Clackamas Community College

Clackamas Community College

Clackamas Community College is a public, two-year university – level school near Portland, Oregon.

Choosing Clackamas is Smart!

  • Located in a safe and historic community
  • Fully accredited
  • Less expensive than a four-year institution
  • Close to ocean beaches and the Cascade Mountains

Clackamas offers two-year degrees as well as certificates in professional/ technical areas. Students who earn a two-year degree may enter an Oregon 4-year university as a third year student. Our students have transferred to the University of Oregon, Portland State University, Boston University, and many more.

Learning English in the Program for Intensive English is Smart!

  • Small classes, innovative curriculum and low cost
  • Five levels of English classes
  • Core classes of reading & writing, conversation, and grammar.
  • Elective classes include Idioms, Pronunciation, Vocabulary Building, TOEFL and TOEIC preparation, and Intercultural Communication
  • Modern teaching methods promote student interaction
  • State-of-the-art computer labs

Clackamas Community College Students


Fall, Winter and Spring Terms are 11 weeks in length. Summer Term classes are 8 weeks. The college offers classes on weekdays, weeknights, and on weekends.
The Program for Intensive English offers five levels of instruction in conversation, reading/writing, and grammar. Elective classes, such as pronunciation and American idioms, are offered at various levels. Students at the advanced level may take some college classes to complete their degree.

The college offers certificates in professional/technical areas as well as 2 year Associate of Arts and Science degrees. The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (A.A.O.T.) degree can be earned at Clackamas. Students who earn an A.A.O.T. degree may enter an Oregon 4-year university as a third year student.

Program for Intensive English classes are small, and most classes have fewer than 20 students.

Class size in the college varies from a minimum of 14 to a maximum of 40.

All faculty in the Program for Intensive English have master’s degrees in teaching English as a second language.

In college programs, most faculty have master’s degrees, and some have doctorate degrees.

CCC offers many programs in professional and technical careers. These include:
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Office Specialist
Computer Science
Integrated Media Studies
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences
Foreign Languages
Criminal Justice
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Medical Assistant
Dental Assistant
Building Construction
Water/Environmental Technology
Manufacturing Technology
Automotive Technology
There is no on-campus housing at Clackamas Community College. However, there are a number of apartments near the college. Information on apartments as well as roommate opportunities is available calling 1-503-594-3040 or by contacting the Office of Student Activities,

In addition, homestays are available for those students who want to live with an American family. The following homestay provider can be contacted directly.

Andeo International StudentStays
620 S.E. 5th Ave., Suite 625
Portland, OR 97204
FAX 1-503-274-9004

CCC strives for excellence in athletics. Since becoming a member of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) in 1984, the Cougars have been leaders in every sport – winning 14 Northwest titles. Our teams compete in several sports.

Men’s sports include cross-country, basketball, wrestling, baseball, and track.
Women can compete in soccer, volleyball, cross-country, basketball, softball, and track.

International students pay out of state tuition and fees for classes. Students admitted to the Program for Intensive English (PIE) take the equivalent of 18 credit hours. Full time PIE students receive a waiver of tuition or fees for one 3-hour class, so their costs can be as low as $2814 per term. International students admitted to the college must take at least 12 credit hours. The approximate cost for 12 credits is about $2814, but may vary due to a student’s choice of classes and course fees.
An application packet is available and may be downloaded from our website See above for a direct link. If you cannot download the application packet, contact us at the above address.