Program for Accelerated College Education (PACE)

 A Degree Program for Busy Adults

Work. Kids. Life. College. Only 24 hours in a day. We know it’s not easy, so we created PACE.

PACE is a college program designed for busy adults that enables you to complete an Associate degree in Business Administration or Early Childhood Education in about two years. PACE students take two courses every eight weeks. Most courses are offered either 100 percent online or in a hybrid format (part of the course is online but will also include some face-to-face meetings on Saturday mornings).

Click below to see the 2019-2021 sequence of courses for each Associate degree:

Business Administration
Early Childhood Education

Once you complete your Associate degree, you have the option to pursue your Bachelor’s degree at one of our transfer partner Universities that also have programs built for busy adults, including CSU Channel Islands, Cal Lutheran University, and more.

Applying to PACE takes three easy steps:

Step 1-Complete a Moorpark College Application

Complete a Moorpark College Application [CLICK HERE]
If you’re a current Moorpark student, you can skip this step.

Step 2-Complete a PACE Application icon

Complete a PACE Application [CLICK HERE]
Just takes a few minutes.

Step 3-Meet with a PACE Counselor icon

Meet with a PACE Counselor
We’ll reach out to you after you submit your application for scheduling.

Meet in-person or by phone so we can register you for classes and discuss your goals—especially if you want to transfer to a University after PACE.

*Important - Make sure to send us all your official transcripts from other colleges so we can give you credit for completed college courses.

Ok, there’s actually a fourth step. It’s optional, but we strongly recommend it:

Apply for Fafsa icon

Complete your FAFSA to see what financial aid you qualify for [CLICK HERE]
Most of our students don’t pay any tuition.

And even if you don’t qualify, our enrollment fees are very affordable at $46 per unit for CA residents (or about $1,104 per year).                            

If you need help filling out the FAFSA, contact moorpark-pace@vcccd.edu for assistance.

One more thing—if you're not familiar with Moorpark College here's a quick fact:
Moorpark College ranks #1 of 114 community colleges in California for completion of degrees and transfers.
Check out the article!

Questions? Contact moorpark-pace@vcccd.edu and we’ll respond ASAP.