• 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-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-050: Advanced Grammar A

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 0 - credits ]

    One of a three-part series. English language learners study and practice modals, adverb clauses, and discourse connectors in written and spoken English. 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-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-061: Vocabulary Building 2

    [ 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-063: ESL Reading 2

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 0 - credits ]

    English language learners at all levels improve their reading fluency and expand and solidify their English vocabulary as needed for more advanced ESL and everyday life. The course can be repeated, as learners read texts of progressively greater challenge, up to the college reading level. Students who have completed ESL Reading 1 develop their reading skills at a higher level in ESL Reading 2. 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-067: Spelling

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 0 - credits ]

    English language learners learn about and practice English spelling patterns and rules and will individualize instruction to address spelling challenges. 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.


  • 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