Portland Community College was accredited in 1970 by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the accrediting agency for this region. Many programs within the college also have accreditation from professional associations. Documents describing Portland Community College’s accreditation and licensing are available for review in the college library, in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, or by visiting PCC's accreditation website. Information regarding accreditation from professional associations may be obtained by contacting the department chairperson of the individual program.