Student Support Services and Resource Page
This page is designed to give students the support they need in any of the following areas:
(This term means "after high school" and refers to all programs for high school graduates, including programs at two and four-year colleges, and vocational & technical schools)
(Information and/or counseling specific to Building Construction including career and job market information and college program information)
(Project or Capstone experience developed within the Building Construction Program)
(Education specific to Building Construction)
(Students with special needs, English as a second language, Non-traditional students, and focused recruitment)
For additional resources not in the above categories, please reference the Counseling Center dropdown tab in the gold bar above
Portland Community College Specific
DegreePath.com is a free resource to start your path to a college degree and compare higher education options that can generally lead to improved career or job opportunities based on numerous employment reports from organizations like the US Census Bureau
A non-profit in partnership with HarvardUniversity, useful things to think about in finding a career.
Finding the right Career in Construction
A website with 50 different career descriptions and information in the construction sub-fields
A guide for current students in the Building Construction Program at St Helens High School to the Building Construction Program at PCC
NW College of Construction
Located in Portland, Oregon
Oregon Labor Market Information System
OLMIS allows electronic access to labor market information through articles and tools intended to provide labor market information to a wide range of audiences.
Find all the information pertaining to an occupation in one place. Reports include information on projected employment, wages, skills, education requirements, schools and training providers and more.
WorkSourceOregon.org is your resource directory to help you find local WorkSource Oregon centers for business and job finding assistance, anywhere in Oregon. Visit or contact one of their centers for in-depth and one-on-one service
Career Pathways connect you to the courses, skills, and credentials you need to prepare for a high-demand job.Oregon Career Information System (CIS)
CIS supports the career development needs of Oregonians. They develop and deliver comprehensive information about occupations and industries, postsecondary programs and schools, and financial aid, connecting career options to the paths for reaching them
Career Pathway Roadmaps Web Tool
The Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (OCCWD) working in partnership with Oregon's 17 community colleges through the Oregon Pathways Alliance developed the CareerPathways Roadmap Web Tool to provide visual maps using web technology for students and citizens to learn more about education, training, occupations, careers, and the labor market in OregonBuilding Construction Course
Independent Carpentry Course
See course descriptions after selectionSenior Projects
Students will develop a project that will apply academic and career-related knowledge and skills in new and complex situations, and will connect to their personal, academic, and/or career interests and post-high school goals.
Career Pathway information-page 10
Course Descriptions and program information
Technical Skill Assessment for program completers
Assessments used to judge skill level of students in their career areas
Women's Bureau Initiatives
Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations
Perkins Collaborative Resource Network - Crosswalks
Programs that have been designated as leading to non-traditional occupations for males and females
CTE Pathways Nontraditional Careers - WMV | YouTube
Video about not limiting your view to the opportunities that are the easily available, readily accessible, and most traditional. Most people never take even one step out of their comfort zone as they look at the list of high school courses and deciding what to take.
Non-traditional Career Preparation
Fundamental to NAPE’s mission is the development of education and workforce development programs that expand career opportunities for men and women, especially in high-skill, high-wage non traditional career fields. Non traditional careers are those occupations in which one gender comprises less than 25% of the current workforce.