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The PCC Dual Credit program offers local high school students the opportunity to earn college and high school credit simultaneously while still in high school. Dual credit classes are regular PCC classes but taught at a high school by an approved high school instructor. Only students scheduled into these high school courses with teachers approved to offer college credit can register.

  • Along with the high school credits you already need, with Dual Credit you can earn college credit that counts toward a degree or certificate.
  • Lower Division Collegiate (LDC) courses that count toward a bachelor’s degree Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses that lead to an associate’s degree or certificate

Benefits of the program are:

  • There is no tuition or fees associated with the Dual Credit program. This means you a huge savings on your college credit,saving you both money and time
  • Enhance your ability to do college-level work and gain confidence for college success
  • You can earn enough credit to enter college at a higher level and can register for classes earlier (how priority registration works)
  • PCC credits are transferable to all public colleges and universities within the Oregon university system and most other institutions outside the state. It’s always important to check with the college or university you plan on attending to know how these credits will be applied (how does credit transfer)
  • Get a PCC student ID card, use of PCC’s library, and online tutoring services (see all student resources)
  • Research shows dual credit students are more likely to finish college and advance more quickly