The Sylvania Campus is located just 10 minutes from downtown in southwest Portland, nestled between Tigard and Lake Oswego. The campus opened in 1968 and rests on Mount Sylvania, bordered by a Douglas fir forest and several quiet neighborhoods.
Sylvania’s facilities were upgraded through the 2000 bond with a new technology building for needed computer labs and high-tech classrooms and renovations to the HT Building. In addition, the south classroom structure provides additional space for the college’s public safety office and plant services. The cornerstones of the campus are the library and performing arts center, both built in 1994. The library features the latest in learning resources while the nearby performing arts center is a fully equipped theater and dance venue.
The Sylvania Campus is home for the PCC nursing and dental programs, which have national reputations for excellence. Sylvania also provides college transfer, professional and technical programs, and developmental education. Sylvania is home to machine manufacturing technology, early childhood education, radiology, fitness technology, graphic design, sign language interpreting, computer technologies, automotive technology, and more. The Sylvania Campus also provides a track, swimming pool, weight rooms and a large gymnasium.
The campus is known for its annual winter powwow, which attracts more than 1,000 community members for Native foods, dancing, and arts and crafts. It houses the college’s Multicultural Center, which provides leadership opportunities and cultural education to its students. Recently, Sylvania has expanded its green ties by developing the renewable energy option through electronics engineering, sustainable design techniques in the interior design program and has created out a learning garden for students to learn latest techniques.
It has the largest of the three campuses by enrollment, serving approximately 26,700 students annually and is led by Campus President Linda Gerber.
On March 28, 2011, the Sylvania Campus implemented "Good Neighbor Zones" where smokers can gather to smoke and not be issued citations. Please visit the Tobacco Policy webpage for more information.