Central Oregon Community College (COCC) empowers students and engages communities through high-quality, equitable, and accessible lifelong education. The oldest two-year college in Oregon, COCC provides comprehensive college services to the residents of its nearly 10,000-square-mile district. COCC offers two-year associate degrees, transfer degrees, career and technical education degrees and certificates, developmental courses, continuing education and community learning classes, industry-specific training programs, adult basic skills including GED preparation classes, and business management assistance.
The College's main campus is located in northwest Bend, a city known for its natural beauty and proximity to diverse recreational opportunities. The nearly 200-acre Bend campus offers quiet, peaceful surroundings for study and reflection. With its location on the western slope of Awbrey Butte, students have a spectacular view of the Oregon Cascade mountain range from nearly every point on the grounds. The campus contains 26 buildings with a total of 575,000 square feet. The newest building is the 330-bed Wickiup Residence Hall which opened in September 2015.
On the 25-acre Redmond Campus, there are four buildings, housing College administration, classrooms and a computer lab. The new Redmond Technology Education Center opened in Fall 2014, housing state-of-the-art facilities and programs.
In 2011, COCC opened new campuses in Madras and Prineville, The Madras Campus was funded by the 2009 bond measure and placed on land donated to COCC by the local Bean Foundation. The COCC Crook County Open Campus was funded jointly by the bond measure and a grant to Crook County from the U.S. Department of Commerce Broadband Technology Opportunity Program, and is on land donated by the County.
All campuses offer credit and non-credit courses and the necessary student services to help assure student success.
A branch of Oregon State University is also located in Bend providing students with an opportunity to begin studies at Central Oregon Community College and continue upper division coursework and degree completion at OSU-Cascades.