Professional Development College


PDC Online Courses

Welcome to the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Professional Development College (PDC). The Academic Senate (ASCCC) initiated the PDC in 2014 to serve as a comprehensive professional development resource for all faculty, staff, and administrators in the California community colleges. Faculty experts under the direction of the ASCCC design each PDC course to provide timely training that participants can complete at their own convenience. The courses all include expected outcomes and assessments to test the participants’ knowledge after completion of the course. 

Curriculum Development – The PDC is pleased to offer a five-course series of courses that provides an overview of various aspects of curriculum development. Participants who complete all five courses may be eligible to earn ASCCC's Curriculum Development Certificate of Completion. In order to earn a Certificate, all components of the five course series must be successfully completed. Each course consists of multiple units. There is a quiz associated with each unit and a final exam for each course. Successful completion requires earning 100% on all quizzes and at least an 80% on the final exam for each course. All assessments are multiple-choice. While quizzes may be taken more than once, the final exam for each course can only be taken once. Individuals who are interested in having their work formally recognized should contact Krystinne Mica (krystinne [at] for more information.

The ASCCC Professional Development College continues to add new courses. Suggestions for additional topics and curriculum can be sent to info [at]