PACTEC (Portland Area Career and Technical Education Consortium) coordinates Perkins eligible CTE Programs of Study.  It is an alliance of 11 school districts in Washington and East Columbia counties, along with business and industry partners, and other educational and governmental institutions. PACTEC works with PCC and the other community college partners to facilitate smooth transitions for high schools students and to assist in readying them for their next steps at PCC or for other training opportunities. PACTEC works with Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs of Study and with all eligible secondary partners to offer articulated credit through the Dual Credit program at PCC.