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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.

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

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


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.

How can my employees access the campus early?

Individual employee campus access for Fall 2021 is granted by entering early start dates and times to the schedule tab of the Health & Safety spreadsheet for each department/program.

How can an employee get access to a building?

Access to buildings is done through schedule tab of the Health & Safety spreadsheet deans/managers are responsible for. If the sheet is accurate, the instructor’s card should work if the building is locked. Many buildings are not locked.

How does a student get access to a building?

Most entry doors should be open during class time. If there are any access issues, please contact Public Safety at 971-722-4902.

What should I be communicating to students?

Student Affairs and the COVID-19 Reopening team will provide a communication template prior to the start of the term. Faculty can use language from that template to provide their students with information.

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.