About PCC

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Learning

Academic Center

The Academic Center, located in the rear of the Administration Building, has approximately 176,000 square feet of floor space on six floors. Four PC computer labs are available for general student use when not used for business classes. Two labs are equipped with interactive white boards with the latest technology to support lessons. These labs, as well as other classrooms, are equipped with computer projection systems for instruction and group presentations. The family/consumer sciences area features culinary arts and sewing labs. The natural sciences department is equipped with modern laboratories for physics and biology. Faculty offices, classrooms, and a 264-seat Lyceum are all housed here. In addition, a Multimedia Auditorium provides daily viewings of promotional presentations for campus guests.

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College Field

College Field is located behind Griffith Tower and is the site of many college activities including the Turkey Bowl held on Thanksgiving Day.

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Visual and Performing Arts

The Visual and Performing Arts building adjoins the Dale Horton Auditorium. It provides facilities for teaching, practicing, and performing for music, speech, and art courses. Special features include a 140-seat Recital Hall, Experimental Theater, electronic piano lab, and art gallery. Music facilities include teaching studios for piano and voice, soundproof practice studios, and band, orchestra, and choral rooms. Art facilities include classrooms for drawing, painting, and graphic arts; state-of-the-art computer labs; and 3 exhibit areas to display student and faculty work. An all-digital recording studio facilitates the production of college recordings. Video facilities handle the production of the weekly Rejoice in the Lord national telecast. Fully automated WPCS radio station is home of Rejoice Broadcast Network.

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Dale Horton Auditorium

The Dale Horton Auditorium is one of the largest performing arts auditoriums in the Southeast with a seating capacity of 3,500. It is named in honor of Jesse Dale Horton, father of PCC’s founder. The circular lobby wall is covered with a 250,000-pound California clay mural, depicting Biblical events from Creation to the Second Coming of Christ. Seating in the auditorium was originally designed for the Lincoln Center in Washington, D.C.

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East Campus

Adjacent to campus, this lighted outdoor recreational complex includes soccer and softball fields, 8-lane running track, basketball courts, and tennis courts. In the evenings, it’s a favorite destination for competition with friends.

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Field House

The Field House provides facilities for the physical education department and for recreational purposes. In professionally equipped weightlifting rooms, a variety of exercise/weightlifting equipment and treadmills provide ample opportunity to keep physically fit. Regulation-size basketball and volleyball courts offer opportunities for recreational competition in addition to organized collegian sports.

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MacKenzie Building

The MacKenzie Building, with 196,000 square feet, is a multipurpose educational facility, housing classrooms for English, speech, and history. It also contains specialized laboratories for nursing, and engineering departments and chemistry courses, as well as faculty offices, resource, and conference rooms. The first floor contains the Campus Church nursery as well as a large lecture hall that can be divided into four separate lecture halls, each seating approximately 225. Special features of the building include four custom-designed glass elevators, a 6-story atrium, and roof-top observation deck. Crowning the top floor of the structure is a planetarium, which seats 100.

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Rebekah Horton Library

The Rebekah Horton Library is housed in a 6-story complex with more than 105,000 square feet, designed to hold a collection of up to a half-million volumes. With seating space for more than 1,000, this facility provides open stacks, study carrels, an audiovisual lab, student study rooms, conference rooms, wireless Internet access, and spacious study areas.

The PALM computerized card catalog system allows students and faculty to locate research materials with speed and simplicity. Present library collections include more than 320,000 volumes, plus more than 500 current periodicals. Online databases provide access to more than 3,000 additional periodicals and journals plus a wealth of other academic electronic resources. Interlibrary loan service is also available through OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) database providing access through a bibliographic retrieval system to more than 291,000,000 resources worldwide held by more than 70,000 academic and public libraries in the United States, Canada, and several foreign countries.

The library also exhibits historical and educational materials in an old-fashioned classroom setting. The Bible Manuscript Collection contains rare Bibles and other materials that give evidence of Bible preservation through the centuries. The collection holds early editions of the English Bible, Old Testament scrolls, and famous Bible reference works.

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Sports Center

The place to be for sports, recreation, and fun with friends, the Sports Center houses modern athletic and sports facilities on two levels with more than 138,000 square feet. The upper story features an arena with more than 3,100 seats, where students enjoy watching exciting competition of the Eagles intercollegiate basketball team and the Lady Eagles intercollegiate volleyball and basketball teams. A 4-lane jogging track is located on the mezzanine level of the Sports Center. The lower level features a variety of recreation opportunities, including an ice-skating rink, 12-lane bowling alley, racquetball courts, 9-hole miniature golf, table tennis, weight rooms, and The Hub snack counter.

The Sports Center’s newest addition of more than 78,000 square feet features 40-ft. and 60-ft. rock climbing walls with 22-ft. and 32-ft. rappelling ledges, plus a 12-ft. climbing boulder. Indoor water activities include a water park with 3 water slides and Double FlowRider® surfing wave. In-line skating track, racquetball courts, fitness rooms, and sundeck for women students provide exercise and recreation facilities in a unique tropical setting. The Hut snack shop is a great place to relax with friends while enjoying a variety of snacks and drinks.

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Swim Center

The Swim Center provides a variety of water sports with six regulation-size swim lanes and a three-board diving area. Collegiate teams compete here in fast-paced water polo. In addition, main campus is less than 30 minutes from the 265 acres of waterfront property known as West Campus (see below) on Perdido Bay.

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West Campus

West Campus, 265 acres of waterfront property on Perdido Bay, is less than 30 minutes from the main campus. This popular location is the home of 24 Hobie catamarans. Classes are offered in sailing, kayaking, swimming, and lifeguarding.