PCC Dual Credit

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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 an 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!

What’s Next?

  1. 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.
  2. Register for your PCC Dual Credit courses.

Dual Credit resources

Fun Facts

Currently there are 62 high schools articulating PCC Dual Credit. In 2016-17, the PCC Dual Credit program registered 6,759 students who earned 42,432 PCC credits.

As a student of the PCC Dual Credit program, students were not charged tuition or fees. This was a savings to the students and their families of $4,073,472 in PCC tuition and generated approximately 1,274 college FTE.