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Board Budget Committee Seeks Members
Board Budget Committee Seeks Members

Three current vacancies for zones representing Crook, Jefferson and Deschutes County residents

Starting College in a High School Classroom
Starting College in a High School Classroom

College Now gives high school students a jump on their future with low-cost, career-sampling college credits

A Veterans Day Message from COCC
A Veterans Day Message from COCC

President Laurie Chesley shares gratitude for the dedication and sacrifice of those who have served and continue to serve our nation

Naming Ceremony on Nov. 9 to Dedicate Middleton Science Center
Naming Ceremony on Nov. 9 to Dedicate Middleton Science Center

Dr. James Middleton, COCC’s 4th president, to be honored for service and legacy

Notice of Public Hearing: Exemption from Competitive Bidding for a Public Improvement Project
Notice of Public Hearing: Exemption from Competitive Bidding for a Public Improvement Project

Pursuant to Oregon Revised Statute 279C.335(5), this Public Notice is for the purpose of taking comments

Peer Support Training Appears on OPB
Peer Support Training Appears on OPB

New COCC Public Health program gets coverage from Oregon Public Broadcasting's "Think Out Loud"

Branching Out with Forestry Studies
Branching Out with Forestry Studies

An education in COCC’s Forest Resources Technology program includes open-air learning, an on-site arboretum and career inroads

COCC Receives Innovative $750K Tech-Sector Grant
COCC Receives Innovative $750K Tech-Sector Grant

Funding from National Science Foundation will provide 45 scholarships of $10,000 each, develop new career-connected training

College to Expand Madras Campus with Donated Land
College to Expand Madras Campus with Donated Land

New 15,000-square-foot facility, to open in the fall of 2024, will house a range of new education opportunities to meet workforce needs

Abernethy to Helm COCC Board
Abernethy to Helm COCC Board

The COCC board of directors elected member Bruce Abernethy of Bend to serve as chair for the 2022-23 year

The Oregonian Spotlights Early Success of Early Childhood Education Business Accelerator
The Oregonian Spotlights Early Success of Early Childhood Education Business Accelerator

A story in The Oregonian covers the successes and future plans of COCC's Early Childhood Education Business Accelerator

COCC's Public Health Program Introduces Peer Support Training to the Region
COCC's Public Health Program Introduces Peer Support Training to the Region

COCC is now authorized to offer the state of Oregon’s certified Peer Support Specialist training

Small Business Adviser Named
Small Business Adviser Named "State Star"

Jim Wilcox honored by Oregon's Small Business Development Center network

COCC Welcomes New Vice President
COCC Welcomes New Vice President

Former English professor and instructional dean at COCC, Dr. Annemarie Hamlin selected for role of vice president of academic affairs

The Return of the Redmond Choir
The Return of the Redmond Choir

The Redmond choir, a unique experience in COCC's community education learning lineup, will be back on stage this September

COCC Abuzz with National
COCC Abuzz with National "Bee Campus" Status

Designation from the Xerces Society recognizes efforts toward improving landscapes for pollinators

Vet Tech Students Learn About Wildlife Rehab
Vet Tech Students Learn About Wildlife Rehab

A collaboration with Think Wild allows veterinary technician students to perform clinicals while learning about wildlife rehabilitation

College Unveils Visual Arts Certificates
College Unveils Visual Arts Certificates

The graphic design and illustration training programs provide a launchpad for artistic careers

COCC Launches Center for Business, Industry, and Professional Development
COCC Launches Center for Business, Industry, and Professional Development

Center will offer diverse skill-building courses, entrepreneurial assistance, customized trainings and many other specialized business services

Free Credits for New High School Grads
Free Credits for New High School Grads

Special four-credit offer provides in-district, class of ‘22 graduates a chance to try a college class completely free