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What will I learn?

Marketing requires a great deal of enthusiasm as well as basic business skills. Marketing managers may study business trends and try to adjust products or services to better fit consumer demands. Marketing representatives may deal with media contacts, working to position the company to leverage public relations opportunities. Further, marketing personnel may also work in advertising, direct sales, or distribution. Marketing is pervasive.

But to be successful, it’s necessary to acquire basic business skills, critical to almost any organization’s success. In PCC’s Marketing program, we promote learning basic business skills to provide a strong foundation, enabling you to specialize in the area you choose.

Careers in Marketing

An ideal candidate in marketing will work to serve a variety of functions within business. Opportunities exist in world of commerce, industry, and merchandising. Marketing professionals normally work in advertising, direct sales, distribution, purchasing, retailing, manufacturing, and other commercial and industrial firms.

What will I do on the job?

As a graduate of this program, you will have a wide range of job opportunities: direct sales, direct mail, telemarketing, convention and trade show promotions, distribution, visual displays, developing sales and marketing channels, buying, scheduling and managing personnel, supervising and managing a selling floor, developing visual displays, handling an order desk, planning sales and promotions, producing print or radio ads, industrial and institutional sales, and assisting a manufacturer’s representative. .

Which department am I in?

Portland Community College

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
USD $258 per credit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

Cascade Campus

705 N. Killingsworth Street,

PORTLAND,

Oregon,

97217, United States

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
USD $258 per credit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

Southeast Center

2305 SE 82nd and Division,

PORTLAND,

Oregon,

97216, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have minimum age of 18 years old in the first term. They also must have completed most recent high school, college, or university.

For international students

Students must have minimum age of 18 years old in the first term. They also must have completed most recent high school, college, or university. TOEFL (1 year) iBT 61, IELTS (1 year) overall 5.5, no band lower than 5.0. Accredited US College/University: pass course equivalent to WR121 (college-level English Composition) with 2.0 GPA or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Portland Community College

PCC provides an affordable option for quality education through small classes and 90+ academic programs in a safe and beautiful city.

  • 2+2 transfer programs and OPT after graduation
  • More than 90 academic programs to choose from
  • Easy, no fee, online application
  • No TOEFL/IELTS or SAT/ACT required for admission