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CCC is offering three classes that culminate with a trip to Ireland.
CCC is offering three classes that culminate with a trip to Ireland.
CCC offers Ireland study abroad experience (Photo) - 07/11/19

OREGON CITY – This fall, Clackamas Community College is offering a study abroad trip to Ireland. Students and community members who take one of three classes will end the term with a trip Dec. 6-18, where they will learn about Irish history, ancient Celtic stories, Viking invasions, the Great Irish Famine and Irish emigration to the United States.

On the trip, students will discover the importance of Ireland’s borders in Brexit negotiations and see the Book of Kells at Trinity College in Dublin. They will also visit the O’Donnell Castle and Abbey in Donegal, hike the Sliabh Liag Cliffs, visit Yeats Country in and around Sligo, tour the Bloody Sunday Museum and Bogside Murals in Derry, and shop the Belfast Christmas markets.

Below is a list of available classes:

  • Introduction to Intercultural Communication (COMM-130-01), 4 credits. For more information, contact Kerrie Hughes at or 503-594-3155.
  • Appreciation of Theatre (TA-101-01), 4 credits. For more information, contact James Eikrem at or 503-594-3157.
  • Introduction to Writing Creatively (WR-140-01), 4 credits. For more information, contact Sue Mach at or 503-594-3262.

Community members can participate in the study abroad experience without earning credit by registering through community education at Click on “Cougar Trax,” select “Community Education,” search “Ireland Workshop” and register.

Cost of the trip is $3,300, which includes airfare, accommodations, passport, course fee, most meals, course-related excursions and travel insurance. CCC tuition is separate from the price of the trip, but all financial aid applies for study abroad classes. Some additional small fees may apply.

For more information, contact Sue Mach at 503-594-3262 or


A CCC graduate spies her friends and family in the audience at the June 14 ceremony on the college’s Oregon City campus.
A CCC graduate spies her friends and family in the audience at the June 14 ceremony on the college’s Oregon City campus.
Spring 2019 Clackamas Community College graduates announced (Photo) - 07/11/19

OREGON CITY – This spring, Clackamas Community College awarded 1,328 degrees and certificates. On Friday, June 14, the college recognized students earning degrees and certificates. Of those graduates, the youngest was 15 years old and the oldest was 71 years old.

The following individuals who live in or have ties to [YOUR CITY NAME] earned a certificate or degree at Clackamas Community College:

For more than 50 years, Clackamas Community College has been changing with the times and working to meet the needs of the community. CCC is known for being a great value for the money, being close to home, its state-of-the-art facilities and robust student life programming.

Recognized for its committed, supportive faculty and staff, CCC offers classes and services to a diverse student body totaling more than 25,000 at three active campuses in Oregon City, Milwaukie and Wilsonville.

Registration is now open for all term. For more information, visit


Teens and parents are invited to the Aug. 13 career technical showcase at Clackamas Community College.
Teens and parents are invited to the Aug. 13 career technical showcase at Clackamas Community College.
Get technical at Clackamas Community College (Photo) - 07/03/19

OREGON CITY – Youth and parents are invited to a career technical showcase at Clackamas Community College to learn about in-demand jobs in Clackamas County and the skills needed to get them.

This free event is Tuesday, Aug. 13, 6:30-8 p.m., at the college’s Industrial Technology Center, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City.

Local businesses will be on hand to offer insight into the industrial technology, welding, automotive, renewable energy and water environmental technology fields and the status of the current job market. Clackamas Community College staff will give tours of the facility and share information about the college’s programs and trainings. Also, financial aid staff will be on hand to answer questions about paying for college.

Clackamas Community College has a longstanding partnership with hundreds of companies in the area, from manufacturing to renewable energy technology. These companies actively seek CCC students offering opportunities for internships and employment.

“The demand for employees in machining, welding and renewable energy is extremely high right now," Mike Mattson, chair of the college's industrial technology department, said. "Employers are at our door seeking qualified employees. Our employment rates are essentially 100 percent.”

Some high school students may qualify for high school career technical education courses at CCC. For those 17-29, the college’s TechHire program offers paid internships, training and advising. To attend the career technical showcase, register at For questions, call 503-594-3318. To learn more about CCC’s programs, visit


CCC announces spring honor roll - 06/25/19

OREGON CITY – A total of 1,653 students made the Clackamas Community College honor roll and president’s list for winter term 2019.

To be named to the honor roll, students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or better. To be named to the president’s list, students must earn a 3.75 grade-point average or better.


Editor’s note: Please see attached files for the list of honor roll names and city of residency.

CCC hosts a star party - 06/25/19

OREGON CITY – The Clackamas Community College Environmental Learning Center in Oregon City is hosting a star party on July 19.

This stargazing event will allow participants to see the cloud bands and largest moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn and the rising of the waning gibbous moon – weather permitting. 

Volunteers from Rose City Astronomers will be on site to share views through their telescopes. In addition to viewing the planets and moon, there will be double stars, star clusters, nebulae and maybe even a few galaxies to look at!

The Star Party will run 9-11:30 p.m. on July 19. Participants should meet at the CCC athletic fields near the intersection of John Inskeep Drive and Douglas Loop, near the Environmental Learning Center. Participants are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and binoculars. The college is located at 19600 Molalla Ave.

For more information about the Environmental Learning Center, visit For more information about the Star Party, call 503-594-3015.