Located in north-central Oregon, along the beautiful, scenic Columbia River, Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) offers world-class instruction at an affordable price. Whether you're planning to save money and transfer to a 4-year school, or get a 2-year technical degree and go straight into the workforce, CGCC has something for you.

Let us know your interests and one of our staff will reach out. Or, consult our advising guides for information on specific programs. 

What's Available at CGCC?

Some of the most frequently asked questions about becoming a CGCC student are listed below. If you don't see what you're looking for, reach out to our staff for help! We'd love to answer your questions over the phone, in person, or by email.

Becoming a student is easy!

Just fill out an application, and you're accepted. CGCC is an inclusive institution, and we believe everyone has the right to an affordable education. Ready to apply? You can fill out an application here.

There are several ways to pay for classes. See our Ways to Pay page for more information.

CGCC offers five transfer programs and 31 career and technical education programs!

Explore all programs now, or choose options in:

Healthcare: Three options, including Nursing, Medical Assisting, and Emergency Medical Technician (with a paramedic program coming next year)

Engineering, Manufacturing, and Industry: Twelve options, including Aviation, Construction, Electro-Mechanical Technology, Manufacturing, and Unmanned Aircraft

Education and Human Services: Five options, including Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education

Computer Applications & Web Technologies: Four options, including Administrative Assistant and Web Design or Web Development

Business & Entrepreneurship: Seven options, including Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Medical Office


CGCC offers on-campus housing in our beautiful new residence hall in The Dalles. Learn more about it here.

CGCC is more affordable than a 4-year public or private school. Tuition and fees can be explored here.

Student resources on campus include:

Get in touch

Contact our Student Outreach and Recruitment team directly, or use the link below to fill out a request for information, and we'll be in touch!