• Welcome to our 50th anniversary celebration!

    On May 21st, 2016, we celebrated 50 years of providing education that works. Since 1966, Clackamas Community College has been making a difference in the community and transforming lives. Through transfer degrees, career technical programs, community enrichment and more, the college has been educating people in a variety of ways for the last five decades.

    Our birthday festivities included opening up a 25-year old time capsule, celebrating an innovative restoration project, hunting for treasure with GPS and much more. We invited all past, present and future staff and students to reminisce about all the changes Clackamas has gone through and to learn more about what our future holds.

  • 1966

    The college is founded. Interstate-5 completed.


    The Environmental Learning Center opens. Jimmy Carter is elected.


    Online registration begins. The Euro becomes the official currency of the European Union.

  • Leaving a legacy in Clackamas

    Watch this great video to learn more about the impact Clackamas Community College had had on individuals and the community at large.
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    Birthday party

    May 21 was a day to remember! CCC's 50th birthday included a community festival, alumni showcase, musical performances, sculpture walk and more!

    Newell Creek Headwaters

    We hope you celebrated the Newell Creek Headwaters Restoration project with us! This undertaking redeveloped the Environmental Learning Center into an outdoor learning laboratory.

    Alumni network

    If you’ve taken even one class at CCC, you are a Clackamas Classmate. Officially joining our alumni network is a great way to stay connected to the college community.


    A free, fun treasure-hunting game using GPS to find hidden “caches” on campus, the Clackamas Community College Geocache Tour was a massive hit.

    Outdoor Sculpture Invitational

    This group exhibition of large-scale sculptural works was viewed March 21-June 3, with an artists’ reception during CCC’s 50th birthday party on May 21.

    Education That Works

    Clackamas Community College Foundation positionined CCC for the next 50 years with an ambitious $10-million fundraising campaign.

    Bond Information

    Our community asked and we listened. After voters passed a $90-million bond in 2014, we began working on projects that will provide even more opportunities for education and training in Clackamas.

    Success stories

    In 50 years of serving our community, the college has touched thousands of people’s lives. Here are some of the many stories about how CCC has helped people reach their personal and academic goals.
  • Stacy Yanez

    Getting a fresh start at CCC

    Stacy Yanez has come a long way from her high school days in Houston where she struggled to keep up her grades and graduate.

    "The community I was living in, there were a lot of peer pressure and bad influences."

    Yet she secretly dreamed of getting a great education, which led her on a journey to Clackamas Community College. Here she found a fresh start.

    She was accepted into the Future Leaders Program, became a peer assistant and joined Associated Student Government. Stacy said her new beginning was made possible because of the welcoming staff at CCC and the availability of resources.

    CCC provides so much support for students. It's easy to come here and succeed," she said.

    Stacy was featured as one of the faces of #EducationThatWorks, CCC Foundation's ambitious campaign to raise 10-million dollars for scholarships and community projects. To learn more, visit give.clackamas.edu/EducationThatWorksCampaign



  • Birthday Party Event Info

    Our birthday party on May 21 was filled with fun events for the whole family. Visitors reconnected with CCC alumni and staff while touring the Environmental Learning Center, taking part in the family festival, enjoying a campus walk to see the Outdoor Sculpture Invitational, while others pursued completing their passport on the geocaching tour.
  • Fun Fact #1

    Voters said yes to the formation of Clackamas Community College in 1966, the same year Interstate 5 was completed.

    Fun Fact #2

    The college’s first location was Gladstone High School. Seven part-time instructors taught 93 students during the evening when the school was vacant.

    Fun Fact #3

    The Clackamas Print, the award-winning newspaper written and designed by CCC students, has been published since 1966.

    Fun Fact #4

    The Chuck Clemans Sculpture Garden, home of unique art pieces including a throne with tentacles, is named for a former Board of Education member.

    Fun Fact #5

    The average age of all CCC students in 2014-15 was 32 years old.

    Fun Fact #6

    The college’s first full-time faculty member was Jane Rickenbaugh in 1967. She retired in 2003 after 35 years of service to the college, but has continued to teach.

    Fun Fact #7

    The Clackamas Print, once known as the Cougar Print, has been providing news for and about the college since 1966.

    Fun Fact #8

    President Joanne Trusedell was hired in 2007, 25 years after she graduated from CCC.

    Fun Fact #9

    CCC educates about 37 percent of high school grads who live in our service district.

    Fun Fact #10

    The Clackamas Print, once known as the Cougar Print, has been providing news for and about the college since 1966.

    Fun Fact #11

    While the Dental Assisting program was waiting for the Harmony Campus to be built, dental assistant labs were held at a working clinic -- Comfort Care Dental, owed by Dr. Kenneth Chung.

    Fun Fact #12

    CCC’s wrestling team has won five National Championships since 2011.

    Fun Fact #13

    The first building constructed on the current Oregon City campus was Clairmont Hall built in 1969. Barlow opened in 1972, followed by McLoughlin and Randall halls in 1972.

    Fun Fact #14

    In 2009 when the unemployment rate of Oregon reached more than 10%, enrollment at Clackamas increased more than 20% as people sought new career paths.

    Fun Fact #15

    CCC’s Nursing program has been housed in Clarirmont, Barlow, DeJardin halls before finding its permanent home on the Harmony Community Campus in North Clackamas.

    Fun Fact #16

    A Clackamas alum, Lisa O'Dea (Martin), was a silver medalist at the Olympics in 1988 in the marathon. She is also a former World Record Holder in the event, however, the only school record she holds at Clackamas is the 400 hurdles.

    Fun Fact #17

    In May 1966, following four years of work by a grassroots citizens’ planning committee, 62 percent of the voters in the proposed district in Clackamas County supported the formation of the Clackamas Community College District.

    Fun Fact #18

    In fall of 1967, classes were moved to a modular building on Warner-Milne Road. The entire library was packed into two boxes and the all necessities for college operations were moved with one U-Haul truck in one day.

    Fun Fact #19

    The college’s cluster of science buildings completed in 1981 is called the Pauling Center, named for Dr. Linus Pauling, the only person to receive two unshared Nobel prizes. His wife was a native of Clackamas County.

    Fun Fact #20

    The Oregon City campus is 165 acres. The average class size is 23.

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  • Give to the Foundation

    Clackamas Community College has been a beacon for people seeking a life of greater opportunity for 50 years. Tens of thousands of people have started their journey to increased earning potential at CCC. Finance remains the No. 1 barrier to entering college cited by parents and students. Many students are working one or more jobs and balancing family, community and personal commitments while coming to Clackamas Community College to reach their dreams of a brighter future. You can help.
  • Viva Clackamas Sponsors

    CCC Sponsors - Clackamas Fed Credit Union
    CCC Sponsors - Providence Health & Services
    CCC Sponsors - Oregon Lottery (30 Years Logo)
    CCC Sponsors - OnPoint Community Credit Union CCC Sponsors - Stein
    CCC Sponsors - Pamplin Media Group