COCC Quick Facts
||18,339 Total Students (2011-12)
11,334 credit and 7,486 non credit
Average age of
||1 - 25
||The COCC District encompasses all of Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties, as well as the southern part of Wasco (precinct 10) and northern portions of Klamath (precinct 1) and Lake (precincts 13 and 14) Counties. View district map
||119 full time, 47 adjunct and 130 part time (Fall 2012)
Approximately 39 percent of full-time faculty hold Ph.D. or terminal degrees
||In 2011-12, approximately 69 percent of certificate/degree seeking students received financial aid (depending on their enrollment status) via national program or COCC Foundation scholarships/loans
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ADMISSION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION
Students must be 18 years old or have a high school diploma or GED (or will be receiving at the start of the first term). Application for admission is available through the Admissions Office and there is a $25 one time, non refundable application fee for new credit students. Upon admission, prospective students will receive a letter informing them of when they can register and any other needed registration steps. Application, admission Information and Registration information.
Counseling services, career services, academic advising and placement testing are all student services provided through the CAP Center. Counseling services provide free counseling sessions to COCC students enrolled in credit courses to address such issues as crisis intervention and assistance with life skills issues (i.e., communication skills, goal setting, time/stress management, student advocacy, and help in solving personal problems). Career services can help students develop a career plan and connect it to an educational path, as well as find and apply for jobs. Academic advising coordinates the advising process for all certificate- and degree-seeking students from their first experience at COCC through graduation. Students are assigned a personal advisor (either a professional advisor in the CAP Center or a faculty advisor in their program area). Placement in math, reading and writing courses is determined using the AccuPlacer placement test. It is required of most students taking credit classes (see the schedule of classes for details) and is offered regularly through the CAP Center.
CERTIFICATE- AND DEGREE-SEEKING STUDENTS
Certificate or degree-seeking students need to apply for admission and pay the application fee, take a placement test, and attend new student advising (includes workshop and small group session with a faculty advisor) prior to registration. Students not seeking a certificate or a degree have the same preregistration requirements, but are not required to participate in the advising session. See "How to Register" for full details.
Those with questions about disability services should contact Anne Walker in the Boyle Education Center, (541) 383-7583. Services for Students with Disabilities.
Financial aid forms are available from the Admissions Office, as well as at local area high school and colleges. Students are encouraged to apply online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. Additional financial aid questions may be answered by contacting the Financial Aid office.
HISTORY OF COCC
Central Oregon Community College was founded in 1949 as part of the Bend School District. It is the longest standing community college in Oregon. The College District was formed in 1959 and officially established as the Central Oregon Area Education District by a vote of residents in 1962.
In the spring of 1962, a 140-acre tract of land on the west side of Awbrey Butte was donated for the purposes of establishing COCC's main campus. Additional smaller purchases and donations increased the COCC Bend campus to a total of 202 acres that face a spectacular view of Oregon's Cascade mountain range. Construction began in 1963, and the first three buildings - Ochoco, Modoc and Deschutes - were completed by the spring of 1964. In 1965, Jefferson, Metolius and Grandview Student Union were constructed. Six additional buildings were constructed in the next 10 years. The late 1980s and 1990s saw the addition of the Boyle Education Center, the Barber Library and Newberry Hall. Cascades Hall, which houses Oregon State University - Cascades, opened in the fall of 2002. In the last five years, COCC Bend has added the Campus Center, the Jungers Culinary Center, and the Health Careers and Science Centers.
Today, Central Oregon Community College's Bend campus offers quiet, peaceful surroundings for study and reflection. The campus includes 26 buildings with a total of 575,000 square feet under roof.
In addition, on the 25-acre Redmond Campus near the Redmond Airport, three buildings encompass 52,000 square feet: the Redmond College Center; the Redmond Workforce Connection, which offers convenience to residents looking for education and training opportunities; and the Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center (MATC).
In 2011, COCC opened campuses in both Madras and Prineville, providing classes and services to residents of Jefferson and Crook Counties.
COCC has one on-campus residence hall. Applications are available at the Housing Office in Juniper Hall (541) 383-7593, or by visiting the residence life website. The Office of Student Life maintains a list of available off-campus housing; copies of this list are available by calling (541) 383-7590.
