Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon Portland Community College

PCC Dual Credit

Rock Creek Campus, Building 3, Room 226 | dualcredit@pcc.edu | 971-722-7737

Are you a STUDENT interesting in taking Dual Credit?

Dual Credit your High School

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.

Apply for Admissions and Register

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.

  1. Apply for admissions – Choose PCC High School Dual Credit as your admission type!
  2. Log into your MyPCC & set up your permanent password
  3. Register for Dual Credit classes

*Parents please visit our PARENT page

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 such as:

  • Art
  • College Success & Career Guidance
  • Criminal Justice
  • Literature
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Languages
  • History
  • Math
  • Music
  • …and more!
Career & Technical Education

Courses which lead to an Associate’s degree or certificate in programs such as:

  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Architectural Design & Drafting
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Computer-Aided Design & Drafting
  • Early Education & Family Studies
  • Education, Fire Protection
  • Landscape Technology
  • Welding
  • …and 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!