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Hillsboro Center ESOL

We are here to help you take ESOL classes

The Hillsboro Center offers ESOL classes, Levels 1-3. There is also one Level 4 class per term. We will help you take an ESOL placement test, register, and get ready to take beginning ESOL classes. Please contact us! If your English level is Level 5 or higher, you will need to go to the Rock Creek Campus. See the ESOL placement test schedule.

  1. Get your student ID number (G number) by completing the PCC ApplicationWatch this video for help.
  2. Contact the Hillsboro Center at 971-722-6817 to see when they will offer the ESOL placement test.
  3. Do you need help? Do you need a remote ESOL placement test?
    • Zoom: virtual lobby (M, W: 1-5pm; T, Th: 3-7pm; F: 10am-2pm)
    • Email: esolinfo-group@pcc.edu
    • Call: 971-722-8550
    • 971-722-6255 Se habla español. Por favor, puedes dejar un mensaje.
  4. If you are an international student (F1 Visa student), contact international@pcc.edu or 971-722-7150.

Steps to Get Started

  • Complete a PCC Non-Credit Admissions Application online
  • Call 971-722-6817 to make an appointment to do the ESOL placement test and orientation
  • After you have taken the test and attended an orientation you will be registered for classes

Current class schedule

Check the online PCC class schedule for dates and times of the ESOL classes offered at the Hillsboro Center. Books for classes at the Hillsboro Center can be purchased at the Rock Creek Bookstore or online at the Rock Creek Bookstore website.

Language Lab

Hillsboro language lab
The Hillsboro Center (HC) Computer Lab is available for currently enrolled Hillsboro Center students. It is a great place for ESOL students to learn how to type and use computers, practice English pronunciation and grammar, do homework, check email, and work on projects. Students can borrow headsets in the ESOL Office.

The computer lab is available when there are no classes scheduled in the lab. Call the Hillsboro Center at 971-722-6817 to check availability.

Available software
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
  • Typing: Keyboard Pro
  • Pronunciation: American Speech Sounds
  • Grammar: Grammar in Context