Addiction Counselor Education
Addiction counselors work with families and individuals of all ages who are experiencing problems with addictive behaviors. Counselors may work as members of treatment teams in inpatient or outpatient settings, with schools, or in businesses. They provide group, individual, and couples therapy as well as assessments and interventions. Addiction counselors also work as liaisons for their clients to judicial systems, schools, state services, and communities. Counselors may serve as educators in their communities, acquainting community members with treatment options and prevention strategies for the community. Please contact the Addiction Counselor Education Department (ACED) program advisor for current Washington state certification requirements.

Students must complete all specifically listed courses and Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and be awarded the award.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
Addiction Counselor Education (CP)
The Certificate of Proficiency in Addiction Counselor Education equips members of the helping professions as well as other professions with knowledge of the addiction disorders and behaviors in order to assist them in the delivery of services to their clients and patients. Knowledge of addictive processes can greatly assist members of law enforcement, teachers, health care workers, corrections and social services workers, among others, in performing their jobs in a more comprehensive manner. This certificate is intended only for those students already holding an associate degree or above.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
PSYC&100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
ACED 101
SURVEY OF ADDICTIONOLOGY *
3 cr.
ACED 122
INTRODUCTION TO ADDICTIONS COUNSELING SKILLS
3 cr.
ACED 125
GROUP COUNSELING IN ADDICTIONS
3 cr.
ACED 132
INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING FAMILY MEMBERS
3 cr.
ACED 136
LAW AND ETHICS IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING
3 cr.
ACED 137
ADDICTIONS AND MENTAL ILLNESS
3 cr.
ACED 138
PREVENTION AND EDUCATION IN THE COMMUNITY
3 cr.
ACED 160
PHARMACOLOGY OF DRUGS OF ABUSE
3 cr.
ACED 164
ADOLESCENT ADDICTION ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT
3 cr.
ACED 170
AIR- AND BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS
2 cr.
ACED 201
THEORIES OF COUNSELING
3 cr.
ACED 202
MULTI-CULTURAL ADDICTIONS COUNSELING
3 cr.
ACED 203
CASE MANAGEMENT IN ADDICTION MEDICINE
3 cr.
ACED 205
ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR ADDICTION COUNSEL
3 cr.
PSYC&200
LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 57
*For non-majors also.

To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Treat substance abuse clients in multiple settings including individual and group counseling situations.
  • Understand and participate in addiction placement, continuing care, and discharge of patients and clients with addictions.
  • Communicate effectively, accurately, and professionally, using verbal, non-verbal, and written language with diverse populations of clients, patients, colleagues, the public, and other healthcare providers.
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors when working with clients, patients, other professionals, and the public.
  • Successfully complete the Washington State Chemical Dependency Professional exam.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Addiction Counselor Education (AAS)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
PSYC&100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
PSYC&200
LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
ACED 101
SURVEY OF ADDICTIONOLOGY *
3 cr.
ACED 122
INTRODUCTION TO ADDICTIONS COUNSELING SKILLS
3 cr.
ACED 125
GROUP COUNSELING IN ADDICTIONS
3 cr.
ACED 132
INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING FAMILY MEMBERS
3 cr.
ACED 136
LAW AND ETHICS IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING
3 cr.
ACED 137
ADDICTIONS AND MENTAL ILLNESS
3 cr.
ACED 138
PREVENTION AND EDUCATION IN THE COMMUNITY
3 cr.
ACED 160
PHARMACOLOGY OF DRUGS OF ABUSE
3 cr.
ACED 164
ADOLESCENT ADDICTION ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT
3 cr.
ACED 170
AIR- AND BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS
2 cr.
ACED 201
THEORIES OF COUNSELING *
3 cr.
ACED 202
MULTI-CULTURAL ADDICTIONS COUNSELING
3 cr.
ACED 203
CASE MANAGEMENT IN ADDICTION MEDICINE
3 cr.
ACED 205
ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR ADDICTION COUNSEL
3 cr.
ACED 210
FIELD PLACEMENT I
6 cr.
or ACED 211
FIELD PLACEMENT II
6 cr.
Summer Quarter (Optional)
ACED 132
INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING FAMILY MEMBERS
3 cr.
ACED 136
LAW AND ETHICS IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING
3 cr.
ACED 170
AIR- AND BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 90-93
*For non-majors also.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Treat substance abuse clients in multiple settings including individual and group counseling situations.
  • Understand and participate in addiction placement, continuing care, and discharge of patients and clients with addictions.
  • Communicate effectively, accurately, and professionally, using verbal, non-verbal, and written language with diverse populations of clients, patients, colleagues, the public, and other healthcare providers.
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors when working with clients, patients, other professionals, and the public.
  • Successfully complete the Washington State Chemical Dependency Professional exam.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Addiction Counselor Education (Transfer)
Addiction counselors work with families and individuals of all ages who are experiencing problems with addictive behaviors. Counselors may work as members of treatment teams in inpatient or outpatient settings, with schools, or in businesses. They provide group, individual, and couples therapy as well as assessments and interventions. Addiction counselors also work as liaisons for their clients to judicial systems, schools, state services, and communities. Counselors may serve as educators in their communities, acquainting community members with treatment options and prevention strategies for the community. Please contact the Addiction Counselor Education Department (ACED) program advisor for current Washington State certification requirements.

Addiction Counselor Education (AA)
Students who earn Clark College's Associate in Arts degree qualify to transfer to most Washington colleges and universities with junior standing. Lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the transfer institution. Contact an advisor at the transfer institution to determine required coursework as soon as possible.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (10 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (5 credits required)
 
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Oral Communication (5 credits required)
 
Humanities (15 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (15 credits required)
PSYC&100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
10 Additional credtis from two other departments.
Natural Sciences (15 credits required)
 
Must include a lab science
Specified Electives
ACED 101
SURVEY OF ADDICTIONOLOGY *
3 cr.
PSYC&200
LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
Additional Specified Electives
4 cr.
Major Area Requirements
ACED 122
INTRODUCTION TO ADDICTIONS COUNSELING SKILLS
3 cr.
ACED 125
GROUP COUNSELING IN ADDICTIONS
3 cr.
ACED 136
LAW AND ETHICS IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING
3 cr.
ACED 160
PHARMACOLOGY OF DRUGS OF ABUSE
3 cr.
ACED 201
THEORIES OF COUNSELING
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 90
* For non-majors also.

Refer to the Degree and Certificate Requirements section in the Clark
College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the general education requirements.


Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Treat substance abuse clients in multiple settings, including individual and group counseling situations.
  • Understand and participate in addiction placement, continuing care, and discharge of patients and clients with addictions.
  • Communicate effectively, accurately, and professionally, using verbal, non-verbal, and written language with diverse populations of clients, patients, colleagues, the public, and other healthcare providers.
  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors when working with clients, patients, other professionals, and the public.
  • Successfully complete the Washington State Chemical Dependancy Professional exam.
Agriculture-Horticulture
The degrees and certificates for Agriculture-Horticulture have been inactivated as of March 31, 2011. As of this date, Clark College is not accepting new degree or certificate seeking students within Agriculture-Horticulture. If you are a student who was enrolled at Clark College and registered your intent of completing an Agriculture-Horticulture degree or certificate with Registration as of Fall Quarter 2008 and prior to April 15, 2011, please see Advising or the STEM Dean for current teach-out class offerings.

Degree inactivated as of March 31, 2011. (AA)
Art (Transfer)
The Clark College Art Department offers many classes to help students prepare for advanced studies at a four-year institution, enter an art profession directly, or simply enrich their spirit. Clark's Art faculty is composed of a complementary blend of highly qualified instructors possessing advanced degrees, as well as recognized working professionals who bring with them a practical knowledge of the art marketplace.

It is imperative that students planning to transfer to a college, university or art school and seek a B.A. or B.F.A. in a design-related field see an Art Department faculty member as early as possible to plan an individualized program. Call 360-992-2370 or 360-992-2639 for an appointment.
General - Art (suggested) (AA)
This is a suggested program for the first two years of major study for a general Art degree. Lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the transfer institution.
Contact the transfer institution to determine required coursework as early as possible. Many transfer institutions require foreign language.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (10 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (5 credits required)
MATH&107
MATH IN SOCIETY *
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
HPE 258
FITNESS-WELLNESS
3 cr.
or HPE 266
MIND BODY HEALTH
3 cr.
Oral Communication (5 credits required)
 
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION **
5 cr.
Humanities (15 credits required) ***, ****
 
ART 221
ART HISTORY: MEDIEVAL-RENAISSANCE
5 cr.
or ART 222
ART HISTORY: BAROQUE-MODERN
5 cr.
or ART 223
ART IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
5 cr.
Social Sciences (15 credits required)
From at least three different departments.
 
Natural Sciences (15 credits required)
 
From at least two different departments and must include a lab science.
 
Pre-Major Program Requirements
ART 103
DRAWING I
3 cr.
ART 110
CREATIVITY AND CONCEPT
3 cr.
ART 115
TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
4 cr.
ART 116
COLOR THEORY AND DESIGN
4 cr.
ART 117
THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
4 cr.
or ART 118
TIME-BASED ART AND DESIGN
3 cr.
ART 203
THE HUMAN FIGURE I
4 cr.
ART Elective
5-7 cr.
*Recommended
**CMST& 230 is recommended and can be used for a Social Science elective.
***Complete a five credit A-list course from a department other than Art.
****Five credits of Studio Art from pre-major requirements can be applied.
Total Required Credits: 90
General - Art, Photography Concentration (suggested) (AA)
This is a suggested program for the first two years of major study in Art with a concentration in Photography. Lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the transfer institution. Contact an advisor at the transfer institution to determine required coursework as early as possible.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (10 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (5 credits required)
MATH&107
MATH IN SOCIETY
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
HPE 258
FITNESS-WELLNESS
3 cr.
or HPE 266
MIND BODY HEALTH
3 cr.
Oral Communication (5 credits required)
 
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION *
5 cr.
Humanities (15 credits required) **
ART 140
PHOTOGRAPHY I
4 cr.
ART 223
ART IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
5 cr.
Social Sciences (15 credits required)
From at least three different departments.
 
Natural Sciences (15 credits required)
 
From at least two different departments and must include a lab science.
Pre-Major Requirement
ART 103
DRAWING I
3 cr.
ART 115
TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
4 cr.
ART 116
COLOR THEORY AND DESIGN
4 cr.
ART 141
PHOTOGRAPHY II
4 cr.
ART 146
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY II
4 cr.
CGT 101
PHOTOSHOP RASTER GRAPHICS
4 cr.
Recommended Electives
ART 104
DRAWING II
3 cr.
ART 118
TIME-BASED ART AND DESIGN
3 cr.
ART 142
PHOTOGRAPHY III
4 cr.
ART 145
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
3 cr.
ART 208
DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
4 cr.
ART 290
SPECIAL PROJECTS
1-6 cr.
CGT 100
GRAPHIC DESIGN TECHNOLOGY I
4 cr.
CGT 106
SOCIAL MEDIA EXPLORATION
3 cr.
CGT 201
WEB VIDEO PRODUCTION
4 cr.
JOUR 121
COLLEGE NEWSPAPER
1-3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 90 Minimum
*CMST& 230 is recommended and can be used for a Social Science elective.
**Complete a five credit A-list course from a department other than Art.
Associate in Fine Arts, Graphic Design Concentration (AFA )
The Art Department is offering this specialized, two-year degree intended to prepare students wishing to transfer into competitive-entry design programs at baccalaureate institutions. The degree may also well serve those looking to acquire a solid foundation in graphic design with the goal of seeking employment opportunities with just the associate degree, including those already holding a degree in another field who are looking to change careers.

Completion of the following recommended courses does not guarantee admission as an art major with junior standing at the transfer institution. A competitive GPA and a quality portfolio are also essential. Due to the AFA degree's heavy emphasis on art and graphic design foundation courses, upon acceptance, the AFA student should expect to complete further general education courses at the baccalaureate institution in addition to the major area coursework. Students are strongly advised to select and plan courses in collaboration with their Art Department advisor, and to contact the intended transfer institution to determine required coursework as early as possible.

Also, please see the Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) department's career and technical degrees in Web and Graphic Design, including an Associate of Applied Technology in Web and Graphic Design, the Graphic Design Certificate of Proficiency or the Web Design Certificate of Proficiency.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (5 credits required)
MATH&107
MATH IN SOCIETY Recommended
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
HPE 258
FITNESS-WELLNESS
3 cr.
or HPE 266
MIND BODY HEALTH Recommended
3 cr.
Humanities (5 credits required)
 
Humanities * (List A ONLY, must NOT be a major requirement)
Social Sciences (5 credits required)
(must NOT be a part of a major requirement)
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION Recommended
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (5 credits required)
 
(must be a lab science)
Pre-Major Program Requirements
ART 103
DRAWING I
3 cr.
ART 110
CREATIVITY AND CONCEPT
3 cr.
ART 115
TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
4 cr.
ART 116
COLOR THEORY AND DESIGN
4 cr.
ART 118
TIME-BASED ART AND DESIGN
3 cr.
ART 145
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
3 cr.
ART 172
GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPLORATION
4 cr.
ART 173
GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO I
4 cr.
ART 174
TYPOGRAPHY
4 cr.
ART 203
THE HUMAN FIGURE I
4 cr.
ART 208
DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
4 cr.
ART 215
PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
3 cr.
ART 223
ART IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
5 cr.
ART 271
PUBLICATION DESIGN
4 cr.
ART 273
GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO II
4 cr.
ART 274
GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO III
4 cr.
CGT 100
GRAPHIC DESIGN TECHNOLOGY I
4 cr.
CGT 200
GRAPHIC DESIGN TECHNOLOGY II
4 cr.
CGT 214
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
3 cr.
or CGT 240
CAPSTONE PRACTICUM
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 90 Minimum
*World Languages 121, 122 or 123 recommended if you do not have 2 years of high school foreign language or equivalent.
Automotive Technology
The Automotive Technology program prepares students for maintenance and repair employment opportunities in the automotive industry. Today's automotive technicians need proficient mechanical skills plus a thorough understanding of automotive computer and electrical systems.

Clark College's program utilizes current advanced diagnostic equipment and techniques to prepare students for employment in this increasingly technical industry. Program benefits are as follows:
  • Students receive comprehensive instruction consisting of both classroom theory and "real world" shop lab experience in all major automotive systems.

  • Learning emphasizes safety, proper work habits, human relations skills, and technical abilities necessary for employment.

  • Graduates demonstrate in depth knowledge and skills through demonstrated evaluations that meet required NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) competencies.

  • Graduates will be trained for successful completion of standard certification exams and NATEF exams.

  • Clark College is a National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certified institution that has been training automotive technicians for over 50 years.

Our Toyota Partnership


Clark College is an award-winning Toyota Technical Education Network (T-TEN) training center. Besides being the basis for Clark's Automotive Technology training curriculum, Toyota's affiliation offers additional options for students to specialize in Toyota vehicle servicing.

Note: The numbers in parentheses on the following curricula represent the course numbers included in the Toyota Certified Technician Program. A student completing the T-TEN Program will receive TCTP credit for the Clark College AUTO courses also identified with a Toyota course number.

Students must complete all Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section in the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
Basic Automotive Technician Skills (CP)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
AUTO 110
AUTOMOTIVE BASICS (TCTP 623, 553)
15 cr.
or AUTO 108
SAFETY, BASICS AND ELECTRIC (TCTP 623)
8 cr.
and AUTO 109
BRAKES (TCTP 552)
7 cr.
AUTO 120
CHASSIS SYSTEMS (TCTP 453, 652)
15 cr.
or AUTO 141
CHASSIS SYSTEMS (TCTP 453, 553, 652)
1-15 cr.
AUTO 130
ENGINE PERFORMANCE (TCTP 852)
15 cr.
or AUTO 142
ENGINE PERFORMANCE (TCTP 852)
1-15 cr.
Total Required Credits: 54


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Interpret and verify driver?s complaint; verify improper vehicle operation; diagnose and determine needed repairs.
  • Restore malfunctioning automotive component(s) or system(s) to operating condition.
  • Work collaboratively, professionally, and ethically by expressing opinions with tact, listening to others, shouldering an appropriate share of the workload, and complying with all automotive shop policies.
  • Evaluate and use technical information from a variety of resources.
  • Comply with personal and environmental safety practices that relate to the automotive industry in accordance with local, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Advanced Automotive Technician Skills (CP)
General Education Requirement
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
AUTO 210
DRIVE TRAINS AND ENGINES (TCTP 302)
1-15 cr.
or AUTO 240
MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS, AXLES AND ENGINES (TCTP 302)
1-15 cr.
AUTO 220
ADVANCED POWER TRAINS (TCTP 274)
15 cr.
or AUTO 241
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND ADVANCED ELECTRICAL (TCTP 274)
1-15 cr.
AUTO 230
ADVANCED CHASSIS SYSTEMS (TCTP 752, 256)
15 cr.
or AUTO 242
A/C AND ADVANCED CHASSIS SYSTEMS (TCTP 752, 256)
1-15 cr.
Total Required Credits: 54


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Automotive Technology (AAS)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
 
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
AUTO 110
AUTOMOTIVE BASICS (TCTP 623, 553)
15 cr.
or AUTO 108
SAFETY, BASICS AND ELECTRIC (TCTP 623)
8 cr.
and AUTO 109
BRAKES (TCTP 552)
7 cr.
AUTO 120
CHASSIS SYSTEMS (TCTP 453, 652)
15 cr.
or AUTO 141
CHASSIS SYSTEMS (TCTP 453, 553, 652)
1-15 cr.
AUTO 130
ENGINE PERFORMANCE (TCTP 852)
15 cr.
or AUTO 142
ENGINE PERFORMANCE (TCTP 852)
1-15 cr.
AUTO 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
AUTO 210
DRIVE TRAINS AND ENGINES (TCTP 302)
1-15 cr.
or AUTO 240
MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS, AXLES AND ENGINES (TCTP 302)
1-15 cr.
AUTO 220
ADVANCED POWER TRAINS (TCTP 274)
15 cr.
or AUTO 241
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND ADVANCED ELECTRICAL
1-15 cr.
(TCTP 274, 256)
AUTO 230
ADVANCED CHASSIS SYSTEMS (TCTP 752, 256)
15 cr.
or AUTO 242
A/C AND ADVANCED CHASSIS SYSTEMS (TCTP 752, 256)
1-15 cr.
WELD 105
RELATED WELDING FOR AUTOMOTIVE
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 115-122
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Interpret and verify driver?s complaint; verify improper vehicle operation; diagnose and determine needed repairs.
  • Restore malfunctioning automotive component(s) or system(s) to operating condition.
  • Work collaboratively, professionally, and ethically by expressing opinions with tact, listening to others, shouldering an appropriate share of the workload, and complying with all automotive shop policies.
  • Evaluate and use technical information from a variety of resources.
  • Comply with personal and environmental safety practices that relate to the automotive industry in accordance with local, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Automotive Technology (AAT)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
 
Human Relations (5 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
AUTO 110
AUTOMOTIVE BASICS (TCTP 623, 553)
15 cr.
AUTO 120
CHASSIS SYSTEMS (TCTP 453, 652)
15 cr.
AUTO 130
ENGINE PERFORMANCE (TCTP 852)
15 cr.
AUTO 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
AUTO 210
DRIVE TRAINS AND ENGINES (TCTP 302)
1-15 cr.
AUTO 220
ADVANCED POWER TRAINS (TCTP 274)
15 cr.
AUTO 230
ADVANCED CHASSIS SYSTEMS (TCTP 752, 256)
15 cr.
WELD 105
RELATED WELDING FOR AUTOMOTIVE
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 109-113
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Interpret and verify driver?s complaint; verify improper vehicle operation; diagnose and determine needed repairs.
  • Restore malfunctioning automotive component(s) or system(s) to operating condition.
  • Work collaboratively, professionally, and ethically by expressing opinions with tact, listening to others, shouldering an appropriate share of the workload, and complying with all automotive shop policies.
  • Evaluate and use technical information from a variety of resources.
  • Comply with personal and environmental safety practices that relate to the automotive industry in accordance with local, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Toyota Technology (AAS)
The Toyota curriculum is inclusive within the Automotive Technology curriculum. An additional Toyota dealer cooperative work experience or internship is also necessary to complete the Toyota program.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
 
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
AUTO 110
AUTOMOTIVE BASICS (TCTP 623, 553)
15 cr.
AUTO 120
CHASSIS SYSTEMS (TCTP 453, 652)
15 cr.
AUTO 130
ENGINE PERFORMANCE (TCTP 852)
15 cr.
AUTO 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
AUTO 210
DRIVE TRAINS AND ENGINES (TCTP 302)
1-15 cr.
AUTO 220
ADVANCED POWER TRAINS (TCTP 274)
15 cr.
AUTO 230
ADVANCED CHASSIS SYSTEMS (TCTP 752, 256)
15 cr.
WELD 105
RELATED WELDING FOR AUTOMOTIVE
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 115-122
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Interpret and verify driver?s complaint; verify improper vehicle operation; diagnose and determine needed repairs.
  • Restore malfunctioning automotive component(s) or system(s) to operating condition.
  • Work collaboratively, professionally, and ethically by expressing opinions with tact, listening to others, shouldering an appropriate share of the workload, and complying with all automotive shop policies.
  • Evaluate and use technical information from a variety of resources.
  • Comply with personal and environmental safety practices that relate to the automotive industry in accordance with local, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Bioengineering & Chemical Pre-Engineering (Transfer)
Chemical engineers are in the forefront of efforts to make Planet Earth a cleaner and healthier place to live, from finding better ways to clean up toxic spills to developing sustainable biofuels. Chemical engineers are in great demand in many industries including: pharmaceuticals, food, chemicals, energy, and all sorts of manufacturing. State environmental health and safety agencies also employ many chemical engineers.

Bioengineering is one of the fastest-growing disciplines. Bioengineers are focused on advancing human health and promoting environmental sustainability. Bioengineers apply quantitative solutions to solve diverse multidisciplinary problems.
BioEngineering & Chemical Pre-Engineering (AST2)
The following is a degree program designed by a consortium of two-year and four-year colleges in Washington. Students should be aware that baccalaureate institutions may have slightly different requirements for these degrees, and students should consult the transfer institution for exact questions.

Students should complete the entirety of any science sequence at the same school for best transferability. These degrees are not DTA degrees, and there are some general education requirements that students will need to finish upon transfer.

Though this degree does not require such, Clark College students should know that the standard Clark AST degree path has this difference from the Articulated Degree defined below:
  • Clark requires 3 credits of Health-Physical Education coursework.

Students must also meet the residency requirements as established by Clark. While Clark College has approved offering the degree below, Clark students should keep these requirements in mind should their transfer pathways change.

Students completing this Associate of Science will receive the same priority consideration for admission to the baccalaureate institution as they would for completing the direct transfer associate degree and will be given junior status by the receiving institution.

It is critical that you work with an Engineering faculty advisor to ensure your program will give you the maximum benefit when you transfer.

Please visit the Major Related Programs/Articulated Degrees section of this catalog to view a printable PDF of this document.
Generic Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
5 cr.
2. Mathematics
10 cr.
Two courses at or above introductory calculus level. Third-quarter calculus or approved statistics course: 5 quarter credits chosen with the help of an Engineering faculty advisor based on the requirements of the specific discipline at the baccalaureate institution the student plans to attend.
3. Physics
15 cr.
Calculus-based or non-calculus based sequence including laboratory. Students should be advised that some baccalaureate programs require physics with calculus.
4. Chemistry with Laboratory
5 cr.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
15 cr.
C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
The remaining quarter credits should be planned with the help of an advisor based on the requirements of the specific discipline at the baccalaureate institution the student selects to attend.

For Engineering disciplines, these credits should include a design component consistent with ABET accreditation standards, as approved by the Engineering faculty advisor.
Articulated Degree Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. English Composition
5 cr.
2. Mathematics
 
Calculus I, II, III - 15 credits
Differential Equations - 5 credits
3. Physics
 
Engineering Physics 1, 2, 3 + labs - 15 to 18 credits
4. Chemistry with Laboratory
 
General Chemistry 1, 2, 3 + labs - 15-18 credits
Organic Chemistry 1 + lab - 4-6 credits
Organic Chemistry 2 + lab OR
Biology for Science Majors + lab
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
15 cr.
Minimum 15 quarter credits:
Minimum 5 credits in Humanities, minimum 5 credits in Social Science, plus an additional 5 credits in either Humanities or Social Science for a total of 15 credits.
C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
14-15 cr.
Engineering (14-15 credits)
Select 3 electives as appropriate for intended major and intended baccalaureate institution. Requirements vary by school and program. See an Engineering faculty advisor regarding proper selection.
  • Computer Programming- 4-5 credits

  • Linear Algebra

  • Calculus IV (Advanced or Multi-variable Calculus)

  • Technical Writing

  • Electrical Circuits

  • Statics

  • Thermodynamics

  • Chemical Process, Principles and Calculations

  • Biology for Science Majors I + labs

  • Biology for Science Majors II + labs

  • Organic Chemistry II + labs
Clark College Equivalents
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
2. Mathematics
 
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
MATH&152
CALCULUS II
5 cr.
MATH&153
CALCULUS III
5 cr.
MATH 221
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
5 cr.
3. Physics
 
PHYS&221
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&222
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&223
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
4. Chemistry with Laboratory
 
CHEM&141
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
and CHEM&151
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
CHEM&142
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
4 cr.
and CHEM&152
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1 cr.
CHEM&143
GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
4 cr.
and CHEM&153
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
2 cr.
CHEM&241
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
and CHEM&251
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
CHEM&242
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
4 cr.
and CHEM&252
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1 cr.
or BIOL&221
MAJORS ECOLOGY/EVOLUTION
5 cr.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
 
A course in Economics is recommended (ECON&201 or 202).

PHIL&106 is strongly recommended as the Humanities course.
C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
Other electives as advised dependent on transfer institution.
MATH&254
CALCULUS IV Required
5 cr.
Notes
A. Basic Requirements
2. Mathematics
 
Clark requires concurrent enrollment of completion in MATH&254 when taking MATH221.

