Are you a STUDENT interesting in taking Dual Credit?
*Parents please visit our PARENT page
- Check with your high school counselor to find out which classes at your high school are part of the PCC Dual Credit program or visit Participating High Schools.
- Register for your PCC Dual Credit courses.
- There is a 3-step process for students who wish to receive college credit for their high school course work through PCC Dual Credit.
- Before you begin, you must have a personal email address to apply online.
- Apply for admissions – Choose PCC High School Dual Credit as your application type.
- Log into your MyPCC & set up your permanent password
- Register for Dual Credit classes
Did you know?
Students can register for non-credit classes at PCC (such as driver education) using their Dual Credit admission? That means students do NOT need to re-apply to PCC as a non-credit student in order to register for non-credit classes.
How does Dual Credit benefit students after high school?
C3 is designed to help act as a roadmap for students considering earning Dual Credit while in high school, and wishing to utilize these college credits they earn after they graduate from high school.
- What are college “Credits with a Purpose”?
- Why should I take Accelerated Credit (aka Dual Credit)?
- How do my credits transfer?
Important Deadlines for High School Faculty!
New Course – New Teacher:
- Instructor qualification review required:
- Notify Dual Credit and submit Dual Credit application by April 1st
- Complete DualEnroll.com profile and upload resume/CV, transcripts, etc. by April 15th
- Qualification review, Course content alignment, syllabus approval must be completed by September 1st
New Course Only – Teacher Already Articulating
- No new instructor qualification review required:
- Notify Dual Credit by May 1st
- New course syllabi should be submitted for approval by June 1st (or prior to school ending for the academic year)
- Approved syllabi due to Dual Credit office by September 1st
All Continuing Dual Credit Courses
- Fall term (1st-trimester classes) course syllabi – must be in proper template format and turned in by September 1st
- Winter term (2nd trimester, 1st-semester classes) course syllabi – must be in proper template format and turned by September 1st
- Spring term (3rd trimester, 2nd semester, yearlong classes) course syllabi – must be in proper template format and turned in by November 1st
Earn College Credit While in High School
Provided by STEM Oregon
Portland Community College provides the opportunity for high school students to earn college credit while still in high school. Students, who complete courses taught at their high school by qualified instructors providing the same rigor and content as an on-campus college class, can earn PCC credit.
The high school instructor must have the same qualifications that an on-campus faculty member does. The course must be providing the same content, course materials and outcomes as a PCC course. When these requirements are met the course is considered “articulated” with a PCC course and students can earn college credit.
Students can earn PCC credit in:
- Lower Division Collegiate
- Courses that count toward a Bachelor’s degree in subject areas like Literature, Engineering, History, Math, and Music.
- Career & Technical Education
- Courses which lead to an Associate’s degree or certificate in programs such as Automotive Service Technology, Computer Applications Systems, Early Education & Family Studies, Welding, Building Construction Technology, and many more!
Since PCC Dual Credit courses are the result of alignment (and agreement) between the high school and the college, not all high school courses are eligible. Check with your high school counselor to find out which courses are part of the PCC Dual Credit program. Get a head start on your college and career preparation!