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Higher Education Coordination Commission

Private Career School Advisory Committee

Private Career Schools (PCS) in Oregon offer specialized training and certificate and diploma programs that help prepare graduates for entry-level employment in a wide variety of career fields. The PCS Advisory Committee advises Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) staff with respect to education provided by private career schools in Oregon, and provides staff with feedback on policy, procedures, and laws.

The Committee is generally convened quarterly and as needed by the Office of Academic Policy and Authorization, and all meetings are open to the public.

Members, PCS Advisory Committee

The PCS Advisory Committee has 11 members, including the following. 

  • Seven members affiliated with PCS as owners, directors, administrators, instructors, or representatives (but not more than one member representing an out-of-state career school) 
  • Four public members who are not eligible as a school member 
    • At least one member (of the four) who has graduated from a career school 

The term of the appointment on the PCS Advisory Committee is three years. Current PCS Advisory Committee members are listed below.

Stay Engaged

Our public processes are conducted at public meetings. Public testimony is welcomed at all public meetings convened by the HECC. Subscribe to receive public meeting notices by email here. Find public meeting dates and materials below.


Public Meeting Materials

Public Comment and Accommodations Guidelines

  • Contact the meeting administrator: 
  • Provide public comment: To sign up for public comment, submit written comment, or ask questions about the meeting, email the meeting administrator.  All written comments received become part of the public record and will be shared publicly in meeting materials. You can also read an introduction to providing public comment here.
  • Request accommodations: The HECC is committed to accessible services for all. Please send requests for alternative formats or accommodations for individuals with disabilities to the meeting administrator at least 72 hours in advance if possible.