Adult Basic Education / GED
For General Information or information about Spanish GED, call 971-722-6255. Spanish GED: www.pcc.edu/resources/spanish-ged
ABE (Adult Basic Education) classes offer instruction for adults who wish to improve skills in reading, arithmetic, and writing, or wish to prepare for the State GED (General Education Development) Examination.
If you do not want preparation classes and only want to take the State GED Examination, call the PCC Testing Center at 971-722-5680 for information.
New students must attend a Placement Session before attending class. The Placement Session schedule and locations are listed below by campus. New students must fill out an Admissions Application online at www.pcc.edu/admissions. PCC will email your PCC student ID number. Bring picture ID and your "G" number to the testing session.
Adult Basic Education classes are available at the PCC sites in the morning, afternoon, and evening. However, not every class is available at every site and time. Assignment to these classes will be made at the Placement Session according to the students' schedules and levels.
If English is not your native language, you must show adequate English listening and speaking skills for working in the classroom.
If you have a disability and need any special assistance (such as sign language interpreter, a reader, or a writer) in order to participate in the ABE placement session, please contact the Office for Students with Disabilities (971-722-4341) at least two weeks before the session is held.
Students who are 16 or 17 years old must take a copy of their written high school release to the placement session.
1. New students must fill out an admissions form at a campus business office or online at www.pcc.edu/admissions prior to attending a Placement Session. Take your PCC student ID number with you to the placement session.
2. You will be charged $9.20 per hour, plus the tech fee. For example, if your class meets 6 hours a week, you will be charged $55.20 plus the tech fee of $5 for the term.
3. You are responsible for paying your bill whether you attend or don't attend classes. You can check your account on MyPCC Pay.
4. New Students: return your fee waiver and documentation to the ABE Department or to your instructor on the first day of the term.
5. Continuing Students: Economic fee waivers are available through your instructor for the next term. Your instructor will tell you when to do this.
6. Late fee waivers or fee waivers with incorrect documentation will not be accepted.
7. Fees are NOT refundable if class is dropped after the first week of the term.
8. Parking permits are required for campus sites only. All-day, evening-only, annual, or rideshare permits may be purchased in the PCC Business Office.
Cascade (705 N. Killingsworth) 971-722-5747
No appointment needed, but arrive 15 minutes early with your PCC ID number. Placement sessions:
Mon Mar 10 at 9:00AM-12:00PM (noon) in TEB 214
Wed Mar 12 at 6:00PM-9:00PM in TEB 214
Wed Mar 19 11:00AM-2:00PM in TEB 214
Fri Mar 21 at 9:00AM-12:00PM (noon) in TEB 214
Thur Mar 27 at 1:00PM-4:00PM in TEB 214
Thur Mar 27 at 6:00PM-9:00PM in TEB 214
Cascade Class Schedule:
Tu-Th RD/WR levels 1-2 1PM-2:50PM PMWTC1 201* Czerski
*Class meets at 42nd & Killingsworth PMWTC room 201
Tu-Th Math 2 & Science 9AM-11:50AM TH 210 Oringer
Tu-Th Math 2 & Science 6PM-8:50PM TH 210 Schindler
Tu-Th Fundamentals of Math: Math 1-3 1PM-2:50PM TH 211 Oringer
M-W Fundamentals of Reading: Reading 3-4 2:30PM-4:20PM TH 210 Glessing
M-W Fundamentals of Writing: Writing 3-4 12:30PM-2:20PM TH 210 Glessing
Tu-Th Foundations of Math I 6PM-7:50PM TH 211 Johansen
M-W Intermediate RD/WR 6PM-8:50PM TH 211 Glessing
M-W Adv Integrated RD/WR 9AM-11:50AM TH 210 Osborne
M-W Adv Integrated RD/WR 6PM-8:50PM TH 210 Osborne
Rock Creek (17705 NW Springville Rd.) 971-722-7179
New students planning to attend classes at Rock Creek Campus, Willow Creek Center, or Hillsboro Center must attend an Orientation and Placement Session at the Rock Creek Campus in the Student Learning Center (BLDG2 Room 212). No appointment needed, but space is limited. Complete an Admission Application online at www.pcc.edu/admissions in advance. Arrive 15 minutes early with your PCC student ID number. Placement Sessions:
Wed May 28 at 6:00PM to 9:30PM in BLDG2 212
Fri May 30 at 1:00PM to 4:30PM in BLDG2 212
Wed June 11 at 6:00PM to 9:30PM in BLDG2 212
Fri June 13 at 9:00AM to 12:30PM in BLDG2 212
Wed June 18 at 5:00PM to 8:30PM in BLDG2 212
Thurs June 19 10:00AM to 1:30PM in BLDG2 212
Plan to stay for the entire session. For additional information, contact Rosa Escobedo at 971-722-7179
Rock Creek Class Schedule:
M-W Levels 4-5-6 9:00AM-11:50AM BLDG2 224 Hunter-Bernstein
M-W Levels 4-5-6 9:00AM-11:50AM BLDG2 225 McCoy
Tu-Th Levels 3-4 9:00AM-10:20AM BLDG2 225 McCoy
Tu-Th Levels 3-4 10:30AM-11:50AM BLDG2 225 McCoy
Tu-Th Levels 1-2-3 9:00AM-10:50AM BLDG2 224 DePaolis
M-W Levels 1-2-3 1:00PM-2:50PM BLDG2 224 Marre
M-W Levels 4-5-6 1:00PM-3:50PM BLDG2 225 Hunter-Bernstein
Tu-Th Levels 5-6 1:00PM-3:50PM BLDG2 225 DePaolis
M-W Levels 3-4 3:00PM-4:20PM BLDG2 224 Marre
M-W Levels 4-5-6 6:30PM-9:20PM BLDG2 224 Corbin
Tu-Th Levels 1-2-3 5:30PM-7:20PM BLDG2 224 Corbin
Southeast Center (2305 SE 82nd) 971-722-6257
Placement Sessions: no appointment needed:
Wed Dec 4 at 9:00AM to Noon in SCOM 118
Thur Dec 5 at 6:00PM to 9:00PM in SCOM 118
Wed Dec 11 at 9:00AM to Noon in SCOM 118
Thur Dec 12 at 6:00PM to 9:00PM in SCOM 118
Fri Dec 13 at 2:00PM to 5:00PM in SCOM 118
Please contact the placement office for more testing dates: 971-722-6253 or 971-722-6277.
