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MyPCC makes your life easy
Photos and Story by James Hill
MyPCC makes your life easy. With easy access from anywhere and a wide array of classes and services at a student’s fingertips, registering for classes was never easier. For busy students, college life is hard enough. But at PCC, registration has been made as simple as clicking on a mouse.
Students can still register at any campus registrar’s office or register by mail or fax. However many are too busy or don’t have the time to wait around to see if they can get into a class. Thanks to MyPCC, the college’s Web portal, students can simply log in from anywhere and in a matter of minutes set their entire course schedule for the upcoming term. From credit to non-credit and professional development courses, a student can do it all online.
MyPCC is an online community for students, faculty and staff at the college. This secure site allows them to check email, register, communicate with other students and faculty, read news about the college, and take care of all aspects of college business.
"MyPCC is not always a required part of school, but at the same time using it can really help," said Jeff Guenther, a peer advisor and engineering student. "There are so many different resources on there."
The portal helps busy students get what they need quickly. Kimberley Miller was a student with a full plate. Winner of the inaugural PCC Business Student of the Year Award, Miller juggled schoolwork with a job at Bank of America and raising her two children. Since 2004 she has worked hard to get her associate’s degree and is transferring to Portland State University to study accounting.
"Before I came back to get my degree, I was a student at PCC in 1992 when we had to stand in line for registration," Miller recalled. "I never knew if I’d be able to get through and get the class I needed. Today, the process is a lot easier and incredibly user-friendly."
Besides being easy to use and available anywhere where there is a computer with online access, Miller said that the number of classes at the college made it easier to create class schedules that jived with her way of life.
"Wow, it really helps," she said. "One busy day last year I had to set my class schedule. So I dropped my kids off at school, went home and logged on and registered. It was incredibly easy. There are so many classes. I always found the courses that fit into my schedule. They really compliment a person’s lifestyle."