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Portland Community College and Oregon Institute of Technology Forge Alliance

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PORTLAND This fall, students at Portland Community College and the Oregon Institute of Technology will be able to jointly enroll at both schools with a new agreement that promises to give students more choice, and greater opportunities and success in higher education. Basically, the new program will allow students to be admitted to both PCC and OIT with a single application. Students will be able to start their work at PCC, but can take classes at both schools and make an easy transition to OIT. Students will pay regular tuition fees at OIT and at PCC.

A signing ceremony formalizing the agreement and featuring Portland Community College President Dan Moriarty and Oregon Institute of Technology President Martha Anne Dow will be held:

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2 p.m.

Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus,

12000 S.W. 49th Ave.

Amo De Bernardis College Center

Conference Rooms A/B

The partnership is part of a trend in higher education to build better relationships between two- and four-year schools. PCC President Dan Moriarty applauds the new arrangement. "We struck a deal with Oregon State University in the spring and with OIT now on board, it all is part of giving students at both institutions greater flexibility and more options. These arrangements benefit not only our current students but also high school students who will see a clearer path to higher education."

OIT President Martha Anne Dow said the partnership with PCC, "will increase OIT’s visibility and presence in the Portland area. Our bachelor’s degree programs lead to professional and financial success for our graduates, and we want to share these opportunities with as many Oregonians as we can."

The Oregon Institute of Technology is based in Klamath Falls with satellite

campuses in Southeast Portland and in Beaverton. All of the academic programs at OIT will be included in the new agreement. Currently, many PCC engineering students transfer to OIT for the last two years of the bachelor’s of science degree.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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