Pioneer Pacific College is a private higher education institution with 4 locations in northwestern Oregon. Based primarily in Wilsonville, the college has aimed to provide a practical education to students ever since its founding in the early 1980s. From its first move from Corvallis to Wilsonville – due to the latter’s proximity to Portland – it was clear that the goal of the college was to give students the most exposure to the professional world.
Though established as an electronics school (aptly named Skilltronics), Pioneer Pacific College has expanded its range of programs considerably and now offers diplomas, bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificates in fields as diverse as business and the culinary arts. Besides the main campus and Health Career Institute located in Wilsonville, Pioneer Pacific has locations in Springfield and Clackamas.
Accreditation for Pioneer Pacific to award its degrees, certificates and diplomas comes from the ACICS (the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools), located in Washington, D.C. and recognized by the United States Board of Education.
The Business Program is divided into four main areas: Accounting, Administration, Marketing and Business Management. Students can pursue an Associate of Applied Science in any of these or a Bachelor of Science in Business Management on the main campus at Wilsonville.
Other major degree programs include the Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Science degrees for Criminal Justice majors. Pioneer Pacific has maintained its dedication to information and electronics technology over the years and continues to offer an AAS in Computer Networking as well as a BS in Information Tech. For students looking to enter the legal profession, the AAS program to become a Paralegal or Legal Assistant can be completed in only 70 academic weeks. AAS programs in the Culinary Arts are supplemented by real-world kitchen experience in Portland, where the restaurant scene continues to thrive.
Finally, students looking to enter the Healthcare profession have a number of choices at Pioneer Pacific College. This extremely large industry continues to be fertile ground for job hunters. Pioneer Pacific offers degrees and certificates in Healthcare Administration, Pharmacy Tech, Medical Billing and more.