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

Program requirements, selection criteria, application procedures, deadlines, as well as strategies to improve your admission prospects are some of the topics covered at an information session. The sessions last approximately one hour, including a 15 minute Q&A session. (Presenters are not able to meet with students one-on-one following the presentation. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and will learn how to prepare for and schedule an advising appointment with a health admissions advisor.) Information sessions are not required in order to apply to PCC’s allied health programs, however they are strongly encouraged.

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
Monday, October 3   6pm Sylvania, TCB 218
Saturday, October 8   9:30am Sylvania, TCB 208
Saturday, October 22 11am Cascade, TEB 219
Saturday, November 5   9:30am Rock Creek, Building 7, Room 110
Wednesday, November 16   6pm Sylvania, TCB 218
Saturday, November 19 11am Sylvania, TCB 208
Friday, December 2   1pm Sylvania, TCB 212
Thursday, December 8   6pm Sylvania, HT 223
Saturday, December 17 10:30am 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, October 8 12:30pm Sylvania, TCB 208
Saturday, October 22 12:30pm Cascade, TEB 219
Thursday, October 27   6pm Sylvania, HT 223
Saturday, November 5   1pm Rock Creek, Building 7, Room 110
Wednesday, November 9   6pm Sylvania, TCB 218
Saturday, November 19 12:30pm Sylvania, TCB 208
Friday, December 2   9:30am Sylvania, TCB 212
Tuesday, December 6   6pm Sylvania, TCB 212
Saturday, December 17   9am 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, October 8 11am Sylvania, TCB 208
Wednesday, October 12   6pm Sylvania, TCB 218
Saturday, October 22   9:30am Cascade, TEB 219
Tuesday, November 1   6pm Sylvania, TCB 212
Saturday, November 5 11am Rock Creek, Building 7, Room 110
Saturday, November 19   9:30am Sylvania, TCB 208
Friday, December 2 11am Sylvania, TCB 212
Wednesday, December 14   6pm Sylvania, TCB 218
Saturday, December 17   1pm 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