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​​Interested in Career Encounters at PCC? 

Career Encounters is a joint partnership between PCC and the Beaverton School District. This program allows juniors and seniors to get hands-on career experience in high-demand, high-wage careers. Students earn both high school Applied Arts (.5) credits and PCC (2) credits. All tuition, fees, and equipment are paid for by the Beaverton School District.​

Currently, there are three course options of the Career Encounters program. All three will be available for the 2018-19 academic school year (PCC terms: Fall, Winter, Spring):

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Classes meet twice a week for the exception of Fridays. Students have Early Release on Fridays. Classes run from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Once every 2 weeks, students will stay 1 hour later (1:30-4:30) to do the career focus activities in the College Guidance section of the course.​

Career Encounters has been featured in a number of articles. The curious can learn more at:

To be eligible, a student must be at least 16 years old and be currently enrolled in one of BSD's comprehensive high schools. Students must also have good academic standing (GPA 2.0 or better). In order to be successful in one of these courses, students must be commited, have a history of good attendance and be self-motivated to learn and step outside of their comfort zone. Prior to the start of the term, students are required to complete the following PCC requirements​:

Additional Information:
  • Transportation from the high schools is provided to and from PCC (students receive Trimet bus passes for the ride home).

To sign up for one of the courses, please use the link below (this is a requirement for all participants).

Questions? Email: