Deer Ridge

COCC Program at Deer Ridge Correctional Institution

The Oregon Department of Corrections has contracted with Central Oregon Community College to provide educational services. Deer Ridge Correctional Institution (DRCI) and COCC have created the DRCI Education team to offer an education program for inmates.

COCC provides Adult Basic Education classes and General Educational Development test preparation instruction as well as offering a college credit program in welding and manufacturing.

As of Fall Term 2012, there are more than 190 students enrolled, and we are proud to report a 98% pass rate on GED testing.

The DRCI educational team


Janet Narum, Director of Correctional Education.

Tucker Bauman, welding program director, built the welding shop and developed a work-based welding program that will meet industry standards and provide training for employment. Bauman worked at Brightwood Industries for many years and has completed his Associate's degree at the Manufacturing and Training Center at the Redmond COCC campus. Mr. Bauman also teaches on the Madras COCC Campus.

Angelina Ptomey, Adult Basic Skills and GED Instructor, is an Oregon State graduate with a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Science and is currently working towards her master's in Higher Education Administration.

Billie Stedman, Adult Basic Skills and GED Instructor.

Cheryl Britton, Office Specialist.

Please visit the DRCI Education Team

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