Southeast Class Schedule:
Tu-Th Math Levels 1-2-3 9:00AM-10:50AM SCOTT 200 Kaady
Tu-Th Math Levels 1-2-3 1:00PM-2:50PM SCOTT 200 Kaady
Tu-Th Math Levels 1-2-3 6:00PM-7:50PM SCOTT 200 Kaady
M-W Reading Levels 3-4 8:00AM-9:50AM SCOTT 201 Czerski
M-W Writing Levels 3-4 10:00AM-11:50AM SCOTT 201 Czerski
M-W Reading Levels 3-4 6:00PM-7:50PM SCOTT 201 Higgins
M-W Writing Levels 3-4 8:00PM-9:50PM SCOTT 201 Higgins
M-W Adv Read/Write Levels 4-5-6 9:00AM-11:50AM SCOTT 200 Novinger
Tu-Th Math Levels 4-5-6 9:00AM-10:50AM SCOTT 201 Oconnell
M-W Adv Integrated Read/Write Levels 4-5-6 1:00PM-3:50PM SCOTT 200 Adajian
Tu-Th Math Levels 4-5-6 1:00PM-2:50PM SCOTT 201 Reiser
M-W Reading/Writing Levels 4-5-6 6:00PM-8:50PM SCOTT 200 Bozarth
Tu-Th Math Levels 4-5-6 6:00PM-7:50PM SCOTT 201 Reiser
Online Math & Science Levels 4-5-6 Daugherty
Online Reading/Writing/Social Science Levels 4-5-6 Bozarth
Sylvania (12000 SW 49th)
New students planning to attend classes at Sylvania Campus must attend an Orientation and Placement Session at the Sylvania Campus. Please arrive 15 minutes early and bring your PCC ID number. For more information contact Mark Palmer at 971-722-4468. Summer term placement sessions; no appointment needed:
Fri MAY 16, 2014 at 9:00AM-12:30PM in SS 123B
Sat MAY 24, 2014 at 9:00AM-12:30PM in SS 123B
Wed JUN 4, 2014 at 9:00AM-12:30PM in CC 216
Mon JUN 16, 2014 at 6:00PM-9:30PM in SS 123B
Wed JUN 18, 2014 at 6:00PM-9:30PM in SS 123B
Sat JUN 21, 2014 at 9:00AM-12:30PM in SS 123B
Wed JUN 25, 2014 at 9:00AM-12:30PM in CC 216
Please contact Mark Palmer at 971-722-4468 for additional testing dates.
Sylvania Class Schedule:
M-Tu-W-Th 8:30AM-11:20AM SS123B Mendoza
M-Tu-W-Th 1:00PM-3:50PM SS123B McGhee
M-Tu-W-Th 6:00PM-8:50PM SS123B Palmer
M-W Fundamentals of Reading 8:30AM-10:20AM SS123A Trybom
M-W Fundamentals of Writing 10:30AM-12:20PM SS123A Trybom
Tu-Th Fundamentals of Math 1:30PM-3:20PM SS123 Slaven
Willow Creek Center - 241 SW Edgeway Dr. (185 & Baseline)
Must attend a placement session at Rock Creek Campus (see schedule above).
Willow Creek Center Class Schedule:
TuTh Levels 4-5-6 5:30PM-8:20PM WCC 223 Trudeau
M-W Levels 5-6 5:30PM-8:20PM WCC 223 DePaolis
M-W Levels 3-4 1:00PM-2:20PM WCC 223 Novinger
M-W Levels 3-4 2:30PM-3:50PM WCC 223 Novinger
Forest Grove High School (1401 Nichols Lane, Forest Grove)
New students planning to attend ABE/GED classes at Forest Grove High School must attend one of the following placement sessions. No appointment needed. Placement Sessions:
Tues Dec 10 at 6:00PM-7:30PM in FGHS Rm 2115
Thur Dec 12 at 6:00PM-7:30PM in FGHS Rm 2115
Mon Dec 16 at 6:00PM-7:30PM in FGHS Rm 2115
Tues Dec 17 at 6:00PM-7:30PM in FGHS Rm 2115
Forest Grove High School ABE Class Schedule:
Mon Levels 3-4-5-6 6:00PM-8:00PM FGHS Planchart
Tu-Th Levels 3-4-5-6 6:00PM-9:00PM FGHS Planchart
GED Online, call 971-722-6255
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