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Intensive English for College and Careers (IECC)

Are you ready to advance your English reading, writing, and communication skills? IECC classes are college-level classes that prepare you for your next steps in college. Classes are taught using cultural content, current event topics, small group discussion, projects, and fun learning activities.

IECC Students

Our students come from all over the world and have many different backgrounds. Some have been living in the US for a long time, while others just moved here. Some students live locally, and others are studying here from other countries. If this is you, we know you will feel at home in our program.

IECC Courses

You can take classes in the afternoon or online. Classes meet three to five hours per week for 10-11 weeks.

Get Started

  1. Take the Levels of English Proficiency (LOEP) college placement test and complete a writing sample on the Gresham Campus with testing services, Room AC2335.
  2. Make an appointment to meet with your IECC advisor. Email [email protected] or call 503-491-7333 to schedule an appointment.
  3. While meeting with your advisor you will register for classes and talk about how to start the new term with success.

You may qualify for financial aid, tuition awards, or scholarships. Ask your IECC advisor for more information.

Services for International Students

MHCC welcomes international students. We have many services like advice and counseling, sports facilities, computer rooms, and fun groups like the International Friendship Club. We also offer outdoor activity programs, a library, and tutoring in the Learning Success Center and AVID.

If you're planning to come study with an F-1 visa, don't forget to check out the international admission page.

Whatever your passion, you can learn more here.