Welcome to the Oregon Community College Association

The Oregon Community College Association (OCCA) represents the seventeen publicly chartered community colleges and their locally elected board members. Founded in 1962, OCCA is an association whose purpose is to support the colleges before policy-makers and partners whose actions affect the well-being of community colleges across the state.

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Leading with racial equity, we advocate, communicate, and collaborate to strengthen community colleges for the benefit of Oregonians, particularly those historically underserved or systemically marginalized in higher education.

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Congratulations to the 45 community college students named to the 2021 All-Oregon Academic Team! Due to COVID-19, we will not have our annual recognition luncheon, but you can check out the press release on our students on our website, www.occa17.com, and videos from four of these amazing students on our YouTube channel: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrE3oiJtH2YHhIHTUXgjC-8FJH4lpD_z5 See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to the 45 community college students named to the 2021 All-Oregon Academic Team! Due to COVID-19, we will not have our annual recognition luncheon, but you can check out the press release on our students on our website, www.occa17.com, and videos from four of these amazing students on our YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrE3oiJtH2YHhIHTUXgjC-8FJH4lpD_z5

OCCA will present to the Joint Ways & Means Committee Subcommittee on Education today at 1 p.m. in support of the Community College Support Fund and $702 million. We’ll be featuring students and alumni in our presentation! #CCMonth #oregonccawarenessmonth #orcommcolleges See MoreSee Less

OCCA will present to the Joint Ways & Means Committee Subcommittee on Education today at 1 p.m. in support of the Community College Support Fund and $702 million. Well be featuring students and alumni in our presentation! #CCMonth #oregonccawarenessmonth #orcommcolleges

Over the years, students have studied at Oregon’s community colleges and entered or re-entered the workforce with newly-acquired knowledge and skills. Today, hundreds of thousands of these former students are employed in Oregon — in fact, one in 20 jobs in Oregon is supported by community colleges and their students! According to Emsi, the net impact of the colleges’ former students currently employed in the state’s workforce amounted to $8.7 billion in added income in 2018-19! #CCMonth #oregonccawarenessmonth #orcommcolleges #whyctematters #orcommcollegecte See MoreSee Less

Over the years, students have studied at Oregons community colleges and entered or re-entered the workforce with newly-acquired knowledge and skills. Today, hundreds of thousands of these former students are employed in Oregon -- in fact, one in 20 jobs in Oregon is supported by community colleges and their students! According to Emsi, the net impact of the colleges former students currently employed in the states workforce amounted to $8.7 billion in added income in 2018-19! #CCMonth #oregonccawarenessmonth #orcommcolleges #whyctematters #orcommcollegecte

Going on now… our Virtual Legislative Summit! Our Board members, college presidents and other advocates are learning all about how to advocate in a virtual landscape in preparation for virtual meetings with legislators. #CCMonth #oregonccawarenessmonth #orcommcolleges See MoreSee Less

Going on now... our Virtual Legislative Summit! Our Board members, college presidents and other advocates are learning all about how to advocate in a virtual landscape in preparation for virtual meetings with legislators. #CCMonth #oregonccawarenessmonth #orcommcolleges