COCC is the oldest two-year college in Oregon and provides a comprehensive variety of college services to the residents of its 10,000-square-mile district and serves 17,987 total students (2009-10).
COCC offers two-year associate degrees, transfer/lower division programs, professional technical program degrees and certificates, developmental courses, community education classes, industry-specific training programs and business management assistance.
The college’s main campus is located on the western edge of Bend, a city known for its natural beauty and its proximity to diverse recreational opportunities. Situated on the western slope of Awbrey Butte, the location affords spectacular views of the mountains from nearly every point on the 193-acre campus. A satellite campus, located 20 miles north on 25 acres near the Redmond Municipal Airport, offers a variety of courses and services and is the home of the new Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center. A branch of Oregon State University is located on the Bend campus. OSU and other collaborating Oregon colleges and universities offer about 110 upper-division courses.