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National Nursing Accreditation Review
National Nursing Accreditation Review

COCC's national nursing accreditation review process opens for public comment

A Powerful Experience
A Powerful Experience

Newly standardized "First Year Experience" aims to advance student success, increase retention

The First 2,000 Days
The First 2,000 Days

Students of COCC's Early Childhood Education program discover a diverse and close-knit environment

All About the Animals
All About the Animals

Veterinary Technician program launches next cohort in September 2020; potential candidates are encouraged to begin prerequisites now

Bend Walmart Gifts 5K in Latinx Scholarships
Bend Walmart Gifts 5K in Latinx Scholarships

Nine high school seniors receive surprise scholarship support during Ganas symposium

Layers of Understanding
Layers of Understanding

Geology program mixes tangible science, critical thinking and some awe-inspiring roadside studies

Built with Heart
Built with Heart

Following tragedy, a family finds kindness in a Continuing Education woodworking project

Meet COCC's New President
Meet COCC's New President

Dr. Laurie Chesley is the sixth president in Central Oregon Community College's 70-year history.

COCC Professor to Help Guide National Teaching Institute
COCC Professor to Help Guide National Teaching Institute

Stacey Donohue to serve as a facilitator for Modern Language Association teaching institute

Students Cash in on the Oregon Promise
Students Cash in on the Oregon Promise

Rising student retention numbers seem entwined with Oregon Promise, built-in “first year” practices

Sen. Wyden to Speak at Commencement
Sen. Wyden to Speak at Commencement

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden will deliver June 15 graduation address

Cooking Up Inspiration
Cooking Up Inspiration

With worldly flavors and industry experience, the Cascade Culinary Institute builds futures in food

COCC Magazine
COCC Magazine

Read the inaugural edition of COCC Magazine, a community publication about your College

Facts about COCC's Campus Public Safety
Facts about COCC's Campus Public Safety

An update to the community about COCC’s Campus Public Safety Program

Charged Up for the Future
Charged Up for the Future

Automotive program preps tomorrow’s technicians, devises service standards for electric-drive industry

The Heart of Nursing
The Heart of Nursing

Application for Nursing program opens on April 1; read about the program in this feature article

Fundraisers Feel Community Support
Fundraisers Feel Community Support

Annual Foundation dinner events raise $337k for student scholarships

College Announces New President
College Announces New President

COCC welcomes Dr. Laurie Chesley as new president, the sixth in its history

Going Far Beyond the Map
Going Far Beyond the Map

Geography studies explore cultures, climates and connections

College Names Top Pick for President
College Names Top Pick for President

Dr. Laurie Chesley is chosen as top choice for COCC president