MATH103 and MATH111 are required prerequisites for MATH&151 that may be needed if calculus placement is not met via COMPASS.
3. Physics
 
Clark requires concurrent enrollment in PHYS094, 095, and 096.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
 
Courses taken must come from the current ICRC distribution list in order to count as General Education or General University Requirements (GER's/GUR's) at the receiving institution. Additional general educational requirements, cultural diversity requirements, and foreign language requirements, as required by the receiving institution, must be met prior to the completion of a baccalaureate degree.
Total Required Credits: 90-103
Biological Sciences (Transfer)
Biological sciences are the basic foundation for many professions. Upper-division requirements at the transfer institution will determine the area of specialization. Students should work with a faculty advisor to develop a specific program.

Professional Opportunities
Following completion of a Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree at a four-year institution of the student's choice, several avenues of employment or advancement are open. A few of these are:
  • Food Processing

  • Commercial Fisheries

  • Graduate School

  • State and Federal Wildlife agencies

  • Science teaching at elementary or secondary level

  • Environmental Sciences

  • Transfer into professional health programs (medical, dental, pharmacy, physical therapy or optometry)

  • Veterinary/Animal Science

Clark's Biological Sciences majors have had excellent success in finding placement in graduate programs, health science programs, and professional areas. Clark College offers the first two years of most Biological Sciences majors: Biology, Botany, Forestry, Genetics, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Wildlife, and Zoology. Special emphasis is placed on small class size, individual instruction, field experiences, and undergraduate research opportunities. There is good exchange between the support areas of Chemistry, Geology, and Physics to aid in developing relevant courses.

Biological Sciences (AST1)
This is a suggested program for the first two years of major study in Biological Sciences. Lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the transfer institution. Contact an advisor at the transfer institution to determine required coursework as early as possible.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (10 credits required)
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
MATH&152
CALCULUS II
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Humanities & Social Sciences (15 credits required)
 
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Humanities and Social Sciences Requirements**
10 cr.
Pre-Major Program Requirements
BIOL&221
MAJORS ECOLOGY/EVOLUTION
5 cr.
BIOL&222
MAJORS CELL/MOLECULAR
5 cr.
BIOL&223
MAJORS ORGANISMAL PHYS
5 cr.
CHEM&141
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
CHEM&142
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
4 cr.
CHEM&143
GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
4 cr.
CHEM&151
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
CHEM&152
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1 cr.
CHEM&153
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
2 cr.
MATH&153
CALCULUS III
5 cr.
or MATH 203
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
3 cr.
and MATH 204
INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
3 cr.
PHYS&121
GENERAL PHYSICS I
5 cr.
PHYS&122
GENERAL PHYSICS II
5 cr.
PHYS&123
GENERAL PHYSICS III
5 cr.
Recommended Science and Composition Electives
CHEM&241
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
CHEM&242
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
4 cr.
CHEM&243
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY III
4 cr.
CHEM&251
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
CHEM&252
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1 cr.
CHEM&253
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
2 cr.
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II *
5 cr.
or ENGL 109
WRITING ABOUT THE SCIENCES *
5 cr.
Science Electives (10-15 credits required)
BIOL 101
ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
5 cr.
BIOL 208
FIELD STUDIES IN BIOLOGY
1-10 cr.
or BIOL 224
FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
5 cr.
BIOL 139
INTRODUCTION TO WILDLIFE
3 cr.
BIOL 140
MAMMALS OF THE NORTHWEST *
3 cr.
or BIOL 141
BIRDS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
3 cr.
or BIOL 143
INTRODUCTION TO FORESTRY
3 cr.
BIOL 145
REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS OF THE PACIFIC NW
3 cr.
BIOL 146
SURVEY OF BIODIVERSITY
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 90
* Check with chosen 4-year school.

**Minimum of five (5) credits of coursework in both Humanities and Social Sciences with the additional five (5) credits from either Humanities or Social Sciences.
Biology Education (AST1)
The following is a degree program designed by a consortium of two-year and four-year colleges in Washington. Students should be aware that baccalaureate institutions may have slightly different requirements for these degrees, and students should consult the transfer institution for exact questions.

Students should complete the entirety of any science sequence at the same school for best transferability. These degrees are not DTA degrees, and there are some general education requirements that students will need to finish upon transfer.

Though this degree does not require such, Clark College students should know that the standard Clark AS degree path has this difference from the Articulated Degree defined below:
  • Clark requires 3 credits of Health-Physical Education coursework.

Students must also meet the residency requirements as established by Clark. While Clark College has approved offering the degree below, Clark students should keep these requirements in mind should their transfer pathways change.

Students completing this Associate of Science will receive the same priority consideration for admission to the baccalaureate institution as they would for completing the direct transfer associate degree and will be given junior status by the receiving institution.

Students are responsible for researching and preparing for specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions as early as possible prior to transferring.

Please visit the Major Related Programs/Articulated Degrees section of this catalog to view a printable PDF of this document.
Generic Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
5 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirement
5 cr.
Intermediate algebra proficiency is required.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
15 cr.
15 credits of humanities and social science with at least five credits taken from each. Three different subjects required. No more than 5 credits of performance classes are allowed.
2. Science Pre-major Requirement
 
  • Chemistry for science majors sequence (15 quarter credits)

  • Third quarter calculus or approved statistics course (5 quarter credits)

  • Biology for science majors or physics (calculus or non-calculus based) (15 quarter credits)

  • Additional requirements: 10 - 15 quarter credits in physics, geology, organic chemistry, biology, or mathematics, consisting of courses normally taken for science majors (not general education), preferably in a 2- or 3-quarter sequence.
C. Electives
 
Additional college-level courses so that total earned is at least 90 credits. May include prerequisites for major courses (e.g. pre-calculus), additional major coursework, or specific general education or other university requirements, as approved by the advisor.
Articulated Degree Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
 
1. English Composition
5 cr.
2. Calculus
10 cr.
Intermediate algebra proficiency is required.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
15 cr.
5 quarter credits Introductory Speech
5 quarter credits General Psychology

2. Science Pre-major Requirement
 
  • 15 quarter credits General Chemistry

  • 15 quarter credits Organic Chemistry

  • 15 quarter credits of majors level biology

  • 5 quarter credits statistics
Clark College Equivalents
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning
 
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
MATH&152
CALCULUS II
5 cr.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
 
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
PSYC&100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
Plus 5 additional HUM or SS credits
5 cr.
2. Science Pre-major Requirement
 
CHEM&141
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
CHEM&141
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
CHEM&143
GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
4 cr.
CHEM&151
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
CHEM&152
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1 cr.
CHEM&153
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
2 cr.
CHEM&241
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
CHEM&242
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
4 cr.
CHEM&243
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY III
4 cr.
CHEM&251
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
CHEM&252
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1 cr.
CHEM&253
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
2 cr.
BIOL&221
MAJORS ECOLOGY/EVOLUTION
5 cr.
BIOL&222
MAJORS CELL/MOLECULAR
5 cr.
BIOL&223
MAJORS ORGANISMAL PHYS
5 cr.
MATH 203
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
3 cr.
and MATH 204
INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
3 cr.
C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
EDUC&201
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION Recommended
3 cr.
and EDUC 210
INTRODUCTORY FIELD EXPERIENCE Recommended
3 cr.
PHYS&221
ENGINEERING PHYSICS Recommended
5 cr.
and PHYS&222
ENGINEERING PHYSICS Recommended
5 cr.
and PHYS&223
ENGINEERING PHYSICS Recommended
5 cr.
Notes
A. Basic Requirements
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning
 
Pre-Calculus courses do not meet this requirement.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
 
Courses in Humanities/Social Science must come from the current ICRC distribution list in order to count as General Education or General University Requirements (GERs/GURs) at the receiving institution. Additional general educational requirements, cultural diversity requirements, and foreign language requirements, as required by the transfer institution, must be met prior to the completion of a baccalaureate degree.

C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
A maximum of five (5) quarter credits of "gray area" courses will be accepted in the remaining credits category.

Students should consult with baccalaureate institutions on the Physics courses--the addition of these courses may bring the degree total to 105 credits.
Total Required Credits: 105
Biology DTA/MRP (AA)
This pathway is applicable to students planning to prepare for upper-division bachelor's degree majors in Biology. Many students transfer to baccalaureate institutions after completing the Associate Degree Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA); this pathway does not alter that agreement or the possibility that students may continue to follow this path. This Biology MRP streamlines and facilitates preparation for upper-division coursework in Biology across the state.

This document represents an agreement between the following baccalaureate institutions offering bachelor's degrees in Biology or a related field and the community and technical college system. Baccalaureate institutions party to this agreement include: Central Washington University; Eastern Washington University; The Evergreen State College; University of Washington Seattle; Washington State University Pullman; Western Washington University; Saint Martin's University; Seattle University; and Whitworth University.

Where the degree below allows for choice in courses, students are urged to contact potential transfer institutions to ensure that the courses chosen are best for the pathway.

Though this degree does not require such, Clark College students should know that the standard Clark AA degree path has these differences from the MRP defined below:

  • Clark requires 3 credits of Health-Physical Education coursework, and

  • As of Fall 2011, Clark requires a course in Oral Communication, and

  • Clark's Social Science distribution requirement stipulates that students take courses from at least three different departments.

Students must also meet the residency requirements as established by Clark. While Clark College has approved offering the degree below, Clark students should keep these requirements in mind should their transfer pathways change.

Students are responsible for researching and preparing for specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions as early as possible prior to transferring.

Please visit the Major Related Programs/Articulated Degrees section of this catalog to view a printable PDF of this document.
Generic DTA Requirement
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communications Skills
10 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirement
5 cr.
Intermediate algebra proficiency is required.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
15 cr.
2. Social Sciences
15 cr.
3. Natural Sciences (minimum of 15 cr.)
15 cr.
MRP Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. English Composition
10 cr.
2. Mathematics
5 cr.
Calculus I
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
15 cr.
Consistent with the requirements in all DTA degrees - no more than 10 credits per discipline area, 5 credits maximum in world languages or ASL. No more than 5 credits of performance/skills classes are allowed.
2. Social Sciences
15 cr.
Consistent with the requirements in all DTA degrees - no more than 10 credits per discipline area.
3. 30 quarter credits, including:
30 cr.
15 credits general biology (majors level)
15 credits general chemistry (majors level)
C. Electives
1. 15 additional quarter credits
15 cr.
Clark College Equivalents
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirement
 
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities as defined in the Clark College catalog
15 cr.
2. Social Sciences as defined in the Clark College catalog
15 cr.
3. Natural Sciences
 
BIOL&221
MAJORS ECOLOGY/EVOLUTION
5 cr.
BIOL&222
MAJORS CELL/MOLECULAR
5 cr.
BIOL&223
MAJORS ORGANISMAL PHYS
5 cr.
CHEM&141
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
CHEM&142
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
4 cr.
CHEM&143
GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
4 cr.
CHEM&151
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
CHEM&152
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1 cr.
CHEM&153
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
2 cr.
C. Electives
1. 14 additional quarter credits (note: Clark's chemistry sequence has 16 credits)
14 cr.
Notes
A. Basic Requirements
 
1. May be individualized based on baccalaureate college of choice.
2. Statistics (a course that includes descriptive and inferential statistics) may substitute for Calculus I at some institutions; students are encouraged to check with the transfer institution early in their decision process to confirm requirements.
3. Intermediate Algebra proficiency may be demonstrated by successful completion of a Calculus and/or Statistics course for which Intermediate Algebra is a prerequisite.
B. Distribution Requirements
 
1. In order to better prepare for successful transfer, students are encouraged to consult with the institution(s) to which they wish to transfer regarding the humanities courses that best support or may be required as prerequisites to their Biology curriculum.
2. In order to better prepare for successful transfer, students are encouraged to consult with the institution(s) to which they wish to transfer regarding the social science courses that best support or may be required as prerequisites to their Biology curriculum.
3. A full year sequence at a single college is the best preparation for the baccalaureate biology degree.
C. Electives
 
1. Electives allow students to include additional courses to prepare for the biology major based on college selection. Examples include a full year sequence of organic chemistry for majors; a full year sequence of physics for science majors; or further math at the pre-calculus level or above or statistics.

Students should check with the transfer institution prior to taking any further biology courses beyond the one-year sequence. Some colleges require all continuing biology courses be taken at the 300 level.
Total Required Credits: 90 minimum
Business Administration
The Business Administration program teaches individuals how to maintain a competitive edge in business today through theory and practical application. Whether you are intending to work for yourself or for someone else, Clark's career and technical education programs are specially designed to meet your specific needs. Clark's Business Administration graduates have found successful positions in accounting, sales and service, merchandising, and management.

Computer Training


Computers have revolutionized the business world. Clark College's business administration courses provide a solid foundation in using computers for business functions. Students receive practical, hands-on training using current equipment and software programs. Classes are designed to closely reflect the needs of business. Computers are available for class use and individual practice.

Students must complete all specifically listed courses and Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
Accounting Clerk (CP)
This program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as an accounting system operator, an accounting clerk, or a bookkeeper. The student learns bookkeeping skills in both the manual and computerized environments.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
BTEC 087
APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH
3 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 190
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
BTEC 135
10-KEY CALCULATOR
1 cr.
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
BTEC 170
EXCEL FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
BUS 028
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 029
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 036
ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
or MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
BUS 130
COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING
3 cr.
BUS 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 46-50
* Register for BTEC 100.

To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Perform all steps of the accounting cycle using both general and specialized journals: record, post, adjust, close, and prepare financial statements for service and merchandising businesses.
  • Prepare payroll register.
  • Analyze and present financial statements.
  • Prepare cash flow statements.
  • Manually and using a calculator, perform basic computations to approach practical business problems using appropriate mathematical techniques.
  • Use the latest accounting software to perform the steps of the accounting cycle.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Accounting (AAS)
The completion of this two-year program prepares the graduate for entry-level employment in private or public accounting. In addition, this degree provides a solid foundation for the student who is interested in completing a four-year degree in accounting.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
BUS 203
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
3 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
ECON&201
MICRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
ACCT&201
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I
5 cr.
ACCT&202
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II
5 cr.
ACCT&203
PRIN OF ACCOUNTING III
5 cr.
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 190
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
BTEC 135
10-KEY CALCULATOR
1 cr.
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
BTEC 170
EXCEL FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
or MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
BUS 130
COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING
3 cr.
BUS& 201
BUSINESS LAW
5 cr.
ECON&202
MACRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Additional Major Area Electives
Select sufficient credits from the following areas to reach the degree total of 90 credits:
  • Business Administration (BUS)

  • Economics (ECON)

  • Supervisory Management (MGMT)

  • Microcomputer Applications (BTEC - 6 credit maximum)
Total Required Credits: 90-91
* Register for BTEC 100.

Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Accurately prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements for service and merchandising businesses.
  • Accurately prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements using computerized systems for service and merchandising businesses.
  • Accurately analyze financial data and information to make business decisions.
  • Provide accounting data and information for all types and sizes of businesses, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations.
  • Accurately create and maintain payroll records required under federal and state laws.
  • Communicate effectively using verbal, non-verbal and written language with clarity, coherence and purpose.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Business Administration (CP)
This certificate is designed to provide basic training in business applications, emphasizing skills that are necessary within the business environment. Full credit for all courses completed for this certificate applies to the Business Administration Associate in Applied Science degree.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 100
KEYBOARDING
1-3 cr.
BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
BUS 028
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 029
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 036
ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
or MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
BUS 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
BUS 260
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
5 cr.
MGMT 101
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 47-50
Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements section in the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the general education requirements.

To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Communicate effectively using business terminology in written and verbal language.
  • Analyze a target market and develop product, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies to meet customers? needs at a profit.
  • Identify and demonstrate professional traits and behaviors that apply to job performance in real-world environments.
  • Accurately maintain payroll register as required under federal and state laws.
  • Accurately prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements for service and merchandising businesses.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Business Administration (AAS)
The Business Administration Applied Science degree is designed for the student who wishes to complete a general business program rather than one of the specialty areas. This degree requires a core of business courses as well as additional courses that can be structured to meet a student's individual needs.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
 
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
 
ECON 101
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS
3 cr.
or ECON&202
MACRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 100
KEYBOARDING
1-3 cr.
BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
BUS 028
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 029
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 036
ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
or MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
BUS 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
BUS 260
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
5 cr.
MGMT 101
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
Additional Major Area Electives
Select sufficient credits from the following areas to reach the degree total of 90 credits:
  • Business Administration (BUS)

  • Economics (ECON)

  • Supervisory Management (MGMT)

  • Microcomputer Applications (BTEC - 6 credit maximum)
Total Required Credits: 90
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Communicate effectively using business terminology in written and verbal language.
  • Analyze a target market and develop product, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies to meet customers? needs at a profit.
  • Identify and demonstrate professional traits and behaviors that apply to job performance in real-world environments.
  • Accurately maintain payroll register as required under federal and state laws.
  • Accurately prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements for service and merchandising businesses.
  • Use micro- and macroeconomic concepts to analyze domestic and global business situations.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Customer Service (CA)
This program provides students with basic customer service skills to help them:
  1. Develop a positive internal and external organizational/institutional customer climate,

  2. Develop a long-term customer service strategy to build a strong base for the profit and/or not-for-profit sectors, and

  3. Understand the entry-level jobs in the customer service field within a short completion time.

Major Area Requirements
BTEC 135
10-KEY CALCULATOR
1 cr.
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
BTEC 170
EXCEL FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
or ECON 110
INTRODUCTION TO THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
5 cr.
or MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
BUS 110
CUSTOMER SERVICE
3 cr.
BUS 251
PROFESSIONAL SELLING
3 cr.
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
HDEV 117
COLLEGE SUCCESS
3 cr.
HDEV 186
STRESS MANAGEMENT
1 cr.
Total Required Credits: 32


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Understand and analyze the needs of internal and external customers of for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
  • Collaborate in the establishment of rules, procedures and processes to create a positive work environment and to prevent and/or resolve operational issues.
Management I (CA)
Professionally trained managers and supervisors are vital to achieving success in today's marketplace. This 12-credit program will teach supervisory techniques to build a positive and productive work environment. Coursework will focus on real management problems faced by large and small businesses, as well as non-profit organizations. Current management concepts will be examined from actual cases, such as developing enthusiasm and creativity among employees, finding a shared vision and encouraging teamwork.
Major Area Requirements
Students must complete one course from four of the following five course clusters:
Cluster 1
MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
MGMT 103
APPLIED MANAGEMENT SKILLS
3 cr.
MGMT 106
MOTIVATION AND PERFORMANCE
3 cr.
Cluster 2
MGMT 120
SUPERVISOR AS A TRAINER COACH
3 cr.
MGMT 122
LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES
3 cr.
Cluster 3
MGMT 128
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
MGMT 132
LEGAL ISSUES IN EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
3 cr.
Cluster 4
MGMT 110
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
3 cr.
MGMT 125
TEAM BUILDING AND GROUP BEHAVIOR
3 cr.
MGMT 133
PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
Cluster 5
MGMT 107
SUPERVISORY COMMUNICATION I, WRITTEN
3 cr.
MGMT 112
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 11-12
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Basic introduction of management concepts.
Marketing (AAS)
Marketing provides the critical link between the producers of goods and services, and the consumers of those products. Marketing professionals design, price, promote, and distribute goods and services that meet the needs of target consumer groups. With the foundation that this program provides, the student will be prepared for an entry-level career in the varied and interesting manufacturing, distribution, and retail fields.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
 
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
ECON 101
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS
3 cr.
or ECON&202
MACRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
BUS 029
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
or MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
BUS 117
ADVERTISING
3 cr.
or BUS 217
PRINCIPLES OF ADVERTISING
5 cr.
BUS& 201
BUSINESS LAW
5 cr.
BUS 251
PROFESSIONAL SELLING
3 cr.
BUS 260
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
5 cr.
Additional Major Area Electives
Select sufficient credits from the following areas to reach the degree total of 90 credits:
  • Business Administration (BUS)

  • Economics (ECON)

  • Supervisory Management (MGMT)

  • Microcomputer Applications (BTEC - 6 credit maximum)
Total Required Credits: 90
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Successfully manage a buyer-seller relationship to include service follow-up, using professional selling techniques.
  • Analyze a target market and develop product, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies to meet customers? needs at a profit.
  • Create an effective business ad to meet the needs of specific target market(s).
  • Use micro- and macroeconomics concepts to analyze domestic and global business situations.
  • Accurately prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements using manual and computerized systems for service and manufacturing businesses.
  • Accurately maintain payroll register as required under federal and state laws.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Merchandising Management (AAS)
Broadly speaking, merchandising refers to the transfer of products from producers to consumers. With the problems of distribution and merchandising becoming more complex, there is a need for men and women who possess the training necessary for leadership in this marketing/purchasing field. The recommended program is designed to give students the necessary background to advance to positions of managerial responsibility in the field of merchandising.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
 
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS (or equivalent)
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
ECON 101
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS
3 cr.
or ECON&201
MICRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
BUS 028
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 029
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
or MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
BUS 115
SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
BUS 116
MERCHANDISING MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
BUS 117
ADVERTISING
3 cr.
or BUS 217
PRINCIPLES OF ADVERTISING
5 cr.
BUS 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE (optional)
1-5 cr.
BUS& 201
BUSINESS LAW
5 cr.
BUS 251
PROFESSIONAL SELLING
3 cr.
BUS 260
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
5 cr.
Additional Major Area Electives
Select sufficient credits from the following areas to reach the degree total of 90 credits:
  • Business Administration (BUS)

  • Economics (ECON)

  • Supervisory Management (MGMT)

  • Microcomputer Applications (BTEC - 6 credit maximum)
Total Required Credits: 90
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Professional Sales (CP)
The success of most organizations in our economy is dependent on the ability of sales professionals to sell their products, services, or ideas. Career opportunities are available for qualified applicants as manufacturers' representatives, brokers, and industrial and retail salespersons. Successful sales experience can be financially rewarding and can lead to managerial positions.

Sales and marketing provide the critical link between the producers of goods and services and the consumers of those products. Sales and marketing professionals identify target groups of customers and then design, promote, sell, and distribute goods and services that meet the needs of those customers. With the foundation this program provides, the student will be prepared for a career in distribution, manufacturing, retail, or wholesale businesses. The two-year program in Marketing is recommended for entry into the varied and interesting marketing field.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Note: CMST& 230 satisfies the Human Relations requirement if taken as part of the Major Area Requirements.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 190
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
BUS 028
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 029
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
or BUS 115
SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
or MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
BUS 116
MERCHANDISING MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
BUS 117
ADVERTISING
3 cr.
or BUS 217
PRINCIPLES OF ADVERTISING
5 cr.
BUS 251
PROFESSIONAL SELLING
3 cr.
BUS 260
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
5 cr.
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION [HR]
5 cr.
ECON 101
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 47-51
* Register for BTEC 100.

To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Successfully manage a buyer-seller relationship to include service follow-up, using professional communication and selling techniques.
  • Analyze a target market and develop product, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies to meet customers? needs at a profit.
  • Create an effective business ad to meet the needs of specific target market(s).
  • Accurately prepare financial statements using manual and computerized systems for service and manufacturing businesses.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Small Business Management (CP)
This program is designed to provide current and prospective entrepreneurs and small-business owners with a basic foundation in small business management. Coursework includes accounting, business law, marketing, and business plan development. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to take on the challenge of starting, owning, and managing a small business or a franchise.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
BTEC 087
APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH
3 cr.
or BTEC 107
BUSINESS ENGLISH
5 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 100
KEYBOARDING
1-3 cr.
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
BUS 028
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 029
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 036
ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS
3 cr.
BUS 115
SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
BUS 133
FEASIBILITY PLAN
1 cr.
BUS 135
BUSINESS PLAN
3 cr.
BUS& 201
BUSINESS LAW
5 cr.
BUS 251
PROFESSIONAL SELLING
3 cr.
BUS 260
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
5 cr.
MGMT 101
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
MGMT 107
SUPERVISORY COMMUNICATION I, WRITTEN
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 54-59


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Analyze a target market and develop product, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies to meet customers? needs at a profit.
  • Accurately maintain payroll register as required under federal and state laws.
  • Accurately prepare, interpret, and analyze financial statements for service and merchandising businesses.
  • Prepare feasibility and business plans.
  • Apply legal and managerial principles related to starting and managing a small business.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Supervisory Management (CA)
The supervisory manager has the important role of getting work completed by leading, managing, and motivating people. Clark College offers a comprehensive training program that leads to a Certificate of Achievement in Supervisory Management and provides a major base for the Associate in Applied Science degree. Courses deal with solutions to supervisory problems regularly encountered on the job. This program provides an opportunity for current and potential supervisors to increase and broaden their performance levels and to advance into more responsible positions.
Major Area Requirements
MGMT 101
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
MGMT 103
APPLIED MANAGEMENT SKILLS
3 cr.
MGMT 110
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
3 cr.
One course in written communication from the following:
MGMT 107
SUPERVISORY COMMUNICATION I, WRITTEN
3 cr.
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL 135
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
One course in oral communication from the following:
CMST 212
ORAL COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS
3 cr.
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Additional Major Area Requirements
Select a minimum of 18 credits:
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
MGMT 106
MOTIVATION AND PERFORMANCE
3 cr.
MGMT 107
SUPERVISORY COMMUNICATION I, WRITTEN
3 cr.
MGMT 112
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
2 cr.
MGMT 113
HUMANIZING THE WORKPLACE
1 cr.
MGMT 120
SUPERVISOR AS A TRAINER COACH
3 cr.
MGMT 122
LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES
3 cr.
MGMT 125
TEAM BUILDING AND GROUP BEHAVIOR
3 cr.
MGMT 128
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
MGMT 132
LEGAL ISSUES IN EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
3 cr.
MGMT 133
PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
MGMT 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
MGMT 280
SELECTED TOPICS
1-5 cr.
Strongly Recommended Electives
BTEC 100
KEYBOARDING
1-3 cr.
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS (or equivalent)
5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 33-37


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Effectively manage people and resources to meet organizational and institutional goals.
  • Design a comprehensive management project with given criteria using latest software.
  • Communicate effectively using verbal, non-verbal and written language with clarity, coherence and purpose.
Supervisory Management (AAS)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
or ENGL 135
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
or MGMT 107
SUPERVISORY COMMUNICATION I, WRITTEN
3 cr.
and CMST 212
ORAL COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS
3 cr.
or CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING (also counts for Humanities)
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION (also counts for Humanities)
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
PSYC&100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
ECON 101
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS
3 cr.
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
BUS 028
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS 029
BASIC ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
or MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
BUS& 201
BUSINESS LAW
5 cr.
ENGL 212
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
or MGMT 107
SUPERVISORY COMMUNICATION I, WRITTEN
3 cr.
MGMT 101
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
MGMT 103
APPLIED MANAGEMENT SKILLS
3 cr.
MGMT 126
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
MGMT 128
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
MGMT 133
PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
Additional Area Requirements
Select a minimum of 18 credits:
BUS 260
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
5 cr.
BUS 115
SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
BUS 203
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
3 cr.
ENGL 212
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
or BUS 211
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
MGMT 106
MOTIVATION AND PERFORMANCE
3 cr.
MGMT 110
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
3 cr.
MGMT 112
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
2 cr.
MGMT 113
HUMANIZING THE WORKPLACE
1 cr.
MGMT 120
SUPERVISOR AS A TRAINER COACH
3 cr.
MGMT 122
LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES
3 cr.
MGMT 125
TEAM BUILDING AND GROUP BEHAVIOR
3 cr.
MGMT 132
LEGAL ISSUES IN EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
3 cr.
MGMT 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
MGMT 280
SELECTED TOPICS
1-5 cr.
Additional Major Area Electives
Select sufficient credits from the following areas to reach the degree total of 90 credits:
  • Business Administration (BUS)

  • Economics (ECON)

  • Supervisory Management (MGMT)

  • Microcomputer Applications (BTEC - 6 credit maximum)
Total Required Credits: 90-92
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Effectively manage people and resources to meet organizational and institutional goals.
  • Design a comprehensive management project with given criteria using latest software.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the legal environments in business.
  • Apply the understanding of human resource issues and functions.
  • Communicate effectively using verbal, non-verbal and written language with clarity, coherence and purpose.
  • Identify applicable laws in terms of managing human resources.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Business Administration (Transfer)
The broad field of business provides for a wide variety of career opportunities. Some of the professions open to those with a business administration degree are business executive and manager, financial manager, health services manager, hotel and motel manager, public administrator, restaurant manager, and small business operator/entrepreneur.

