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Why choose Chinese at PCC?

Portland Community College offers a complete two-year sequence of courses in Mandarin Chinese language and culture. Each course is for 5 credits, the first year consisting of CHN 101, 102, 103, and the second year CHN 201, 202, 203. Our curriculum uses traditional characters during the first-year courses and simplified characters during the second-year courses.

Degrees and certificates

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
University transfer 2 years at PCC + 2 years at university


What will you learn?

All Mandarin Chinese courses are taught using the full immersion method and incorporate a wide variety of online and multimedia resources.? As you develop your proficiency in the language, you will also build a solid foundation in the richness of Chinese culture.

Want to deepen your knowledge? Consider the Asian Studies Focus Award or the China Studies Focus Award.

What will you do?

Chinese is the most prevalent language on the planet. The People’s Republic of China is a powerful force on the world stage. Chinese language competency could open doors in fields like international relations business and education.

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