Portmore Community College was founded on 5th of February 1992. The College is a government-owned educational institution governed by a board of management, under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of education.
Portmore Community College is located in Portmore and Old Harbour St. Catherine. Its main campus is located on the shared HEART/NTA complex in Portsmouth, Portmore. The campus cover approximately 15 acres and houses over 30 classrooms, 3 computer labs, library, science laboratories and other sports and recreational facilities. The Old Harbour campus is located on Main Street Old Harbour, it occupies 5 acres and houses 13 classrooms and, laboratories, library and other amenities.
Student Life & Culture
At PCC students work hard and play hard. You will learn inside the classroom as well as outside the classroom. Outside the classroom is where you will learn most of life’s important lessons about collaboration, negotiation, leadership, empathy, joy ful curiosity and how to have a good time while you excel academically. PCC’s students union runs an incredible variety of student groups - more than 10 in total. Among PCC's many groups, you'll certainly find the group that fits you: track team, UCCF, Circle K club, Choir, Dance and much more.
Computer facilities - PCC computing environment supports a rich array of technologies and information resources for academic and administrative use. Information technology services are provided by many different organisations working collaboratively with the College. The institution has its dedicated IT staff, email system, servers and campus networks. Help-desk and ICT sub services are provided as a part of the Computer Department of the College. Other computer services include PCCNet (the campus wireless network), the computer labs, cyber centre, technology room and the on-campus telephone system, co-location services for high-performance research computers, and a vari ety of support services.
Libraries - The college has two libraries across both campuses. Its collections consist of over 3000 volumes of print material for the fields of Engineering, Science, Business, Architecture and Computing. There is also the Institute Archives, which collects records, Gleaner publications, technical reports, and the personal papers of faculty members.
Online Course Delivery (OCD). - PCC Online Course Delivery makes courses materials used by students available on the web, free of charge, to any student anywhere in the world. OCD is a large-scale, web-based publication of course materials. Educators are encouraged to use materials for curriculum development, and student self-learners may draw on materials for supplementary use. OCD is online at http://pcc.edu.jm/programs.
Science Laboratories - Portmore Community College boasts two contemporary science lab facilities one on each campus. The science labs cater to all facets of the sciences and a re used by CAPE, CSEC, Engineering Science, architectural students. The Science labs are outfitted with all the necessary equipment and resources that enables science students to successfully carry out research and experiments as required by the programme. Science lab technician are at hand at both campuses to provide technical assistance to both student and lecturers.
Food Preparation Lab - The College has its food preparation lab base in Old Harbour that serves the Hospitality Entertainment and Tourism Management program offered only at the Old Harbour campus. The laboratory is equipped with industry standard equipment in addition to all safety requirement sanction by the parish council.