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Award-winning photo: A Clackamas Community College wrestler works out in the predawn hours outside at the Oregon City campus during fall term 2020.
Award-winning photo: A Clackamas Community College wrestler works out in the predawn hours outside at the Oregon City campus during fall term 2020.
Clackamas Community College students win 14 journalism awards in state competition - 06/03/21

OREGON CITY - Student journalists at Clackamas Community College recently won 14 journalism awards in the 2021 Oregon Collegiate Newspaper Contest.

Among the awards were first-place prizes for sports photo and feature photo.

Students from The Clackamas Print, the news organization at Clackamas Community College, also won awards in the two-year school category for their website, review writing, headline writing and column writing. 

The awards were presented by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association via Zoom at the annual Collegiate Day held May 7.

Dozens of students from Oregon colleges and universities took part in the virtual awards presentation. 

“I’m so proud of our newspaper and all the staff that I have had the honor of working with for the past two years,” Laura Canida, editor-in-chief of The Clackamas Print, said. “Our staff is so creative and hardworking. Since the pandemic, everyone has stepped up and created some wonderful online work. It’s been an honor to be a part of this great team. I’ve enjoyed watching everyone grow, and I can’t wait to see what this next year brings.”

Staff also won a second-place award for their coverage of COVID as well as a third-place award for coverage of the 2020 Portland protests.  


Clackamas Community College offers summer Health Care Careers Certificate - 05/26/21

OREGON CITY – Clackamas Community College is offering a new Health Care Careers Certificate program this summer. The four-class certificate will help students explore and prepare for health care careers by introducing soft skills, communication skills and terminology.

The program will prepare students for a variety of entry-level health care jobs, including patient representative, clinical services specialist, medical receptionist and medical front desk. According to labor market analysis, the job outlook is strong in the health care industry. Patient representatives earn on average $38,638 a year, medical receptionists earn $32,676 and medical secretaries earn $43,698.

The classes are medical terminology; communications and ethical practices in health care settings; human relations; and communication skills or English composition. Students will learn medical office administrative services and clinical duties, such as patient intake as well as routine diagnostic and recording procedures.

Students who take the new communications and ethical practices in health care settings course (MA-135) will learn different communication styles, coping skills, and legal and ethical skills needed for patient interactions in a front office or receptionist entry-level position. Students will learn how to use an electronic health record computer system to complete front desk tasks, such as registering and scheduling patients. 

Students will learn:

  • Appointment scheduling and patient registration in an electronic health record
  • How to compose or edit letters that apply to situations in medical front offices
  • Coping skills used to resist stress factors in the work environment
  • The importance of professional communication, and the communication cycle in a front-desk health care setting
  • Laws that pertain to the role of a medical front office receptionist employee

Summer term starts June 21 and runs through Aug. 12. Registration is now open, and all courses will be online.

For more information and how to get started at Clackamas Community College, visit For questions, email


Student performance showcase flier
Student performance showcase flier
CCC theater students take the virtual stage - 05/26/21

OREGON CITY – Clackamas Community College theater students are taking center stage to bring viewers virtual performances that are sure to be crowd-pleasers. The spring productions include a student performance showcase and a special Zoom-stage featuring the work of CCC theater student Mirielle LeMay. Performances will be streamed live at and

Student Performance Zoom-stage

June 10, noon-1 p.m.

The student performance showcase features a fun mix of standup comedy, an original two-person comedy act and the short play “Now We’re Really Getting Somewhere” by Kristina Halvorson. The play is about a weekly office meeting between three women that takes a turn for the worse when the boss invites an unwanted guest. This play perfectly displays the everyday struggle one might face at work with stubborn bosses or unmotivated co-workers.

Zoom-stage Production of “Dartwood,” by CCC student Mirielle LeMay

June 11, 7:30 p.m.

Seventeen-year-old Violet is a student at the Dartwood Orphan Asylum and has a sixth sense about the presence of vampires. Alice, the new girl at the asylum, share’s Violet’s gift, but teen jealousy nearly spells disaster. Aided by Miss Klossner, their kooky German teacher and expert in demonology, they fight for the soul of orphan Mary who may be in the clutches of the evil countess. “Dartwood” is sure to thrill and tickle the funny bone!.

For more information about any of these events, contact Jennifer Jett at"> For more information about the arts and upcoming performances at Clackamas Community College, visit


Enjoy a virtual concert by music students at Clackamas Community College.
Enjoy a virtual concert by music students at Clackamas Community College.
CCC virtual concert hits the high notes - 05/21/21

OREGON CITY –Clackamas Community College music students have been perfecting their pitch and tuning their instruments to bring viewers a virtual spotlight concert series. The spring concert premieres live June 4, 7 p.m., at and

The Renewal Virtual Spotlight brings audiences full ensemble pieces created entirely from a distance. This end-of-term event is an eclectic collection of choral, jazz, classical and electronic music performed by the chamber choir, wind ensemble and classical guitar ensemble.

Tune in for a concert teaser at For more information about the virtual spotlight concert series, contact Ami Collofello at For more information about music events at CCC, visit