Advanced College Credit

Earn College Credits in High School










What is Advanced College Credit (ACC)?

OCHS Students have the opportunity to receive college credits for some of their high school courses through a dual credit program at Clackamas Community College called Advanced College Credit. By the time these students graduate from high school they already have a head start on college credits at a cost far below regular college tuition prices, saving both time and money when they start their next steps after graduation.

Specific courses at OCHS offer ACC Credits. Please refer to the list of eligible courses on the CCC website.


How to Register & Cost

All ACC students need to register with CCC for the college credit within the registration timelines posted on the ACC webpage.  If students are taking multiple classes for college credit, they will likely be registering at different times throughout the year.  Registration for the college credit begins approximately two weeks after a class begins at the high school. Registration dates for the current year are listed on the ACC webpage under HS Course List.

At a significant savings, students can begin earning college credit while still in high school.  College credit through the ACC Program is $10 per credit.  When compared to the current CCC tuition/fee of $85.50 per credit, this is a significant savings.  Comparing the ACC fees to university costs, the savings are huge!  The credits can transfer and prevent a student from repeating coursework he/she has already completed.  This saves money and time toward college degree completion!

If you are an OCHS student and receiving Free/Reduced Lunch, ask your School Counselor for a ACC Fee Waiver.
                                                   Registration Information Flyer 2013 (PDF)


CCC Contact for the ACC Program

Cheryl Tallman
Advanced College Credit Coordinator
Office: Community Center, CC109
Phone: (503) 594-3208
Fax: (503) 650-6670
Joy Overlin
ACC Program Assistant
Office: Community Center, CC109Phone: (503) 594-3252
Fax: (503) 650-6670