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Returning in-person programs and services

Updated October 14, 2021.

PCC’s plan for resuming in-person operations incorporates staged and gradual steps, which can be altered as local conditions warrant and will continue to be in alignment with PCC’s readiness, Oregon Health Authority (OHA), and other relevant health authority guidance. Recognizing multiple factors will influence the timeline upon which in-person operations resume, PCC is reopening in stages to provide a framework to aid in planning. This framework is subject to change based on executive orders, health authority guidance, and PCC’s assessment of conditions. PCC has a set of Guiding Principles for Thoughtful Return on how we plan to approach reopening.

Winter 2022

Additional academic and service exceptions are under review to be finalized by November 1, 2021.

Academic programs
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Addiction Counseling (270a, 152, 160 only)
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Apprenticeship
  • Architectural Design and Drafting
  • Art (Studios only)
  • Auto Collision Repair (shop remains closed for community/public cars)
  • Automotive Service Technology (shop remains closed for community/public cars)
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology 
  • Aviation Science
  • Biology
  • Bioscience Technology
  • Basic Life Support / American Heart Association (through Institute for Health Professionals)
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Building Inspection Technology
  • Chemistry
  • Civil and Construction Engineering Technology
  • Communications
  • Computer Aided Design & Drafting
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice (co-op only)
  • Culinary Assistant Training
  • Dealer Service Technology
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Diesel Service Technology
  • Early Childhood Education 
  • Electrical Trades
  • Electronic Engineering Technology
  • EET: Biomedical Technician
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Engineering Transfer 226
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Exercise Science
  • Facilities Maintenance Technology
  • Family and Human Services
  • Fire Protection Technology
  • Geology
  • Gerontology (Co-ops only)
  • GIS
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Studies (HE112 practical exam only)
  • High School Equivalency (GED) preparation
  • Interior Design
  • ITP
  • Landscape Technology
  • LINKs Program (CG, Reading, Writing, Math, Physical Education)
  • Literature
  • Machine Manufacturing Technology
  • Math Education
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Medical Professions
  • Microelectronics Technology
  • Multimedia
  • Music (Practice, Performance, Recording spaces)
  • Nursing
  • Ophthalmic Medical Technology
  • Paralegal (co-op only)
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Pre-College Math
  • Radiography
  • Reading/Writing (through WR 227)
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Welding Technology
Non-credit programs
  • American Heart Association
    • Basic Life Support courses
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
    • Adv. Cardiovascular Life Support courses
  • CWT Training (held at business sites if they are operating and have a health and safety plan in place)
  • Dental Assisting program (non-credit) (Will use Vanport Clinic)
  • Dental Restorative CEU courses (Will use Vanport Clinic)
  • Dental Radiology CEU courses (Will use Vanport Clinic)
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) – Fully online with the exception of 1 3-day in person meeting at the end of each term
  • IV Therapy (Has clinical component)
  • Motorcycle Safety Training
  • Optician Tech
  • PCC and Community Sites: Outdoor classes
    • Community sites: Indoor classes
      • Community businesses (if they are operating and have a health and safety plan in place)
      • Art studio classes
  • PD&T Electrician CEU courses
  • Pharmacy Tech
  • Phlebotomy (Has clinical component)
  • Sterile Processing Technician
Returning departments
K-12 and community partnership division
  • Beaverton School District Early College High School
  • College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
  • Clear Clinic
  • Dual Credit / CTE / PACTEC
  • HECC/TIE Scholars Program
  • High School Equivalency Program (HEP)
  • Hillsboro School District Early College High School
  • Jefferson Middle College
  • Links (Gateway to College, Yes to College, Future Connect)
  • Future Connect
  • Gateway to College
  • YES to College
  • Margaret Carter Skills Center
  • Portland Teachers Program
  • TRIO Student Support Services
  • TRIO Talent Search

