CCC Dual credit programs, College Now and Coastal Commitment, allow students to take college-level academic coursework while at their high school. Through an articulation agreement between Clatsop Community College and regional schools, students are enrolled in high school classes that have been approved by CCC for college credit.
TRIO is a nationwide series of educational opportunity programs designed to help low income, first generation, and/or disabled Americans enter and graduate from college. TRIO programs are operated by hundreds of colleges, universities and community organizations, with funding from the U.S. Department of Education. There are both pre-college and college level TRIO programs. The various TRIO programs serve students ranging from 6th graders to those pursuing advanced degrees. Currently, over 2,700 TRIO programs serve nearly 873,000 students.
TRIO programs provide advising and academic support to help students overcome barriers to higher education. TRIO is committed to providing educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance.
Approved by the Washington State Legislature in 1990, Running Start allows eligible Washington high school juniors and seniors to attend college part-time or fulltime and receive both high school and college credit. Students do not pay tuition, but are responsible for textbooks and material fees. The college courses must meet the high school’s graduation requirements, and must be courses numbered 100 or above. Washington high school students are eligible to attend Clatsop Community College as Running Start students.
Simultaneous Enrollment is a great opportunity for high school students to attend classes at Clatsop Community College. Students simultaneously earn credit toward high school graduation requirements and college credits from a regionally accredited community college.
College classes taken as a high school student may or may not count toward your college degree. Oregon University System institutions will accept college credits earned that are 100-level and above. Some private colleges and universities may not accept college credit that you earned while still in high school.