Pensacola Junior College, usually referred to as PJC, was established in 1948 as a public community college. It enrolls more than 30,000 students in its various courses. There are a large number of associates degrees and vocational certifications offered and the college also operates an adult high school. In addition,a special Mechanical Design & Fabrication Program has been created for the students benefit.
Pensacola Junior College's athletic teams are called the Pirates. They wear the official colors of green and white, and participate in sports including baseball, softball, basketball and volleyball.
Some of the notable alumni of this college are former NBA basketball player Joel Anthony, Major League baseball pitcher Billy Sadler, and former member of the Florida House of Representatives Jerry L. Maygarden.
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