Online degrees and certificates

Portland Community College offers a number of degrees and certificates that can be completed online. These programs have little to no in-person requirements.

Featured degrees and certificates

Below is a list of featured degrees and certificates that can be completed through online courses. This list is does not include all of the online degree and certificate options at Portland Community College. You can explore other online degree and certificate options through our academic program pages, by contacting one of our Career Exploration Centers, or by contacting a Online Learning advisor.

Business Administration
Department
Business Administration
Degree/Certificate
Computer Applications + Web Technologies
Department
Computer Applications + Web Technologies
Degree/Certificate
Computer Information Systems
Department
Computer Information Systems
Degree/Certificate
  • Computer Information Systems, associate degree
Gerontology
Department
Gerontology
Degree/Certificate
Health Information Management
Department
Health Information Management
Degree/Certificate
  • Health Information Management, associate degree
Management + Supervisory Development
Department
Management + Supervisory Development
Degree/Certificate
University Transfer
Department
University Transfer
Degree/Certificate
  • Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer, associate degree
  • Associate of General Studies, associate degree
  • Associate of Science, associate degree
  • Associate of Science Oregon Transfer in Business, associate degree

Potential in-person requirements

Some new students are required to complete placement testing as part of their admissions process. Currently, the reading and writing placement test can only be completed in person. Online students can complete this placement test at any college or university that offers the placement test that PCC accepts. Learn more about placement assessment.

Some online classes require lab activities or proctored exams that must be completed at a specific location. Some examples include an on campus lab session for a science class, or a math class that requires proctored exams which can occur on campus or at an instructor approved testing location near you. Before you officially register for an online class, it’s important to check the Course Details page linked from the online schedule for unique course requirements.