Student Retention

MAP

MAP from MyPCC My Courses tab

You can access MAP from the MyPCC My Courses tab, Planning My Degree channel. This online tool helps students “map” out career and academic plans.

MAP is a customized version of the Oregon Career Information System which was the first state-based computerized career information system in the nation.  The site has 95% of labor market occupations listed, every postsecondary program of study in Oregon, and scholarship and financial aid databases. Additionally, students can access a personal Career Planning Portfolio, PCC academic program information, degree worksheets, and worksheets that assist them through the following four MAP components.

  • My Self: Most students begin with My Self where they can explore interests, skills, and values through three interactive assessments. Students can define what they are looking for in career and academic endeavors, as well as, narrow down interests to a few career clusters or occupations.
MAP graphic
  • My Career Options: This is where students can research occupations. This section links into a wide range of occupations available and specific details for each, including skills, wages, employment outlook, and preparation for the job. Here students can narrow their career focus by connecting occupational facts to personal interests and needs.
  • My Programs of Study and Training: Students can research various programs of study and training as they relate to personal career interests. Worksheets assist students to narrow their selection of programs of study or majors to pursue. They can research colleges and universities that have programs of study the are interested in, as well as, PCC training, certificate, degree, or university transfer options.
  • My Academic Plan: The final step is My Academic Plan where students develop an academic plan and map out coursework at PCC and beyond.

While MAP is an exceptional resource for students, it is important that students meet with a PCC Academic Advisor or Counselor to ensure their plan is realistic and complete.

PCC faculty and staff interested in creating a class or group portfolio account using the Oregon CIS Administration Tools please contact Heidi Edwards, Student Systems Support Coordinator. Through the group portfolio feature, faculty/staff can access student MAP portfolio files and assist students in “mapping” their future.