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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.179 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.165 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.164 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities2,313 Graduates
Accounting Technician and Bookkeeping223 Graduates
Business Administration and Management145 Graduates
Computer Programming140 Graduates
Business Support Services125 Graduates
Web Page and Digital Design114 Graduates
Automotive Mechanics98 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
After Portland Community College
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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Portland Community College Reviews
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At PCC I am completing my undergraduate pre-reqs for a Bachelors of Science, then transferring on to Portland State University School of Business program, majoring in Human Resources Management. At this time, I have had 3 full terms on campus and several terms where I worked completely online. If you can handle an old fashioned online classroom called D2L, you can get a flexible education on your off time at home by being an online student. You have to be willing to commit to the weekly homework hours to get it all done because the deadlines are not flexible. An aspect of the online learning is that I can do my discussion homework any time that I have my smart phone! I got used to checking D2L instead of my facebook. As for on-campus instructors, some are exceptional because they try to involve all learning styles. While there are outlier teachers once in a while that stick to their preferred style and many students struggle, but that was really rare with only 2-3 teachers of my 20+. Read Rate My Professor with some skepticism and try emailing the instructor if you're not sure. Most of them are really responsive even if you email late at night!
I love the online classes, but I do not love the online system. I gave some feedback on overall education earlier, please read that comment also! Really, it should be full access mobile friendly site. The mobile site right now is very very limited in your functionality, which doesn't help if I am a student on the go trying to read the lecture notes as I wait at the doctor's office. But I think the teachers give us all of the resources, respond quickly, and grade fairly. However, the online classes have very little interaction. This does not help stimulate the education.
Best CC that I have come across. I've attended MHCC - which feels unengaged and underfunded. PCC on the other hand makes it happen with a lot of student/staff engagement and on campus activities that are designed to be "extra." Like the Potty Press - you can get on campus upcoming events that happen M-Sun at varying times, and some events are free! They get all walks of life to come to campus by talking with the community and business leaders that come and give guest lectures that matter. I'm going to have a teleconference with Sam Adams about Climate Change this term. I'm excited to learn at PCC!