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PCC Summer Term Starts June 23
Photos and Story by Mark Evertz
Portland Community College, the largest higher education institution in the state, will offer a variety of innovative approaches to summer school when it begins classes on Monday, June 23. The college will offer compressed or concentrated courses in a variety of subjects at all of the campuses; a summer arts institute at Sylvania Campus, an interdisciplinary creative arts studies program at Cascade Campus; and a special program with counseling and group support for students taking pre-college courses.
The compressed courses give students a chance to take a year’s worth of credit in a subject in one summer term. Compressed classes are available in accounting, psychology, sociology, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, French, German, Japanese and literature. Courses are three, four or five weeks in length. Check the PCC Schedule of Classes, mailed to homes in May. In Biotechnology, a career training program at the Rock Creek Campus, students have the option of taking a full year’s worth of training in one summer, or taking just one class. Classes are scheduled mornings, afternoons and evenings. Biotechnology grants an associate’s degree and also transfers to Portland State. To inquire, about Biotechnology, call 614-7255.
The Summer Institute for the Visual and Performing Arts, located at Sylvania Campus, has staged a variety of arts workshops of varying lengths and starting times throughout the summer, ranging from bronze casting and printmaking to fundamentals of acting and agents and acting. Offerings are one, two or three credits. Call 977-4279 for further information.
The Creative Arts Studies Program at Cascade Campus will give students an opportunity to earn up to 12 college credits in 10 weeks in an interdisciplinary approach which explores the connections between drawing, painting and writing. Please call admissions at Cascade for more information at 978-5282.
To prepare for college, students can sign up for a 13-credit block of classes in reading, writing, learning skills, keyboarding or introduction to word processing and basic math. Called Summer Start, it is offered at the Sylvania Campus beginning July 14. Students will complete assignments on their own and also work on group projects. There is time built in for meeting with instructors and working on assignments. Call 977-4614 to inquire about Summer Start.
Tuition at PCC is $36 per credit. Classes are offered at Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave.; Rock Creek Campus, 17705 N.W. Springville Road; Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth Ave.; the Central Portland Workforce Training Center, 1626 S.E. Water Ave.; Washington County Workforce Training Center, 18624 N.W. Walker Road; Southeast Center, 2850 S.E. 82nd Ave.; and approximately 200 metro-area community locations.