Private Postsecondary

Private Career Schools (PCS) Licensing unit

Private Career Schools provide specialized training and certificate opportunities for students with specific career focuses, in fields as diverse as computer technology, cosmetology, health care, real estate and business.

The HECC Office of Private Postsecondary Education Private Career School (PCS) unit licenses these schools to provide training and certificate programs in Oregon. For more information on authorities, see Oregon Revised Statutes and Administrative Rules pertaining to the HECC and Private Career Schools, specifically ORS 345 and OAR 715-045.

In this Section:

Find Forms and Procedures for New Licensing or Renewal of Private Career Schools.
See Lists of Currently Licensed Oregon Private Career Schools by field. 

Also see Student Resources for:

Private Career Schools Advisory Council

Private Career School Advisory Council is an advisory committee to the Director of Private Postsecondary Education with respect to the quality and character of education provided by the private career schools in Oregon. It is convened as needed by the Director of Private Postsecondary Education, and quarterly meetings are regularly scheduled.

PCS Advisory Committee Minutes  

PCS Advisory Committee meetings minutes (coming soon)
PCS Advisory Committee Quarterly meeting schedule for 2017:

  • Thursday, March 16
  • Thursday, June 15
  • Thursday, September 14
  • Thursday, December 14

PCS-Advisory-Meeting-Notice-Jan2017.pdf