Pioneer Pacific College is a system of institutions providing college-level career training in both a campus and online format. The school was founded in 1981 as Skillstronics, an electronics training institute located in Corvallis, Oregon. Skillstronics was purchased by the Pacific Education Corporation in 1989 and was renamed Pioneer Pacific College. Since then, the school has expanded its campuses and course offerings. Today, Pioneer Pacific College boasts four Oregon locations in addition to its online courses. Areas of study include health care, criminal justice, business, information technology, electronics engineering, paralegal and legal studies, and culinary arts.
Pioneer Pacific College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.
Faculty members at Pioneer Pacific College are selected based on their professional experience and educational background. The teaching staff at the college tend to have significant years of real-world experience under their belts, allowing them to provide students with the relevant knowledge needed to enter the workplace. The college seeks to hire individuals whose personal beliefs align with the school's stated mission -- "Helping people improve their lives through education."
Pioneer Pacific College is a commuter school and does not offer on-campus housing to its students. Class schedules remain flexible, with day, evening and online classes available. This allows many students to continue maintaining their responsibilities outside of the classroom. Curriculum is designed to achieve clear learning goals and is career-focused. Accelerated learning programs allow for quick completion of academic programs. Students can complete professional diploma programs in as little as 10 months. Associate degree programs may be completed in as little as 18 months, while bachelor's degree programs are available for completion within three years.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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