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Clatsop Community College Company Information

  • Astoria
  • 97103
  • Oregon
  • United States


Clatsop Community College is a public community college with facilities in Astoria and Seaside, OR. The college�s service area includes Clatsop County, portions of Columbia and Tillamook counties and Pacific and Wahkiakum counties in Washington state. CCC was established under the direction of the Astoria Board of Education in 1958 and constitutes Oregon's first community college. The original curriculum included two years of classes that could be transferred and two-year sequences in Electronics, Business, Automotive and Building Construction. In 1962, Clatsop County residents voted to form a county-wide education district and separate the College from the school district. Renovation of the former Astoria High School began in June 1962 and this facility became the home of CCC. CCC�s main campus in Astoria is located on a hillside overlooking the Columbia River. In addition, the college operates a maritime, fire and technical programs at its Marine and Environmental Research and Training Station (MERTS campus) located east of Astoria on the Columbia River. As part of its maritime program, CCC maintains and operates the training vessel Forerunner. Small business and economic development services, along with other classes, are conducted at the South County Campus in Seaside. CCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

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