Chemeketa Community College is an exciting and diverse place to learn and grow. Chemeketa is a public two-year college in Salem, Oregon, USA. The name “Chemeketa” is a Native Indian name meaning Gathering Place or Place of peace. Over 150 international students from 40 different countries gather at Chemeketa each year to study Intensive English and or an academic program. At Chemeketa, you can earn a transfer degree to a four-year university or obtain a two-year technical degree to begin a career. We offer 120 university level career technical, university transfer and intensive English certificate and degrees. Among our most popular transfer programs you will find: Business, Social Sciences, and Engineering. Some of our outstanding two-year degree programs include computer Electronics, Graphic Design, Hospitality Management, Nursing, and Wine Studies. Students who need English preparation before starting their college career can also attend Chemeketa and complete our Intensive English program.
Chemeketa is a safe and inviting place for international students. Chemeketa offers an outstanding range of services and activities to help students get started like our Orientation, housing and arrival assistance, and our regular trips and events. Other services are designed to help students succeed, including academic tutoring, writing and math assistance, drop-in advising, conversation tables, employment opportunities and clubs.
We value access and diversity and are committed to transforming lives through exceptional learning experiences. We serve over 10,000 students a year on our main campus and outreach centers.
Our students excel, get involved, and become leaders in all the aspects of what the college experience can provide.