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CCC Offers Free Summer Camps

Students Can Get a Jumpstart on Their College Degrees

High school students can earn college credit at CTE summer camp

Students attending high school in 2024 can get a jumpstart on their college degrees through Clackamas Community College’s career technical education (CTE) summer camps – tuition-free. CTE camps run Aug. 12-16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. An information session will be held May 13,

6-7:30 p.m., in the Wacheno Welcome Center on the Oregon City campus.

CTE summer camps are open to Clackamas County students who will be entering ninth through 12th grade in fall 2024. Lunch will be provided, and transportation assistance is available from area high schools to the college. The deadline to register is June 9.

The free CTE camps include:

Criminal justice investigation: Apply investigative techniques in areas like fingerprinting, evidence collection and crime scene photography and reconstruction.

Green building construction: Explore green building materials and construction through carpentry tools and techniques like measurement, layout and safe use of tools.

Intro to CNC machining: Learn basic CNC skills, including how to set up and operate CNC milling and turning centers. 

Music and film: Learn how to design, shoot, record audio and post-production of movies.

Horticulture – gardening and farming: Develop and learn the principles and best practices of organic fruit and vegetable gardening.

Medical assisting: Learn about the skills and attributes of a successful medical assistant while exploring patient-centered health care careers.

Makerspace: Discover the art of invention through hands-on activities using laser cutters and 3D printers.

“Students who enroll in the summer camp programs will accelerate their college education while saving both time and money,” Ni'Cole Sims, CCC director of education partnerships, said. Space is limited at all camps, and a weighted lottery will provide priority placement for underserved students (students of color, students with disabilities, students with low socio-economic status and students with limited access to accelerated learning programs).

CTE camps will be held on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. For more information about summer programs and how to register, visit For questions about CTE camps, email



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