Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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PCC offers a complete two-year sequence of courses in Mandarin Chinese language and culture. Each course is for 5 credits, the first year consisting of CHN 101, 102, 103, and the second year CHN 201, 202, 203. Our curriculum uses traditional characters during the first year courses and simplified characters during the second year courses.

All Mandarin Chinese courses are taught using the full immersion method and incorporate a wide variety of online and multimedia resources.  As students develop their proficiency in the language, they also build a solid foundation in the richness of Chinese culture.

Transferable Credits

Chinese courses are lower division collegiate courses that transfer to a four-year college or university. Our curriculum matches PSU's Chinese program, making it convenient for students who plan on transferring.

Courses may transfer as:

  • elective credits
  • program requirement credits
  • and/or graduation requirements for the receiving institution

Students are always encouraged to check with the receiving institution, a PCC academic advisor, and the University Transfer website for the most accurate and timely transfer requirement information.

What's Next?

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  1. Complete the steps for new students
    • The admissions form will ask you what you plan to study. Since we don't offer a degree or certificate in this subject, you should choose Associate of Arts - Oregon Transfer (AAOT) for now.
  2. Plan how you'll pay for college
  3. Plan your transfer