Typical duties might include developing and administering business plans to increase profits, identifying strategies and implementing policies for maintaining good relations with customers and the community, interacting with other key managers within the organization to establish goals overseeing the finances of a department or the entire organization, and supervising, training and evaluating staff members.

Salaries may range from $42,000 to $125,000 per year. They vary within the industry and are dependent upon the company's size, location, and the person's scope of responsibilities, experience, and education.

Students may select an area of specialization (e.g., accounting, finance, marketing, management) in which to major at their transfer institution. Students should check with individual colleges to meet specific requirements.

Students must complete all specifically listed courses and Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements section in the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
Business Administration Transfer to WSU Vancouver (AA)
This is a program for the first two years of major study in Business Administration. Contact a WSU Vancouver advisor to determine required coursework as early as possible.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (10 credits required)
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (5 credits required)
 
MATH 105
FINITE MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
Health & Physical Education
3 cr.
Oral Communications (5 credits required)
 
Humanities (15 credits required)
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Additional Humanities Courses
10 cr.
Social Sciences (15 credits required)
ECON&201
MICRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
ECON&202
MACRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
PSYC&100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
or SOC& 101
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (15 credits required)
MATH&148
BUSINESS CALCULUS
5 cr.
Natural Sciences*
10 cr.
Major Area Requirement
ACCT&201
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I
5 cr.
ACCT&202
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II
5 cr.
ACCT&203
PRIN OF ACCOUNTING III
5 cr.
BUS 203
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS **
3 cr.
BUS 204
INFERENTIAL STATISTICS **
3 cr.
BUS& 201
BUSINESS LAW
5 cr.
General Electives (15 credits required)
General Electives
 
Total Required Credits: 90
* Must earn ten (10) credits in addition to MATH& 148 in Natural Science from two different departments.
A lab course is required.
**All business majors intending to complete a Clark College AA degree must take BUS 203 and 204.
MATH 203 and 204 will NOT meet the requirement for this degree.
Business DTA/MRP (AA)
This pathway is applicable to students planning to prepare for various business majors at universities in Washington state. Effective Fall 2008 this agreement cancels and supersedes the existing statewide Business DTA agreement dated Summer 2003. Prior to Fall 2008 parties to the 2003 Business DTA additionally agree to continue to honor that agreement. Parties to that agreement may honor the April 2006 agreement prior to Fall 2008, if it is advantageous to the student. This agreement shall be subject to review and renewal by all parties not later than Winter 2010.

This document represents the business DTA/MRP agreement, an agreement that meets all requirements of Washington's Direct Transfer Agreement, between the baccalaureate institutions offering a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in business administration including accounting, management and management information systems. Baccalaureate institutions party to this agreement are: CWU, EWU, UW (all campuses), WSU (all campuses), WWU, Gonzaga, Heritage, PLU, SMU, SPU, SU, and Walla Walla University.

Students need to make early contact with their potential transfer institutions regarding the specific course choices in each area of the agreement where options are listed (Humanities, Social Science, and Business Law or Introduction to Law) and for electives. Students also need to check with their potential transfer institutions regarding the requirement for overall minimum GPA, a higher GPA in a selected subset of courses, or a specific minimum grade in one or more courses such as math or English.

Students planning on transfer to the University of Washington should contact that institution early as Clark College does not currently offer a class that meets the transfer equivalency for Introduction to Law as required by this degree agreement.

Though this degree does not require such, Clark College students should know that the standard Clark AA degree path has these differences from the MRP defined below:

  1. Clark requires 3 credits of Health-Physical Education coursework,

  2. As of Fall 2011, Clark requires a course in Oral Communication, and

  3. Clark's Social Science distribution requirement stipulates that students take courses from at least three different departments.

Students must also meet the residency requirements as established by Clark. While Clark College has approved offering the degree below, Clark students should keep these requirements in mind should their transfer pathways change.

Students are responsible for researching and preparing for specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions as early as possible prior to transferring.

Please visit the Major Related Programs/Articulated Degrees section of this catalog to view a printable PDF of this document.
Generic DTA Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communications Skills
10 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirement
5 cr.
Intermediate algebra proficiency is required.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
15 cr.
2. Social Sciences
15 cr.
3. Natural Sciences
0 cr.
C. Major Requirements
1. Business courses
0 cr.
D. Electives
1. Elective courses
0 cr.
MRP Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. English Composition
10 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirement
10 cr.
Finite Math (5 cr.)
Business Calculus (5 cr.)
Intermediate algebra proficiency is required
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
15 cr.
Consistent with the requirements in all DTA degrees - no more than 10 credits per discipline area, 5 credits maximum in world languages or ASL. No more than 5 credits of performance/skills classes are allowed.
2. Social Sciences
15 cr.
Microeconomics (5 cr.)
Macroeconomics (5 cr.)
Additional social science - not economics (5 cr.)
3. Natural Sciences
15 cr.
Statistics - business statistics preferred (5 cr.)
Physical, biological, and/or earth science, including at least one lab course (10 cr.)
C. Major Requirements
1. Business Courses
20 cr.
Intro to Financial Accounting (5 cr.)
Financial Accounting II (5 cr.)
Managerial Accounting (5 cr.)
Business Law or Introduction to Law (5 cr.)
D. Electives
1. Electives
5 cr.
Clark College Equivalents
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning
 
MATH 105
FINITE MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
MATH&148
BUSINESS CALCULUS
5 cr.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
 
15 quarter credits of Humanities as defined in the Clark College catalog.

CMST&220 is specifically required for WSUV business transfer.
2. Social Sciences
 
ECON&201
MICRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
ECON&202
MACRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
Social Science outside Economics
5 cr.
3.Natural Sciences
 
BUS 203
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
3 cr.
or MATH 203
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
3 cr.
BUS 204
INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
3 cr.
or MATH 204
INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
3 cr.
Natural Science coursework, including 1 lab as defined by Clark College
10 cr.
C. Major Requirements
1. Business Courses (for all schools except UW)
 
ACCT&201
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I
5 cr.
ACCT&202
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II
5 cr.
ACCT&203
PRIN OF ACCOUNTING III
5 cr.
BUS& 201
BUSINESS LAW
5 cr.
D. Electives
1. Elective Courses
5 cr.
Notes
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
 
ENGL& 102 is REQUIRED at Eastern Washington University.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
 
Students intending the international business major should consult their potential transfer institutions regarding the level of world language required for admission to the major. 5 credits in world languages may apply to the Humanities requirement.

CMST&220 is specifically required for WSUV business transfer.
3. Natural Sciences
 
Students intending the manufacturing management major at WWU should consult WWU regarding the selection of natural science courses required for admission to the major.
C. Major Requirements
1. Business Courses
 
UW requires Introduction to Law, an equivalent for which does not exist at Clark.

The following institutions do not require a lower division Business Law course and agree to accept the course taken as part of this degree as a lower division elective, but generally not as an equivalent to the course required at the upper division: Heritage, PLU, SU, and Walla Walla University.
D. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
Note: The following 4 schools REQUIRE a course for admissions. Please consult with transfer advisors for exact courses at Clark to fulfill requirements.

WSU (all campuses): MIS 250
Gonzaga: BMIS 235
PLU: CSCE 120
SPU: BUS 1700
Total Required Credits: 90 Minimum
Business Technology
The office professional is indispensable in every business, industry, and agency in the United States. Career advancement is readily available for the individual who develops a high degree of skill in technology, management, communication, and human relations.

Students must complete all specifically listed courses and Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
Business Technology-Administrative Assistant (AAS)
Today, administrative assistants are a part of the management team. They perform and coordinate office activities and ensure that information gets disseminated in a timely fashion to staff and clients. Management and other support staff rely on them to keep administrative operations under control. The administrative assistant is an entry-level professional administrator in many organizations.

Administrative assistants must be proficient in keyboarding and communication skills (verbal and written) and possess good interpersonal communication skills. Continuing technological changes also require them to be adaptable and versatile. Training should include a thorough knowledge of computer applications.

Nationally, this occupation is expected to grow more than the average for all occupations, while an average growth is anticipated in the state of Washington through the next decade.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL 212
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
or BUS 211
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Humanities (3 credits required) **
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required) **
 
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 010
SPEED AND ACCURACY BUILDING (must take for 3 credits)
1-3 cr.
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING (must take for 3 credits) *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 190
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING (must take for 3 credits) *
1-3 cr.
BTEC 102
DOCUMENT FORMATTING (must take for 3 credits)
1-3 cr.
BTEC 107
BUSINESS ENGLISH
5 cr.
BTEC 122
WORD FOR BUSINESS
5 cr.
BTEC 131
FILING AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
BTEC 135
10-KEY CALCULATOR
1 cr.
BTEC 140
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 141
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 143
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 145
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
and BTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE ****
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT ***
2 cr.
BTEC 140
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 141
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 143
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 145
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
and BTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-3 cr.
BTEC 140
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 141
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 143
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 145
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
and BTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE ****
1-3 cr.
BTEC 155
INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE PUBLISHING TOOLS
3 cr.
BTEC 165
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
3 cr.
BTEC 169
INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL
3 cr.
BTEC 170
EXCEL FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
BTEC 175
ACCESS FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
BTEC 211
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
5 cr.
BTEC 212
E-COMMERCE: INTRO TO BUSINESS ON THE WEB
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
CTEC 102
INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 90 minimum
* Register for BTEC 100.
** CMST courses may not count for more than two distribution areas of general education requirements. CMST& 210 can count for Humanities or Social Sciences; CMST& 230 can count for Humanities.
*** BTEC 147 may be substituted for your first term of Seminar.
**** Minimum of 6 credits must be earned in Cooperative Work Experience.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Create, compose, and edit correspondence, reports, memoranda, tables, spreadsheets, charts, and database reports.
  • Use Windows to create and organize files and directories.
  • Professionally perform procedures used in general offices.
  • Identify functions of business organizations and management in the global marketplace.
  • Use computational skills to solve business problems.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Business Technology-Business Software Applications Specialist (AAS)
Many information specialist positions are available in the business world with a wide range of responsibilities. Training for higher-level positions should provide skills in a variety of computer software including Internet as well as a basic knowledge of business.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL 212
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
or BUS 211
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Humanities (3 credits required) **
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required) **
 
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 010
SPEED AND ACCURACY BUILDING (must take for 3 credits)
1-3 cr.
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING (must take for 3 credits) *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 190
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING (must take for 3 credits) *
1-3 cr.
BTEC 107
BUSINESS ENGLISH
5 cr.
BTEC 122
WORD FOR BUSINESS
5 cr.
BTEC 131
FILING AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
BTEC 135
10-KEY CALCULATOR
1 cr.
BTEC 140
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 141
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 143
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 145
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
and BTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE ****
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT ***
2 cr.
BTEC 140
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 141
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 143
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 145
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
and BTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE ****
1-3 cr.
BTEC 140
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 141
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 143
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 145
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
and BTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE ****
1-3 cr.
BTEC 155
INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE PUBLISHING TOOLS
3 cr.
BTEC 165
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
3 cr.
BTEC 169
INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL
3 cr.
BTEC 170
EXCEL FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
BTEC 175
ACCESS FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
BTEC 211
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
5 cr.
BTEC 212
E-COMMERCE: INTRO TO BUSINESS ON THE WEB
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
CTEC 102
INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS
3 cr.
CTEC 115
INTERNET RESEARCH AND LIVING ONLINE
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 92-95
* Register for BTEC 100.
** CMST courses may not count for more than two distribution areas of general education requirements. CMST& 210 can count for Humanities or Social Sciences; CMST& 230 can count for Humanities.
***BTEC 147 may be substituted for your first term of Seminar.
****Minimum of 6 credits must be earned in Cooperative Work Experience.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Use common office software to solve problems and present the results in a ?business-ready? manner.
  • Professionally employ appropriate interpersonal skills with sensitivity to ethnic and cultural differences in dealing with customers or fellow employees.
  • Utilize time-management skills and set priorities while organizing and scheduling varied office activities.
  • Edit business documents implementing proper grammar, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Computer Application Skills - Module I (CERT)
Professional skills that can prepare students for the job market in just three months are available through the Clark College Business Technology department.

The Certificate of Completion is designed for students who wish to gain entry level skills or for those who wish to upgrade their skills in a short period of time. Certificates of Completion typically consist of three to four courses. They are awarded by the department with the approval of the program advisory committee and the Office of Instruction. The courses can be taken simultaneously or individually as your schedule allows. Certificates of Completion are not recorded on the student's Clark College transcript.

Students must complete all specifically listed courses and Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.
Major Area Requirements
Prerequisite: Keyboarding 30wpm
BTEC 122
WORD FOR BUSINESS
5 cr.
BTEC 165
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
3 cr.
CTEC 102
INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 11
Computer Application Skills - Module II (CERT)
Professional skills that can prepare students for the job market in just three months are available through the Clark College Business Technology department.

The Certificate of Completion is designed for students who wish to gain entry-level skills or for those who wish to upgrade their skills in a short period of time. Certificates of Completion typically consist of three to four courses. They are awarded by the department with the approval of the program advisory committee and the Office of Instruction. The courses can be taken simultaneously or individually as your schedule allows. Certificates of Completion are not recorded on the student's Clark College transcript.

Students must complete all specifically listed courses and Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 169
INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL
3 cr.
BTEC 175
ACCESS FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
MGMT 126
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 9
Computer Application Skills - Module III (CERT)
Professional skills that can prepare students for the job market in just three months are available through the Clark College Business Technology department.

The Certificate of Completion is designed for students who wish to gain entry-level skills or for those who wish to upgrade their skills in a short period of time. Certificates of Completion typically consist of three to four courses. They are awarded by the department with the approval of the program advisory committee and the Office of Instruction. The courses can be taken simultaneously or individually as your schedule allows. Certificates of Completion are not recorded on the student's Clark College transcript.

Students must complete all specifically listed courses and Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 160
WEB PAGE INTRODUCTION:
3 cr.
BTEC 212
E-COMMERCE: INTRO TO BUSINESS ON THE WEB
3 cr.
CTEC 115
INTERNET RESEARCH AND LIVING ONLINE
2 cr.
CGT 101
PHOTOSHOP RASTER GRAPHICS
4 cr.
Total Required Credits: 12
Business Technology-Office Assistant (CP)
An office assistant compiles data and keyboards on a computer in performance of clerical duties to maintain business records and reports. A variety of other duties are usually performed, including filing, sorting mail, answering the telephone, posting data, and computing amounts on calculators.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
BTEC 107
BUSINESS ENGLISH
5 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING (must take for 3 credits) *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 190
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING (must take for 3 credits) *
1-3 cr.
BTEC 102
DOCUMENT FORMATTING (must take for 3 credits)
1-3 cr.
BTEC 122
WORD FOR BUSINESS
5 cr.
BTEC 131
FILING AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
BTEC 135
10-KEY CALCULATOR
1 cr.
BTEC 140
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 141
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 143
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 145
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
and BTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE ***
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT **
2 cr.
BTEC 140
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 141
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 143
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 145
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
and BTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE ***
1-3 cr.
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
BTEC 211
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
5 cr.
Recommended Elective (Not Required)
BTEC 010
SPEED AND ACCURACY BUILDING (must take for 3 credits)
1-3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 47
* Register for BTEC 100.
**BTEC 147 may be substituted for your first term of Seminar.
***Minimum of 3 credits must be earned in Cooperative Work Experience.

To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Produce professional documents using word-processing, spreadsheet, graphics, and database software.
  • Produce and edit business documents implementing proper grammar, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure.
  • Utilize time-management skills and set priorities while organizing and scheduling varied office activities.
  • Create and maintain accurate filing systems (alpha, numeric, subject, and geographic) with paper and electronic records.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Office Skills - Module I (CERT)
Professional skills that can prepare you for the job market in just three months are available through the Clark College Business Technology department.

The Certificate of Completion is designed for students who wish to gain entry-level skills or for those who wish to upgrade their skills in a short period of time. Certificates of Completion typically consist of three to four courses. They are awarded by the department with the approval of the program advisory committee and the Office of Instruction. The courses can be taken simultaneously or individually as your schedule allows. Certificates of Completion are not recorded on the student's Clark College transcript.

Students must complete all specifically listed courses and Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 087
APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH
3 cr.
BTEC 100
KEYBOARDING (must take for 3 credits)
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 190
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING (must take for 3 credits)
1-3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 11

Program Competencies


  • Proficient in using English, spelling words correctly in business correspondence and communication.

  • Proficient in basic writing skills for business letters and memorandums including word usage, grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation.

  • Proficient at keyboarding business documents including business letters, memorandums, tables and reports using Microsoft Word at a minimum keyboarding speed of 30 wpm.
Office Skills - Module II (CERT)
Professional skills that can prepare you for the job market in just three months are available through the Clark College Business Technology department.

The Certificate of Completion is designed for students who wish to gain entry-level skills or for those who wish to upgrade their skills in a short period of time. Certificates of Completion typically consist of three to four courses. They are awarded by the department with the approval of the program advisory committee and the Office of Instruction. The courses can be taken simultaneously or individually as your schedule allows. Certificates of Completion are not recorded on the student's Clark College transcript.

Students must complete all specifically listed courses and Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 131
FILING AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
or BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 13

Program Competencies


  • Proficient in using indexing rules, coding, and filing for alphabetic, numeric, geographic, and subject filing systems.

  • Knowledge of records storage including equipment and supplies.

  • Knowledge of professional concepts for individuals in business including customer service skills, interpersonal communications, work ethics, team building, job applications, interviewing techniques, resumes, and professional attire.

  • Ability to produce routine business documents using Microsoft Office.
Office Skills - Module III (CERT)
Professional skills that can prepare you for the job market in just three months are available through the Clark College Business Technology department.

The Certificate of Completion is designed for students who wish to gain entry-level skills or for those who wish to upgrade their skills in a short period of time. Certificates of Completion typically consist of three to four courses. They are awarded by the department with the approval of the program advisory committee and the Office of Instruction. The courses can be taken simultaneously or individually as your schedule allows. Certificates of Completion are not recorded on the student's Clark College transcript.

Students must complete all specifically listed courses and Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 122
WORD FOR BUSINESS
5 cr.
BTEC 140
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 141
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 143
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 145
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
BTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE (must take for 3 credits)
1-3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 12-14

Program Competencies


  • Proficient at using Microsoft Word to create, edit, format, manage files, and print basic letters, tables, memos, and reports.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in using merged form letters, envelopes, mailing labels, outlines, styles, and templates.

  • Knowledge of human relations including customer service skills, work ethics, team building, office organization and supervision, job application, interviewing techniques, resumes, and professional attire.

  • Minimum of 90 hours work experience in business and office environment.
Business Technology-Office Software Applications (CP)
This program is designed for students who have had prior training in computer software applications and office skills. Students with no prior training should consider entering the two-year program.

Prerequisites for enrollment: Ability to keyboard at 30 wpm (certified by a keyboarding test) and successful completion of ENGL& 101.

Students will be required to work part-time in an office during their last quarter.

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 to receive this certificate.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
BUS 211
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
or ENGL 212
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 122
WORD FOR BUSINESS
5 cr.
BTEC 140
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 141
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 143
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 145
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
and BTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE (must take for 2-3 credits)
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
BTEC 155
INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE PUBLISHING TOOLS
3 cr.
BTEC 165
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
3 cr.
BTEC 169
INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL
3 cr.
BTEC 175
ACCESS FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
BTEC 212
E-COMMERCE: INTRO TO BUSINESS ON THE WEB
3 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
CTEC 102
INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 48-51


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Use common office software to solve problems and present the results in a ?business-ready? manner.
  • Professionally employ appropriate interpersonal skills with sensitivity to ethnic and cultural differences in dealing with customers or fellow employees.
  • Utilize time-management skills and set priorities while organizing and scheduling varied office activities.
  • Edit business documents implementing proper grammar, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure.
  • Use common office software to solve problems and present the results in a ?business-ready? manner.
  • Professionally employ appropriate interpersonal skills with sensitivity to ethnic and cultural differences in dealing with customers or fellow employees.
  • Utilize time-management skills and set priorities while organizing and scheduling varied office activities.
  • Edit business documents implementing proper grammar, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Business Technology-Front Office Assistant (CA)
Front office assistants are all-around office workers who perform many clerical duties which are important for the smooth operation of an office. They may file records; tabulate and post data in record books; prepare and mail receipts, invoices, and similar items; operate calculators, copiers, and computers; receive customers; and perform other customer service. Students must complete all specifically listed courses and Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 087
APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH
3 cr.
or BTEC 107
BUSINESS ENGLISH
5 cr.
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING (must take for 3 credits)
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 190
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING (must take for 3 credits)
1-3 cr.
BTEC 131
FILING AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
BTEC 135
10-KEY CALCULATOR
1 cr.
BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
or BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
or BTEC 116
APPLICATION ESSENTIALS: WORD
1 cr.
and BTEC 117
APPLICATION ESSENTIALS: EXCEL
1 cr.
and BTEC 118
APPLICATION ESSENTIALS: POWERPOINT
1 cr.
BUS 110
CUSTOMER SERVICE
3 cr.
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 23-27


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Professionally employ appropriate interpersonal skills with sensitivity to ethnic and cultural differences in dealing with customers or fellow employees.
  • Compose, produce, and edit business documents utilizing proper grammar, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure.
  • Create and maintain accurate filing systems with paper and electronic records.
  • Use computational skills to solve business problems.
Business Technology-Legal Office
The dynamics of today's legal profession require a special class of employee who is a key member of the legal team and able to deal with the complex laws in our nation. Office professionals working in the legal field must be competent in computer applications software and legal document preparation. Clark Business Technology courses provide a solid foundation in using computers for all business and office applications.

A legal assistant/paralegal cannot give legal advice, represent a client in court, set a fee, or accept a case, functions generally considered the practice of law.

Students must complete all specifically listed courses and Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
Business Technology-Legal Office (CP)
This program is designed for students who have had prior training in keyboarding. The program will build upon that skill, provide knowledge of legal terminology, and improve the ability to prepare legal forms.

If they have had no prior training, students should consider entering the two-year program. Prerequisites for enrollment: one year of keyboarding in high school or 55 wpm certified by taking a keyboarding test. Students will work in a law office part-time in the last quarter.

General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
BTEC 107
BUSINESS ENGLISH
5 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 102
DOCUMENT FORMATTING
1-3 cr.
BTEC 122
WORD FOR BUSINESS
5 cr.
BTEC 131
FILING AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
BTEC 135
10-KEY CALCULATOR
1 cr.
BTEC 140
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 141
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 143
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 145
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
and BTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-3 cr.
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
PRLE 101
INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL THEORY
3 cr.
PRLE 102
LEGAL ETHICS
3 cr.
PRLE 103
LEGAL RESEARCH
3 cr.
PRLE 151
LEGAL DOCUMENT PREPARATION
3 cr.
PRLE 209
INSURANCE CLAIMS CASE PREPARATION
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 50-51


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Business Technology-Legal Administrative Assistant (AAS)
The legal administrative assistant prepares legal papers, summons, complaints, motions, and subpoenas. Specialized training includes the terminology and skills necessary to meet the demands of a legal administrative assistant. Students are trained for employment with a law firm or law-related office such as corporate legal departments of business firms, banks, insurance companies, and financial institutions. Better than average growth is anticipated for this occupation in the state, while a 25% increase is expected in the next decade.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL 212
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Humanities (3 credits required) **
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required) **
 
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 010
SPEED AND ACCURACY BUILDING
1-3 cr.
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 190
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
BTEC 102
DOCUMENT FORMATTING
1-3 cr.
BTEC 107
BUSINESS ENGLISH
5 cr.
BTEC 122
WORD FOR BUSINESS
5 cr.
BTEC 131
FILING AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
BTEC 140
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 141
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 143
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
or BTEC 145
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
2 cr.
and BTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-3 cr.
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
BTEC 170
EXCEL FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
BTEC 175
ACCESS FOR BUSINESS
3 cr.
BTEC 211
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
5 cr.
BUS& 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
5 cr.
PRLE 101
INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL THEORY
3 cr.
PRLE 102
LEGAL ETHICS
3 cr.
PRLE 103
LEGAL RESEARCH
3 cr.
PRLE 151
LEGAL DOCUMENT PREPARATION
3 cr.
PRLE 209
INSURANCE CLAIMS CASE PREPARATION
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 91-92
* Register for BTEC 100.
** CMST courses may not count for more than two distribution areas of general education requirements. CMST& 210 can count for Humanities or Social Sciences; CMST& 230 can count for Humanities.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Business Technology-Medical Assistant
The Medical Assistant program is a four-quarter program that prepares students for both front-office clerical and back-office clinical medical assistant responsibilities. Students may take additional required courses to obtain an Associate Degree. Clark College's Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE). Successful graduates of Clark College's Medical Assisting Program are eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Certified Medical Assistant Examination. Upon passing the exam, graduates will receive the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) credential from the AAMA. This credential is recognized nationally by healthcare institutions. For more information refer to the following websites:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
www.caahep.org
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350

American Association of Medical Assistants
www.aama-ntl.org

Although applications are accepted at any time, only 30 applicants will be selected. Candidates who meet the preliminary requirements will be considered for winter quarter entry.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Complete the Medical Assisting Application and Clark College Application and submit to the Admissions Office.

  • Complete with a 2.0 or above all Preliminary Required Courses.

  • Submit official high school transcript in sealed envelope or GED scores and official college transcript (s) from all colleges attended. Course credit hours and equivalency will be determined by Clark College. No applicant will be considered until all transcripts are received.

  • Take the Clark College COMPASS test. Call (360)992-2648 for more information. The following scores or equivalent coursework are required prior to program entry:
    • COMPASS score of 31 or higher in Math (Numerical Skills), OR completion of Math 030 or Math 065 with 2.0 or above.
    • COMPASS score of 49 OR completion of ENGL 097 with a 2.0 or above.

    • COMPASS score of 64 or high OR completion of READ 083 with a 2.0 or above.

Program Progression:


  • Obtain a complete physical to verify proof of fitness. Contact the Health Services Center at Clark College or a personal physician for the physical. Submit physical results to the Medical Office Technology program office.

  • Take sequentially numbered courses in order. Note: Some courses are offered during one (1) specific quarter each year.

  • Complete all program courses with a minimum grade of "C" or better.

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher.

  • Do not repeat any required program course more than once.

  • Provide proof of all required immunization before registering for Medical Office Clinical Procedures I (BTEC 163).

  • Complete or take concurrently all Medical Assistant Program courses before registering for Medical Assistant Directed Practice (BTEC 166).

  • Before they can progress into BTEC 166 (Medical Assistant Directed Practice [summer quarter]), Medical Assistant students must provide a FBI Criminal Background Check dated no earlier than 30 days prior to the first day of class.
Business Technology-Medical Assistant (CP)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
BTEC 087
APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH
3 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
HEOC 011
MATH FOR MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
1 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
BMED 166
MEDICAL ASSISTANT DIRECTED PRACTICE **
6 cr.
BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BMED 110
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I
3 cr.
BMED 111
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II
3 cr.
BMED 112
INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF DISEASE
5 cr.
BMED 115
MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
6 cr.
BMED 129
MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT
5 cr.
BMED 134
MEDICAL OFFICE SEMINAR
1 cr.
BMED 137
THERAPEUTIC COMM SKILLS FOR HEALTH PROF
3 cr.
BMED 138
LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE
2 cr.
BMED 139
CMA EXAMINATION REVIEW SEMINAR
1 cr.
BMED 163
MEDICAL OFFICE CLINICAL PROCEDURES I (with lab)
6 cr.
BMED 164
MEDICAL OFFICE CLINICAL PROCEDURES II (with lab)
6 cr.
BTEC 100
KEYBOARDING
1-3 cr.
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
HEOC 100
BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY *
3 cr.
and HEOC 101
BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LAB
1 cr.
HEOC 120
AIDS EDUCATION
1 cr.
HEOC 130
PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH ASSISTANTS
3 cr.
HEOC 160
LABORATORY PROCEDURES FOR THE MEDICAL OFFICE (with lab)
4 cr.
FACPR032
FIRST AID AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR
1 cr.
Recommended Electives
BMED 130
MEDICAL CODING - CPT/HCPCS
4 cr.
BMED 132
MEDICAL CODING ICD-9-CM/ICD-10
5 cr.
HEOC 115
PHLEBOTOMY EDUCATION (with lab)
3 cr.
HEOC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
Phlebotomy practicum required for phlebotomy certificate
Total Required Credits: 76
* Students pursuing the A.A.S. degree should take BIOL 164/165 or another approved science elective. HEOC 100/101 will not satisfy degree requirements as outlined in the Clark College catalog.
** Directed Practice is a non-paid, supervised work experience.

To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Demonstrate use of medical office administrative and clinical software to complete medical office tasks (scheduling, patient information management, billing and office finances).
  • Apply policies and principles of office management (patient reception, scheduling, billing and office finances).
  • Apply policies and procedures for office management.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as a team member to accomplish a task.
  • Communicate effectively with peers, patients, and health care professionals through written and oral communications.
  • Accurately and effectively demonstrate clinical skills required of the medical assistant.
  • Successfully complete all criteria necessary for taking the CMA Exam.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Business Technology-Medical Assistant (AAS)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
BTEC 087
APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH
3 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
BMED 166
MEDICAL ASSISTANT DIRECTED PRACTICE
6 cr.
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
PSYC&100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (recommended)
5 cr.
or PSYC&200
LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY (recommended)
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Note: BIOL 164/165 satisfies the science requirement if taken as part of the Major Area Requirements.
Major Area Requirements
BMED 110
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I
3 cr.
BMED 111
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II
3 cr.
BMED 112
INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF DISEASE
5 cr.
BMED 115
MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
6 cr.
BMED 129
MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT
5 cr.
BMED 132
MEDICAL CODING ICD-9-CM/ICD-10
5 cr.
BMED 134
MEDICAL OFFICE SEMINAR
1 cr.
BMED 137
THERAPEUTIC COMM SKILLS FOR HEALTH PROF
3 cr.
BMED 138
LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE
2 cr.
BMED 139
CMA EXAMINATION REVIEW SEMINAR
1 cr.
BMED 163
MEDICAL OFFICE CLINICAL PROCEDURES I (with lab)
6 cr.
BMED 164
MEDICAL OFFICE CLINICAL PROCEDURES II (with lab)
6 cr.
BTEC 100
KEYBOARDING
1-3 cr.
BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
FACPR032
FIRST AID AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR
1 cr.
HEOC 011
MATH FOR MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION
1 cr.
HEOC 100
BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY *
3 cr.
and HEOC 101
BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LAB
1 cr.
HEOC 120
AIDS EDUCATION
1 cr.
HEOC 130
PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH ASSISTANTS
3 cr.
HEOC 160
LABORATORY PROCEDURES FOR THE MEDICAL OFFICE (with lab)
4 cr.
Recommended Electives
BMED 130
MEDICAL CODING - CPT/HCPCS
4 cr.
BMED 132
MEDICAL CODING ICD-9-CM/ICD-10
5 cr.
HEOC 115
PHLEBOTOMY EDUCATION (with lab)
3 cr.
HEOC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
Phlebotomy practicum required for phlebotomy certificate.
Total Required Credits: 92-95

*Students pursuing the A.A.S. degree should take BIOL 164/165 or another approved science elective. HEOC 100/101 will not satisfy degree requirements as outlined in the Clark College catalog.
** Directed practice is a non-paid, supervised work experience.

Refer to the Degree and Certificate Requirements section in the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the general education requirements.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Demonstrate use of medical office administrative and clinical software to complete medical office tasks (scheduling, patient information management, billing and office finances).
  • Apply policies and principles of office management (patient reception, scheduling, billing and office finances).
  • Apply policies and procedures for office management.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as a team member to accomplish a task.
  • Communicate effectively with peers, patients, and health care professionals through written and oral communications.
  • Accurately and effectively demonstrate clinical skills required of the medical assistant.
  • Successfully complete all criteria necessary for taking the CMA Exam.
  • Demonstrate lifelong learning.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Business Technology-Medical Billing/Coding Specialist (CP)
The Medical Billing/Coding Specialist program prepares individuals for employment in the areas of medical insurance, physicians' office coding, and health care claims processing. This program also serves the needs of health care personnel interested in upgrading their professional skills. Training in medical billing, CPT-4, ICD-9-CM coding, and processing of insurance claims are included in the curriculum. Students may be enrolled in the program on a full-time or part-time basis. Graduates have marketable skills that will be in demand well into the 21st century. They are employed in physicians' offices, insurance companies, pharmacies, private medical laboratories, medical billing services, long-term care facilities, and hospitals.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
BTEC 087
APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH
3 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
BMED 040
MATH FOR MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATORS
1 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
BMED 226
DIRECTED PRACTICE *
3 cr.
BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BMED 100
SURVEY OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
3 cr.
BMED 110
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I
3 cr.
BMED 111
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II
3 cr.
BMED 112
INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF DISEASE
5 cr.
BMED 129
MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT
5 cr.
BMED 130
MEDICAL CODING - CPT/HCPCS
4 cr.
BMED 132
MEDICAL CODING ICD-9-CM/ICD-10
5 cr.
BMED 134
MEDICAL OFFICE SEMINAR
1 cr.
BMED 138
LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE
2 cr.
BMED 140
LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION
2 cr.
BMED 222
HEALTH INFORMATION PROCEDURES
5 cr.
BTEC 135
10-KEY CALCULATOR
1 cr.
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
BIOL 164
HUMAN BIOLOGY
4 cr.
and BIOL 165
HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB
1 cr.
or HEOC 100
BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3 cr.
and HEOC 101
BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LAB
1 cr.
FACPR032
FIRST AID AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR
1 cr.
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Recommended Elective (Not Required)
BUS 110
CUSTOMER SERVICE
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 55-57
*Directed Practice is a non-paid, supervised work experience. Refer to the Degree and Certificate Requirements section in the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the general education requirements.

To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Demonstrate use of medical office software to complete medical office tasks (billing and coding).
  • Apply policies and principles of medical reimbursement.
  • Accurately code using ICD-9 and CPT coding principles.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as a team member to accomplish a task.
  • Communicate effectively with peers, patients, and health care professionals through written and oral communications.
  • Accurately process medical billing claims.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Business Technology-Medical Office
The personal satisfaction gained from working in the medical office profession cannot be measured by material benefits alone. With the growing need for adequate medical care, qualified workers who know the business field and possess necessary medical-associated knowledge can find jobs in physicians' offices, clinics, hospitals, long-term facilities, health agencies, insurance companies, and other non-traditional health care settings. The availability of these positions continues to increase as patients draw on government aid and insurance programs to fund their health care and as health information becomes an increasingly vital element for the financing and quality management of health care.

Students must apply to the Medical Assistant program and meet minimum requirements.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
Business Technology-Health Information Assistant (CP)
This program trains individuals to work in a medical record department in a variety of health care settings. Individuals may also work as a health unit coordinator (unit secretary) in a hospital. Health information assistants assemble medical records; analyze records for completeness; file, retrieve and protect medical records; release patient information; maintain health care statistics; enter patient data; and do some basic coding.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (Clark)
5 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
BMED 040
MATH FOR MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATORS
1 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST 212
ORAL COMMUNICATION IN BUSINESS
3 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BIOL 164
HUMAN BIOLOGY
4 cr.
BIOL 165
HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB
1 cr.
BMED 100
SURVEY OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
3 cr.
BMED 110
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I
3 cr.
BMED 111
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II
3 cr.
BMED 112
INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF DISEASE
5 cr.
BMED 129
MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT
5 cr.
BMED 130
MEDICAL CODING - CPT/HCPCS
4 cr.
BMED 132
MEDICAL CODING ICD-9-CM/ICD-10
5 cr.
BMED 133
INTERMEDIATE MEDICAL CODING
5 cr.
BMED 138
LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE
2 cr.
BMED 140
LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION
2 cr.
BMED 222
HEALTH INFORMATION PROCEDURES
5 cr.
BMED 299
CAPSTONE
2 cr.
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
FACPR032
FIRST AID AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR
1 cr.
HEOC 130
PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH ASSISTANTS
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 65-67


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Successfully complete all criteria necessary for admission into the second year of Accredited Health Information Management (through Shoreline CC).
  • Apply principles of the health information management in a health care setting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as a team member to accomplish a task.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Business Technology-Medical Office Skills
Professional skills that can prepare students for the job market in just three months are available through the Clark College Business Technology department.

The Certificate of Completion is designed for students who wish to gain entry-level skills or for those who wish to upgrade their skills in a short period of time. Certificates of Completion typically consist of three to four courses. They are awarded by the department with the approval of the program advisory committee and the Office of Instruction. The courses can be taken simultaneously or individually as the student's schedule allows. Certificates of Completion are not recorded on the student's Clark College transcript.
Medical Office Skills Module I (CERT)
(Employment in Physicians Office Emphasis)
Major Area Requirements
BMED 110
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I
3 cr.
BMED 115
MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
6 cr.
BMED 138
LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE
2 cr.
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
or BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
or BTEC 105
BEGINNING COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 14-16

Program Competencies


  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology, medical office billing, bookkeeping, and banking.

  • Demonstrated ability to be a productive team member.

  • Demonstrated ability to enter information and generate documents using medical office software, schedule patient appointments, perform reception duties, and manage patient information including legal aspect.
Medical Office Skills Module II (CERT)
(Employment in Hospital/Inpatient Office Emphasis)
Major Area Requirements
BMED 110
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I
3 cr.
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
or BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
or BTEC 105
BEGINNING COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
BMED 222
HEALTH INFORMATION PROCEDURES
5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 11-13

Program Competencies


  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology and an understanding of medical word structure.

  • Demonstrated ability to be a productive team member.

  • Basic knowledge of hospital organization, medical staff credentialing, patient registration, and admission.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of patient record organization, quantitative analysis, abstraction of information, and ability to compute health care statistics.

  • Basic knowledge of CPT/HCPCS and ICD coding systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office Professional Suite 2003 including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
Business Technology-Medical Office Specialist (AAS)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
BTEC 107
BUSINESS ENGLISH
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATHB065
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
(if not CMST& 210 or 230)
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION (also HR or SS)
5 cr.
or CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (also HR)
5 cr.
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
(if not CMST& 230)
 
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
BIOL 164
HUMAN BIOLOGY
4 cr.
and BIOL 165
HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB
1 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BMED 100
SURVEY OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
3 cr.
BMED 110
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I
3 cr.
BMED 111
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II
3 cr.
BMED 112
INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF DISEASE
5 cr.
BMED 115
MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
6 cr.
BMED 129
MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT
5 cr.
BMED 130
MEDICAL CODING - CPT/HCPCS
4 cr.
BMED 132
MEDICAL CODING ICD-9-CM/ICD-10
5 cr.
BMED 134
MEDICAL OFFICE SEMINAR
1 cr.
BMED 138
LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE
2 cr.
BMED 140
LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH INFORMATION
2 cr.
BMED 222
HEALTH INFORMATION PROCEDURES
5 cr.
BMED 223
BEGINNING MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
2 cr.
BMED 224
ADVANCED MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
3 cr.
BMED 226
DIRECTED PRACTICE
3 cr.
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 190
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
BTEC 122
WORD FOR BUSINESS
5 cr.
BTEC 135
10-KEY CALCULATOR
1 cr.
BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
BTEC 150
COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
5 cr.
HEOC 130
PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH ASSISTANTS
3 cr.
FACPR032
FIRST AID AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR
1 cr.
Recommended Electives (Not Required)
BMED 137
THERAPEUTIC COMM SKILLS FOR HEALTH PROF
3 cr.
BUS 110
CUSTOMER SERVICE
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 92-95
* Register for BTEC 100

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements section in the Clark College Catalog
to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Demonstrate use of medical office software to complete medical office tasks (scheduling, patient information management, billing and office finances).
  • Apply policies and principles of office management (patient reception, scheduling, billing and office finances).
  • Accurately code using ICD-9 and CPT coding principles.
  • Apply policies and procedures for office management.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as a team member to accomplish a task.
  • Communicate effectively with peers, patients, and health care professionals through written and oral communications.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Business Technology-Medical Receptionist (CA)
A medical receptionist's primary duties consist of medical reception, appointment scheduling, and admitting patients in a medical office or hospital. Other duties include transcription, billing, filing, and general office duties. The field is constantly expanding with improving medical treatment and increasing access to medical care.
Major Area Requirements
BMED 040
MATH FOR MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATORS
1 cr.
BMED 110
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I
3 cr.
BMED 111
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II
3 cr.
BMED 115
MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
6 cr.
BMED 134
MEDICAL OFFICE SEMINAR
1 cr.
BMED 222
HEALTH INFORMATION PROCEDURES
5 cr.
BMED 223
BEGINNING MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
2 cr.
BMED 225
DIRECTED PRACTICE **
2 cr.
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 190
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
FACPR032
FIRST AID AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR
1 cr.
Recommended Electives (Not Required)
BMED 137
THERAPEUTIC COMM SKILLS FOR HEALTH PROF
3 cr.
BMED 138
LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 37
* Register for BTEC 100.
** Directed Practice is a non-paid, supervised work experience.


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Demonstrate basic use of medical office software to complete medical office tasks (scheduling, patient information management, billing and office finances).
  • Apply policies and principles of office management (patient reception, scheduling, billing and office finances).
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as a team member to accomplish a task.
  • Communicate effectively with peers, patients, and health care professionals through written and oral communications.
Business Technology-Medical Transcriptionist (CP)
This program trains individuals to function as specialists who may work for a research center, pharmaceutical company, hospital, health department agency, medical association, medical school, transcription service, or individual doctor. Medical transcriptionists type medical data, consultations, discharge summaries, operative reports, and medical correspondence.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
BTEC 087
APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH
3 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
BMED 040
MATH FOR MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATORS
1 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
BMED 226
DIRECTED PRACTICE **
3 cr.
BTEC 147
PROFESSIONAL SELF-DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BMED 110
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I
3 cr.
BMED 111
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II
3 cr.
BMED 112
INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF DISEASE
5 cr.
BMED 134
MEDICAL OFFICE SEMINAR
1 cr.
BMED 138
LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE
2 cr.
BMED 222
HEALTH INFORMATION PROCEDURES
5 cr.
BMED 223
BEGINNING MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
2 cr.
BMED 224
ADVANCED MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION
3 cr.
BTEC 010
SPEED AND ACCURACY BUILDING
1-3 cr.
BTEC 101
BEGINNING KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
or BTEC 190
REFRESHER KEYBOARDING *
1-3 cr.
BTEC 122
WORD FOR BUSINESS
5 cr.
BIOL 164
HUMAN BIOLOGY
4 cr.
and BIOL 165
HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB
1 cr.
and BIOL 011
BIOLOGY PRACTICUM
1-10 cr.
or HEOC 100
BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
3 cr.
and HEOC 101
BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LAB
1 cr.
HEOC 130
PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH ASSISTANTS
3 cr.
FACPR032
FIRST AID AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR
1 cr.
Recommended Electives (Not Required)
BMED 129
MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT
5 cr.
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 50-52
* Register for BTEC 100.
** Directed Practice is a non-paid, supervised work experience.

Refer to the Degree and Certificate Requirements section in the Clark
College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the general
education requirements.

To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Chemistry (Transfer)
Chemistry is the study of the properties of materials and the changes that materials undergo. One of the joys of learning chemistry is seeing how chemical principles operate in all aspects of daily life, from everyday activities like lighting a match to more far-reaching matters like the development of drugs to cure cancer or reduce environmental hazards.

People who have degrees in chemistry hold a variety of positions in industry, government, and academia. Those who work in the chemical industry find positions as laboratory chemists, carrying out experiments to develop new products (research and development), analyzing materials (quality control), or assisting customers in using products (sales and services). Analytical and control chemists usually have at least a bachelor's degree. Those with more experience or training may work as managers or company directors. They may also embark in the medical fields or the environmental sciences.

Clark College's Chemistry Department offers a multifaceted curriculum designed to meet a variety of needs -- from those of students pursuing a health-related Applied Science Degree to requirements for earning an Associate in Science in Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, or Physics.
Chemistry (AST1)
This is a suggested program for the first two years of major study in chemistry. Lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the transfer institution. Contact an advisor at the transfer institution to determine required coursework as early as possible. Courses in computer applications are recommended for all students. Additional courses are needed to satisfy graduation requirements for the Associate in Science.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (10 credits required)
 
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
MATH&152
CALCULUS II
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Humanities & Social Sciences (15 credits required)
 
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
GERM&121
GERMAN I
5 cr.
Pre-Major Program Requirements
CHEM&141
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
CHEM&142
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
4 cr.
CHEM&143
GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
4 cr.
CHEM&151
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
CHEM&152
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1 cr.
CHEM&153
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
2 cr.
PHYS&221
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&222
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&223
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
Science Electives
CHEM&241
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
CHEM&242
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
4 cr.
CHEM&243
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY III
4 cr.
CHEM&251
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
CHEM&252
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1 cr.
CHEM&253
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
2 cr.
Other Electives- 0-11 credits
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
or ENGL 109
WRITING ABOUT THE SCIENCES
5 cr.
or ENGL&235
TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
MATH 111
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
5 cr.
MATH 221
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
5 cr.
MATH&254
CALCULUS IV
5 cr.
GERM&122
GERMAN II *
5 cr.
GERM&123
GERMAN III **
5 cr.
or another language
 
Total Required Credits: 105
*CMST&230 would count as a social science; otherwise, the third course needs to be a social science.

** Please check with the transfer institution regarding foreign language requirements.
Chemistry Education (AST1)
The following is a degree program designed by a consortium of two-year and four-year colleges in Washington. Students should be aware that baccalaureate institutions may have slightly different requirements for these degrees, and students should consult the transfer institution for exact questions.

Students should complete the entirety of any science sequence at the same school for best transferability. These degrees are not DTA degrees, and there are some general education requirements that students will need to finish upon transfer.

Though this degree does not require such, Clark College students should know that the standard Clark AS degree path has these differences from the Articulated Degree defined below:
  • Clark requires 3 credits of Health-Physical Education coursework.

Students must also meet the residency requirements as established by Clark. While Clark College has approved offering the degree below, Clark students should keep these requirements in mind should their transfer pathways change.

Students completing this Associate of Science will receive the same priority consideration for admission to the baccalaureate institution as they would for completing the direct transfer associate degree and will be given junior status by the receiving institution.

Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions in the year prior to transferring.

Please visit the Major Related Programs/Articulated Degrees section of this catalog to view a printable PDF of this document.
Generic Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
5 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning
5 cr.
Intermediate algebra proficiency is required.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
15 cr.
15 credits of humanities and social science with at least 5 credits taken from each. Three different subjects required. No more than 5 credits of performance classes are allowed.
2. Science Pre-major Requirement
 
  • Chemistry for science majors sequence (15 quarter credits)

  • Third quarter calculus or approved statistics course (5 quarter credits)

  • Biology for science majors or physics (calculus or non-calculus based) (15 quarter credits)

  • Additional requirements: 10 - 15 quarter credits in physics, geology, organic chemistry, biology, or mathematics, consisting of courses normally taken for science majors (not general education), preferably in a 2- or 3-quarter sequence

Articulated Degree Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. English Composition
5 cr.
2. Calculus
10 cr.
Intermediate algebra proficiency is required.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
15 cr.
5 quarter credits Introductory Speech

5 quarter credits General Psychology

C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
10-15 credits, depending on pathways above.

5 additional quarter credits of English composition.

Field Experience or Intro to Education recommended.
Clark College Equivalents
1. Communication Skills
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirement
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
MATH&152
CALCULUS II
5 cr.
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English and Social Sciences
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
PSYC&100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
Plus 5 additional HUM or SS credits
2. Science Pre-major Requirement
CHEM&141
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
CHEM&142
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
4 cr.
CHEM&143
GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
4 cr.
CHEM&151
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
CHEM&152
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1 cr.
CHEM&153
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
2 cr.
CHEM&241
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
CHEM&242
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
4 cr.
CHEM&243
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY III
4 cr.
CHEM&251
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
CHEM&252
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1 cr.
CHEM&253
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
2 cr.
PHYS&221
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&222
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&223
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
MATH&153
CALCULUS III
5 cr.
or MATH 203
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
3 cr.
and MATH 204
INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
3 cr.
C. Electives
 
1. Elective Courses
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II Required
5 cr.
EDUC&201
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION Recommended
3 cr.
and EDUC 210
INTRODUCTORY FIELD EXPERIENCE Recommended
3 cr.
Plus additional credits to reach 90 minimum quarter credits. These may include needed college-level calculus prerequisites.
Notes
A. Basic Requirements
1. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirement
 
Pre-Calculus courses do not meet this requirement.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
 
Courses in Humanities/Social Science must come from the current ICRC distribution list in order to count as General Education or General University Requirements (GERs/GURs) at the receiving institution. Additional general educational requirements, cultural diversity requirements, and foreign language requirements, as required by the transfer institution, must be met prior to the completion of a baccalaureate degree.
C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
A maximum of five (5) quarter credits of "gray area" courses will be accepted in the remaining credits category.
Communication Studies (Transfer)
Working with people requires excellent verbal communication skills. Communication skills are some of the most important skills employers look for in college students preparing for the workplace, regardless of major or degree. Clark College offers courses in interpersonal, small group, and public speaking, as well as studies in mass communication, cross-cultural, and persuasion theory.

Effective communication is vital for success in most careers. Communication Studies courses enhance many degree programs and can help students develop skills that are beneficial for a variety of different fields. Students pursuing an associate in arts, an applied science degree, or a certificate of proficiency can benefit from Communication Studies courses, and many four-year degree programs require that students take at least one Communication Studies course.

Students pursuing a four-year degree in Communication Studies are strongly advised to consult a Communication Studies faculty member and an advisor from their transfer institution for assistance in planning their degree program.

Competitive Speaking and Debate Team


Students who enjoy public speaking will find a prestigious home on the Clark College Competitive Speaking and Debate Team. The team has a long history of success, having won state, regional, and national championships. The team's notoriety extends around the globe, as team members have traveled to Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, and Great Britain to compete.

Students are encouraged to join the team to improve public speaking and critical thinking abilities, as well to as increase confidence and poise. For more information, contact the speech and debate director at 360-992-2285.

Career Opportunities


Students often ask, "What can I do with a communication degree?" Choosing the best educational path to a satisfying job and successful career can be difficult for a student. In a national survey of 1,000 human resource managers, oral communication skills are identified as valuable for both obtaining information and successful job performance. Fortune 500 executives indicate that college students need better communication skills, as well as the ability to work in teams and with people from diverse backgrounds. A degree in communication is useful for the following careers:

Administrative Services
Advertising
College Professor
Community Affairs
Conflict Resolution Specialist
Consulting
Customer Service
Government
Health Communication
Hotel Management
Human Development
International Relations
Lobbyist
Marketing
Marriage Counselor
Mediation
Negotiator
Police Officer
Politics
Public Relations
Radio & Television Broadcasting
Social Services

Communication Studies Courses


Many Clark students earn their Associate in Arts degree at Clark, transfer to a four-year institution with a junior standing and go on to earn their bachelor's degree in communication. Communication Studies department courses typically transfer to four-year institutions. However, students should contact their transfer institution to clarify each course's transferability.
Computer Aided Design & Drafting Technology
Drafting and design activities are central to eventual creation of physical parts and structures. Designs, communicated through drawings which have been drafted and detailed, give rise to mechanical parts and assemblies, architectural building structures, bridges, roads and highways, and a seemingly infinite array of consumer products. Almost every company involved with design and/or manufacturing has one or more design/drafting positions, and those companies use computer aided drafting & design (CADD) software applications as their primary design and drafting tool.

Clark College offeres CADD Certificate of Proficiency programs in three areas: architectural, civil, and mechanical. Each of these programs is structured to prepared the student for entry-level work as a CADD technician. CADD Technology department personnel strive to take your personal goals into account, and will work with you to customize your degree requirements if warranted. This program is a professional-technical program and we try to provide the best real-world environment we can. Our teaching and open lab facilities boast fine equipment and each type of CADD software we teach is kept up to its current educational version. The program requires a co-op, or internship, for graduation. This experience -- driven by you, the student -- can be vital in gaining successful employment. After gaining experience, many people are successful in setting up their own contract design/drafting businesses. Other find that greater challenges are available in engineering or architecture, and go on to pursue further education in those fields. Some see CADD work as a means to support themselves as they continue that education.

General Preparation


Since many of the program courses are computer-based, students should be comfortable using a computer before entering any of these certificate programs. If interested, contact a CADD department faculty advisor to help you in your career and course-scheduling decisions. Placement testing is required to determine if mathematical and reading levels are adequate for the required courses, or if remedial coursework must be first completed. Interested high school students should prepare themselves by taking mathematics (algebra and geometry), physics, and drafting in particular.
Architectural Computer-Aided Drafting & Design (CP)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
ENGL 135
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATH 103
COLLEGE TRIGONOMETRY
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
HDEV 198
PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
1 cr.
HDEV 200
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
Major Area Requirements
CADD 101
CADD ORIENTATION
1 cr.
CADD 102
CADD CAREERS
1 cr.
CADD 110
BASIC SKETCHUP
4 cr.
CADD 140
BASIC AUTOCAD (same as ENGR 140, formerly ENGR 114)
4 cr.
CADD 141
ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING 1 W/AUTOCAD
4 cr.
CADD 145
AUTOCAD ARCHITECTURE
4 cr.
CADD 170
BASIC REVIT
4 cr.
CADD 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE (formerly ADT)
1-5 cr.
CADD 207
PRESENTATION GRAPHICS
4 cr.
CADD 210
ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING 2
3 cr.
CADD 214
AUTOCAD CUSTOMIZATION
3 cr.
ENGR 113
ENGINEERING SKETCHING AND VISUALIZATION
2 cr.
(formerly ENGR 112, then ENGR&114)
Total Required Credits: 52
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Create and manipulate architectural drawings and models in a multitude of CADD applications (core CADD skills).
  • Fully annotate and print architectural drawings (core drafting skills).
  • Demonstrate aspects of elementary design skills.
  • Discuss and communicate aspects of various industries and businesses that typically use CADD applications.
  • Demonstrate aspects of employability for an entry-level CADD-related position.
  • Demonstrate aspects of professionalism as appropriate for an entry-level CADD-related position.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Civil Computer-Aided Drafting & Design (CP)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
ENGL 135
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATH 103
COLLEGE TRIGONOMETRY
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
HDEV 198
PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
1 cr.
HDEV 200
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
Major Area Requirements
CADD 101
CADD ORIENTATION
1 cr.
CADD 102
CADD CAREERS
1 cr.
CADD 130
BASIC MICROSTATION
4 cr.
CADD 140
BASIC AUTOCAD (same as ENGR 140, formerly ENGR 114)
4 cr.
CADD 143
CIVIL DRAFTING 1 WITH AUTOCAD
4 cr.
CADD 170
BASIC REVIT
4 cr.
CADD 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
CADD 207
PRESENTATION GRAPHICS
4 cr.
CADD 214
AUTOCAD CUSTOMIZATION
3 cr.
CADD 230
CIVIL DRAFTING 2
3 cr.
ENGR 113
ENGINEERING SKETCHING AND VISUALIZATION
2 cr.
(formerly ENGR 112, then ENGR&114)
SURV 100
INTRODUCTION TO GPS
2 cr.
SURV 102
FUNDAMENTALS OF SURVEY (increase from 2-3 credits in 2009)
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 53
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Create and manipulate civil drawings and models in a multitude of CADD applications (core CADD skills).
  • Fully annotate and print civil drawings (core drafting skills).
  • Demonstrate aspects of elementary design skills.
  • Discuss and communicate aspects of various industries and businesses that typically use CADD applications.
  • Demonstrate aspects of employability for an entry-level CADD-related position.
  • Demonstrate aspects of professionalism as appropriate for an entry-level CADD-related position.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Mechanical Computer-Aided Drafting & Design (CP)
General Education Requirement
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
ENGL 135
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATH 103
COLLEGE TRIGONOMETRY
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
HDEV 198
PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
1 cr.
HDEV 200
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
Major Area Requirements
CADD 101
CADD ORIENTATION
1 cr.
CADD 102
CADD CAREERS
1 cr.
CADD 140
BASIC AUTOCAD (same as ENGR 140, formerly ENGR 114)
4 cr.
CADD 144
MECHANICAL DRAFTING 1 WITH AUTOCAD
4 cr.
CADD 150
BASIC SOLIDWORKS (same as ENGR 150)
4 cr.
CADD 154
MECHANICAL DRAFING 1 WITH SOLIDWORKS
4 cr.
CADD 155
INTERMEDIATE SOLIDWORKS - TOP DOWN DESIGN
4 cr.
CADD 160
INTRODUCTION TO CAM
2 cr.
CADD 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
CADD 207
PRESENTATION GRAPHICS
4 cr.
CADD 240
MECHANICAL DRAFTING 2
3 cr.
ENGR 113
ENGINEERING SKETCHING AND VISUALIZATION
2 cr.
(formerly ENGR 112, then ENGR&114)
ENGR 115
GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING AND TOLERANCING
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 53
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Create and manipulate mechanical drawings and models in a multitude of CADD applications (core CADD skills).
  • Fully annotate and print mechanical drawings (core drafting skills).
  • Demonstrate aspects of elementary design skills.
  • Discuss and communicate aspects of various industries and businesses that typically use CADD applications.
  • Demonstrate aspects of employability for an entry-level CADD-related position.
  • Demonstrate aspects of professionalism as appropriate for an entry-level CADD-related position.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Computer and Electrical Pre-Engineering (Transfer)
Electrical & Computer Engineers design, develop and analyze computer, electrical and electronic systems. These engineers work within multi-disciplinary teams and are employed in all industries. Their projects include power generation and distribution, communications systems, robotics, nano- and micro-electrical machinery, Biosystems, semiconductors, automation and robotics, networking, embedded systems and general computer system.
Computer and Electrical pre-Engineering (AST2)
The following is a degree program designed by a consortium of two-year and four-year colleges in Washington. Students should be aware that baccalaureate institutions may have slightly different requirements for these degrees, and students should consult the transfer institution for exact questions.

Students should complete the entirety of any science sequence at the same school for best transferability. These degrees are not DTA degrees, and there are some general education requirements that students will need to finish upon transfer.

Though this degree does not require such, Clark College students should know that the standard Clark AST degree path has this difference from the Articulated Degree defined below:
  • Clark requires 3 credits of Health-Physical Education coursework.

Students must also meet the residency requirements as established by Clark. While Clark College has approved offering the degree below, Clark students should keep these requirements in mind should their transfer pathways change.

Students completing this Associate of Science will receive the same priority consideration for admission to the baccalaureate institution as they would for completing the direct transfer associate degree and will be given junior status by the receiving institution.

It is critical that you work with an Engineering faculty advisor to ensure your program will give you the maximum benefit when you transfer.

Please visit the Major Related Programs/Articulated Degrees section of this catalog to view a printable PDF of this document.
Generic Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
5 cr.
2. Mathematics
10 cr.
Two courses at or above introductory calculus level. Third-quarter calculus or approved statistics course: 5 quarter credits chosen with the help of an Engineering faculty advisor based on the requirements of the specific discipline at the baccalaureate institution the student plans to attend.
3. Physics
15 cr.
Calculus-based or non-calculus based sequence including laboratory. Students should be advised that some baccalaureate programs require physics with calculus.
4. Chemistry with Laboratory
5 cr.
5. Required Major Courses
 
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
15 cr.
C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
The remaining quarter credits should be planned with the help of an Engineering faculty advisor based on the requirements of the specific discipline at the baccalaureate institution the student selects to attend.

For Engineering disciplines, these credits should include a design component consistent with ABET accreditation standards, as approved by the Engineering faculty advisor.
Articulated Degree Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. English Composition
5 cr.
2. Mathematics
 
Calculus I, II, III - 15 credits
Differential Equations - 5 credits
Linear Algebra - 5 credits
3. Physics
 
Engineering Physics 1, 2, 3 + labs - 15 to 18 credits
4. Chemistry with Laboratory
 
General Chemistry I + labs - 5 credits
5. Required Major Courses
 
Electrical Circuits - 4-5 credits
Computer Programming - 4-5 credits
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English and Social Sciences
 
Minimum 15 quarter credits:
Minimum 5 credits in Humanities, minimum 5 credits in Social Science, plus an additional 5 credits in either Humanities or Social Science for a total of 15 credits.
C. Electives
1. Math. Science & Engr. Electives
20-25 cr.
Select 5 electives as appropriate for intended major and intended baccalaureate institution:
  • A second course in Computer Programming - object oriented - 4-5 credits

  • Innovation in Design

  • Calculus IV (Advanced or Multi-variable Calculus)

  • Technical Writing

  • Statics

  • Dynamics

  • Thermodynamics

  • Digital Logic

  • Biology for Science Majors I + labs

  • General Chemistry II + lab

  • Applied Numerical Methods

  • Microprocessors
Clark College Equivalents
A. Basic Requirements
 
1. Communication Skills
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
2. Mathematics
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
MATH&152
CALCULUS II
5 cr.
MATH&153
CALCULUS III
5 cr.
MATH 215
LINEAR ALGEBRA
5 cr.
MATH 221
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
5 cr.
3. Physics
PHYS&221
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&222
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&223
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
4. Chemistry with Laboratory
CHEM&141
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
CHEM&151
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
5. Required Major Courses
ENGR&204
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS
5 cr.
CSE 121
INTRODUCTION TO C
5 cr.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
 
A course in Economics is recommended (ECON&201 or 202).

PHIL&106 is strongly recommended as the Humanities course.
C. Electives
1. Required at Clark
 
MATH&254 (5 cr.) - Calculus IV

Other electives as advised dependent on transfer institution.
Notes
A. Basic Requirements

2. Mathematics
 
Clark requires concurrent enrollment of completion in MATH&254 when taking MATH221.

MATH103 and MATH111 are required prerequisites for MATH&151 that may be needed if calculus placement is not met via COMPASS.
3. Physics
 
Clark requires concurrent enrollment in PHYS094, 095, and 096.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
 
Courses taken must come from the current ICRC distribution list in order to count as General Education or General University Requirements (GER's/GUR's) at the receiving institution. Additional general educational requirements, cultural diversity requirements, and foreign language requirements, as required by the receiving institution, must be met prior to the completion of a baccalaureate degree.
Total Required Credits: 95-104
Computer Graphics Technology
The Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) program at Clark College provides hands-on learning with technologies used to create visual graphics, develop integrated media, and produce design solutions. Students taking our courses have an interest in computer graphics, multimedia, web design or graphic design. Our students' needs range from wanting specific software training, to acquiring a set of skills, to pursuing a certificate or degree.

CGT offers Career and Technical Education programs designed to prepare students for employment in various creative and technical disciplines. Our curriculum consists of two specialized certificate programs in Web Design or Graphic Design. These certificates can lead to one of our comprehensive AAT degrees in Web and Graphic Design or Web Design & Development. Students may also be interested in the ART Department's Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) transfer degree in Graphic Design.

Students are encouraged to meet with a CGT program advisor to discuss options, help plan your course schedule, tour the facilities, and talk with current students. Students must complete all Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award. Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirement Section of the Clark College catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
Web Design and Development (AAT)
The Web Design & Development AAT Degree prepares students for professional practice in the field of web design. The program builds a first-year foundation of aesthetic and technical skills in web design and integrated media. The second year provides further study in web technologies, site development and functionality. Essential skills are developed through practical hands-on experience, real client project work, a focus on professional skills and building a portfolio of work. Graduates can seek employment as freelance web designers, web production coordinators, content managers or publishers, web entrepreneurs, or entry-level web designers.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
or ENGL 135
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
CTEC 121
INTRO TO PROGRAMMING & PROBLEM SOLVING
5 cr.
Human Relations (5 credits required)
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
Fine Art Foundations
ART 110
CREATIVITY AND CONCEPT
3 cr.
ART 115
TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
4 cr.
ART 118
TIME-BASED ART AND DESIGN
3 cr.
Computer Graphics Technology
CGT 101
PHOTOSHOP RASTER GRAPHICS
4 cr.
CGT 102
ILLUSTRATOR VECTOR GRAPHICS
3 cr.
CGT 104
WEB MULTIMEDIA CONTENT I
4 cr.
CGT 201
WEB VIDEO PRODUCTION
4 cr.
CGT 204
WEB MULTIMEDIA CONTENT II
4 cr.
Graphic Design
ART 172
GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPLORATION
4 cr.
ART 215
PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
3 cr.
Web Design
CTEC 122
HTML FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
CGT 105
USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN
3 cr.
CGT 106
SOCIAL MEDIA EXPLORATION
3 cr.
CGT 205
WEB DESIGN I
4 cr.
CGT 206
WEB DESIGN II
4 cr.
CGT 207
EMERGING WEB TECHNOLOGIES
3 cr.
CGT 214
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
3 cr.
Web Development
CTEC 120
BEGINNING PROGRAMMING
2 cr.
CTEC 126
INTRODUCTION TO WEB SCRIPTING
5 cr.
CTEC 127
INTRODUCTION TO PHP
4 cr.
CTEC 227
ADVANCED PHP
4 cr.
CTEC 280
SELECTED TOPICS (5 credits)
1-6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 97-99
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Apply fine art theory and design purposeful projects relevant to audience needs.
  • Synthesize multiple media assets with appropriate interactions and functions.
  • Generate original ideas and utilize processes toward solving visual communication problems.
  • Implement tools and technology to realize visual ideas.
  • Interact, collaborate and implement projects with peers, clients or others in various work environments.
  • Effectively organize and manage web design projects.
  • Use written, verbal and visual means to effectively present and communicate web design projects.
  • Demonstrate work and business ethics in web design practice.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Web & Graphic Design (AAT)
The Web & Graphic Design AAT degree prepares students for professional practice in the field of visual communications. The program builds a first-year foundation of aesthetic and technical skills and progresses into advanced study of web and graphic design practices. Students learn to effectively communicate ideas and information in a variety of traditional, digital, print, web and other media formats. Essential skills are developed through practical hands-on experience, real client project work, a focus on professional skills and building a portfolio of work. Graduates can seek employment as freelance designers, production designers or coordinators, content managers or publishers, marketing communications specialists, or entry-level web or graphic designers.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
or ENGL 135
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
 
Human Relations (5 credits required)
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
Fine Art Foundations
ART 110
CREATIVITY AND CONCEPT
3 cr.
ART 115
TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
4 cr.
ART 118
TIME-BASED ART AND DESIGN
3 cr.
Computer Graphics Technology
CGT 100
GRAPHIC DESIGN TECHNOLOGY I
4 cr.
CGT 104
WEB MULTIMEDIA CONTENT I
4 cr.
CGT 200
GRAPHIC DESIGN TECHNOLOGY II
4 cr.
CGT 201
WEB VIDEO PRODUCTION
4 cr.
CGT 204
WEB MULTIMEDIA CONTENT II
4 cr.
Graphic Design
ART 172
GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPLORATION
4 cr.
ART 173
GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO I
4 cr.
ART 174
TYPOGRAPHY
4 cr.
ART 215
PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
3 cr.
ART 271
PUBLICATION DESIGN
4 cr.
ART 274
GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO III
4 cr.
Web Design
CTEC 122
HTML FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
CGT 105
USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN
3 cr.
CGT 106
SOCIAL MEDIA EXPLORATION
3 cr.
CGT 205
WEB DESIGN I
4 cr.
CGT 206
WEB DESIGN II
4 cr.
CGT 207
EMERGING WEB TECHNOLOGIES
3 cr.
CGT 214
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
3 cr.
or CGT 240
CAPSTONE PRACTICUM
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 95
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Apply fine art theory and design purposeful projects relevant to audience needs.
  • Synthesize multiple media assets with appropriate interactions and functions.
  • Generate original ideas and utilize processes toward solving visual communication problems.
  • Implement tools and technology to realize visual ideas.
  • Interact, collaborate and implement projects with peers, clients or others in various work environments.
  • Effectively organize and manage web design projects.
  • Use written, verbal and visual means to effectively present and communicate web design projects.
  • Demonstrate work and business ethics in web design practice.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Web Design (CP)
The Web Design Certificate prepares students to create web graphics, integrate media, and design websites. The program provides a foundation of aesthetic and technical skills through the study of visual design concepts, multimedia technologies and web design practices. Essential skills are developed through practical hands-on experience, real client project work, a focus on professional skills and building a portfolio of work. Graduates can seek employment as a freelance web designer, production artist, web content designer, e-marketing assistant, or other web-related production and support roles within a business.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
or ENGL 135
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
CTEC 122
HTML FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
Fine Art Foundations
ART 110
CREATIVITY AND CONCEPT
3 cr.
ART 115
TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
4 cr.
ART 118
TIME-BASED ART AND DESIGN
3 cr.
Computer Graphics Technology
CGT 101
PHOTOSHOP RASTER GRAPHICS
4 cr.
CGT 102
ILLUSTRATOR VECTOR GRAPHICS
3 cr.
CGT 104
WEB MULTIMEDIA CONTENT I
4 cr.
CGT 201
WEB VIDEO PRODUCTION
4 cr.
CGT 204
WEB MULTIMEDIA CONTENT II
4 cr.
Graphic Design
ART 172
GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPLORATION
4 cr.
ART 215
PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
3 cr.
Web Design
CGT 105
USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN
3 cr.
CGT 106
SOCIAL MEDIA EXPLORATION
3 cr.
CGT 205
WEB DESIGN I
4 cr.
CGT 206
WEB DESIGN II
4 cr.
CGT 214
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
3 cr.
or CGT 240
CAPSTONE PRACTICUM
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 66


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Apply fine art theory and design purposeful projects relevant to audience needs.
  • Synthesize multiple media assets with appropriate interactions and functions.
  • Generate original ideas and utilize processes toward solving visual communication problems.
  • Implement tools and technology to realize visual ideas.
  • Interact, collaborate and implement projects with peers, clients or others in various work environments.
  • Effectively organize and manage web design projects.
  • Use written, verbal and visual means to effectively present and communicate web design projects.
  • Demonstrate work and business ethics in web design practice.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Graphic Design (CP)
The Graphic Design Certificate prepares students to conceptualize ideas, create original artwork, and develop visual design solutions. The program provides a foundation of aesthetic and technical skills through the study of fine art principles, the design process and graphic design practices. Essential skills are developed through practical hands-on experience, contextual project work, a focus on professional skills and building a portfolio of work. Graduates can seek employment as freelance graphic designers, production artists, digital graphics specialists, marketing assistants, or other graphic art production and support roles within a business.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
or ENGL 135
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
CTEC 122
HTML FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
Fine Art Foundations
ART 103
DRAWING I
3 cr.
ART 110
CREATIVITY AND CONCEPT
3 cr.
ART 115
TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
4 cr.
ART 145
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I
3 cr.
Computer Graphics Technology
CGT 100
GRAPHIC DESIGN TECHNOLOGY I
4 cr.
CGT 101
PHOTOSHOP RASTER GRAPHICS
4 cr.
CGT 102
ILLUSTRATOR VECTOR GRAPHICS
3 cr.
CGT 200
GRAPHIC DESIGN TECHNOLOGY II
4 cr.
Graphic Design
ART 172
GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPLORATION
4 cr.
ART 173
GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO I
4 cr.
ART 174
TYPOGRAPHY
4 cr.
ART 208
DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
4 cr.
ART 215
PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
3 cr.
ART 273
GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO II
4 cr.
CGT 214
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
3 cr.
or CGT 240
CAPSTONE PRACTICUM
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 67


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Recognize and apply foundational art theory.
  • Place design projects and issues in context of society and culture.
  • Generate original ideas and utilize processes toward solving visual communication problems.
  • Implement tools and technology to realize visual ideas.
  • Interact, collaborate and implement projects with peers, clients or others in various work environments.
  • Effectively organize and manage graphic design projects.
  • Use written, verbal and visual means to effectively present and communicate graphic design projects.
  • Demonstrate work and business ethics in graphic design practice.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Computer Science (Transfer)
Computers are an integral part of most human activities and professions. Therefore, a wide variety of career opportunities are available to the computer science professionals who are commonly referred to as computer scientists.

Computer scientists are responsible for analyzing requirements, planning, developing high-level design, writing, and testing the program that delivers the expected results. Computer scientists may be involved with support and maintenance of the solutions.

Computer scientists are employed in all industries such as manufacturing, finance, service, retail, gaming, and others. Typically, computer scientists work with other professionals in order to develop solutions that meet business and customer requirements.

Computer science specialties include:


  • Artificial intelligence

  • Computer vision

  • Database

  • Graphics and animation

  • Embedded systems

  • Networking

  • Operating Systems

  • Program languages and compilers

  • Robotics
Computer Science (AST2)
This is a suggested program for the first two years of a four-year Computer Science program. These lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the math and English placement at Clark College, and on the requirements of the four-year institution to which you transfer. It is critical that you work with a Computer Science and Engineering faculty advisor to ensure your program will give you the maximum benefit when you transfer. Additional courses are needed to satisfy graduation requirements for the Associate in Science degree.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (10 credits required)
 
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
MATH&152
CALCULUS II
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Humanities & Social Science (15 credits required)
 
Pre-Major Program Requirements- 25 credits
MATH&153
CALCULUS III
5 cr.
PHYS&221
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&222
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&223
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
Additional Science
5 cr.
Computer Science Electives
CSE 120
INTRO TO ELECTRICAL/COMPUTING
5 cr.
CSE 121
INTRODUCTION TO C
5 cr.
CS& 131
COMPUTER SCIENCE I C++
5 cr.
CS& 141
COMPUTER SCIENCE I JAVA
5 cr.
CSE 222
INTRODUCTION TO DATA STRUCTURES
5 cr.
CSE 223
DATA STRUCTURES & OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING
5 cr.
CSE 224
PROGRAMMING TOOLS
5 cr.
ENGR&204
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS
5 cr.
ENGR 250
DIGITAL LOGIC DESIGN
5 cr.
ENGR 270
DIGITAL SYSTEMS AND MICROPROCESSORS
5 cr.
MATH 215
LINEAR ALGEBRA
5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 90
Requirements vary by school and program. See an Engineering faculty advisor regarding proper selection.
Computer Technology
The Computer Technology (CTEC) department at Clark College offers training in a variety of foundational and content-specific topics relating to general computer literacy and fluency, computer operating systems interactions, programming, databases, web technology, and networking. Our course offerings serve a variety of missions: to enhance and expand an individual student's skill set, to serve as a prerequisite or requirement for another area of study, to be a component course in one of the programs offered by this department.

CTEC currently offers the Computer Support Specialist program with degree and certificate options to provide students with skills for employment as computer technicians, help desk workers and other technical support roles. The department also offers a certificate in Web Programming and an AAT degree in Web Design and Development, collaboratively delivered with the Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) department.

Student considering options in computer-related careers should meet with a program advisor to consider which CTEC courses or programs may benefit them in their training and career exploration. CTEC course offerings can help provide a foundational understanding and set of skills in computer technology that will help them make informed decisions on career choices in other Clark College computer-related programs offered by Networking Technology (DNET), Computer Graphics Technology (CGT), and Business Technology (BTEC), as well as on transfer opportunities in Computer Science and Information Technology.

For CTEC degrees and certificates, students must complete all major area requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award. Students should refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements for our program offerings.
Computer Support Specialist (CP)
This program is designed for students for careers as computer support technicians and specialists who offer services and support for a company or organization. Support specialists install, configure and maintain hardware and software as well as diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve computer-related problems. The Computer Support Specialist Certificate of Proficiency at Clark College features training in foundational skills, based on computer industry certifications; an emphasis on customer service; and work experience in a computer help desk setting.

Students interested in the Computer Support Specialist program should obtain advising before entering the program.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
ENGL 135
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
or ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
MATH 090
ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Introductory Courses
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
CTEC 100
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING
3 cr.
CTEC 101
COMPUTING ESSENTIALS
2 cr.
CTEC 102
INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS
3 cr.
CTEC 103
INTRODUCTION TO MAC/OS
3 cr.
CTEC 104
PC SUPPORT CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS
3 cr.
CTEC 110
COMMAND LINE ESSENTIALS FOR WINDOWS AND UNIX
3 cr.
Major Area Requirements
CTEC 150
INTRO TO LOCAL AREA NETWORKS
3 cr.
CTEC 200
PC HELP DESK WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
DNET 221
CISCO CCNA 1: NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS
6 cr.
DNET 232
COMPTIA A+ COMPUTER SUPPORT TECHNICIAN
6 cr.
DNET 252
PC TECHNICIAN A+ EXAM PREP
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 57


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Demonstrate foundational understanding of concepts, skills and issues relating to underlying technology and current industry standards involving computer technology.
  • Install, configure, and maintain hardware and software to bring the system to an appropriate operational level for the end user.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot and repair customer hardware, software, and networking issues.
  • Identify, access, and evaluate resources, and respond appropriately and professionally with written and verbal communications to colleagues and customers.
  • Maintain a professional and supportive role with colleagues and customers in regard to their computer technology needs.
  • Analyze the ethical and legal issues surrounding access to and use of technology.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Computer Support Specialist (AAS)
This program is designed for students for careers as computer support technicians and specialists who offer services and support for a company or organization. Support specialists install, configure and maintain hardware and software as well as diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve computer-related problems. The Computer Support Specialist Associate of Applied Science at Clark College features training in foundational skills based on computer industry certifications. It also features an emphasis on support for a variety of platforms and network settings. Students in the program will gain practical experience in help desk and other service environments.

Students interested in the Computer Support Specialist program should obtain advising before entering the program.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
or ENGL 135
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
MATH 090
ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA
5 cr.
or MATH 095
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
3 cr.
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Introductory Courses
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
CTEC 100
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING
3 cr.
CTEC 101
COMPUTING ESSENTIALS
2 cr.
CTEC 102
INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS
3 cr.
CTEC 103
INTRODUCTION TO MAC/OS
3 cr.
CTEC 104
PC SUPPORT CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS
3 cr.
CTEC 110
COMMAND LINE ESSENTIALS FOR WINDOWS AND UNIX
3 cr.
Major Area Requirements
CTEC 115
INTERNET RESEARCH AND LIVING ONLINE
2 cr.
CTEC 121
INTRO TO PROGRAMMING & PROBLEM SOLVING
5 cr.
CTEC 140
INTRODUCTION TO UNIX
5 cr.
CTEC 141
UNIX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
5 cr.
CTEC 181
INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE DESIGN USING ACCESS
5 cr.
CTEC 200
PC HELP DESK WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
CTEC 295
CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE
1-3 cr.
DNET 221
CISCO CCNA 1: NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS
6 cr.
DNET 232
COMPTIA A+ COMPUTER SUPPORT TECHNICIAN
6 cr.
DNET 252
PC TECHNICIAN A+ EXAM PREP
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 91
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Demonstrate broad-based understanding of concepts, skills and issues relating to underlying technology and current industry standards involving computer and information technology.
  • Install, configure, and maintain hardware and software to bring the system to an optimal operational level for the end user.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot and repair customer hardware, software, and networking issues in a variety of environments.
  • Identify, access, and evaluate resources, and respond appropriately and professionally with written and verbal communications to colleagues and customers.
  • Maintain a professional and supportive role with colleagues and customers in regard to their computer technology needs.
  • Analyze the ethical and legal issues surrounding access to and use of technology.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Web Programming (CA)
This certificate is designed to provide foundational training in key technologies related to web programming and web development.

All students interested in this program option should obtain advising prior to pursuing this certificate.
Major Area Requirements
CTEC 121
INTRO TO PROGRAMMING & PROBLEM SOLVING
5 cr.
CTEC 122
HTML FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
CTEC 126
INTRODUCTION TO WEB SCRIPTING
5 cr.
CTEC 127
INTRODUCTION TO PHP
4 cr.
CTEC 140
INTRODUCTION TO UNIX
5 cr.
CTEC 181
INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE DESIGN USING ACCESS
5 cr.
CTEC 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
or CTEC 290
SPECIAL PROJECTS
1-5 cr.
CTEC 227
ADVANCED PHP
4 cr.
CTEC 241
SCRIPTING WITH PERL
5 cr.
HDEV 200
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 43


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of recognized client/server-related technologies related to World Wide Web interactions.
  • Exercise foundational skills relating to interactions and tools in the Linux operating system.
  • Design and execute back-end scripting solutions to support web server activities.
  • Create executable server-side resources using PHP and relational databases.
  • Create and deploy client-side resources using HTML/CSS, JavaScript and other related tools.
  • Develop and deliver web content in a team or group setting.
Web Design & Development (AAT)
This degree is delivered in collaboration with the Computer Graphics Technology (CGT) program.

All interested students should obtain advising prior to pursuit of this degree.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
or ENGL 135
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
CTEC 121
INTRO TO PROGRAMMING & PROBLEM SOLVING
5 cr.
Human Relations (5 credits required)
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
Fine Art Foundations
ART 110
CREATIVITY AND CONCEPT
3 cr.
ART 115
TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
4 cr.
ART 118
TIME-BASED ART AND DESIGN
3 cr.
Computer Graphics Technology
CGT 101
PHOTOSHOP RASTER GRAPHICS
4 cr.
CGT 102
ILLUSTRATOR VECTOR GRAPHICS
3 cr.
CGT 104
WEB MULTIMEDIA CONTENT I
4 cr.
CGT 201
WEB VIDEO PRODUCTION
4 cr.
CGT 204
WEB MULTIMEDIA CONTENT II
4 cr.
Graphic Design
ART 172
GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPLORATION
4 cr.
ART 215
PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
3 cr.
Web Design
CTEC 122
HTML FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
CGT 105
USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN
3 cr.
CGT 106
SOCIAL MEDIA EXPLORATION
3 cr.
CGT 205
WEB DESIGN I
4 cr.
CGT 206
WEB DESIGN II
4 cr.
CGT 207
EMERGING WEB TECHNOLOGIES
3 cr.
CGT 214
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES
3 cr.
or CGT 240
CAPSTONE PRACTICUM
3 cr.
Web Development
CTEC 120
BEGINNING PROGRAMMING
2 cr.
CTEC 126
INTRODUCTION TO WEB SCRIPTING
5 cr.
CTEC 127
INTRODUCTION TO PHP
4 cr.
CTEC 227
ADVANCED PHP
4 cr.
CTEC 280
SELECTED TOPICS (5 credits)
1-6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 97-99
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Apply fine art theory and design purposeful projects relevant to audience needs.
  • Synthesize multiple media assets with appropriate interactions and functions.
  • Generate original ideas and utilize processes toward solving visual communication problems.
  • Implement tools and technology to realize visual ideas.
  • Interact, collaborate and implement projects with peers, clients or others in various work environments.
  • Effectively organize and manage web design projects.
  • Use written, verbal and visual means to effectively present and communicate web design projects.
  • Demonstrate work and business ethics in web design practice.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Construction Technology
The Construction Technology program provides entry-level training for those who are interested in the construction industry. Instruction is a blend of theory and lab which includes both technical and professionalism skills necessary to apply for entry-level positions in the industry.

During the first year, the students will study units in safety, applied mathematics, tool usage, codes, cost estimation, and the development of building plans. In addition, the students will apply these skills during a variety of hands-on projects. The projects are a toolbox, scale model house, and several utility sheds. Besides an emphasis in residential carpentry, the students will explore several of the trades such as electrical, sheet metal, and tile. During the first year, students will also have several opportunities to work on the student house project and other large structures.

If selected to return for the second year, the students will continue to develop leadership and professionalism skills as they build a residential home in the community. Additional skills such as advanced applied mathematics, cost estimation, employment relationships, and sound work habits are emphasized.

Upon completion of this program, students will have entry-level skills necessary to get and maintain a career in the construction industry. The program has articulation agreements with several of the local apprenticeship programs for advanced placement dependent on final grades and instructor recommendation.

Graduates may find employment with contractors, suppliers, retail outlets, or building maintenance companies.

All CNST courses are taught at the Clark County Skills Center (12200 NE 28th Street, Vancouver) and follow the Skills Center's calendar for class days, hours, and breaks (except CNST 106 & 108). There is a lab fee and students are required to purchase a tool set and have valid health insurance.

Students must complete all Major Area Requirements and specifically listed courses with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
Construction Technology (CP)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATH 085
INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
CNST 106
BLUEPRINT READING
3 cr.
CNST 108
JOB ESTIMATING AND SCHEDULING
3 cr.
CNST 111
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I
6 cr.
CNST 112
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I LAB
6 cr.
CNST 121
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II
6 cr.
CNST 122
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II LAB
6 cr.
CNST 131
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY III
6 cr.
CNST 132
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY III LAB
6 cr.
CNST 211
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY IV
6 cr.
CNST 212
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY IV LAB
6 cr.
CNST 221
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY V
6 cr.
CNST 222
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY V LAB
6 cr.
CNST 231
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY VI
6 cr.
CNST 232
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY VI LAB
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 89
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Understand and apply construction vocabulary.
  • Locate, interpret, and apply information.
  • Perform essential construction operations and functions.
  • Know and value professional construction-related opportunities.
  • Practice and value the importance of professionalism through teamwork, quality of craftsmanship, communication skills, and a positive work ethic.
  • Understand, define, practice, and value workplace safety.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Construction Technology (AAS)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
 
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATH 085
INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
CNST 106
BLUEPRINT READING
3 cr.
CNST 108
JOB ESTIMATING AND SCHEDULING
3 cr.
CNST 111
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I
6 cr.
CNST 112
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I LAB
6 cr.
CNST 121
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II
6 cr.
CNST 122
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II LAB
6 cr.
CNST 131
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY III
6 cr.
CNST 132
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY III LAB
6 cr.
CNST 211
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY IV
6 cr.
CNST 212
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY IV LAB
6 cr.
CNST 221
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY V
6 cr.
CNST 222
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY V LAB
6 cr.
CNST 231
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY VI
6 cr.
CNST 232
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY VI LAB
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 104
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Understand and apply construction vocabulary.
  • Locate, interpret, and apply information.
  • Perform essential construction operations and functions.
  • Know and value professional construction-related opportunities.
  • Practice and value the importance of professionalism through teamwork, quality of craftsmanship, communication skills, and a positive work ethic.
  • Understand, define, practice, and value workplace safety.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Construction Technology (AAT)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
 
Human Relations (5 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
CNST 106
BLUEPRINT READING
3 cr.
CNST 108
JOB ESTIMATING AND SCHEDULING
3 cr.
CNST 111
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I
6 cr.
CNST 112
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I LAB
6 cr.
CNST 121
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II
6 cr.
CNST 122
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II LAB
6 cr.
CNST 131
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY III
6 cr.
CNST 132
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY III LAB
6 cr.
CNST 211
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY IV
6 cr.
CNST 212
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY IV LAB
6 cr.
CNST 221
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY V
6 cr.
CNST 222
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY V LAB
6 cr.
CNST 231
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY VI
6 cr.
CNST 232
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY VI LAB
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 93
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Understand and apply construction vocabulary.
  • Locate, interpret, and apply information.
  • Perform essential construction operations and functions.
  • Know and value professional construction-related opportunities.
  • Practice and value the importance of professionalism through teamwork, quality of craftsmanship, communication skills, and a positive work ethic.
  • Understand, define, practice, and value workplace safety.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Culinary Arts - Baking/Bakery Management
Clark College's curriculum in cooking, retail baking, bakery management, and restaurant management has been awarded best-in-the-state honors by the National Restaurant Association. Students may prepare for jobs in all phases of the hospitality industry including restaurants, country clubs, wholesale and retail bakeries, and hotels.

The curriculum's success can also be measured by tracing the careers of its graduates. A number have been employed by leading hotel chains. Others work as executive chef, sous chef, bakery managers, and bakers with popular local restaurants and bakeries. Some have opened their own businesses.

Students must complete all Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.

Baking/Bakery Management


The Baking/Bakery Management program offers baking and cake decorating courses leading to jobs in the baking industry, or jobs as bakers in the hospitality industry. Instruction consists of theory and practical experience in the baking laboratory, which is operated as a simulated retail bakery. A large variety of breads, cakes, pastries, and cookies are produced and sold in the bakery store to campus students, staff, faculty members, and guests.
Baking Skills (CERT)

Certificates of Completion


Please consult the Culinary Arts Department for more information about short-term certificates in Baking.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Apply basic baking procedures in a professional baking atmosphere.
Baking Skills (CA)

Certificates of Achievement


A Certificate of Achievement is awarded to students who complete any combination of two Certificates of Completion. Please consult the Culinary Arts Department for more information.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Apply processes of baking and basic baking in daily routine.
  • Follow recipes correctly to perform daily tasks.
  • Perform accurate mathematical operations appropriate to baking and bakery management.
  • Operate commercial bakery equipment using standard safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills with customers, co-workers, and supervisors.
Baking (CP)
Students must complete three of the four quarters listed below:
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
First Quarter
BAK 111
BAKING THEORY
5 cr.
BAK 110
BAKING LAB
10 cr.
Second Quarter
BAK 113
BAKING THEORY
5 cr.
BAK 112
BAKING LAB
10 cr.
Third Quarter
BAK 115
BAKING THEORY
5 cr.
BAK 114
BAKING LAB
10 cr.
Fourth Quarter
BAK 117
BAKING THEORY
5 cr.
BAK 116
BAKING LAB
10 cr.
Total Required Credits: 54


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Apply processes of baking and basic baking in daily routine.
  • Follow recipes correctly to perform daily tasks.
  • Perform accurate mathematical operations appropriate to baking and bakery management.
  • Operate commercial bakery equipment using standard safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills with customers, co-workers, and supervisors.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Bakery Management (CP)
In addition to completing all Major Area Requirement courses for the Certificate of Proficiency-Baking, students must also complete three of the four quarters listed below:
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
Fifth Quarter
BAK 211
BAKERY MANAGEMENT THEORY
5 cr.
BAK 210
BAKERY MANAGEMENT LAB
10 cr.
Sixth Quarter
BAK 213
BAKERY MANAGEMENT THEORY
5 cr.
BAK 212
BAKERY MANAGEMENT LAB
10 cr.
Seventh Quarter
BAK 215
BAKERY MANAGEMENT THEORY
5 cr.
BAK 214
BAKERY MANAGEMENT LAB
10 cr.
Eighth Quarter
BAK 217
BAKERY MANAGEMENT THEORY
5 cr.
BAK 216
BAKERY MANAGEMENT LAB
10 cr.
Total Required Credits: 99


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Apply processes of baking and basic baking in daily routine.
  • Follow recipes correctly to perform daily tasks.
  • Perform accurate mathematical operations appropriate to baking and bakery management.
  • Operate commercial bakery equipment using standard safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills with customers, co-workers, and supervisors.
  • Demonstrate supervisory skills in a professional baking atmosphere by creating menus and food requisitions, while applying basic baking principles.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Bakery Management (AAS)
In addition to completing all Major Area Requirement courses for the Certificate of Proficiency-Baking AND the Certificate of Proficiency-Bakery Management, students must also complete the following General Education Requirements:
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
 
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Suggested Extra Courses
BAK 120
BEGINNING CAKE DECORATING
3 cr.
BAK 122
INTERMEDIATE CAKE DECORATING
3 cr.
BAK 124
ADVANCED CAKE DECORATING
3 cr.
BAK 126
PASTRY ART
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 111-114
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Apply processes of baking and basic baking skills in daily routine.
  • Follow recipes correctly to perform daily tasks.
  • Perform accurate mathematical operations appropriate to baking and bakery management.
  • Operate commercial bakery equipment using standard safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills with customers, co-workers, and supervisors.
  • Demonstrate supervisory and critical-thinking skills in a professional baking atmosphere by creating menus and food requisitions while applying basic baking principles.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Baking/Bakery Management (AAT)
In addition to completing all Major Area Requirement courses for the Certificate of Proficiency-Baking AND the Certificate of Proficiency-Bakery Management, students must also complete the following related instructional requirements:
Related Instructional Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
 
Human Relations (5 credits required)
 
Total Required Credits: 105
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Apply processes of baking and basic baking skills in daily routine.
  • Follow recipes correctly to perform daily tasks.
  • Perform accurate mathematical operations appropriate to baking and bakery management.
  • Operate commercial bakery equipment using standard safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills with customers, co-workers, and supervisors.
  • Demonstrate supervisory and critical-thinking skills in a professional baking atmosphere by creating menus and food requisitions while applying basic baking principles.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Culinary Arts - Cooking/Restaurant Management
Clark College's curriculum in cooking, retail baking, bakery management, and restaurant management has been awarded best-in-the-state honors by the National Restaurant Association. Students may prepare for jobs in all phases of the hospitality industry including restaurants, country clubs, wholesale and retail bakeries, and hotels.

The curriculum's success can also be measured by tracing the careers of its graduates. A number have been employed by leading hotel chains. Others work as executive chefs, sous chefs, bakery managers, and bakers with popular local restaurants and bakeries. Some have opened their own businesses.

Students must complete all Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.

Cooking/Restaurant Management


Commercial preparation and service of food is the world's largest industry, employing many skilled men and women. The principles and practices of restaurant cuisine are studied in the day-to-day operation of the Clark College kitchen. The program teaches the skills of preparing meats, salads, desserts, vegetables, sauces, all the standard recipes, and also a great variety of gourmet dishes. Students get practice in buying supplies, cutting meats, utilizing all materials economically, and maintaining and controlling inventory accounts, writing menus, security controls, supervision of employees, and every phase of cost controls. Advanced placement is awarded to students with prior culinary arts schooling.

Students must complete all Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.
Cooking Skills (CERT)

Certificates of Completion


Please consult the Culinary Arts Department for more information about short-term certificates in Cooking.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Apply basic cooking procedures in a professional culinary atmosphere.
Cooking Skills (CA)

Certificates of Achievement


A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to students who complete any combination of two Certificates of Completion. Please consult the Culinary Arts Department for more information.


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Apply processes of culinary arts and basic cooking in daily routine.
  • Follow recipes correctly to perform daily tasks.
  • Perform accurate mathematical operations appropriate to culinary arts.
  • Operate commercial culinary equipment using standard safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills with customers, co-workers, and supervisors.
Cooking - Option I (CP)
Students must complete three of the four quarters listed below plus an additional nine credits of General Education Requirements.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
First Quarter
FOOD 102
FOOD SERVICE
4 cr.
FOOD 111
COOKING THEORY
5 cr.
FOOD 112
FOOD PRODUCTION
4 cr.
FOOD 120
KITCHEN SET-UP
2 cr.
Second Quarter

FOOD 103
FOOD SERVICE
4 cr.
FOOD 113
COOKING THEORY
5 cr.
FOOD 114
FOOD PRODUCTION
4 cr.
FOOD 121
KITCHEN SET-UP
2 cr.
Third Quarter

FOOD 104
FOOD SERVICE
4 cr.
FOOD 115
COOKING THEORY
5 cr.
FOOD 116
FOOD PRODUCTION
4 cr.
FOOD 122
KITCHEN SET-UP
2 cr.
Fourth Quarter

FOOD 105
FOOD SERVICE
4 cr.
FOOD 117
COOKING THEORY
5 cr.
FOOD 118
FOOD PRODUCTION
4 cr.
FOOD 123
KITCHEN SET-UP
2 cr.
Extra Courses
These are not required courses.
FOOD 134
SOUPS AND SAUCES
3 cr.
FOOD 140
WINE APPRECIATION
3 cr.
FOOD 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
FOOD 235
BEGINNING MEAT CUTTING
3 cr.
FOOD 236
INTERMEDIATE MEAT CUTTING
3 cr.
FOOD 237
ADVANCED MEAT CUTTING
3 cr.
FOOD 290
SPECIAL PROJECTS
1-12 cr.
Total Required Credits: 63


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Apply processes of culinary arts and basic cooking in daily routine.
  • Follow recipes correctly to perform daily tasks.
  • Perform accurate mathematical operations appropriate to culinary arts.
  • Operate commercial culinary equipment using standard safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills with customers, co-workers, and supervisors.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Restaurant Management - Option II (CP)
In addition to completing all Major Area Requirement courses for the Certificate of Proficiency-Cooking (Option I), students must also complete three of the four quarters listed below:
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
Fifth Quarter
FOOD 223
MANAGEMENT THEORY
5 cr.
FOOD 240
RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT
8 cr.
FOOD 250
ADVANCED KITCHEN SET-UP
2 cr.
Sixth Quarter
FOOD 225
MANAGEMENT THEORY
5 cr.
FOOD 241
RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT
8 cr.
FOOD 251
ADVANCED KITCHEN SET-UP
2 cr.
Seventh Quarter
FOOD 227
MANAGEMENT THEORY
5 cr.
FOOD 242
RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT
8 cr.
FOOD 252
ADVANCED KITCHEN SET-UP
2 cr.
Eighth Quarter
FOOD 229
MANAGEMENT THEORY
5 cr.
FOOD 243
RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT
8 cr.
FOOD 253
ADVANCED KITCHEN SET-UP
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 108


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Apply processes of culinary arts and basic cooking in daily routine.
  • Follow recipes correctly to perform daily tasks.
  • Perform accurate mathematical operations appropriate to culinary arts and restaurant management.
  • Operate commercial culinary equipment using standard safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills with customers, co-workers, and supervisors.
  • Demonstrate supervisory skills in a professional culinary/restaurant atmosphere by creating menus and food requisitions while applying basic cooking principles.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Cooking/Restaurant Management (AAS)
In addition to completing all Major Area Requirement courses for the Certificate of Proficiency-Cooking (Option I) AND the Certificate of Proficiency-Restaurant Management (Option II), students must also complete the following General Education Requirements:
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
 
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Total Required Credits: 120-123
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Apply processes of culinary arts and basic cooking in daily routine.
  • Follow recipes correctly to perform daily tasks.
  • Perform accurate mathematical operations appropriate to culinary arts and restaurant management.
  • Operate commercial culinary equipment using standard safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills with customers, co-workers, and supervisors.
  • Demonstrate supervisory and critical-thinking skills in a professional culinary/restaurant atmosphere by creating menus and food requisitions while applying basic cooking principles.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Cooking/Restaurant Management (AAT)
In addition to completing all Major Area Requirement courses for the Certificate of Proficiency-Cooking (Option I) AND the Certificate of Proficiency-Restaurant Management (Option II), students must also complete the following General Education Requirements:
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
 
Human Relations (5 credits required)
 
Total Required Credits: 105
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Apply processes of culinary arts and basic cooking in daily routine.
  • Follow recipes correctly to perform daily tasks.
  • Perform accurate mathematical operations appropriate to culinary arts and restaurant management.
  • Operate commercial culinary equipment using standard safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills with customers, co-workers, and supervisors.
  • Demonstrate supervisory and critical-thinking skills in a professional culinary/restaurant atmosphere by creating menus and food requisitions while applying basic cooking principles.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Dining Room Service Program (CERT)
The Dining Room Service program is designed so that students can enter in any quarter. With the completion of FOOD 131, 132, and 133, students will have the necessary entry-level job skills to work as a waiter or waitress.
Major Area Requirements
FOOD 131
DINING ROOM THEORY
4 cr.
FOOD 132
DINING ROOM PRODUCTION
5 cr.
FOOD 133
DINING ROOM SERVICE
5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 14
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Demonstrate entry-level skills to work as a waiter or waitress.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills with customers, co-workers and supervisors.
  • Demonstrate accurate cashiering skills.
Dental Hygiene
A career as a hygienist offers a wide range of opportunities. Services provided by dental hygienists include patient assessment procedures, exposing and developing radiographs, removing calculus and biofilm from all surfaces of the teeth, managing and treating periodontally involved conditions, placing and applying dental restorative materials, applying preventive materials to the teeth, teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene to maintain oral health, nutrition counseling, taking impressions, performing documentation and office management activities, and developing and implementing community oral health programs.

The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. Graduates receive an Associate in Applied Science degree and may complete requirements for the Associate in Arts degree, which will transfer directly to four-year universities within the state of Washington. Those completing the program qualify to take national, regional, and state board examinations for licensure and are prepared to enter clinical practice. The program includes all responsibilities allowed by Washington state law.

Clinical experience takes place in Clark College's dental hygiene clinic under the supervision of licensed dentists and dental hygienists. Other clinical or community sites are used for limited educational experiences

Application Process

The Dental Hygiene program is a seven-quarter clinical program with preliminary requirements that must be taken before program entry. Admission to the program is outlined in two stages: preliminary requirements and final program admission.

Preliminary Requirements


To meet preliminary entrance requirements, candidates must:
  • Complete the Clark College Application for Admission and Statement of Intent forms. Return to the Clark College Welcome Center with the non-refundable program application fees (amount subject to change). For the current fee amounts, please visit the Dental Hygiene website at www.clark.edu/dentalhygiene.

  • Application deadline for Clark College's Dental Hygiene program is January 8th of every year for the upcoming fall quarter. Students MUST have no more than 10 credits left of preliminary coursework to complete by the end of winter quarter to qualify for selection into the following fall class.

  • Complete ENGL& 101 with a 2.0 or higher grade.

  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and an applicable science GPA of 2.25 or higher.

  • All science courses must be seven (7) years current upon program entry.

  • Send all official college transcripts to the Credential Evaluations Office for complete transcript evaluation, and continue to send updated transcripts quarterly as courses are completed.

  • Complete courses listed under Preliminary Required Courses with a 2.0 or above. (Students can have a maximum of 10 credits of preliminary required coursework to complete after winter quarter to be eligible for selection into the following fall's Dental Hygiene class.)

  • The most recent educational experience will be used to meet admission criteria.

Program Progression


In order to progress from one course or quarter to the next after beginning the Dental Hygiene program, student must achieve a grade of 2.0 or higher in all required courses and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

General Information


Selection criteria are subject to change. For complete updated information, please refer to the application booklet, available online at www.clark.edu.

Disability Statement for Health Occupations


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, accommodations for students with disabilities will be considered at the student's request. The student may need to provide documentation of disability to the Disability Support Services Office to support his/her accommodation requests. Documentation guidelines and procedures can be found at www.clark.edu/dss. Once the student is qualified by DSS as having a disability, requested accommodations will be considered. Accommodations for the classroom, laboratory, or clinical setting will be evaluated according to reasonableness. Accommodations that compromise patient care, or that fundamentally alter the essential functions of the program or activity, are not considered to be reasonable.
Dental Hygiene (AAS)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
PE Activity (1 credit required)
 
Health course waived
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
Placement of MATH 090 or higher will satisfy this requirement.
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
 
PSYC&100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
NUTR 103
GENERAL NUTRITION
3 cr.
Preliminary Program Requirements
BIOL&251
HUMAN A & P I
4 cr.
and BIOL&252
HUMAN A & P II
4 cr.
and BIOL&253
HUMAN A & P III
4 cr.
BIOL&260
MICROBIOLOGY
5 cr.
CHEM&121
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY: PRE-HEALTH
5 cr.
CHEM&131
INTRO TO ORGANIC/BIOCHEM
5 cr.
Final Program Admission
Upon completion of the preliminary entrance requirements, all qualified applicants will be invited to and must participate in a mandatory student orientation with the Dental Hygiene Department. During orientation, the ASSET test will be administered. Successful candidates will be notified in writing of final acceptance into the program. Payment of a non-refundable deposit will reserve a position for fall quarter entry. During the school year, the deposit will be refunded to all currently enrolled dental hygiene students.

Because of the rigor and intensity of the curriculum, applicants must complete all pre-dental hygiene requirements prior to entry.

Completion of the pre-dental hygiene requirements does not guarantee entrance into the program. The Dental Hygiene Department has limited enrollment and Clark College reserves the right to determine admission status.

Persons not selected for entry are welcome to reapply the following year but are encouraged to seek advising before doing so and must formally reapply and comply with the admissions process for that year.
Major Area Requirements
DH 101
DENTAL ANATOMY
3 cr.
DH 102
HEAD AND NECK ANATOMY
3 cr.
DH 103
ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION
2 cr.
DH 104
INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL MATERIALS/ASSISTING
3 cr.
DH 111
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES I
6 cr.
DH 112
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES II
5 cr.
DH 113
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES III
5 cr.
DH 114
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES IV
4 cr.
DH 122
ORAL RADIOLOGY I
3 cr.
DH 123
ORAL RADIOLOGY II
1 cr.
DH 124
ORAL RADIOLOGY III
2 cr.
DH 134
RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY I
2 cr.
DH 141
ORAL MEDICINE
2 cr.
DH 143
GENERAL AND ORAL PATHOLOGY
3 cr.
DH 152
ETHICS AND THE PROFESSION
1 cr.
DH 154
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES IV SEM
1 cr.
DH 163
LOCAL ANESTHESIA & PAIN CONTROL IN DENTISTRY
3 cr.
DH 171
PERIODONTICS I
3 cr.
DH 172
CARIOLOGY
2 cr.
DH 174
NITROUS OXIDE SEDATION
1 cr.
DH 181
PHARMACOLOGY I
1 cr.
DH 182
PHARMACOLOGY II
1 cr.
DH 183
PHARMACOLOGY III
1 cr.
DH 201
DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH I
2 cr.
DH 202
DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH II
2 cr.
DH 203
DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH III
1 cr.
DH 211
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES V
9 cr.
DH 212
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES VI
9 cr.
DH 213
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES VII
10 cr.
DH 231
RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY II
5 cr.
DH 232
RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY III
4 cr.
DH 233
RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY IV
3 cr.
DH 251
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES V SEMINAR
1 cr.
DH 252
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES VI SEM
1 cr.
DH 253
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES VII SEM
1 cr.
DH 263
ETHICS AND PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
1 cr.
DH 271
PERIODONTICS II
2 cr.
DH 272
PERIODONTICS III
2 cr.
Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section in the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements for the Associate of Arts degree in Dental Hygiene.

Note: Curriculum subject to change.
Total Required Credits: 132-135
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally, using verbal, non-verbal, and written language with patients, colleagues, the public, diverse populations, and other healthcare providers.
  • Analyze professional behaviors and make appropriate decisions guided by ethical principles and core values.
  • Assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate the provision of optimal, evidence-based, and patient-centered dental hygiene care.
  • Successfully complete all initial licensing exams.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to stay current in the field.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Dental Hygiene (Transfer)
A student graduating from the dental hygiene program may earn either an Associate in Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene or an Associate in Arts degree in Dental Hygiene. Both of these degrees will transfer directly to the Eastern Washington University (EWU) Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene program offered on the Clark College campus. Although the coursework for the B.S. program is completed on the Clark campus, EWU provides all course offerings and grants the degree. Call the program director at 360-992-2528 for more information.

The Associate in Arts degree in Dental Hygiene will transfer directly to four-year universities within the state of Washington. Contact an advisor for more information.

A career as a hygienist offers a wide range of opportunities. Services provided by dental hygienists include patient assessment procedures, exposing and developing radiographs, removing calculus and biofilm from all surfaces of the teeth, managing and treating periodontally involved conditions, placing and applying dental restorative materials, applying preventive materials to the teeth, teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene to maintain oral health, nutrition counseling, taking impressions, performing documentation and office management activities, and developing and implementing community oral health programs.

The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. Graduates receive an Associate in Applied Science degree and may complete requirements for the Associate in Arts degree, which will transfer directly to four-year universities within the state of Washington. Those completing the program qualify to take national, regional, and state board examinations for licensure and are prepared to enter clinical practice. The program includes all responsibilities allowed by Washington state law.

Clinical experience takes place in Clark College's dental hygiene clinic under the supervision of licensed dentists and dental hygienists. Other clinical or community sites are used for limited educational experiences

Application Process


The Dental Hygiene program is a seven-quarter clinical program with preliminary requirements that must be taken before program entry. Admission to the program is outlined in two stages: preliminary requirements and final program admission.

Preliminary Requirements


To meet preliminary entrance requirements, candidates must:
  • Complete the Clark College Application for Admission and Statement of Intent forms. Return to the Clark College Welcome Center with the non-refundable program application fees (amount subject to change). For the current fee amounts, please visit the Dental Hygiene website at www.clark.edu/dentalhygiene.
  • Application deadline for Clark College's Dental Hygiene program is January 8th of every year for the upcoming fall quarter. Students MUST have no more than 10 credits left of preliminary coursework to complete by the end of winter quarter to qualify for selection into the following fall class.

  • Complete ENGL& 101 with a 2.0 or higher grade.

  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher and an applicable science GPA of 2.25 or higher.

  • All science courses must be seven (7) years current upon program entry.

  • Send all official college transcripts to the Credential Evaluations Office for complete transcript evaluation, and continue to send updated transcripts quarterly as courses are completed.

  • Complete courses listed under Preliminary Required Courses with a 2.0 or above. (Students can have a maximum of 10 credits of preliminary required coursework to complete after winter quarter to be eligible for selection into the following fall's Dental Hygiene class.)

  • The most recent educational experience will be used to meet admission criteria.

Disability Statement for Health Occupations


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, accommodations for students with disabilities will be considered at the student's request. The student may need to provide documentation of disability to the Disability Support Services Office to support his/her accommodation requests. Documentation guidelines and procedures can be found at www.clark.edu/dss. Once the student is qualified by DSS as having a disability, requested accommodations will be considered. Accommodations for the classroom, laboratory, or clinical setting will be evaluated according to reasonableness. Accommodations that compromise patient care, or that fundamentally alter the essential functions of the program or activity, are not considered to be reasonable.
General - Dental Hygiene (suggested) (AA)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (10 credits required)
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (5 credits required)
 
Physical Education Activity (1 credit required)
Health course waived
 
Oral Communications (5 credits required)
 
Humanities (15 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (15 credits required)
 
Note: From at least three different departments; no more than 10 credits in one department.
PSYC&100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (15 credits required)
 
BIOL&251
HUMAN A & P I
4 cr.
and BIOL&252
HUMAN A & P II
4 cr.
and BIOL&253
HUMAN A & P III
4 cr.
NUTR 103
GENERAL NUTRITION
3 cr.
Preliminary Program Requirements
BIOL&260
MICROBIOLOGY
5 cr.
CHEM&121
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY: PRE-HEALTH
5 cr.
CHEM&131
INTRO TO ORGANIC/BIOCHEM
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
DH 101
DENTAL ANATOMY
3 cr.
DH 102
HEAD AND NECK ANATOMY
3 cr.
DH 103
ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION
2 cr.
DH 104
INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL MATERIALS/ASSISTING
3 cr.
DH 111
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES I
6 cr.
DH 112
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES II
5 cr.
DH 113
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES III
5 cr.
DH 114
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES IV
4 cr.
DH 122
ORAL RADIOLOGY I
3 cr.
DH 123
ORAL RADIOLOGY II
1 cr.
DH 134
RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY I
2 cr.
DH 141
ORAL MEDICINE
2 cr.
DH 143
GENERAL AND ORAL PATHOLOGY
3 cr.
DH 152
ETHICS AND THE PROFESSION
1 cr.
DH 154
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES IV SEM
1 cr.
DH 163
LOCAL ANESTHESIA & PAIN CONTROL IN DENTISTRY
3 cr.
DH 172
CARIOLOGY
2 cr.
DH 171
PERIODONTICS I
3 cr.
DH 174
NITROUS OXIDE SEDATION
1 cr.
DH 201
DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH I
2 cr.
DH 202
DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH II
2 cr.
DH 203
DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH III
1 cr.
DH 211
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES V
9 cr.
DH 212
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES VI
9 cr.
DH 213
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES VII
10 cr.
DH 231
RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY II
5 cr.
DH 232
RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY III
4 cr.
DH 233
RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY IV
3 cr.
DH 251
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES V SEMINAR
1 cr.
DH 252
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES VI SEM
1 cr.
DH 253
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES VII SEM
1 cr.
DH 263
ETHICS AND PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
1 cr.
DH 271
PERIODONTICS II
2 cr.
DH 272
PERIODONTICS III
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 184
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally, using verbal, non-verbal, and written language with patients, colleagues, the public, diverse populations, and other healthcare providers.
  • Analyze professional behaviors and make appropriate decisions guided by ethical principles and core values.
  • Assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate the provision of optimal, evidence-based, and patient-centered dental hygiene care.
  • Successfully complete all initial licensing exams.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to stay current in the field.
Diesel Technology
The diesel technician must be able to work on a great variety of equipment and their component parts. These include brake systems, drive trains, electrical and electronic circuits, hydraulic systems, and diesel engines. Diesel power is used in the transportation industry in light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks
and in industrial applications such as heavy equipment, agriculture, marine propulsion, power generation, and locomotives.

Because of the widespread use of this type of power, diesel technicians can work in a shop or outdoors as a field service technician. This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions into the diesel technician trade. Diesel program instruction includes both classroom theory and extensive hands-on experience in the shop where the student encounters real day-to-day problems.

The diesel evening program includes courses for Caterpillar, Cummins, and Detroit engines; electronic controls; and industrial hydraulics for technicians who wish to further their knowledge and skills. Any course in the program can be made available to area employers and their employees.

Students must complete all Major Area Requirements and specifically listed courses with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
Diesel Technology (CP)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
ENGL 097
WRITING FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
MATH 085
INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
or MATH 030
PRE-ALGEBRA
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
DIES 111
DIESEL FUNDAMENTALS
5 cr.
DIES 112
DIESEL PROCEDURES
10 cr.
DIES 113
DIESEL ENGINES/FUEL SYSTEMS
5 cr.
DIES 114
DIESEL PROCEDURES
10 cr.
DIES 115
DRIVE TRAINS
5 cr.
DIES 116
DIESEL PROCEDURES
10 cr.
DIES 120
BASIC ELECTRICAL
3 cr.
DIES 121
ELECTRONIC ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
3 cr.
DIES 122
ELECTRONIC VEHICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
3 cr.
DIES 221
ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS
5 cr.
DIES 222
DIESEL PROCEDURES
6 cr.
DIES 223
HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS
5 cr.
DIES 224
DIESEL PROCEDURES
10 cr.
DIES 225
BRAKES, STEERING, AND SUSPENSION
5 cr.
DIES 226
DIESEL PROCEDURES
10 cr.
Suggested Extra Courses for Preparation into the Trade
BUS 110
CUSTOMER SERVICE
3 cr.
DIES 093
DETROIT DIESEL ELECTRONIC CONTROLS
3 cr.
DIES 096
CUMMINS ENGINES
3 cr.
DIES 099
CAT ENGINES
3 cr.
DIES 135
INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULICS
3 cr.
IFA 031
INDUSTRIAL FIRST AID
1 cr.
Total Required Credits: 108


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Evaluate and use technical information from a variety of resources.
  • Troubleshoot engines, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, power train systems, brakes, steering, and suspension systems.
  • Repair engines, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, power train systems, brakes, steering, and suspension systems.
  • Comply with personal and environmental safety practices that relate to the diesel power industry.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Diesel Technology (AAS)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
 
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATH 085
INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
or MATH 030
PRE-ALGEBRA
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
or CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Note: ENGL 097 does not meet the Communication Skills General Education Requirement for the AAS degree.
Major Area Requirements
DIES 111
DIESEL FUNDAMENTALS
5 cr.
DIES 112
DIESEL PROCEDURES
10 cr.
DIES 113
DIESEL ENGINES/FUEL SYSTEMS
5 cr.
DIES 114
DIESEL PROCEDURES
10 cr.
DIES 115
DRIVE TRAINS
5 cr.
DIES 116
DIESEL PROCEDURES
10 cr.
DIES 120
BASIC ELECTRICAL
3 cr.
DIES 121
ELECTRONIC ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
3 cr.
DIES 122
ELECTRONIC VEHICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
3 cr.
DIES 221
ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS
5 cr.
DIES 222
DIESEL PROCEDURES
6 cr.
DIES 223
HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS
5 cr.
DIES 224
DIESEL PROCEDURES
10 cr.
DIES 225
BRAKES, STEERING, AND SUSPENSION
5 cr.
DIES 226
DIESEL PROCEDURES
10 cr.
Total Required Credits: 120-122
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Evaluate and use technical information from a variety of resources.
  • Troubleshoot engines, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, power train systems, brakes, steering, and suspension systems.
  • Repair engines, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, power train systems, brakes, steering, and suspension systems.
  • Comply with personal and environmental safety practices that relate to the diesel power industry.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Diesel Technology (AAT)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
 
Human Relations (5 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
DIES 111
DIESEL FUNDAMENTALS
5 cr.
DIES 112
DIESEL PROCEDURES
10 cr.
DIES 113
DIESEL ENGINES/FUEL SYSTEMS
5 cr.
DIES 114
DIESEL PROCEDURES
10 cr.
DIES 115
DRIVE TRAINS
5 cr.
DIES 116
DIESEL PROCEDURES
10 cr.
DIES 120
BASIC ELECTRICAL
3 cr.
DIES 121
ELECTRONIC ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
3 cr.
DIES 122
ELECTRONIC VEHICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
3 cr.
DIES 221
ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS
5 cr.
DIES 222
DIESEL PROCEDURES
6 cr.
DIES 223
HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS
5 cr.
DIES 224
DIESEL PROCEDURES
10 cr.
DIES 225
BRAKES, STEERING, AND SUSPENSION
5 cr.
DIES 226
DIESEL PROCEDURES
10 cr.
Additional Recommended Courses (for preparation into trade)
BUS 110
CUSTOMER SERVICE
3 cr.
DIES 093
DETROIT DIESEL ELECTRONIC CONTROLS
3 cr.
DIES 096
CUMMINS ENGINES
3 cr.
DIES 099
CAT ENGINES
3 cr.
DIES 135
INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULICS
3 cr.
IFA 031
INDUSTRIAL FIRST AID
1 cr.
Total Required Credits: 110
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Evaluate and use technical information from a variety of resources.
  • Troubleshoot engines, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, power train systems, brakes, steering, and suspension systems.
  • Repair engines, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, power train systems, brakes, steering, and suspension systems.
  • Comply with personal and environmental safety practices that relate to the diesel power industry.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Drama (Transfer)
The Clark College Drama program provides a rich cultural focus for the campus and surrounding community, blending theatre, music, dance, and art into entertaining and award-winning productions. The co-curricular program combines traditional classroom training with the opportunity for students to apply and test both performance and technical skills in staged productions before a paying audience.

A comprehensive curriculum teaches acting principles and techniques for both theatre and television, including scene study, characterization, and period styles of acting. Camera operations and directing skills are also studied.

The Children's Theatre classes focus on performance styles for young audiences, touring scenery techniques, and performance tour management.

Basic stagecraft design and construction, stage lighting and makeup courses provide behind-the-scenes knowledge to enhance acting performance and also skills for a career in the production side of the film and theatre industry. Students planning a career in acting or other phases of theatrical production can acquire foundation skills and experience in multiple settings while completing degree requirements. Theatre courses and performances also serve as excellent training for those planning careers in teaching or other fields that require public presentations.

Because course requirements vary at each institution, students interested in pursuing a four-year degree in Drama should work with advisors at Clark and their transfer institution to develop a course of study.

Drama courses typically transfer to four-year institutions. However, students should contact their transfer institution to clarify each course's transferability.
Early Childhood Education
Work in programs for young children is a challenging, absorbing, and personally rewarding career. In Clark College's Early Childhood Education program, students study child development and program organization, plan learning experiences for young children, and develop guidance skills in working with children.

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) department offers various certificates of achievement. As part of each certificate program, students are required to complete prescribed numbers of hours doing student teaching and/or observation in the Child and Family Studies program under the supervision of selected staff as well as in the community at large.

Programs are revised periodically to reflect changes in the specific career field. The following list of courses is an example of the coursework required for each program. Students planning to complete this program must meet with an adviser prior to registration for a current list of requirements.

Students must complete all Major Area Requirements and specifically listed courses with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.

Students must be able to pass a Criminal History screening to participate with the children in the ECE lab school. Participation in the ECE lab is a requirement for taking classes in ECE program. Students are also required to get a TB test or provide written proof that they have had one within the last year.
ECE-Foundations of Curriculum (CA)
Major Area Requirements
ECE 114
ENVIRONMENTS FOR CHILDREN
3 cr.
ECE 121
INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION *
4 cr.
or ECE 131
ISSUES & TRENDS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
3 cr.
ECE 124
GUIDING BEHAVIOR OF YOUNG CHILDREN
3 cr.
ECE 133
REFLECTIVE PRACTICES IN EARLY LEARNING
3 cr.
ECE 135
PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES IN EARLY CARE & EDUC
3 cr.
ECE 137
CHILD DEVELOPMENT: PRENATAL THROUGH AGE EIGHT
5 cr.
ECE 209
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN I
3 cr.
ECE 210
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN I LAB
3 cr.
ECE 211
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN II
3 cr.
ECE 212
LEARNING EXP FOR YOUNG CHILDREN II LAB
3 cr.
ECE 213
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN III
3 cr.
ECE 214
LEARNING EXP FOR YOUNG CHILDREN III LAB
3 cr.
EDUC&203
EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 41-42
*The requirement for this class may be satisfied by taking ECE 131: Issues and Trends in ECE (Distance Education via WAOL) for 3 credits
.

To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Examine and demonstrate knowledge of positive guidance approaches using indirect and direct guidance strategies.
  • Define and identify multiple approaches to curriculum development.
ECE-Family Child Care (CA)
Core Requirements
ECE 103
CHILD NUTRITION, HEALTH AND SAFETY
3 cr.
ECE 114
ENVIRONMENTS FOR CHILDREN
3 cr.
ECE 116
LITERATURE AND STORYTELLING FOR CHILDREN
3 cr.
ECE 124
GUIDING BEHAVIOR OF YOUNG CHILDREN
3 cr.
ECE 137
CHILD DEVELOPMENT: PRENATAL THROUGH AGE EIGHT
5 cr.
Additional Requirements
Students must select two courses from area one (as paired) AND one course from area two:
1.
ECE 136
PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS
4 cr.
and ECE 208
EARLY LANGUAGE FACILITATION
2 cr.
or ECE 112
CURRICULUM AND GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOL-AGERS
4 cr.
and ECE 138
CHILD DEVELOPMENT:SCHOOL AGE THROUGH ADOLESCENCE
5 cr.
2.
ECE 135
PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES IN EARLY CARE & EDUC
3 cr.
or ECE 202
CHILD AND FAMILY
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 26-29


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Examine and demonstrate knowledge of positive guidance approaches using indirect and direct guidance strategies.
  • Identify age-appropriate activities using knowledge of child development.
ECE-Infant Toddler (CA)
All classes are in the evening or online.
Major Area Requirements
ECE 114
ENVIRONMENTS FOR CHILDREN
3 cr.
ECE 133
REFLECTIVE PRACTICES IN EARLY LEARNING
3 cr.
ECE 135
PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES IN EARLY CARE & EDUC
3 cr.
ECE 136
PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS
4 cr.
ECE 137
CHILD DEVELOPMENT: PRENATAL THROUGH AGE EIGHT
5 cr.
ECE 208
EARLY LANGUAGE FACILITATION
2 cr.
EDUC&203
EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 23
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Examine and demonstrate knowledge of positive guidance approaches using indirect and direct guidance strategies.
ECE-School-Age (CA)
Major Area Requirements
For the School-age Certificate, students select either ECE 135 or ECE 202.
ECE 112
CURRICULUM AND GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOL-AGERS
4 cr.
ECE 124
GUIDING BEHAVIOR OF YOUNG CHILDREN
3 cr.
ECE 132
OBSERVATION, DOCUMENTATION AND RECORDING
3 cr.
ECE 133
REFLECTIVE PRACTICES IN EARLY LEARNING
3 cr.
ECE 135
PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES IN EARLY CARE & EDUC *
3 cr.
or ECE 202
CHILD AND FAMILY *
3 cr.
ECE 138
CHILD DEVELOPMENT:SCHOOL AGE THROUGH ADOLESCENCE
5 cr.
EDUC&203
EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 24


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Examine and demonstrate knowledge of positive guidance approaches using indirect and direct guidance strategies.
  • Identify age-appropriate activities using knowledge of child development.
Early Childhood Education (CP)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
ECE 103
CHILD NUTRITION, HEALTH AND SAFETY
3 cr.
ECE 114
ENVIRONMENTS FOR CHILDREN
3 cr.
ECE 121
INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION *
4 cr.
ECE 123
EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM REG & BEST PRACT (non-graded)
2 cr.
ECE 124
GUIDING BEHAVIOR OF YOUNG CHILDREN
3 cr.
ECE 132
OBSERVATION, DOCUMENTATION AND RECORDING
3 cr.
ECE 133
REFLECTIVE PRACTICES IN EARLY LEARNING
3 cr.
ECE 135
PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES IN EARLY CARE & EDUC
3 cr.
ECE 138
CHILD DEVELOPMENT:SCHOOL AGE THROUGH ADOLESCENCE
5 cr.
ECE 208
EARLY LANGUAGE FACILITATION
2 cr.
ECE 209
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN I
3 cr.
ECE 210
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN I LAB
3 cr.
EDUC&203
EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
3 cr.
Additional Major Area Requirements
Select a minimum of 5-6 credits from the following list (to make a total of 45 or more major area requirements):
ECE 102
SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
3 cr.
ECE 112
CURRICULUM AND GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOL-AGERS
4 cr.
ECE 116
LITERATURE AND STORYTELLING FOR CHILDREN
3 cr.
ECE 136
PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS
4 cr.
ECE 138
CHILD DEVELOPMENT:SCHOOL AGE THROUGH ADOLESCENCE
5 cr.
ECE 202
CHILD AND FAMILY
3 cr.
ECE 211
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN II
3 cr.
and ECE 212
LEARNING EXP FOR YOUNG CHILDREN II LAB
3 cr.
MUSC 106
MUSIC IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
3 cr.
PSYC&200
LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY **
5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 48-54
*The requirement for this class may be satisfied by taking ECE 131: Issues and Trends in ECE (Distance Education via WAOL) for 3 credits
**Psychology 200 will fulfill the Human Relations requirement

45 credits in ECE fulfills the State requirement for Program Director for Licensed Child Care Centers.

To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Examine and demonstrate knowledge of positive guidance approaches using indirect and direct guidance strategies.
  • Define and identify multiple approaches to curriculum development.
  • Demonstrate multiple methods of communication with families.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Early Childhood Education (AAS)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
MATH 030
PRE-ALGEBRA (or COMPASS Placement in MATH 090)
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
ENVS 109
INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (recommended)
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
ECE 102
SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
3 cr.
ECE 103
CHILD NUTRITION, HEALTH AND SAFETY
3 cr.
ECE 105
INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION I
2 cr.
ECE 106
INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION II
2 cr.
ECE 114
ENVIRONMENTS FOR CHILDREN
3 cr.
ECE 116
LITERATURE AND STORYTELLING FOR CHILDREN
3 cr.
ECE 121
INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION *
4 cr.
ECE 123
EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM REG & BEST PRACT
2 cr.
ECE 124
GUIDING BEHAVIOR OF YOUNG CHILDREN
3 cr.
ECE 132
OBSERVATION, DOCUMENTATION AND RECORDING
3 cr.
ECE 133
REFLECTIVE PRACTICES IN EARLY LEARNING
3 cr.
ECE 135
PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES IN EARLY CARE & EDUC
3 cr.
ECE 137
CHILD DEVELOPMENT: PRENATAL THROUGH AGE EIGHT
5 cr.
ECE 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE **
1-5 cr.
ECE 202
CHILD AND FAMILY
3 cr.
ECE 208
EARLY LANGUAGE FACILITATION
2 cr.
ECE 209
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN I
3 cr.
ECE 210
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN I LAB
3 cr.
ECE 211
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN II
3 cr.
ECE 212
LEARNING EXP FOR YOUNG CHILDREN II LAB
3 cr.
ECE 213
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN III
3 cr.
ECE 214
LEARNING EXP FOR YOUNG CHILDREN III LAB
3 cr.
ECE 215
EARLY CHILDHOOD SEMINAR
2 cr.
EDUC&203
EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
3 cr.
Additional Major Area Requirements
ECE 136
PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS
4 cr.
or ECE 138
CHILD DEVELOPMENT:SCHOOL AGE THROUGH ADOLESCENCE
5 cr.
and ECE 112
CURRICULUM AND GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOL-AGERS
4 cr.
Total Required Credits: 96-105
Concurrent enrollment required for ECE 199/ECE 215.
Concurrent enrollment required for ECE 209/ECE 210 Lab.
Concurrent enrollment required for ECE 211/ECE 212 Lab.
Concurrent enrollment required for ECE 213/ECE 214 Lab.

