Clackamas Community College
Founded in 1966, CCC is fully accredited and is one of Oregon’s fastest-growing community colleges. It serves more than 7,000 full-time students. The college offers certificates in professional/technical areas as well as two-year associate of arts and science degrees.
Clackamas Community College — Education That Works
If you value academic variety, a good investment and opportunity for personal involvement, then the Clackamas Community College experience is right for you.
We’ve got the services and classes to get you where you want to go and a committed faculty and staff to see you along the way.
Location: CCC is a public, two-year institution located 15 miles south of Portland, Ore., with views of Mt. Hood. The location and the setting of the college is diverse and offers something of interest for everyone. Our main campus is conveniently located in Oregon City, a safe and historic community. It is close to Portland, the largest city in Oregon, ocean beaches and the spectacular Cascade Mountains.
History: Founded in 1966, CCC is fully accredited and is one of Oregon’s fastest-growing community colleges. It serves more than 7,000 full-time students. The college offers certificates in professional/technical areas as well as two-year associate of arts and science degrees.
The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree can be earned at CCC. Students who earn this degree may enter one of Oregon’s four-year universities as a third-year student.
Why CCC: Students who attend CCC earn an Education That Works. Students have the advantages of a personal, high-quality education that doesn’t cost as much as a four-year institution. Whether you plan to transfer to a four-year university or want to improve your English-speaking skills, you will find the opportunity and support you need.
Our support services assists students with a broad range of programs designed to help you achieve your academic and personal goals, and prepare students to be engaged citizens and successful members of the workforce in an increasingly diverse society. Services include advising, a learning center, career services, counseling and a disability resource center.
Whether you want to make a difference on campus, act in a play, perform in a musical ensemble or write for the college newspaper, CCC has a club or organization for every interest. CCC has more than 30 student clubs that range from global activism to student nursing to faith-based and political groups.
International Student Admissions
- There is no TOEFL required for CCC admission
- Students will be tested in English proficiency upon arrival
- Students needing further skill development may study in the Program for Intensive English
- Those who do not need English classes may enroll in college courses
Program of Intensive English
Small classes, innovative curriculum and low cost are all features of the Program for Intensive English. Students receive individual attention to ensure they receive all the support they need in the core classes of reading and writing, conversation and grammar.
Along with credit course, electives include: vocabulary building; reading; writing for daily life; film, Internet and culture; spelling; and bridging from college to careers.
The CCC Foundation awards more than $600,000 to students each year. The scholarship application window is open Jan. 30 through Oct. 31. More than 275 scholarships are available, in categories such as academic honors, first in the family to attend college, financial need, training for specific careers and single parents. All certificate- and degree-seeking students who will be attending CCC are encouraged to apply.
Homestay: You may want to live with a family while you are studying at Clackamas Community College. If you choose a homestay, you will live with a host family, learn about their culture, participate in their everyday lives and make lifelong friends. A homestay family can help you with your language studies by giving you opportunities to speak English and experience American culture.
Off-campus housing: There is no on-campus housing at Clackamas Community College, however there are a number of apartments to choose from near the college.
$10,000 — $15,000 Year
Type of School
Student Body GenderCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNo Affiliation
Scholarships for International StudentsYes
Conditional Admission AvailableYes
SettingCity, Suburban, Rural
Type of HousingHomestay, Apartment
Test ScoresIELTS: Band 6+, TOEFL: 61+