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Each year, more than 15,000 local people seeking a better life turn to Pasco-Hernando State College. Some come to launch their college careers without going deep into debt, while others work to reinvent their career and attain a better quality of life for themselves and their families.
Whatever their goal, the education that they receive here will empower them to achieve it. And that's something that can never be taken away from them. In fact, education is one of the only ways to permanently lift people out of poverty and elevate their standard of living.
The truth is, not everyone is cut out for a four-year university degree, nor does everyone even want one. And it turns out, you don't need one to achieve a career in a high-paying job, with plenty of room to grow.
That's what PHSC is all about. Finding YOUR unique path, and removing barriers to achieving your dreams, while meeting the workforce needs of the local economy. The PHSC Foundation, as a 501(c)3 direct-support organization, is positioned to help break down barriers to education by providing student scholarships, while advancing the quality of education through professional development of faculty and staff and program investments.
Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) serves the educational needs and interests of our community. As a comprehensive, multi-campus community college, PHSC provides an accessible, diverse teaching environment rich with opportunities for students to attain academic success and cultural growth. PHSC assists students in enhancing their knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes, and in developing individuals as citizens of a global society.
The mission of the PHSC Foundation is to provide support to students and Pasco-Hernando State College with the goal of fostering a dynamic, learning-centered educational institution, with a faculty and staff who are dedicated to student success, teaching excellence, and community service.
PHSC combines high-tech educational facilities and state of the art programs with a focus on teaching and student success. With five convenient campuses across Pasco and Hernando Counties, 15,280 students are receiving personalized attention, small class sizes, highly credentialed faculty, and tuition and fees that are among the most affordable in the state. PHSC AA degree transfer students outperform students who enroll as freshmen in the State University System. PHSC provides training for more than 75 high-demand careers in business, health, industry and technology, and public service through bachelor's degrees, associates degrees, and certificate programs.
We have exploded our STEM programming in recent years, including Engineering Technology, Aviation Technology, Unmanned Vehicle Systems, Drafting and Design, Welding, Network Systems Technology, Industrial Management Technology, Cybersecurity, and Information Technology.
We pride ourselves on our emphasis on workforce programs and helping students obtain jobs in high-demand, livable wage careers right after graduating. In fact, 90% of our alumni work in their degree field, contributing a direct and immediate impact on the local economy.