Home - Degrees & Courses Small Classes, Big Results Lewis and Clark Community College is committed to the most fundamental principles of human dignity, equality of opportunity and academic freedom. That's why our motto is "empowering people." We offer a variety of degree and certificate programs, as well as transfer options, GED options, high school partnership options and continuing education options to meet the needs of the diverse student population we serve. Our small class sizes promote one-on-one attention with instructors and student interaction in the classroom, as well as a personalized learning experience. In addition, various student services and opportunities to get involved in campus life all help make your time at Lewis and Clark invaluable and enjoyable. Look through our programs to find your path, or get started by registering today! Academic Calendar 2016-2017 Note: Off-campus classes and district high schools will meet each semester according to the schedule of the individual school districts August 22 Fall classes (on and off campus) begin September 05 Labor Day Holiday (campus closed) October 17 Online only registration for Spring begins October 17 Mid-fall session begins October 24 Open registration for Spring November 11 Veterans Day Holiday (campus closed) November 15 Last day to petition for Fall graduation November 23 Thanksgiving recess (campus open, no classes) November 24 - 27 Thanksgiving recess (campus closed) December 15 Last day of Fall classes (semester ends at 10:30 p.m.) January 16 MLK Holiday (campus closed) January 17 Spring classes (on and off campus) begin February 10 Online registration for Summer begins February 13 Open registration for Summer begins February 15 Last day to petition for Spring graduation March 13 Online only Fall registration begins March 13 - 17 Spring break (campus open, no classes) March 15 Last day to petition for Summer graduation March 20 Regular Spring classes resume March 20 Open registration for Fall begins March 20 Mid-spring session begins April 14 - 16 Easter recess (campus closed) May 12 Last day of Spring classes (semester ends at 4:30 p.m.) May 17 Commencement 2017 May 22 -August 11 Twelve Week Summer Option May 29 Memorial Day holiday (campus closed) June 05 -July 28 Eight Week Summer Option June 08 GED Graduation 2016 July 04 Independence Day holiday observed (campus closed) Click here for the full 2016-2017 semester calendar.