College Commitments

Our values reflect those of our community

As the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, PCC is integral to the fabric of the community. Wherever you live, PCC is a part of your neighborhood – in the form of a campus, a learning center, a class or a workforce training program.

These are the commitments that guide us in creating a better future for our community.

Student's faceAccessibility
Making education available for every kind of student - no matter a student's age, ethnicity, location, level of education or financial status.
Student working and wearing safety glassesWorkforce
Training the Portland area’s workforce for a stronger economy - partnerships with employers keep curriculum relevant and targeted to the current market.
Student studyingPossibilities
Preparing students for four-year colleges and universities - a gateway to higher education for the growing number of college-educated Oregonians.
Student wearing graduation capOpportunity
Making opportunity happen for PCC students and the community - the PCC Foundation makes higher education and career training affordable for all.
Woman smilingBusiness
Strengthening our region’s economy - PCC-trained students create a skilled workforce that attracts businesses to Oregon.
Elderly woman smilingLifelong Learning
Enriching the community through lifelong learning - from hobbyists to connoisseurs, 30,000 students each year choose to never stop learning.
ChildCommunity
Serving, learning and growing in the community - cultural events, student volunteers, and campus facilities make PCC a resource for the public.
Man outsideSustainability
Building a greener workforce and shrinking our carbon footprint - leading the way with green courses of study and a mission to become carbon neutral.
Woman wearing a hard hatStewardship
Using our community’s resources wisely - careful use of tax dollars and annual audits make PCC a fiscally sound community investment.