Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

An intentional path to student success & goal completion

PCC prioritized the development of a framework to guide students through their academic journey.

Five overlapping stages were defined: Panther Path


Entering students will be academically, personally, and financially prepared and will be able to navigate the PCC system successfully on day one of classes.


Students will engage with faculty and staff and explore their educational path, developing the skills, knowledge, and connections needed to balance school and life demands.


Students will commit to a program of study and implement their GRAD Plan utilizing resources to reach educational goals in and outside of the classroom.


Students will successfully complete their educational goal and develop post-completion strategies for next steps.


PCC alumni will thrive in their personal, educational, and career pursuits, advancing the region's long term vitality.

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