Fall 2021

Academic programs
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Addiction Counseling (270a, 152, 160 only)
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Apprenticeship
  • Architectural Design and Drafting
  • Art (Studios only)
  • Auto Collision Repair (shop remains closed for community/public cars)
  • Automotive Service Technology (shop remains closed for community/public cars)
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology 
  • Aviation Science
  • Bioscience Technology
  • Basic Life Support / American Heart Association (through Institute for Health Professionals)
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Building Inspection Technology
  • Civil and Construction Engineering Technology
  • Computer Aided Design & Drafting
  • Criminal Justice (co-op only)
  • Culinary Assistant Training
  • Dealer Service Technology
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Diesel Service Technology
  • Early Childhood Education 
  • Electrical Trades
  • Electronic Engineering Technology
  • EET: Biomedical Technician
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Engineering Transfer 226
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Exercise Science
  • Facilities Maintenance Technology
  • Family and Human Services
  • Fire Protection Technology
  • Gerontology (Co-ops only)
  • GIS
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Studies (HE112 practical exam only)
  • High School Equivalency (GED) preparation
  • Interior Design
  • ITP
  • Landscape Technology
  • LINKs Program (CG, Reading, Writing, Math, Physical Education)
  • Machine Manufacturing Technology
  • Math Education
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Medical Professions
  • Microelectronics Technology
  • Multimedia
  • Music (Practice, Performance, Recording spaces)
  • Nursing
  • Ophthalmic Medical Technology
  • Paralegal (co-op only)
  • Physical Education (Outdoor only)
  • Pre-College Math
  • Radiography
  • Reading/Writing (through WR 227)
  • Science labs (Biology and Chemistry)
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Welding Technology
Non-credit programs
  • American Heart Association
    • Basic Life Support courses
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
    • Adv. Cardiovascular Life Support courses
  • CWT Training (held at business sites if they are operating and have a health and safety plan in place)
  • Dental Assisting program (non-credit) (Will use Vanport Clinic)
  • Dental Restorative CEU courses (Will use Vanport Clinic)
  • Dental Radiology CEU courses (Will use Vanport Clinic)
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) – Fully online with the exception of 1 3-day in person meeting at the end of each term
  • IV Therapy (Has clinical component)
  • Motorcycle Safety Training
  • Optician Tech
  • PCC and Community Sites: Outdoor classes
    • Community sites: Indoor classes
      • Community businesses (if they are operating and have a health and safety plan in place)
      • Art studio classes
  • PD&T Electrician CEU courses
  • Pharmacy Tech
  • Phlebotomy (Has clinical component)
  • Sterile Processing Technician
Returning departments
K-12 and community partnership division
  • Beaverton School District Early College High School
  • College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
  • Clear Clinic
  • Dual Credit / CTE / PACTEC
  • HECC/TIE Scholars Program
  • High School Equivalency Program (HEP)
  • Hillsboro School District Early College High School
  • Jefferson Middle College
  • Links (Gateway to College, Yes to College, Future Connect)
  • Future Connect
  • Gateway to College
  • YES to College
  • Margaret Carter Skills Center
  • Portland Teachers Program
  • TRIO Student Support Services
  • TRIO Talent Search

FAQ

What will be offered in-person?

For classes, only those that cannot be offered remotely are scheduled to be in-person.

For departments, such as the Libraries, most hours, services, and locations will be limited.

Who decides what will happen in-person?  What is the process?

The Academic Affairs Council approved the academic programs that offer in-person sections. For departments, leadership in these departments will work with the Office of COVID-19 Reopening to determine the hours, locations, and service offerings that are needed and can be supported safely. The process Academic programs and Departments/Services will follow can be found below.

When an academic program is on the list to to return to campus, are all courses included?

No. Only the components of a course that cannot be offered remotely can occur on campus. This means many courses will continue to be offered remotely.

If you suspect you may have COVID-19

If you have been to a PCC campus or center and believe you may have COVID-19, please notify the COVID-19 Reporting Team at 971-722-1919 or covidreporting@pcc.edu.

Have a question?

If you have any questions about the topics listed above or on any topic relating to COVID-19, please email covidquestions@pcc.edu.