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Columbia Gorge Community College is a two-year public college in The Dalles, Oregon, United States on the Columbia River in The Columbia River Gorge. The Dalles Campus is located next to a city park on a scenic hill overlooking the town. The Hood River Indian Creek Campus is located next to Indian Creek in Hood River, with scenic views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams.

The college began in 1977 as the Wasco Area Education Service District, which not long after was changed to Treaty Oak Education Service District. The original incarnation of the college operated in leased facilities in downtown The Dalles for 16 years.

In 1989, a public vote changed the college's designation from a service district to a community college, and later its name was changed to Columbia Gorge Community College. In 1993, a bond election allowed for the purchase and remodeling of the current campus facility, a former hospital.

In 2001, voters in Wasco County and Hood River County approved the annexation of Hood River County to the college's service district. The Hood River Center operated out of rented facilities near the waterfront in Hood River Hood River County.

In 2008, the college completed construction of its new campus in Hood River and a new Health Sciences Building on its campus in The Dalles.

Today, Columbia Gorge Community College serves students from all over the mid-Columbia region, in both Oregon and Washington.



Columbia Gorge Community College provides college credit instruction, certificates, and degrees through its contract with Portland Community College. PCC is accredited through The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Credits, certificates and degrees earned at CGCC appear on PCC transcripts and are transferable to four-year institutions, subject to the specific policies of those institutions.

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Coordinates: 45°35′28″N 121°11′20″W / 45.591°N 121.189°W / 45.591; -121.189



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