Private Postsecondary

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Private Career Schools Advisory Committee​

Private Career School Advisory Committee advises HECC staff with respect to the quality and character of education provided by private career schools in Oregon​. It is  generally convened quarterly by the Director of Academic Policy and Authorization, and other times needed. Sign up for public meeting notices here.

Private Career School (PCS) Advisory Committee Seeking Members

PCS schools in Oregon offer certificate and diploma programs that help prepare graduates for entry level employment in a wide variety of career fields.  Regulated through the Office of Academic Policy and Authorization, HECC currently oversees the licensure of over 200 PCS schools.  

HECC is currently seeking new members for the 11-member PCS Advisory Committee, whose role is to advise the Executive Director regarding the quality and character of education provided by the PCS sector.  The Committee meets 4 times a year and provides staff with feedback on policy, procedures and laws.  Members includes PCS representatives, public representatives, and one member who has graduated from a private career school.  The term of appointment is three years.  ​

This is a great opportunity to become involved with State government, particularly if you are interested in the PCS sector. It’s a safe bet that every day you are involved with, receive services from, or encounter something that was prepared or delivered by a PCS graduate!  If you are interested in serving or would like additional information, please contact Kia Sorensen at kia.sorensen@state.or.us.  ​

PCS Advisory Committee Quarterly meeting schedule for 2022​:​
  • Thursday June 16, 2022
  • Thursday Sept 15, 2022
  • Thursday  Dec 15, 2022
December 3, 2020