PCC Dual Credit Instructor & Course Approval Process

All classes offered for Dual Credit must be taught by an instructor who meets the qualifications required for each subject area. Below, you will find general guidelines of what expectations a high school instructor must meet based on the type of class offered.

Instructor Qualifications

For Career & Technical Education (CTE) Faculty

The high school faculty would have to “qualify” as a college CTE instructor, which means a combination of education and related work experience. There are 6 ways to qualify, ranging from having a Master’s degree in the subject area and 3 years recent full time industry experience to an Associate’s degree and 5 years recent full time industry experience.

 

Listed below details the different criteria (any one of them) in general that a CTE instructor would need to qualify. For specific PCC Instructor Qualifications visit http://www.pcc.edu/resources/academic/instructor-qualifications/index.html.

  • Master’s degree in a subject area and 3 years recent full time, non-teaching experience in the field
  • Master’s degree in related area plus 30 quarter hours graduate credit in upper division coursework in subject area, and 3 years recent full time, non-teaching experience in the field
  • Bachelor’s degree in subject area and 4 years recent full time, non-teaching work experience in field
  • Bachelor’s degree in related area plus 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in division coursework in subject area, and 4 years recent full, non-teaching work experience in field time, non-teaching work experience in field
  • AAS degree in subject area or professional education plus 5 years recent full time, nonteaching work experience in the field, or
  • Demonstrated competency and/or qualifications set by licensing organizations in the field

Contact Karen Jones, PCC Dual Credit Coordinator for CTE at kjones@pcc.edu or 971-722-7732 with any questions.

 

For University Transfer (UT) Faculty

The high school instructor would have to “qualify” as a college University Transfer instructor, which means that they would have to have a Master’s degree in the subject area or related area (defined by PCC department).

 

Listed below details the different criteria (any one of them) in general that a University Transfer instructor would need to qualify. For specific PCC Instructor Qualifications visit http://www.pcc.edu/resources/academic/instructor-qualifications/index.html

  • Master's degree in subject area
  • Master’s degree in related area plus 30 quarter hours graduate credit in related subject area
  • Demonstrated competency in field

Contact Jennifer Satalino, Interim PCC Dual Credit Coordinator for UT at jennifer.satalinostone@pcc.edu with any questions.

 

High School instructors must provide the PCC Dual Credit program with a copy of their transcripts current detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume. Career & Technical Education instructors should also include a detailed work history summary of related industry experience. An unofficial copy of the transcript is acceptable to submit as long as it details the degree conferred and date of completion.

High school instructors who are interested in becoming approved to offer Dual Credit for their classes should send the about mentioned items to: PCC Dual Credit, PO Box 19000, Portland OR 97280.

Course Approval

All PCC courses must have a syllabus on record for each class taught. Dual Credit instructors are required to provide a syllabus to their students and to have one on file with the Dual Credit office by October 1st of every school year. 

See the Dual Credit Syllabus Standards Checklist below for all items that are to be included.

Required Content Done Notes
High School Name and Address    
Instructor Name    
Instructor Office Location    
Instructor Availability (Office Hours)    
Instructor Phone    
Instructor Email    
High School Course Title and equivalent articulated PCC Course Title and Number   Example: Advanced Senior English, WR 121 - English Composition
Overall Contact/Instructional Hours for the course   Articulated Dual Credit course must meet minimum contact hours as noted in PCC's CCOG; verify required contact hours at http://www.pcc.edu/ccog/.
Current Academic Year   Include link to the PCC Dual Credit website for Academic Calendar Deadlines (http://www.pcc.edu/prepare/head-start/dual-credit/calendar.html)
Course Description and/or Outcomes from PCC's Course Content & Outcome Guides (CCOGs)   http://www.pcc.edu/ccog/
High School Prerequisites, if any    
Instructional materials (e.g., textbooks, supplies, equipment)    
Grading Criteria   Clearly note if there are any additional curriculum requirements in order to receive college credit.
PCC Grading Guidelines Statement   For specific information related to PCC grading guidelines, please refer to the PCC Dual Credit Student Handbook accessible through your high school instructor and located at http://www.pcc.edu/prepare/head-start/dual-credit/documents/student-handbook.pdf. Information related to Add/Drop/Withdraw deadlines is also detailed in the Student Handbook.
Attendance and Make-up Policies    
Code of Student Conduct  

Reference your district policy and PCC's Policy at http://www.pcc.edu/about/policy/student-rights/documents/student-conduct.pdf

Flexibility Statement   The instructor reserves the right to modify course content and/or substitute assignments and learning activities in response to institutional, weather or class situations.
Schedule of Learning Activities   Schedule of textbook readings, assignments, tests, projects, etc. assigned weekly for the course. Include major assignments and due dates.

In addition to the above required items, it is suggested that instructors include the following:

Suggested Content Done Notes
Instructor's Classroom Website    
Links to PCC Website and PCC Dual Credit Website  

http://www.pcc.edu

http://www.pcc.edu/dualcredit

On-Campus Resources  
Equal Opportunity Statement   See PCC's Equal Opportunity statement
Academic Integrity Statement   Dishonest activities such as cheating on exams and submitting or copying work done by others will result in disciplinary actions including but not limited to a failing grade. See PCC's Academic Integrity Policy

For more information on offering PCC Dual Credit, please call 971-722-7737.