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Clackamas Community College
Established 1966
President Joanne Truesdell
Faculty 165 (full-time)[1]
380 (part-time)[1]
Students 25,029 (total enrollment)[2]
1,792 (full-time ennrollment)[1]
Location Oregon City, OR, USA

Clackamas Community College (CCC) is a community college located in Oregon City, Oregon, United States. It is located at the junction of Oregon Route 213 and Molalla Avenue, nearly at the southern edge of the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. The college serves as a transfer point between the TriMet and South Clackamas Transportation District mass transit systems and is the site of a park and ride.[3]

One of the college's most distinguishable traits is its commitment to campus safety and security. Through an agreement with the Clackamas County Sheriff, campus safety officers are commissioned as special deputy sheriffs, making Clackamas Community College the only college in the state of Oregon whose campus safety officers carry firearms and are vested with full peace officer authority.

CCC maintains three campuses: the central campus in Oregon City, Harmony Campus in Milwaukie, and the Wilsonville Campus.


Oregon City campus

CCC's main campus is located at 19600 South Molalla Avenue in Oregon City. Established in 1968, it was the college's first permanent site after existing several years with classes held in temporary locations, usually Clackamas County high schools.[4]

The Oregon City campus comprises the following buildings:


Clairmont Hall

With a ground-breaking in June 1968, Clairmont was the college's first permanent building. At first housing the entire school, it currently serves to house the Horticulture Department, the Criminal Justice Department, and the Driver Education Office.[5]

Barlow Hall

The was the second permanent building completed, and the first building in what would come to be considered CCC's core area. It opened in 1970. Barlow is home to a variety of departments and classrooms, including Public Safety, Printing & Duplicating, Plant Services/Operations, Student Publications, Information Technology Services, Apprenticeship, Auto Mechanics, Auto Body and Refinishing, Parts Merchandising, Computer-Assisted Manufacturing, Machine Shop, Foreign Language, and various administrative offices.[6]

McLoughlin Theater undergoing construction to become a lecture hall. Photo by Adam J. Manley.

McLoughlin Hall

Named after Dr. John McLoughlin, this building was completed in 1971. A theater was included in its construction, taking up most of the first floor, and the second floor housed the library.[7]

The library was moved out of the building upon completion of the Dye Learning Center. With the construction of the Niemeyer Center and the Osterman Theatre, the theater program also moved out of the older building and has been replaced by various offices—including Campus Safety—and the theater has been converted to a lecture hall.[8]

McLoughlin currently houses Business/Computer labs, faculty and campus safety offices, classrooms, and the school's bookstore.

Randall Hall

Primarily home to the gym and a wide assortment of physical education courses, Randall Hall was completed with McLoughlin Hall in 1971.[7] It was the last of the four initial Oregon City campus buildings—another would not be built until the 1980s. In addition to physical education, Randall Hall was home to the music department until the program's move to the Niemeyer Center during the 2004-2005 school year.

Bill Brod Community Center

Known only as the Community Center until recent years, this building was the first of two new buildings constructed in the early 1980s. It was built to centralize the Student Services and Counseling programs, which until that point had been located randomly in various buildings.[7]

The building still houses Counseling, but is now dominated by public areas such as the cafeteria, the Fireside Lounge, and the 'Mall': a large public space filled with a variety of different types of seating and tables. The Associated Student Government is also contained within this building, accessible from the outside or through the cafeteria.

Pauling Center

Completed and dedicated in 1981, the Pauling Center is a collection of small buildings surrounding a decorative courtyard. Named for Dr. Linus Pauling, who attended the dedication, the center remains home to CCC's science programs.[7]

Streeter Hall

The first of a series of new buildings constructed in the early 1990s, Streeter is best known for the student computer lab dominating the center of the structure. The building also houses several classrooms, but primarily consists of offices for math and computer science instructors.[7]

Streeter Annex

Though a separate building, connected only by a covered walkway, the Streeter Annex is considered a part of the older Streeter Hall. Opened for classes in the summer of 2003, the annex was built to accommodate computer science courses.[9]

Gregory Forum

Completed in 1992, the forum serves as a location for large gatherings on campus that do not warrant the use of the gym.

The forum is named for Bill Gregory, whose 18-year term as a CCC board member ended with his death in 1987.[10]

Elizabeth McClung Brod Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center encompasses programs related to child care, teaching and human services, among others. The building also hosts a day care program for students with children.[11]

Eva Emery Dye Learning Resource Center

The current residence of CCC's library, the Dye Learning Center was the last of 1992's series of new buildings.[7] It also houses such programs as the college's GED classes, adult high school diploma classes and credit make-up classes for teenagers without enough credits to graduate from high school.[12]

The building's namesake was a pioneer who came to Oregon with her husband, Charles, in 1890. Dye was known for her active role in leading accomplishments such as the organization of the Oregon City Women's Club, the establishment of the first public library in Clackamas County, and the initiation of the local version of the Chautauqua program.[10]

John Inskeep Environmental Learning Center

Contains the Haggart Observatory‎, an astronomical observatory.

Harmony Campus

The Harmony Campus, initially approved for construction by the board in 1988,[1] is located at 7616 S.E. Harmony Road in Milwaukie. Currently home to a miscellany of courses in a single building, the campus is beginning construction on a second building. With a projected completion by 2008's fall term, the new facilities will house the college's nursing, EMT, medical assistant, and dental assistant programs, which currently reside in DeJardin Hall on the Oregon City campus.[13 ]

Wilsonville Campus

The Wilsonville Campus broke ground in 1991.[1] It is located at 29353 Town Center Loop E in Wilsonville, Oregon.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e Pardington, Suzanne (2007-05-17), "Pathway to dreams: Clackamas Community College celebrates 40 years of putting students on career track", The Oregonian,, retrieved 2007-05-24  
  2. ^ "CCC: At a Glance". Retrieved 2007-04-29.  
  3. ^ TriMet: CCC Park and Ride
  4. ^ "CCC History - Humble Beginnings". Retrieved 2006-09-09.  
  5. ^ "Clackamas Community College 2006-2007 Catalog (Page 170)" (PDF). Retrieved 2006-09-09.  
  6. ^ "CCC Maps - Barlow Hall (this information may have been out of date at the time of access)". Retrieved 2006-09-09.  
  7. ^ a b c d e f "CCC History". Retrieved 2007-04-29.  
  8. ^ Olson, Matt (2006-02-15). "McLoughlin gets face-lift". The Clackamas Print.  
  9. ^ "CCC Construction Zone: Streeter Annex". Retrieved 2007-04-29.  
  10. ^ a b Freels, Melissa; Hobbs, Tracy (1992-05-06), "What's in a Name? Historical meaning behind names of CCC buildings", The Clackamas Print  
  11. ^ "CCC Education & Human Services Department". Retrieved 2007-04-30.  
  12. ^ "Skills Development at Clackamas Community College". Retrieved 2007-04-30.  
  13. ^ Jordan, Frank (2007-02-21), "Construction at Harmony builds hope" (PDF), The Clackamas Print,, retrieved 2007-05-19  

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