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Get noticed and get assertive with PCC class

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Have you ever felt walked on or ignored? Maybe you just can’t say ‘no’ to friends and family who ask you to do things. This spring learn how to assert yourself in a positive manner in Portland Community College’s non-credit class.

In the non-credit class, Get Assertive!, students will learn how they lose power and how to gain it back. Instructor Vivan Harte will uncover secrets to defusing anger and avoiding criticism, and gain the skills to be assertive with family members, friends, bosses, co-workers, professionals and clerks.

Held entirely online via the Internet, the six-week class offers the flexibility to open lessons whenever your schedule allows and features discussion boards with the instructor and other students. The class will be offered from March 21 through April 27. Cost is $85. To register, email, or visit

For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-731-6619.

Portland Community College is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, serving approximately 88,200 full- and part-time students. For more PCC news, please visit us on the Web at PCC has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

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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