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Read the stories below to see PDC in the NEWS!

Community Colleges See Rising Enrollment
(PDC for HS has contributed significantly toward the double-digit gains at Cuyamaca College)

Cuyamaca Enrollment Increased--News Release
(PDC classes at the high schools is quoted)

What do students say?  Read about PDC for HS in the Granite Hills Newspaper--The Clarion

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Welcome to PDC!
PDC Faculty
Personal Development Counseling (PDC) Department

Personal Development Counseling (PDC) are classes taught by counselors to help students succeed in college and life.  The Personal Development Counseling department at Cuyamaca College offers several counseling-related courses to help you in college.  Cuyamaca College recommends that all students enroll in PDC 124  within their first year of college. 

PDC & Counseling Department Hours and Location


8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesdays / Wednesdays / Thursdays

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed

PDC & Counseling Office is located in A-200
Cuyamaca College
900 Rancho San Diego Parkway
El Cajon, CA  92019
PDC & Counseling Center phone 619-660-4429
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Cindy Morrin
Cindy Morrin
Department Chair
Cindy's Website

Studies show that students who enroll in PDC courses are more successful in college and in obtaining their goals.  PDC 124 actually transfers to the UC, CSU and many private colleges.  PDC 124 also meets a general education requirement for the CSU system, Area E, Lifelong Understanding.  For example, if you take PDC 124, you will satisfy a general education requirement to transfer to any CSU in California.  Gain the skills you need to be successful in college and in life by enrolling in PDC today!  Visit your counselor or the counseling office to find out which PDC class is best for you!

-- I really enjoyed taking all of the assessments because it helped me learn more about myself. I have come away with a better understanding of my personality characteristics and how I am when it comes to work, school and social settings. It has also helped me see how other people may see me. I’ve also learned different techniques for school: note-taking, study skills and writing techniques which I will be bringing with me in my future studies.--PDC 2007 Online Student

--I feel like I have a sudden sense of clarity and it has made me feel excited and more driven than ever to discover what I want to do with my life. I have been daydreaming about all of the possibilities and feel like I am so much closer to discovering my purpose. --PDC 2008 Online Student

PDC Faculty - once again

This website was created by Cindy Morrin.  Email Cindy with questions, comments, or if you find an error.  Thanks!

How To Enroll

California Community Colleges offer small class sizes and dedicated teachers and counselors with professional and industry experience at an incredible price.

Research Articles on Student Success Courses

Success Courses Increase College Persistence

Success Courses Help Students Succeed

PowerPoint Presentations for Counselors/Instructors

PDC for HS Program

How to be Successful in College

Transfer Opportunities

What Parents Should Know?

Conversations on Student Success

Cindy giving presentation
Cindy presenting at the High School Counselor Luncheon, encouraging more classes in the community - October, 2008


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