At CCC, we believe keeping an eye on the future is the best way to stay focused on your goals. When it comes to graduating, the team in Graduation Services can help you stay on track to complete your degree. CCC also hosts two graduation ceremonies in June: one for our GED and Adult High School completers and one for our degree and certificate students. 

Graduation Parking Information

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Getting ready to graduate?

Complete the simple steps below to get to your finish line.

Steps for Graduation

Step 1: Petition to Graduate (GED graduates: skip to step 2)
Step 2 (optional): Register for Graduation Ceremony
Step 3 (optional): Thank a Staff or Faculty Member

What is the difference between Graduation and Commencement?

Graduation is when a student is awarded a certificate or degree once they have satisfied all certificate or degree requirements as verified by the Graduation Services Office. After the verification process, the certificate or diploma is printed, mailed and posted to the student's CCC record. The mailing and posting process for certificates and diplomas usually takes 6 to 8 weeks after term grades are recorded.

Commencement is a ceremony that allows students, family and friends to celebrate in the student's academic accomplishments. Participation in the ceremony does not mean the student has graduated and students do not receive their certificates or diplomas at the ceremony.



Graduation Services
Community Center 124
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Commencement Ceremony