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Academic Programs

Bachelor Pathways


The Bachelor Pathway programs at Klamath Community College are designed to help international students adjust to the pace of U.S academic life and practice their English-language skills. In addition, these programs offer flexible admissions and can help to reduce the overall cost of a bachelor degree. These make KCC a great option for international students.

These programs are based on agreements that allow students to begin at Klamath Community College and take advantage of its size and community focus. This means that during your first 1-2 years, your classes will be small, teachers will be available, and you will get a lot of individualized support. In the words of our faculty, "You have to work to fail at KCC." 

After 1-2 years, it will be time to transfer to a university! The process is fairly simple, but it is important to work closely with your advisor to ensure you are taking courses that transfer, satisfying any university requirements (typically meeting the GPA requirement), and meeting deadlines.

With pathways to 100s of degree options, Klamath Community College is the perfect place to begin working toward your Bachelor degree. 

Learn more about KCC Bachelor Pathway Programs!


Bachelor Pathway: KCC to OIT


KCC's Pathway Program to Oregon's Polytechnical College is an ideal options for students wanting to pursuing a bachelor degree in Accounting, Business, Engineering, Cybersecurity, Communication, Psychology, Health Science, or another degree offered at Oregon Institute of Technology.

Students in these programs will have small classes, interact with their instructors regularly, receive individualized support, and save as much as $40,000 USD while at KCC. In addition, students do not have to move to a new city because both KCC and OIT are located in Klamath Falls. This makes OIT the number one option for KCC students wanting to pursue a bachelor degree. 

Badger to Owl Connection

Another reason that OIT has been a top destination for our students is the Badger to Owl Connection program. In this program, students who complete an associate degree within 8 consecutive quarters (2 years), maintain a 3.0 GPA, and pass Math 95 and Writing 121 with a B or higher will receive a tuition waiver for their first and last semesters at OIT. This equates to a savings of nearly $17,000 USD! More information about this program and the enrollment form can be found at the Badger to Owl Connection website.

Degrees & Certificates


Klamath Community College is also a great place to persue an associate degree or certificate. KCC currently offers 90+ career-based programs in Arts & Design, Business & Technology, Human Resources, Science & Health Services, Transportation, Engineering, & Engineering, and Public Safety.

Some of the more popular programs for international students are Aviation, Criminal Security, Cybersecurity, Engineering, Nursing, and Fire Protection. These 1-2 year programs open the door to careers that are in demand around the world.

With small classes, amazing faculty and staff, and individualized support, Klamath Community College is the perfect place to earn a degree or certificate.

Learn more about KCC Degree and Certificate Programs!

Distance Education


Online courses are a great option at Klamath Community College. With many courses offered online, international students can begin their studies before arriving or complete their degree or certificate program fully online!

Online courses are similar to on-campus courses. For instance, the start and end dates, rules and expectations, exams and projects, textbooks, and attendance are all the same. KCC Diplomas and Certificates are also the same and will show you completed your degree or certificate program in the United States. These options are great for motivated international students with a high level of self-discipline. 

To learn more about these programs, go to the Online Courses page on the KCC website.

Support Programs

Academic Support Programs


Klamath Community College provides several support programs to help students reach their goals. The Learning Resource Center, Tutoring, Advising, Food Pantry, TRIO, First Year Experience, and other departments provide tools to make it "hard to fail at KCC."     

Learn more about KCC Student Support Programs!

Campus Safety


Safety is very important at Klamath Community College, and we work hard to support a safe, secure environment that promotes inclusiveness, cultivate open dialogue, appreciation of diversity, and understanding, combat prejudice and promote equality, provide education, facilities and resources, and serve as an advocate for those alienated and marginalized by society.

Learn more about Campus Safety at KCC!

Student Life



International students on an F-1 Visa are allowed to work on campus for up to 20 hours a week. This a great way to meet other people, earn extra money, and get work experience.

To learn more about the jobs available on campus, please visit KCC Jobs.

International students studying on an F-1 Visa can also apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) after they complete a degree OR certificate program. OPT allows eligible students to work in the United States for up to 12 months in a job related to their field. In addition, students who have earned a degree in certain science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, may qualify for a 24-month OPT extension.

To learn more about OPT visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration: Optical Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students or contact the International Programs office today.

Student Activities


Life at Klamath Community College is exciting! International students can join a student club, participate in student government, enjoy the green spaces on campus, get something to eat, hang out with friends, join a trip or activity, help in the community, or participate in the many other events offered on and off campus.

Learn more about Student Life at KCC!