Portland Community College Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Getting Started

Sylvania CC 209 | 971-722-4795 | Fax: 971-722-4837

Students who are applying for program where practicum or field training is required have to pass a drug screen as well as a criminal history check as a condition of their acceptance into a medical, dental or community facility.

It is the full responsibility of the applicant to notify their program department if their contact information change (example: phone number, address, email). Failure to comply with this requirement may prevent admission.

Information sessions

Remote info sessions

During the COVID-19 campus closure, information sessions will be held live online in Zoom. New dates will continually be posted, check this page for updates.

Attend an info session to learn about program requirements, selection criteria, application, procedures, deadlines, as well as strategies to improve your admissions prospects. The sessions last about 60 to 90 minutes and include a Q&A after the presentation. We offer information sessions for all of our programs every month – if you don't see the next month listed, check back for updates. Questions or concerns? Contact us at syhao@pcc.edu or 971-722-4795.

RSVP for info sessions

  • An RSVP to attend a remote info session is required. Please RSVP here.

Nursing

For frequently asked nursing questions and general PCC questions, ask the Panther. For additional questions specific to the Nursing program, attend one of our nursing information sessions.

Nursing info sessions: RSVP here
Date Time Location
Saturday, December 18 10am Online in Zoom

Dental Programs

For frequently asked dental program questions and general PCC questions, ask the Panther. For additional questions specific to the Dental programs, attend one of the following information sessions.

Dental Programs info sessions: RSVP here
Date Time Location
Saturday, January 8 10am Online in Zoom

Radiography

For frequently asked radiography questions and general PCC questions, ask the Panther. For additional questions specific to the Radiography program, attend one of the following information sessions.

Radiography info sessions: RSVP here
Date Time Location
Monday, December 13 5pm Online in Zoom

* If you've already RSVP’d for a session that's now postponed, you'll be notified immediately when those dates are rescheduled. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding while we navigate how our program timelines may be impacted due to PCC’s continued online instruction.

Exercise Science

For frequently asked general PCC questions, ask the Panther. For additional questions specific to the Exercise Science program, attend one of the following information sessions.

Exercise Science info sessions: RSVP here
Date Time Location
Saturday, September 11 10am Online in Zoom
Wednesday, October 13 1pm Online in Zoom
Tuesday, November 9 5pm Online in Zoom

Prerequisites

See the catalog for a listing of program requirements.

  • Placement tests: if you place lower than the required prerequisite courses, you'll need to start with the level you placed into and work up to the required course. If you would like help mapping out an academic plan, contact the Health Admissions Office.
  • If you have completed prerequisites at another institution, or you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite class, you'll need a prerequisite override. Call or email the Health Admissions Office.

Transfer Credits

If you have transfer credits you would like evaluated, please send a copy of transcripts, unofficial or official, from all colleges attended with a cover letter explaining what program you are interested in and what courses you want to substitute/transfer. Include your contact information: email (preferred) and/or daytime phone number. We will contact you concerning what courses we can use and what is still needed.

Transfer work can be emailed to us or sent to:

Health Admissions Office
PCC SY CC 209
P.O. Box 19000
Portland, OR 97280-0990