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Study at Portland Community College

Portland Community College is Oregon's largest community college, and is situated in Portland. There are more than 80, 000 students in this college. PCC sprawls over 1, 500 acres in northwestern Oregon. It was established in 1961 and offers education in alcohol and drug Counselling, aviation science, architectural design, biomedical engineering and Asian studies. There are three major campuses of PCC. They are the following:

  • Cascade
  • Rock Creek
  • Sylvania
Portland Community College's athletics teams are called the Panthers. It is an associate member of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges. It has men's and women's basketball teams which compete against the community colleges of Chemeketa, Lane, Linn-Benton, Clackamas, Mount Hood, Southwestern Oregon, and Umpqua.

Profile of Portland Community College

Portland Community College is in a large city, in Portland, OR. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Portland Community College earn degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include liberal arts.

Portland Community College Selectivity

All qualified applicants are admitted as Portland Community College offers open admission.


Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at Portland Community College are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 24, 353 students (13, 998 full-time equivalent).

Portland Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 045liberal arts and sciences, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, American Sign Language, library science
Medical Support and Technology195radiation therapist, dental assistant, medical lab tech, dental lab tech, dental hygienist, medical assistant, veterinary assistant, optometric tech
Business and Management121MIS, accounting, business management, management information systems
Nursing and Emergency Medicine105registered nursing, EMT paramedic
Mechanics and Repair98aircraft maintenance, diesel mechanics, automobile mechanics, HVAC, autobody repair, jewelrymaking
Engineering Technician92computer systems tech, construction engineering tech, mechanical engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, architectural drafting, drafting
Security and Law Enforcement77fire protection tech, criminal justice and safety, security and protective services
Law44legal assistant
office and Administration44administrative assistant, office management
Landscaping and Horticulture31landscaping
Family and Social Work26child care management
Photography and Commercial Art23commercial art
Medical administration23medical records tech
Design21interior design
Education and Teaching21special ed, teacher aide
Cooking and Culinary Arts13food prep and kitchen assistant
Production Trades13machinist, welding
Construction Trades13building inspector, construction trades
Therapy and Counselling12substance abuse Counselling
Music9music performance
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy5health and fitness
Media4printing press operation, communications tech courses, communication studies
Transportation4commercial pilot and flight crew
Science and Laboratory Technician1biology tech
Computer Science and Engineering1computer applications programming
Agricultural Science and Management0agricultural machine operation

Contact: Portland Community College

Portland Community College

12000 SW 49th Avenue

Portland, OR 97219-7132

General Phone: (503) 244-6111


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