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Fall Health & Safety Planning

Certain academic programs and departments are approved to offer in-person classes or services during Fall term 2021, which begins on September 27, 2021.  A full list of returning programs can be found below.

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.

Returning programs

Academic programs
  • Addiction Counseling (270a, 152, 160 only)
  • Adult Basic Education
  • 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 & 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
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Engineering Transfer 226
  • 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)
  • Dental Restorative CEU courses
  • Dental Radiology CEU course
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) – Fully online with the exception of 1 3-day in person meeting at the end of each term
  • IV Therapy 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

  • Athletics
  • Childcare
  • Computer labs
  • Food pantry
  • GED testing
  • Library
  • Student ID cards
  • Tutoring
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

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.