Columbia Gorge Community College
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (November 2009)|
|Columbia Gorge Community College|
The front of the main building
|President||Frank K. Toda1|
|Location||The Dalles, Oregon, USA
The Dalles Campus is located next to a city park on a scenic hill overlooking the town. The Hood River Indian Creek Campus is located next to Indian Creek in Hood River, with scenic views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adamscitation needed.
The college began in 1977 as the Wasco Area Education Service District, which not long after was changed to Treaty Oak Education Service District. The original incarnation of the college operated in leased facilities in downtown The Dalles for 16 years.
In 1989, a public vote changed the college's designation from a service district to a community college, and later its name was changed to Columbia Gorge Community College. In 1993, a bond election allowed for the purchase and remodeling of the current campus facility, a former hospital.
In 2001, voters in Wasco County and Hood River County approved the annexation of Hood River County to the college's service district. The Hood River Center operated out of rented facilities near the waterfront in Hood River County.
In 2008, the college completed construction of its new campus in Hood River and a new Health Sciences Building on its campus in The Dalles.
Today, Columbia Gorge Community College serves students from all over the mid-Columbia region, in both Oregon and Washington.
Columbia Gorge Community College provides college credit instruction, certificates, and degrees through its contract with Portland Community College. PCC is accredited through The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Credits, certificates and degrees earned at CGCC appear on PCC transcripts and are transferable to four-year institutions, subject to the specific policies of those institutions. Columbia Gorge Community College is now a candidate for accreditation with The Northwest Association on Colleges and Universities, but it will continue its contract with Portland Community College until it receives its accreditation.
- www.cgcc.cc.or.us CGCC — Welcome from Dr. Frank Toda, President. Retrieved 2010-07-07.
- Columbia Gorge Community College (official website)
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