Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Important information for applicants

Students who are applying for entry into a health care profession where practicum and/or field training is required for certification or licensure, need to be advised that they will have to pass a drug screen as well as a criminal history check (CHC) as a condition of their acceptance into a medical, dental or community facility.

It is the full responsibility of the applicant to notify their program department should any contact information change (i.e. phone number, address, email). Failure to comply with this requirement may prevent admission.

Information Sessions

These sessions provide information about program requirements, selection criteria, application, procedures, deadlines, as well as strategies to improve your admissions prospects. The sessions will last about 60 to 90 minutes and include a Q&A following the presentation. You do not need to RSVP, but please arrive on time.

For maps and campus information, see Class Locations.

Nursing

For frequently asked nursing questions and general PCC questions, ask the Panther. For additional questions specific to the Nursing program, attend one of our nursing information sessions.

Date Time Location
Saturday, April 8 9:30am Sylvania, TCB 214
Saturday, May 13 9:30 am Rock Creek, Building 5, Room 220
Saturday, May 27 11am Cascade, TEB 222
Thursday, June 8 6:00 pm Sylvania, TCB 215
Saturday, June 17 1pm Southeast, TABOR 141

Dental Programs

For frequently asked dental program questions and general PCC questions, ask the Panther. For additional questions specific to the Dental programs, attend one of the following information sessions.

Date Time Location
Saturday, April 8 12:30pm Sylvania, TCB 214
Thursday, April 27 6pm Sylvania, TCB 215
Saturday, May 13 12:30pm Rock Creek, Building 5, Room 220
Saturday, May 27 9:30am Cascade, TEB 222
Saturday, June 17 11:00am Southeast, TABOR 141

Radiography

For frequently asked radiography questions and general PCC questions, ask the Panther. For additional questions specific to the Radiography program, attend one of the following information sessions.

Date Time Location
Saturday, April 8 11am Sylvania, TCB 214
Saturday, May 13 11:00am Rock Creek, Building 5, Room 220
Thursday, May 18 6:00pm Sylvania, TCB 215
Saturday, May 27 12:30pm Cascade, TEB 222
Saturday, June 17 9:30am Southeast, TABOR 141

Prerequisites

See the catalog for a listing of program requirements.

  • If on the College Placement Tests, you have placed lower than the required prerequisite courses, you will need to start with the level you placed into and work up to the required course. If you would like assistance mapping out an academic plan, contact the Health Admissions Office.
  • If you plan to register for a course at PCC that has a prerequisite and the prerequisite was completed at another institution, or you are currently enrolled at PCC in the prerequisite class, you will need a prerequisite override. Call or email the PCC Health Admissions Office.

Transfer Credits

If you have transfer credits you would like evaluated, please send a copy of transcripts, unofficial or official, from all colleges attended with a cover letter explaining what program you are interested in and what courses you want to substitute/transfer. Include your contact information: email (preferred) and/or daytime phone number. We will contact you concerning what courses we can use and what is still needed.

Our Mailing Address is:

Health Admissions Office
PCC SY CC 208
P.O. Box 19000
Portland, OR 97280-0990

Or fax it to: 971-722-4837 ATTN: Health Admissions