General College information, student IDs, parking passes and tickets for College events and activities are available in COCC's Information Office, located on the first floor of the Boyle Education Center. The Information Office is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closes at 5 p.m. on Fridays). Hours can sometimes vary so please call (541) 383-7596 for current hours of operation or information.
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, OSU- CASCADES
Students are able to move seamlessly from COCC to OSU courses with the dual admission program. Enrollment is also possible with primary partners, Eastern Oregon University and University of Oregon, and there is collaboration with other Oregon universities. See COCC catalog for a list of current programs or visit the OSU-Cascades Web site.
The AccuPlacer placement test is required for all students taking credit classes. The goal of this test is to give students an idea of their current skill levels in reading, writing and math in order to select the most appropriate level of courses. Placement testing takes about 2 ½ hours.
Students are exempt from taking the placement test if they:
- have completed an associate's or higher degree;
- have submitted transcripts to COCC from another college showing other writing and/or math courses;
- have submitted AccuPlacer test scores from another college to COCC (note: test must be no more than 2 years old); or
- are taking only music performance, PE activity, studio art, computer skills or foreign language classes.
Placement tests are offered on specific dates and times throughout the academic year; students should contact the CAP Center, (541) 383-7200, for more information and reservations. CAP Center Testing.
An individual who owns property (or if under the age of 24, whose parent/guardian owns property), or who has maintained a permanent and continuous residence, in the District for one full year prior to the beginning of the first term of enrollment will be classified as an in-district resident. The COCC District consists of all of Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties, the northern portion of Klamath and Lake counties, and the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Jefferson and Wasco Counties.
Out of district (in state)
An individual who has maintained a permanent and continuous residence in the state of Oregon but outside of the COCC district during the full year prior to the beginning of the first term of enrollment will be classified as "out of district." The student's residency will convert to in district two calendar years after the term in which the student began classes.
Out of state
An individual who has not maintained a permanent and continuous residence in the state of Oregon during the full year prior to the beginning of the first term of enrollment will be classified as "out of state." The student's residency will convert to in district two calendar years after the term in which the student began classes.
- Exemption - Per Oregon Administrative Rules, residents of bordering states: California, Idaho, Nevada and Washington will be charged in-state (out-of-district) tuition.
- Verification - Residency is determined from information provided on the student's application. If there appears to be an inconsistency, the College may require additional information.
- Exception - International students are charged the out-of-state tuition rate for the duration of their education at COCC.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES
COCC offers a free on-campus shuttle service. Beginning at the corner of College Way and Newport Avenue, it transports passengers up the hill to the campus and circles the campus every 20 minutes, stopping at key campus locations. View the campus shuttle schedule and map.
Cascades East Transit provides city wide bus service in Bend for a low cost. For route and fare information, visit the Cascades East Transit web site.
Dial-A-Ride is a curb-to-curb, shared ride paratransit service providing rides to the disabled community. Dial-A-Ride also provides service to low income seniors not living near a fixed Bend Area Transit (BAT) route. To provide eligibility as disabled, low-income disabled, or low-income senior, you must submit the appropriate application or applications. Dial-A-Ride is operated seven days a week and is closed on major holidays. To schedule a ride or ask for more information, please call (541) 389-7433.
The Bend campus is approximately 1 1/2 miles from the downtown area.
TUITION and FEES 2012-13
Tuition: (effective summer term, 2012)
- In-district: $82 per credit
- Out-of-district: $108 per credit
- Border states (WA, CA, ID, NV): $108 per credit
- Out-of-state: $220 per credit
- Audit: same as credit
(For purposes of tuition: 12+ credits per term is considered full-time attendance; 9 to 12 credits, 3/4 time; and 6 to 9 credits, half time.)
- ASCOCC Student Services - $1.50 per credit ($18/12 credit maximum per term). This fee covers student funding of ASCOCC/student government, the student newspaper, the student health/nursing center and other student-related services.
- Blue Sky Renewable Energy Fee - 25 cents per credit ($3/12 credit maximum per term).
- Technology - $5 per credit ($75/15 credit maximum per term)
- Mazama Activity - $16 per term for those students taking an HHP 185 activity class or for those wanting to use the gym