• Program for Intensive English (PIE)

    CCC is approved by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to accept qualified students from other countries. Students admitted to the Program for Intensive English will take placement tests upon arrival. Students pursuing a college level course of study can submit TOEFL scores (minimum scores: 500 paper-based, 173 computer-based, 61 internet-based tests), provide previous college coursework or take a placement test upon arrival, to determine placement.

    How do I apply?

     Please visit our International Student Admissions page for more information.

  • Program for Intensive English (PIE) (PIE)

    PIE-011: PIE Tutoring

    [ All Terms | 0 - credits ]

    Designed for the Program for Intensive English students who need one-on-one instruction in conversation, pronunciation, reading, grammar, writing, or GED preparation. The students meet with a tutor or instructor and work on the above skill areas. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-016: Integrated Beginning ESL

    [ All Terms | 0 - credits ]

    English language learners are introduced to the basic language necessary to function in day-to-day American society; language functions are taught in the contexts of work, family and community. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-020: Upper Beginning Grammar

    [ All Terms | 0 - credits ]

    English language learners study and practice basic verb forms (simple present, and present progressive) and adverbs of frequency in written and spoken English. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-024: Upper Beginning Reading & Writing

    [ All Terms | 0 - credits ]

    English language learners read short texts to improve reading skills, write simple, compound, and complex sentences, and write related sentences in paragraph form for the contexts of school, work, family and community. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-030: Intermediate Grammar A

    [ FA/SP | 0 - credits ]

    One of a two-part series. English language learners extend their understanding of basic verb forms (simple present, simple past, and present progressive), study and practice past progressive, used to, future time formations, and wh- questions in written and spoken English. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-031: Intermediate Grammar B

    [ SU/WI | 0 - credits ]

    One of a two-part series. English language learners study and practice present perfect verb forms with time expressions and adverbs of frequency, modals of ability, permission, and advice, and comparative and superlative adjectives in written and spoken English. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-032: Intermediate Conversation

    [ All Terms | 0 - credits ]

    English language learners study and practice speaking and listening skills and strategies in structured tasks to improve fluency in the contexts of school, work, family and community. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-034: Intermediate Reading & Writing

    [ All Terms | 0 - credits ]

    English language learners read a variety of texts to improve reading skills, and write paragraphs focused on a single topic developed with logically organized facts and details for the contexts of school, work, family and community. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-042: Upper Intermediate Conversation

    [ All Terms | 0 - credits ]

    English language learners study and practice speaking and listening skills and strategies for independent communication to improve fluency in the contexts of school, work, family and community. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-044: Upper Intermediate Reading & Writing

    [ All Terms | 0 - credits ]

    English language learners read a variety of texts to improve reading skills, and produce basic multi-paragraph texts for the contexts of school, work, family and community. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-046: Editing for Better Writing

    [ All Terms | 0 - credits ]

    English language learners improve their writing through editing. They will also engage in extended reading to provide a context for writing. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-051: Advanced Grammar B

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 0 - credits ]

    One of a two-part series. English language learners study and practice count/non-count nouns, definite/indefinite articles, and some modals in written and spoken English. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-052: Advanced Communication Skills 1

    [ FA/SP | 0 - credits ]

    English language learners practice speaking and listening strategies for effective communication in discussions, presentations, lectures, note-taking, and group projects. The course builds vocabulary, critical thinking skills, and an awareness of non-verbal communication. The focus of this course is to prepare students for college success. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-053: Advanced Communication Skills 2

    [ SU/WI | 0 - credits ]

    English language learners practice speaking and listening strategies for effective communication for discussions, interviews, presentations, and note-taking to improve fluency in speaking and listening. Students will study the important effect intonation and body language have on meaning, build vocabulary and critical thinking skills, and develop confidence in speaking with purpose. The focus of this course is to prepare students for success in the workplace and community. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-054: Advanced Reading & Writing

    [ All Terms | 0 - credits ]

