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PCC to offer credit classes in Columbia County

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This fall, students in Columbia County can get started on an Oregon Transfer Degree in Scappoose and St. Helens.

Starting this fall term, Portland Community College is offering credit classes in Columbia County to help local students economize time and gas money by taking classes in their own community.

“We are absolutely delighted to be putting a plan in place this fall, which involved a year of input from Columbia County residents and leaders,” said David Rule, Rock Creek Campus president. “We believe that the plan is sustainable and fulfills a promise we made to our friends in Columbia County when I first arrived (in September 2008).”

Columbia County Commissioner Earl Fisher called the plan a good start.

“I’m really pleased with the effort by PCC to respond to the needs and concerns of the constituents of Columbia County,” said Fisher, who added that he hopes residents will take advantage of the classes, which in turn, he hopes will motivate the college to expand local programming.

The classes include:

Scappoose High School (33700 S.E. High School Way)

Sept. 20 through Dec. 8.

College Survival (CRN 47935)/ 5 to 5:50 p.m., Mondays

Writing 115 (CRN 46403)/6 to 9:50 p.m., Mondays

Sociology 204 (CRN 46177)/6 to 9:50 p.m., Wednesdays

St. Helens High School (2375 Gable Road)

Sept. 21 through Dec. 9.

Math 60 (CRN 41813)/5:30 to 7:50 p.m., Tuesdays-Thursdays

Reading 115 (CRN 47385)/8 to 9:50 p.m., Tuesdays-Thursdays

In addition to the classes, PCC will provide enhanced local/mobile student services (testing, advising and orientation). For more information on these services, contact David Martinez at david.martinez3@pcc.edu.

Students can register online at www.pcc.edu, or get started on their college career by visiting www.pcc.edu/admission.

The Columbia County Rider Shuttle goes to and from the Rock Creek Campus and Willow Creek Center out of Columbia County. For more information, visit: http://www.columbiacountyrider.com

For more information on Columbia County classes, contact Jean Garcia Chitwood at (503) or, jgarciac@pcc.edu.

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