 4.0 graduates with highest honors.

Academic Departmental Awards

Graduate and Academic Awards:
Each year during Commencement Week, students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in a particular academic discipline are honored at a special Graduate and Academic Awards Ceremony.

Nurse Pinning and Awards Ceremony
This ceremony is held each May and December to recognize the achievements of all those graduating from the Nursing Program. 
Special awards for outstanding achievement in the nursing program are also presented. 

Dean’s List
Students who have demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement in a particular semester are included on the Dean’s Honor List for that semester.

There is a Dean's List for full-time matriculated students taking all college-level courses who have earned at least 12 credits during the semester and a 3.5 GPA or higher, with no final grade of D, F, W or I in that semester.

In addition, there is a Dean's List for part-time matriculated students taking all college-level courses who have earned at least 12 credits during the academic year (Fall/Spring semesters) and a 3.5 GPA or higher in both of those semesters, with no final grade of D, F, W, or I in any of those semesters.