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Top 5 Careers PCC Grads Enter

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on January 18, 2022

Every term, thousands of students benefit from the valuable in-person and online coursework at Portland Community College. While some coursework results in long-term enrollment for multiple years, shorter programs quickly move students from their first course into their first job in a new industry.  

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Topics: Portland Community College, PCC, Job Search

Reasons Why Learning is a Fantastic Hobby

Posted by CLIMB Center on October 19, 2021

Developing hobbies at any age requires attention and skill, and learning is no exception. Many individuals discover that taking a course here and there can bring back some delights from their favorite classes in school or college.  

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Topics: CLIMB Center, Portland Community College

3 Reasons a Student May Be Difficult to Deal With

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on June 29, 2020

Teachers tend to spend an outsized amount of their attention on just one or two students in a given classroom. These students sometimes are acting out, not completing work, or actively distracting other students from their tasks. Difficult students make it hard to feel in control of a classroom and create frustration when you cannot accomplish the goals of your teaching plans. 

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Portland Community College

Portland Financial Recovery Resources

Posted by CLIMB Center on June 01, 2020

If you've recently been furloughed or are out of work and wondering how recent events will affect your livelihood,  you might be looking to carve the path to a brighter future. We've been thinking about that too. Our diverse non-credit programming offer a variety of topics to allow you to explore potential career paths, side hustles or moonlighting projects - without having to revive a full-scale academic pursuit. In this blog, we're sharing a sample of some classes that may jumpstart ideas for those seeking to improve their current financial situation.

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Topics: CLIMB Center, Portland Community College

How to Choose a Side Hustle to Get Your Financial Life Back on Track

Posted by CLIMB Center on May 20, 2020

Cutting costs and boosting your income may be one way to get your financial life back on track if you've lost income during this challenging economic time. For many, additional income may come in the form of a side hustle, an activity you enjoy that can help you get back on your feet--outside of traditional 9-5 employment.

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Topics: Portland Community College, coronavirus

Art as a Side Hustle

Posted by CLIMB Center on May 18, 2020

You're a talented artist. You were given the gift of making stunning creative works and have racked up the hours perfecting your craft. However, you still haven't found a way to monetize your creative pieces.

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Topics: Portland Community College

Supervision Series - Leadership Skills, Coaching and Delegating

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on April 17, 2020

PCC Professional Development and Training's new Supervision series offers three 4-hr courses over three weeks with Instructor Carolyn Waterfall via Zoom. Practice Leadership Skills, Delegating and Coaching - and receive a discount for registering for the full series. To learn more, find the link at the bottom of this blog.

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Leaders, Portland Community College

Coaching: A Leadership Skill

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on April 16, 2020

In today’s business world, the right leadership skills are essential to help people achieve their best potential. Leaders have many different ways they can lead their teams. Advising and mentoring are both highly effective and positive leadership styles, but sometimes coaching leadership is the best way to approach leading employees.

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Portland Community College

7 Ways Patient Access Specialists Make Life Better for Hospital Patients

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 13, 2020

If you've ever been to the hospital, you've likely dealt with a patient access specialist. Patient access specialists (PAS) are typically the first point of contact. Their job is to help, direct, and comfort the patient. Often, a PAS will be responsible for scheduling, billing, and taking you to your appointment. They are also responsible for calling the insurance company, getting your messages to the doctor, and being there to generally answer any question you may have. Portland Community College is proud to offer training to anyone looking to join the profession.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Patient Access, Portland Community College

How Much Does a Clinical Research Assistant Make?

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 06, 2020

Clinical Research Assistants (CR Assistants) spend their time performing trials for new treatments, diagnostic devices, and medications. They also work with patients directly in a healthcare atmosphere. They have important responsibilities that include: 

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Clinical Research, institute for health professionals, Portland Community College

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