In Your CommunityWhile the COCC campus in Bend will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this fall, Central Oregon residents and students are also actively taking classes in Redmond, Madras and Prineville and on line.
The Redmond Campus opened in 1997 and now serves more than 1,000 students taking credit classes each term, making it larger than three of Oregons community colleges. There were approximately 150 credit courses and 40 non-credit courses offered in Redmond this fall. Last year, new science and computer labs helped expand offerings. And this fall, the Redmond Technology Education Center will add even more vibrancy to the campus.
Funded primarily from proceeds of the voter-approved 2009 bond measure, COCC opened campus in Madras and Prineville in Fall 2011. Originally, the campuses offered nine and 13 credit courses with about 100 students enrolling in each location. This past fall, COCC offered 23 courses at both Madras and Prineville and enrolled 182 students in Madras and 201 in Prineville. For non-credit offerings, Madras had 16 courses and Prineville had 15, with 131 additional students in Jefferson County and 67 in Crook County.
COCC also offered 54 credit courses online, with fall enrollment in those courses totally 776 students.
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