Community College and Workforce Development

Student Success and Academic Coordination

The Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD) is committed to creating a culture of evidence through measuring and learning about the forces that influence student success. CCWD intentionally supports promising practices which enhance academic experiences and the success rates of Oregon’s community college students.

The office is responsible for the following programs and processes:

  • Community College Academic Program Approval: standards, process, forms, and campus guidance for development of new program approvals considered by the Commission.
  • Adult Basic Skills: administration of Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), also known as the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, providing federal funds to local providers and supporting their leadership and professional development in order to assure quality basic skills services for adults across Oregon.
  • Career and Technical Education: working in partnership with the Oregon Department of Education and partners, administers career and technical education at a postsecondary education level, supported by the U.S. Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins).
  • Oregon High School Equivalency Program - General Educational Development (GED) Program: ​administration of the Oregon GED program, working in partnership with GED Testing Service (GEDTS), the 17 community colleges and other state, community, county and local partners to provide testing, preparation and instruction across the state.
  • Career Pathways: Coordinates information on Oregon’s Career Pathways at Oregon’s community colleges, offering connected education and training programs that enable individuals to secure a job or advance in a demand industry or occupation.

CCWD staff lead and contribute to inter-sector collaborative work to achieve Oregon’s higher education goals, from initiatives related to transfer credits to secondary partnerships. Learn more about this work in:

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