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Community education and health services

These programs are open to the public. Non-credit PCC course registration is required for some programs, where indicated.

NUNM Community Health Center

Service update

Due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns, the NUNM Community Health Center is closed until further notice.

Participant profile: any PCC student, Metro participant, or community member.

The National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) Community Health Center offers integrative medical care by the region’s foremost naturopathic physicians and their finest medical interns – all working together to bring you coordinated care. Your improved health is our goal. Your primary care team will provide you with the most effective healing treatment options to address your unique health concerns, and assist you in achieving and maintaining your ideal state of health and wellness.

The NUNM health centers address a wide range of health concerns, including nutrition, allergies, diabetes, STD testing and treatment, cold/flu, digestive disorders, preventive care, and more. We look forward to being your partner in good health!

Senior Studies Institute

Participant profile: All older adults.

PCC offers a unique program for dynamic older adults who want to expand their horizons and connect with others. SSI offers learning in a pressure-free atmosphere – no grades, no bell curves, no tests, no papers, no compulsory attendance, no competitive pressures, and no formal faculty.

SSI is a member-driven organization, and course proposals are generated by the membership. Our members plan, conduct and run the institute’s programs and classes. Learn more about the Senior Studies Institute.


Participant profile: Any community member.

Did you study Spanish long ago but forgot most of it? Join the fast-paced beginners’ class for those with previous yet rusty experience. We will converse in basic present tense and quickly move on to past and future.

To register, choose a PCC non-credit Spanish course and see the steps to register.


Participant profile: Any community member.

Breathe new life into old furniture with the skills you learn in this class. An upholstery kit and some supplies are provided. You provide the project and fabric. Bring an old upholstered stool or a simple dining room chair. You’ll master the basic skills that will allow you to move on to more complex projects.

To register, choose a non-credit upholstery course and see the steps to register.