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Professional Development

Professional Growth Award (PGA)

Classified Staff

The Classified Staff Professional Growth Award (PGA) is an award for classified staff that recognizes and rewards efforts toward life-long learning and improved service to the district. It requires the accumulation of 200 hours of professional growth activities for each award, and it carries with it a monthly addition to your paycheck for the rest of your career with the district! Currently, each PGA is worth $90 per month, or $12,960 for an individual.

Whether you attend these Professional Development workshops or are a presenter, your hours participating count towards your professional growth activities.

Additional information and details


Full-time Faculty

As stated in the Faculty Association Agreement FULL-TIME FACULTY workshop presenters and participants can receive Professional Growth Activities credit for participating in the College's professional development program:

More forms may be found on the Faculty Association page.

Part-time Faculty

Part-time faculty can use PGA for Column (Bracket) Advancement.

For details, see Appendix C of the Faculty Agreement.


Detailed information about Faculty Professional Growth Activities (PGA) can be found in Article 38 of the Agreement between FHDACCD & FHDA Faculty Association.

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