    English language learners develop writing skills including summarizing, response writing, and paraphrasing, and improve writing fluency. Develop reading skills and fluency through reading a range of texts on a variety of topics. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-055: Advanced Grammar C

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 0 - credits ]

    One of a three-part series. English language learners study and practice gerunds, infinitives, passive voice, and adjective clauses in written and spoken English. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-060: Vocabulary Building 1

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 0 - credits ]

    One of a two-part series. English language learners develop their passive and active vocabularies through numerous exposures to selected words from the General Service List and the Academic Word List, and develop their vocabulary acquisition skills. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-065: Film, Internet, and Culture

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 0 - credits ]

    English language learners develop their English speaking and listening skills in the context of contemporary media and U.S. culture. Students use speaking and listening skills to recognize and explain different cultural situations. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-068: International Student Success

    [ All Terms | 3 - credits ]

    Designed for international students entering Clackamas Community College for the first time. Students learn about college policies and procedures, students' rights and responsibilities, learning styles, possible programs of study, matriculation procedures, culture shock, and laws affecting students. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-070: Computer Lab

    [ All Terms | 0 - credits ]

    Provides opportunities to improve English language skills by using language learning software and Internet websites. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-080: TOEFL/TOEIC Preparation

    [ All Terms | 0 - credits ]

    Prepares students for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) by improving listening, grammar, reading and writing skills. It includes familiarization with test components, test-taking techniques, strategies and computer skills. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-087: Computer Lab

    [ All Terms | 0 - credits ]

    English language learners improve their language skills by using language learning software.

    PIE-088: Beginning ESL Computer Skills Lab

    [ All Terms | 0 - credits ]

    English language learners acquire basic computer skills. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-091A: PIE Skills Lab First Year Fall

    [ Fall Term | 0 - credits ]

    This first year course is intended to intensify students' learning at each level. Fall term, students build on the language learning skills and strategies acquired during the previous and current terms.

    PIE-091B: PIE Skills Lab First Year Winter

    [ Winter Term | 0 - credits ]

    This first year course is intended to intensify students' learning at each level. Winter term, students build on the language learning skills acquired during the previous and current terms.

    PIE-091C: PIE Skills Lab First Year Spring

    [ Spring Term | 0 - credits ]

    This first year course is intended to intensify students' learning at each level. Spring term, students build on the language learning skills and strategies acquired during the previous and current terms.

    PIE-091E: PIE Skills Lab Second Year FA

    [ Fall Term | 0 - credits ]

    This second year course is intended to intensify students' learning at each level. Fall term, students build on the language learning skills and strategies acquired during the previous and current terms. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-091F: PIE Skills Lab Second Year WI

    [ Winter Term | 0 - credits ]

    This second year course is intended to intensify students' learning at each level. Winter term, students build on the language learning skills and strategies acquired during the previous and current terms.

    PIE-091G: PIE Skills Lab Second Year SP

    [ Spring Term | 0 - credits ]

    This second year course is intended to intensify students' learning at each level. Spring term, students build on the language learning skills and strategies acquired during the previous and current terms.

    PIE-091H: PIE Skills Lab Second Year SU

    [ Summer Term | 0 - credits ]

    This second year course is intended to intensify students' learning at each level. Summer term, students build on the language learning skills and strategies acquired during the previous and current terms.

    PIE-094: TOEFL/TOEIC Preparation

    [ All Terms | 0 - credits ]

    Prepares students for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) by improving listening, grammar, reading and writing skills. It includes familiarization with the test components, test-taking techniques, strategies and computer skills. Required: Instructor consent.

    PIE-095: PIE Tutoring

    [ All Terms | 0 - credits ]

    English language learners in the Program for Intensive English receive one-on-one instruction in conversation, pronunciation, reading, grammar, writing, or GED preparation. The student meets with a tutor or instructor and work on the above skill areas. Required: Instructor consent.


  • Contact our English as a Second Language Department

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Email us: nenam@clackamas.edu

    Call us: 503-594-3234