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Early Bird Special invites students to bring a pal for half-price

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Learn with a Friend

It takes two to tango. At PCC Community Education, you can start with tango, but find two is also a good number for salsa, swing, hip-hop not to mention snowshoeing, wine tasting, or learning a new language. This term, take advantage of the classes-for-two promotion. The Early Bird Special invites you to bring a friend or family member and receive half off their tuition price when you sign up before Dec. 9.

Here’s how it works. View the Community Education schedule online, or check your mailbox for the Community Education schedule booklet, featuring hundreds of non-credit lifelong learning classes. Then get together with a friend and decide which classes to take. Using the official Early Bird registration form, found online or in the schedule booklet, fill out your information and mail or fax it to PCC by Dec. 9.

As a result, you will receive the class for its regular low rate and your friend will receive half-off the price of tuition. You can also find Community Education classes online.

The special makes your class dollar stretch further. For example, by saving half-off the price of a knitting or watercolor class, students can invest in higher quality yarn or richer paint palette. Best of all, learning with a friend can be a fun way to spend time together.

"Especially this season, we find a lot of our students use this special as a perfect holiday gift," said Julie Wolleck, Community Education manager. "It’s giving the gift of time. Taking a cooking class or attending a historical perspectives lecture together lets you learn something new while you introduce a friend to the rewarding experience of Community Education."

With an average enrollment of 45,000 people a year, PCC Community Education is one of the largest non-credit class programs in the country. From "Italian for Film Goers" to "Instant Piano" to "Wine Appreciation" to "Writing Kids Books," the program is designed to enrich the community with lifelong learning opportunities.

For more information, call the Community Education question line at 503-788-6266.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »