Student Services Available at PCC

By Bridge Staff|October 17, 2016Announcements|

While this is by no means a complete list of student services offered at PCC, you might find something here that will be useful for you.

Textbooks, study materials, resources and equipment.

All of the PCC libraries give you free access to professional help and guidance in finding information in more than 80,000 magazines, and millions of books and videos available through the library. In addition, all campuses have some (but not all) textbooks for courses available on reserve, which is a short-term checkout (usually 2 hours) that gives you time to read and do your homework, or make a scan to use at home. The libraries also provide free access to the “EasyBib” citation making program, and they lend out digital cameras, calculators, laptops of various sorts projectors, voice recorders, headphones, and human anatomy models. There are also family study rooms at each campus. Some of the libraries are open 7 days a week, and some are open as late as 10 pm.


Trimet passes for fall term are 50% off to all PCC students , and you can buy a fall term pass for $150. If that seems like a steep price to pay, call PCC’s Transportation Department at (971)722-4597, or visit their website  They would be more than happy to help you plan the most efficient bike routes, or set you up with a carpool.

Paying For College:

ESOL Fund  


  • Provides tuition to students in ESOL Levels 1-5 on a one time basis. Also offers $1,000 scholarships for ESOL Levels 6-8 to students who began in PCC ESOL Level 3.

Jobs & Internships

Locations: Cascade (Career Services), Rock Creek (Jobs & Internships Office), Southeast (Career Exploration Center), Sylvania (Jobs & Internships Office) and on-line via PCC Panther Works (on the MyPCC “Paying for College” tab)

  • Postings for job and internship openings, Job coaching for resumes, cover letters, interviewing and job search strategies, Assistance setting up Cooperative Education internships and other practical experiences for credit

PCC Foundation Scholarships

Jennifer McBratney at


We provide an annual scholarship application from December 1st to March 1st in order to provide scholarships to PCC students. Look for our application opening this December 2016

Academic Advising and GED Programs:

PCC Academic Advisors

  • Our mission is to support students’ intellectual growth, empower students to clarify and attain their diverse academic, personal and professional goals, foster student retention, and promote student success.
  • Beat the registration rush! Contact the advising office at your campus to arrange for a time to meet with an advisor early in the term.

If you’re looking for help specific to your career path there are departments that can give you specific information on the skills you need to be able to gain entry to your respective field, such as:

PCC’s Institute for Health Professionals (IHP)


  • Helps students launch and develop their career in the health field with short term programs. Whether looking to enter healthcare as a CNA, Pharmacy Tech, etc., or seeking innovative continuing education in Addictions/Mental Health, Nutrition, Emergency Medicine and more, IHP has programs to help you grow in your career!

Center for Careers in Education, CH 103, 971-722-5970,

Gateway to College Program (Earn your high school diploma)Main office is at Southeast Campus, Tabor Hall, Room 123.     971-722-6293

Students can complete their high school diploma by taking PCC classes.Students can take classes at any PCC campus after finishing a learning community. Students get the support they need, earn dual credits, and have their college tuition and books paid for through their school district.

YES to College Program (Earn your GED)

Main office is at Southeast Campus, Tabor Hall, Room 123 971-722-6293

  • Students can enroll in the YES to College program to complete their GED and start taking college classes. Students can take classes at any PCC campus. Students get the instruction and support they need, and the program is free to students.

YES to College program for English Language Learners

Main office is at Southeast Campus, Tabor Hall, Room 123


  • Students who are English Language Learners can enroll in the YES to College program to learn English.Students can take classes at any PCC campus.  Students get the instruction and support they need, and the program is free to students.


Technology Literacy (Computer Skills). Cascade Campus.  Taught by Marcia Jannsen. TH 232 971-722-5344

Face to Face Tutoring for Classes. (Cascade) The Writing Lab is Terrell Hall 220.  Drop in or come by to make an appointment.  All other class tutoring is done in Terrell Hall 123, with faculty and advanced students helping with Anatomy & Physiology, Math, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, accounting, Adult Basic Education, Spanish, Chinese, Statistics, Computers, Reading and English for Speakers of Other Languages. (Including Accent reduction/ Pronunciation Help.) Begins Oct 21.

Tutoring Center Hours Mondays – Thursdays 8AM-6PM   971 722-5263

Fridays 8AM-4PM
Saturdays 11AM-3PM

Writing/Reading Center Hours, TH 220, October 3 – December 14
Closed:  Oct. 26, Nov. 11, 24, 25

        Mondays – Thursdays 9AM-6PM   Fridays 10AM-2PM
        971 722-5995

Margaret Carter Skill Center ( Cascade Campus)

TEB 124, 971.722.5183

The Margaret Carter Skill Center provides free resources to assist students with becoming college and career ready, including:

  • College and Career Readiness class
  • Introductory Computer Basics class
  • Tutoring
  • Placement testing support
  • Technology workshops
  • Individualized coaching

Student Learning Center (Sylvania Campus Library)

Rm. 140;; 971-722-4540

  • “The Sylvania Student Learning Center is an informal, open study area, with the added benefit of tutoring assistance.Tutoring is free for PCC students and is primarily done on a first-come, first-served basis. The center also has a computer lab and hosts additional programming such as English and math self-paced lab classes, English conversation groups, an English conversation partner program, and workshops; many volunteer opportunities are available as well.” ( Availiable to everyone online)

  • A free online tutoring service available in many different subjects. More information. Students can interact one-on-one with a tutor during scheduled eChat sessions, or submit questions or papers for a later response.

Robert Mcdonald (Math, Women’s Resource Center Cascade)

  • I tutor in the field of mathematics, and I personally have the opportunity of assisting students through the provision of this service and am able to assist with math levels ranging between 20  – 251.

Placement Test Preparation. (Cascade) Current and future students can get help with their placement tests. 10am-12 pm, Margaret Carter Technology Education Bilding, (TEB) 119.  971-722-5183.

Other Support

Print Center Sylvania campus, CC120,


  • The District Print Center offers many services beyond printing—we also provide design services, free delivery to other campuses/centers, lamination, cutting, binding and much more. Our services are available to everyone, not just PCC staff, faculty and students, so stop by to see what we can do for you.

Gym Access:

  • Students pay a $12 gym fee at the Student Accounts office, to access fitness facilities at Sylvania, Rock Creek, and Cascade for a whole term. This is paid as a class fee when students take Physical Education or Dance classes.Compared to the price of commercial gyms, this is a hugely discounted service that PCC students can tap into. Check schedules online!

Multicultural Center (Rock Creek):

  • The mission of the Multicultural Center at Rock Creek is to provide a safe, welcoming environment to support, retain, and empower diverse students to achieve academic excellence and become brave leaders who challenge and dismantle systems of oppression within PCC and their communities.

Services and Resources

  • Free printing
  • Free coffee
  • Use of computers with internet access
  • Study and lounge area
  • Resource library
  • Scholarship information

Retention and Leadership Programs

The Queer Resource Center (Rock Creek)

Building 5, Room 121


  • Provides a welcoming space that offers both academic and personal support to all sexualities, sexes, gender identities, and gender expressions in the PCC community. We provide free computer use and printing, free coffee, tea and snacks, a queer media library, queer-related educational and social events, supportive peer advocates and staff, safer sex supplies, leadership opportunities, and referrals to campus and community resources.

Veterans Services:

VetSuccess on Campus

  • A program through the Veterans Benefits Administration that places an experienced VA Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor directly on campus at PCC to provide assistance and support to student veterans and their eligible family members.
  • Guidance and support to help maximize your VA education benefits
  • Information on all VA benefits:

              * Post-9/11 GI Bill and other VA education benefits

              * Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment

              * VA Health Care

  • Coordination with other PCC services:

              *   Certifying Officials   *  Financial Aid  *  Academic Advising

              *   Career Resources  *  Counseling      *  Disability Services

              *   Veterans Resource Centers  *  Student Veterans’ Clubs

  • Assistance with:

   * Submitting a claim for disability compensation

   * Locating community and other resources

    * Employment information.  Contact Steve Gordon at or

Veterans Education Benefits (All campuses) ,     971-722-4502.

  • The Veterans Education Benefits Offices are available to assist student veterans and eligible dependents access their VA Education Benefits.  Visit our offices at each of the four campuses.

Veterans Resource Center (Sylvania Campus)

SY CC 220    971-722-8793

  • The Sylvania VRC is open to all veterans, veteran family members, friends, and allies.  We provide advocacy and resource support to student veterans for help resolving classroom issues, accessing and managing VA benefits, and utilizing on-campus services to help students attain their educational goals.

The PCC Theatre Arts Program (Sylvania)

  • Welcomes Students with all levels of experience (either backstage or onstage) to work on our 3 annual productions.  Our students learn valuable skills in a fun and creative environment. Classes in Acting, Stagecraft, Design, Improvisation and Theatre Appreciation are offered regularly.

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