SNAP Training and Employment Program (STEP)

The STEP program helps *SNAP eligible students gain skills and access training to increase their ability to gain employment. Students are provided individual coaching services focused on career and college readiness as well as training and education opportunities. Students develop an education plan to guide their education and career goals. The STEP program can provide eligible students with some assistance to overcome certain financial barriers to their education such as transportation, food, course fees, testing fees, textbooks and more.

If you are facing barriers to education, please complete and submit the Student Assessment Form below and the COCC College and Career Success Coach will contact you.

Student Assessment Form

Assessment Form

Non-Discrimination Statement

*SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

STEP/PTO Overcoming Barriers

Fall 2023 Orientation Sessions
Please join us for an information session where we will talk through the ins and outs of the SNAP Training and Employment Program (STEP) and find out about other resources available at COCC!  As a participant in STEP, students receive one-on-one academic and financial support to help you reach your educational and career goals. Wondering about SNAP benefits and whether you qualify? Find out everything you need to know about eligibility requirements and where to apply. If you're a SNAP recipient who’s either enrolled or planning to enroll in any COCC Career and Technical Program (CTE), GED or English Language Learner courses, or already a STEP participant, this event is for you.

For information about STEP please email or call 541.318.3798.

Bend Campus
August 14 | 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Mazama 205

Madras Campus
August 15 | 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Prineville Campus
August 16 | 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Redmond Campus
August 17 | 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Building 1 Computer Lab

Virtual ZOOM Session
August 18 | 10 to 11 a.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 914 6471 6901