Our college is the premier destination for people who want high-skill job training, transfer degrees and access to community classes. Come visit us. We’ll help you achieve your goals and connect with people!
Coos Bay Campus
This is a campus the community built. In the late 1950s, a small group of local people led by longshoreman Henry Hansen and the longshore union went to the state’s capitol and lobbied for creation of community colleges. These families worked tirelessly to win local support, and in 1961 we started Oregon’s first public community college campus. Our founding families wanted their children to be able to train for jobs, without having to move away.
Today, our Coos Campus thrives with innovative instructors and the best technologies. We're also building for the future with the 2021 opening of our new Umpqua Health & Science Building to inspire tomorrow's scientists, engineers and health care professionals. Stop in. We'd love to meet you and show you our campus!
We'd love to have you visit our beautiful Curry Campus overlooking the mighty Pacific Ocean. We are just off U.S. Highway 101 at 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway Brookings, OR 97415.
Our story in Curry County begins in 1975. That year, the college contracted with an Education Service District for a small offering of classes. Twenty year later, citizens voted to include Curry in the Southwestern Oregon Community College district and the college offered classes in the former library building in Brookings. In 2007, U.S. Borax Company donated 10 acres to the college. After fundraising and much community support, the college opened the new Curry Campus in 2012. Come explore our campus. We'd love to take you on a tour!