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Clackamas Community College: Created to Serve

The community of Clackamas County got organized and formed a committee in order to create a community college.  In 1968, the first permanent building was established and it seemed that the college finally had a home. The Community College was finished in the early 80?s. The College has expanded a lot since then. It may seem unbelievable but the institution began with night classes at a high school. Today, they are located in a 175-acre campus which encompasses more than 20 buildings. Through them, they teach an approximate of 1,300 classes per term. The institution has received, not only accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, but also approval by the Veterans Administration as a veterans training institution.

Among the enormous list of Departments that Clackamas has there is one called Health Sciences Department. It encloses five different health related programs of study which are: Clinical Laboratory Assistance, Dental Assistance, EMT (Emergency Medical Technology), Medical Assistance and Nursing. Their Medical Assistance Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) and the Clinical Laboratory Assistance Program is about to be approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). 

In addition to these academic programs of study, you might also have a wide-ranging list of student services at your disposal at Clackamas, including the Advising and Counseling Center, a bookstore, food service, a library, public safety, tutorial services and financial aid, among many others. If you are willing to apply for financial assistance, what you have to do immediately is fill-out the FAFSA, which is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is the main requisite in order to have access to this benefit because neither loans nor federal aid funds can be conferred until the Department of Education sends the notification of your FAFSA to this college.


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