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AFT Professional Growth



In compliance with LACCD Board Rules and AB 1887, the PGC will not reimburse travel expenses to Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas. Please go to the Announcements section to see the text of the Board Resolution.

​​​PGC funds for academic year 2019-2020 will be available as of July 1st 2019.    

                Applications can be turned in to your Dean as of June 14, 2019

Please note that there is a new procedure for submission of CONFERENCE AND TUITION REIMBURSEMENT. Faculty are to submit just the completed CONFERENCE REQUEST or TUITION REIMBURSEMENT form via email to and CC your department chair to get in the queue starting at MIDNIGHT (12:01 a.m.) June 14, 2019. Any submission(s) prior to the starting date/time will not be accepted. You are also to submit all necessary and "completed" hard copy forms to your CHAIR which will then be forwarded to your DEAN for approval within two weeks of submission. If in the event the AFT PG has exhausted all the funds, faculty may still get approval for travel but with $0 funding, however please save all your receipts as funding may become available throughout the year. A conference report is still required after the conference attendance. 

Note: All application & claim forms must be typed

​Mission Statement

The mission of the Professional Growth Committee (PGC) is to support the professional growth activities of Pierce College faculty.


The committee's purpose is to oversee the distribution process for monies in the Professional Conference and Tuition Reimbursement Fund, established by Article 23 of the collective bargaining agreement between the LACCD and the Faculty Guild. The fund is intended to provide opportunities for our faculty to improve their knowledge, skills and, ultimately, improve teaching, student learning, and student success.


See Conference Attendance and Tuition Reimbursement links.

  • Late applications will not be approved; this includes both travel and tuition.

Strict adherence to proper form usage and submission deadlines will assist you in getting through the process with the least amount of trouble. The committee will be adhering to the policies and procedures as outlined on this site.


You can check the summary of funding periodically in PGC Approvals​ folder housed in the Documents page.​

Travel/tuition request approvals are contingent upon available funding.

Committee approval alone does not guarantee the actual funding of your travel/tuition requests.

Travel & Conference Reimbursement:

As of July 1st, 2015 there is an annual limit not to exceed $1,000 dollar per faculty member.

Tuition Reimbursement:

As of July 1st, 2015 the reimbursement rate is at 50% of tuition with an annual limit of $3,000.00 dollars per faculty member.


Raymond Lim - Chair

Sheri Berger

Kim Rich

Dr. Alex Oxyzolou

Raymond Wells

John James