* The requirement for this class may be satisfied by taking ECE 131.
** ECE 199 must be taken for 5 credits.

The course of study in Early Childhood Education conforms to the following:
  • Guidelines for preparation of early childhood professionals; Washington state skill standards; and

  • Early childhood education professional competencies.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Implement and/or supervise age-appropriate curriculum in various domains of learning.
  • Implement and/or supervise emergent curriculum in various domains of learning.
  • Implement and/or supervise individualized curriculum based on a written observation.
  • Implement and/or supervise the strategies for informing families of the multiple ways children are engaged with the curriculum.
  • Implement and/or supervise the application of diversity when developing ECE curriculum.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
ECE I-BEST- Initial Child Care (CERT)
I-BEST pairs English as a Second Language (ESL) and/or Adult Basic Education (ABE) instructors with career and technical education instructors in the classroom to concurrently provide students with literacy education and workforce skills. I-BEST challenges the traditional notion that students must first complete all levels of basic education before they can begin workforce training.


Major Area Requirements
ECE 103
CHILD NUTRITION, HEALTH AND SAFETY
3 cr.
ECE 111
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WORKSHOPS
1-3 cr.
ECE 114
ENVIRONMENTS FOR CHILDREN
3 cr.
ECE 121
INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
4 cr.
ECE 124
GUIDING BEHAVIOR OF YOUNG CHILDREN
3 cr.
ECE 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
ECE 208
EARLY LANGUAGE FACILITATION
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 18
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Students will identify developmentally appropriate practices in both guidance strategies and curriculum development.
  • Students will demonstrate effective oral and written communication appropriate to the field of Early Childhood Education.
Early Childhood Education (Transfer)
Students preparing to transfer should make an early decision and contact the four-year school to which they will transfer. The Early Childhood Education coordinator can help in planning a schedule based on the four-year school's requirements. The department has made transfer agreements with several colleges to date.

Students must be able to pass a Criminal History screening to participate with the children in the ECE lab school. Participation in the ECE lab is a requirement for taking classes in ECE program. Students are also required to get a TB test or provide written proof that they have had one within the last year.

Early Childhood Education - Transfer Degree (AAS-T) (AAS)
General Education Requirements
Note: Some general education requirements may be met by the specific requirements of the program.
Communication Skills (10 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (10 credits required)
MATH 105
FINITE MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
MATH&107
MATH IN SOCIETY
5 cr.
Humanities (10 credits required)
(must be taken from two departments)
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
Recommended
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
CMST 216
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
CMST&230
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
MUSC 106
MUSIC IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
3 cr.
MUSC&104
MUSIC APPRECIATION
3 cr.
SPAN&121
SPANISH I
5 cr.
WS 101
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES
5 cr.
Social Sciences (10 credits required)
(must be taken from two departments)
PSYC&200
LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
Recommended
 
SOC& 101
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
5 cr.
SOC 121
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY EXPERIENCES IN THE U.S.
3 cr.
SOC 131
RACE AND ETHNICITY IN THE U.S.
3 cr.
Natural Sciences (10 credits required)
(5 credits must be a lab science)
 
Recommended
BIOL 164
HUMAN BIOLOGY
4 cr.
and BIOL 165
HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB
1 cr.
PHSC 101
GENERAL PHYSICAL SCIENCE
5 cr.
PHSC 102
GENERAL PHYSICAL SCIENCE
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
The courses in the following areas are required:
Family and Community Relationships
ECE 202
CHILD AND FAMILY
3 cr.
Health, Safety and Nutrition
ECE 103
CHILD NUTRITION, HEALTH AND SAFETY
3 cr.
Professionalism
ECE 215
EARLY CHILDHOOD SEMINAR
2 cr.
ECE 123
EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM REG & BEST PRACT
2 cr.
Choose 5-6 credits from each content area below for a total of 30 credits:
Child Development and Learning (including Typical and Atypical)
ECE 100
CHILD DEVELOPMENT: BIRTH TO SIX
3 cr.
ECE 210
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN I LAB
3 cr.
EDUC&203
EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
3 cr.
Curriculum Development and Implementation
ECE 112
CURRICULUM AND GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOL-AGERS
4 cr.
ECE 209
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN I
3 cr.
ECE 211
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN II
3 cr.
ECE 213
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN III
3 cr.
Child Guidance
ECE 124
GUIDING BEHAVIOR OF YOUNG CHILDREN
3 cr.
Diversity, Inclusion, Multicultural
ECE 105
INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION I
2 cr.
ECE 106
INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION II
2 cr.
ECE 121
INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
4 cr.
ECE 202
CHILD AND FAMILY
3 cr.
ECE 208
EARLY LANGUAGE FACILITATION
2 cr.
EDUC&203
EXCEPTIONAL CHILD
3 cr.
Observation, Assessment and Evaluation
ECE 106
INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION II
2 cr.
ECE 121
INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
4 cr.
ECE 124
GUIDING BEHAVIOR OF YOUNG CHILDREN
3 cr.
Practicum/Field Experience (suggested minimum 300 hours)
ECE 210
LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN I LAB
3 cr.
ECE 212
LEARNING EXP FOR YOUNG CHILDREN II LAB
3 cr.
ECE 214
LEARNING EXP FOR YOUNG CHILDREN III LAB
3 cr.
ECE 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 90 minimum
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Education (Transfer)
Teachers play a direct role in the life of almost every person and in the development of society as a whole. Shortages of trained educators are anticipated in the near future as many of those currently working in the profession reach retirement age.

Elementary teachers instruct students in basic concepts in several subjects, including mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies. They also introduce small children to formal learning in kindergarten.

Secondary teachers usually specialize in teaching one subject to high school students such as English, music, history, mathematics, languages, biology, chemistry, or others. Many secondary teachers spend at least some time teaching outside of their subject area. Duties may also include attending staff meetings, supervising extracurricular activities and meeting with parents.

A minimum of a bachelor's degree plus teaching certification is required to teach in grades kindergarten through 12.

Prospective education students should consult with an education advisor to plan a course of study. At Clark College students usually complete General Education Requirements within the Associate in Arts degree. A specific course of study should be planned based on the requirements of the senior institution where the student will transfer.
Elementary Education - DTA/MRP (AA)
This pathway is applicable to students planning to prepare for an upper-division elementary education major.

As of January 2006, this document represents a new agreement between the following baccalaureate institutions offering Elementary Education bachelor's degrees and the community and technical colleges system. Baccalaureate institutions party to this agreement are: CWU, EWU, WSU, WWU, City University, Gonzaga, Heritage, PLU, SMU, SPU, Walla Walla University, and Whitworth.

Since Clark has had a long-standing degree path with WSUV in Elementary Education, students should follow the specific MRP for WSUV to ensure that they are meeting WSUV's cohort admissions requirements.

Although not required for this degree, students should be advised they must take the WEST-B in order to apply to teacher preparation programs.

Though this degree does not require such, Clark College students should know that the standard Clark AA degree path has these differences from the MRP defined below:
  • Clark requires 3 credits of Health-Physical Education coursework, and

  • As of Fall 2011, Clark requires a course in Oral Communication, and

  • Clark's Social Science distribution requirement stipulates that students take courses from at least three different departments.

Students must also meet the residency requirements as established by Clark. While Clark College has approved offering the degree below, Clark students should keep these requirements in mind should their transfer pathways change.

Students are responsible for researching and preparing for specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions
as early as possible prior to transferring.

Please visit the Major Related Programs/Articulated Degrees section of this catalog to view a printable PDF of this document.
Generic DTA Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
 
1. Communication Skills
10 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirement
5 cr.
Intermediate algebra proficiency is required.
 
B. Distribution Requirements
 
1. Humanities
15-20 cr.
2. Social Sciences
20 cr.
3. Natural Sciences
 
D. Electives
 
1. Elective Courses
 
Credits that fulfill the requirements listed under MRP Requirements/Major Requirements to bring the total degree to 90 credits.
MRP Requirements
A. Basic Requirements

1. English Composition
10 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirement
 
9-15 quarter-based credits of math content at the lower-division level must include number theory, geometry, probability and statistics, with a focus on the development of mathematical concepts in elementary education curriculum. These credits will be accepted by the baccalaureate institutions as fulfilling the lower division math requirements in the Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) and any additional math credits which may go beyond those requirements will be accepted as electives.

Intermediate algebra proficiency is required.

B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
15-20 cr.
Required
3-5 credits public speaking
5 credits US History (might be a Social Science at some community colleges)
Recommended
7-12 credits from the following list: art, music, literature, or drama/theater
Consistent with the requirements in all DTA degrees - no more than 10 credits per discipline area, 5 credits maximum in world languages or ASL. No more than 5 credits of performance/skills classes are allowed.
2. Social Sciences
20 cr.
Representing at least 3 disciplines, including:
Required
5 credits World Civilization or non-Western History
Recommended
15 credits from the following list: Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or additional History.

Integrated coursework covering several of these topics is encouraged.
3. Natural Sciences
15 cr.
  • 5 credits Biological Sciences

  • 5 credits Geology or Earth Science

  • 5 credits physical science (Chemistry or Physics)
2 of the above with lab.
C. Major Requirements
 
The baccalaureate institutions will accept 5 quarter credits of education-specific professional introduction coursework, if the coursework meets the following Washington endorsement competencies for Elementary Teachers:
- an exploration of the historical, philosophical and social aspects of elementary education
- an evaluation from the field site supervisor observing the student's work with children
- awareness of the certification process in the state of Washington

A minimum of 30 hours of K-8 classroom experience must be included during the degree program.

3-5 credits in gender/culture coursework

Students should be able to demonstrate computer literacy in software programs including word processing, PowerPoint, and spreadsheets, in addition to being proficient on the Internet. These skills may be demonstrated through a portfolio of files gathered during their education coursework.

D. Electives
 
Other college-level courses, of which a maximum of 15 credits may be in college-level courses as defined by the community college, and the remainder shall be fully transferable as defined by the receiving institution. Where appropriate, preparation courses for the major, minor, or professional certification should ideally be included in this coursework.
Clark College Equivalents
A. Basic Requirements
 
1. Communication Skills
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirement
MATH 120
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
5 cr.
and MATH 121
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
5 cr.
or MATH 122
MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
5 cr.
and MATH 123
MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
5 cr.
and MATH 124
MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
5 cr.
B. Distribution Requirements
 
1. Humanities
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING Fulfills oral communication requirement
5 cr.
HIST&146
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
5 cr.
or HIST&147
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
5 cr.
or HIST&148
UNITED STATES HISTORY III
5 cr.
7-12 additional humanities courses
2.Social Sciences
HIST&126
WORLD CIVILIZATIONS I
5 cr.
or HIST&127
WORLD CIVILIZATIONS II
5 cr.
or HIST&128
WORLD CIVILIZATIONS III
5 cr.
15 additional credits from majors under MRP Requirements/Distribution Requirements/
Social Sciences. No more than 10 credits in one discipline.
3. Natural Sciences
 
15 credits in Natural Sciences include:
  • 5 credits Biological sciences

  • 5 credits Geology or Earth Science

  • 5 credits physical sciences(Chemistry or Physics)

Two of the above with lab.
C. Major Requirements
EDUC&201
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION
3 cr.
EDUC 210
INTRODUCTORY FIELD EXPERIENCE
3 cr.
2. Social Sciences
 
Students should consult with the transfer institution to ensure fulfillment of this requirement.
3. Natural Sciences
 
Students should consult with the transfer institution to ensure fulfillment of this requirement.
D. Electives
 
Notes
B. Distribution Requirements
2. Social Sciences
 
WSU, CWU, & SM require developmental (lifespan) psychology.
3. Natural Sciences
 
Total Required Credits: 90
Elementary Education - Transfer to WSU Vancouver (AA)
This pathway is applicable to students planning to prepare for an upper-division elementary education major. This degree is defined specifically for transfer to the WSUV cohort program in elementary education and replaces the AA-DTA for WSUV transfer in Elementary Education.

Students taking this degree should note that a change in transfer institution might change requirements, and advisors at the transfer institution should be consulted.

The coding for this degree is NOT different that of the standard Elementary Education degree.

Although not required for this degree, students should be advised they must take the WEST-B in order to apply to teacher preparation programs.

Students must also meet the residency requirements as established by Clark. While Clark College has approved offering the degree below, Clark students should keep these requirements in mind should their transfer pathways change.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (10 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (5 credits required)
MATH 120
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
5 cr.
and MATH 121
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
5 cr.
or MATH 122
MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
5 cr.
and MATH 123
MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
5 cr.
and MATH 124
MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Oral Communications (5 credits required)
 
Humanities (15 credits required)
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING Fulfills oral communication requirement
5 cr.
MUSC 106
MUSIC IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (List B)
3 cr.
Other Humanities*
7 cr.
Social Sciences (26-30 credits required)
ECON 101
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS
3 cr.
or ECON&201
MICRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
or ECON&202
MACRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
GEOG&100
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
5 cr.
HIST&146
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
5 cr.
or HIST&147
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
5 cr.
or HIST&148
UNITED STATES HISTORY III
5 cr.
POLS 111
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
5 cr.
or POLS 171
SURVEY OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
3 cr.
PSYC&100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
PSYC&200
LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (15 credits required)
(must include a lab course)
 
Major Area Requirements
EDUC&201
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION
3 cr.
EDUC 210
INTRODUCTORY FIELD EXPERIENCE
3 cr.
ENGL 105
ENGLISH GRAMMAR Strongly Recommended
5 cr.
MATH 121
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
5 cr.
or MATH 123
MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
5 cr.
and MATH 124
MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
5 cr.
* For this degree only, ENGL105 may fulfill a List A Humanities requirement.
Total Required Credits: 90 Minimum
Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Technician


Clark College offers a Certificate of Achievement in Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B). The EMT-B course is designed to enhance job opportunities in pre-hospital emergency settings. A variety of community agencies such as ambulance companies, police and fire departments, and large industries utilize employees with EMT-B training. This program includes lecture, laboratory, emergency room observation, and field experience on an ambulance or fire rescue unit as available.

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic


EMT 103 is a ten-credit-hour Clark College course taught at the Northwest Regional Training Center (NWRTC). Check the Clark College website for directions to the training center. Students must bring the following items to the first night of class:
  • Copy of current American Heart Association healthcare provider CPR card (or take CPR 032 within first two weeks of class).

  • Copy of valid driver's license.

  • Washington State Patrol criminal background check (within six [6] months of course date).

  • MMR immunization (twice in lifetime or within last 10 years).

  • Hepatitis B immunization (series of three) or signed waiver.

  • Negative tuberculosis skin test or chest x-ray (within past six [6] months).

  • Must be 18 years of age.

  • Proof of high school completion (transcripts) or GED.

Please call the NWRTC office at (360) 397-2100 if you have any questions about the above requirements.
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (CA)
To earn the Certificate of Achievement, students must complete the courses listed below with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above in each offering.
Program Requirements
BMED 110
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I *
3 cr.
BMED 111
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II *
3 cr.
BMED 138
LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE MEDICAL OFFICE
2 cr.
BTEC 087
APPLIED OFFICE ENGLISH **
3 cr.
EMT 103
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - BASIC
10 cr.
FACPR032
FIRST AID AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDER CPR
1 cr.
HEOC 100
BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY *
3 cr.
and HEOC 101
BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY LAB *
1 cr.
or BIOL 164
HUMAN BIOLOGY *
4 cr.
and BIOL 165
HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB *
1 cr.
HEOC 102
HEALTH CAREERS EXPLORATION
2 cr.
HEOC 120
AIDS EDUCATION
1 cr.
Total Required Credits: 29-30
*BMED 110, BMED 111 and HEOC 100 and 101, or BIOL 164 & 165, must be seven years current upon program entry.
**Compass writing score of 49 or higher or successful completion of ENGL 097 or higher will satisfy this requirement.

Affiliation


Students who are not affiliated with an appropriate agency have 18 months after completing the program to gain affiliation and take the Washington state exam. All Emergency Medical Technician-Basics wishing to work in Washington must obtain state certification.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Administer first aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured persons in prehospital settings.
  • Perform emergency assessment and treatment procedures, observing, recording, and reporting to the receiving facility, the patient?s condition or injury.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally using verbal, nonverbal, and written language with patients, colleagues, the public, diverse populations, and other healthcare providers.
  • Model professional behaviors and make appropriate decisions guided by ethical principles and core values.
Engineering (Transfer)
Engineering is a profession where you are challenged to develop creative solutions to problems related to every aspect of life, through the application of mathematical and scientific principles, experience, creativity, and common sense.

Clark College offers the first two years of study of a four-year engineering degree program. The first two years main focus of study are preparatory courses in mathematics, chemistry, physics, and basic engineering courses required by the student's engineering field and transfer school.

Those who study engineering today can look forward to a rewarding career where they experience personal achievement, exercise their curiosity, give service to society, and realize financial success.

Engineers work on a wide variety of projects: basic and applied research, product development, design and modification of processes and equipment, and plant operation. Some enter sales, marketing, management, consulting, government agencies, or teaching.

Engineers plan, develop, and oversee the research and design of construction and manufacturing projects. They work on teams with engineers from other fields to design integrated systems and solve complex technical problems. Engineers also develop and use computer-aided design programs to simulate and test products and systems.

Engineers can specialize in many fields including:
Aeronautical/Aerospace
Bioengineering
Biomedical
Ceramic
Chemical/Pulp & Paper
Civil
Computer
Electrical/Electronics
Environmental
Forestry
Manufacturing/Industrial
Marine
Materials
Mechanical
Software

There are many other interdisciplinary fields including architecture, law, sports, human factors and acoustics.
Engineering (AST2)
This is a suggested program for the first two years of a four-year Engineering program. These lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the math and English placement at Clark College, and the requirements of the four-year institution to which you transfer. It is critical that you work with an Engineering faculty advisor to ensure your program will give you the maximum benefit when you transfer. Additional courses are needed to satisfy graduation requirements for the Associate in Science degree.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (10 credits required)
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
MATH&152
CALCULUS II
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Humanities & Social Sciences (15 credits required)
 
Pre-Major Program Requirements
CHEM&141
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
CHEM&151
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
MATH&153
CALCULUS III
5 cr.
MATH 221
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
5 cr.
MATH&254
CALCULUS IV
5 cr.
PHYS&221
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&222
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&223
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
Elective Requirements*
CHEM&142
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
4 cr.
CHEM&143
GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
4 cr.
CHEM&152
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1 cr.
CHEM&153
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
2 cr.
CS& 131
COMPUTER SCIENCE I C++
5 cr.
CS& 141
COMPUTER SCIENCE I JAVA
5 cr.
CSE 121
INTRODUCTION TO C
5 cr.
CSE 222
INTRODUCTION TO DATA STRUCTURES
5 cr.
ENGR 101
ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE ORIENTATION
1 cr.
ENGR&104
INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN
5 cr.
ENGR 107
INTRO TO AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
2 cr.
ENGR 109
INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING
5 cr.
ENGR 113
ENGINEERING SKETCHING AND VISUALIZATION
2 cr.
ENGR 115
GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING AND TOLERANCING
2 cr.
ENGR 120
INTRO TO ELECTRICAL/COMPUTER SCI & ENGINEERING
5 cr.
ENGR 121
FIELD SURVEY I
5 cr.
ENGR 140
BASIC AUTOCADD
4 cr.
ENGR 150
BASIC SOLIDWORKS
4 cr.
ENGR 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-5 cr.
ENGR&204
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS
5 cr.
ENGR&214
STATICS
5 cr.
ENGR&215
DYNAMICS
5 cr.
ENGR 221
MATERIALS SCIENCE
5 cr.
ENGR&224
THERMODYNAMICS
5 cr.
ENGR&225
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
5 cr.
ENGR 239
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
5 cr.
ENGR 250
DIGITAL LOGIC DESIGN
5 cr.
ENGR 252
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS AND SIGNALS
5 cr.
ENGR 253
SIGNALS AND SYSTEMS
5 cr.
ENGR 270
DIGITAL SYSTEMS AND MICROPROCESSORS
5 cr.
ENGR 280
SELECTED TOPICS
1-5 cr.
ENGR 290
SPECIAL PROJECTS
1-6 cr.
ENGL&235
TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
MATH 215
LINEAR ALGEBRA
5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 90
* Requirements vary by school and program. See an Engineering faculty advisor regarding proper selection.
English (Transfer)
The Clark College English department offers myriad courses ranging from composition to studies of Shakespeare.

The fundamental courses offered by Clark's English department are designed to teach students to use the library, conduct research, comprehend material, analyze information, evaluate ideas, develop and organize their own ideas, use correct word choice and grammar, proofread and edit, and improve both their verbal and their written communication.

A four-year degree in English can serve as the foundation for a career in writing, law, business, or education. Many students pursuing a career in secondary education have earned their Associate in Arts transfer degree in English at Clark and continued their coursework at WSU Vancouver, earning their Bachelor of Arts in English and a secondary education certificate, or a master's degree in teaching.

Exceptional English students can earn credit and gain valuable teaching experience working as English tutors. The College's Tutoring/Writing Center provides free assistance to students, aiding them in becoming more effective and evaluative writers.

Because course requirements vary at each institution, students interested in pursuing a four-year degree in English should work with advisors at Clark and their transfer institution to develop a course of study.

English department courses typically transfer to four-year institutions. However, students should contact their transfer institution to clarify each course's transferability.
Environmental Science (Transfer)
Environmental scientists apply mathematics and scientific principles to solve environmental problems. They develop ways to reduce, correct, or prevent damage to the environment.

Following the completion of a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree at a four-year institution of the student's choice, several avenues of employment or advancement are open. A few of these are:
  • Environmental engineering

  • Environmental law

  • State and federal wildlife agencies

  • Environmental science teaching at the elementary or secondary level

  • Environmental research scientist

  • Environmental planning/policy analyst

  • Nonprofit environmental organizations

Environmental Science is a highly interdisciplinary field; students interested in careers in the Environmental Sciences will need a fundamental understanding of a variety of sciences and social sciences. Depending on specific career objectives, students pursuing a four-year degree in Environmental Science may want to emphasize additional coursework in such fields as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Oceanography, or the Atmospheric Sciences. Students planning careers in Environmental Studies, Environmental Regulation and Policy, or Regional Planning may want to emphasize additional coursework in the Social Sciences, Business, or Economics.
Environmental Science (AST1)
This is a suggested program for the first two years of major study in Environmental Science. Lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the transfer institution. Contact an advisor at the transfer institution to determine required coursework as early as possible.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (10 credits required)
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
MATH&152
CALCULUS II
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Humanities & Social Sciences (15 credits required)
 
ENVS 231
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS
5 cr.
or POLS 231
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS
5 cr.
Humanities List A
5 cr.
Humanities or Social Sciences
5 cr.
Pre-Major Program Requirements
BIOL&221
MAJORS ECOLOGY/EVOLUTION
5 cr.
BIOL&222
MAJORS CELL/MOLECULAR
5 cr.
BIOL&223
MAJORS ORGANISMAL PHYS
5 cr.
CHEM&141
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
CHEM&142
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
4 cr.
CHEM&143
GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
4 cr.
CHEM&151
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
CHEM&152
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1 cr.
CHEM&153
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
2 cr.
MATH 203
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
3 cr.
MATH 204
INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
3 cr.
Program Requirements
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
or ENGL 109
WRITING ABOUT THE SCIENCES
5 cr.
ENVS 211
INTRO TO ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
5 cr.
ENVS 221
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: PROBLEM SOLVING
5 cr.
GEOL 102
INTRO TO GEOL II: EARTH'S SURFACE PROCESSES
5 cr.
PHYS&121
GENERAL PHYSICS I
5 cr.
or PHYS&221
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
Suggested Electives
GEOL&101
INTRO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
5 cr.
PHYS&122
GENERAL PHYSICS II
5 cr.
or PHYS&222
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&123
GENERAL PHYSICS III
5 cr.
or PHYS&223
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
SURV 125
INTRODUCTION TO GIS
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 90 minimum
Fitness Trainer
The Fitness Trainer program at Clark is a 90-credit (2-year) program. Upon completion of the program requirements, students will earn an Associate in Applied Science degree. Fitness Training is an emerging profession within the health care industry in the field of preventive medicine. Fitness Trainers have the opportunity to make a positive difference in people's health and quality of life. Students will develop knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for working with clients who are interested in improving their health through fitness. Coursework will include theory and practical application courses related to fitness training.

In order to progress from one course or quarter to the next, students enrolled in the Clark College Fitness Trainer program must earn at least a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C average) for their General Education classes, and a 2.0 or higher in each Fitness Trainer Specialty class. Fitness Trainer Specialty classes have limited seats available.

Students who are interested in this program should refer to the Fitness Trainer website at www.clark.edu/fitnesstrainer and follow the direction given on the "Get Started" page (right-hand menu item).

Student Learning Outcomes


  • Communicate exercise-science related principles at levels appropriate to both clients and professional peers.

  • Use appropriate strategies to motivate clients to adopt healthier behaviors.

  • Design fitness plans for healthy adults, special populations (e.g., pregnant women, elderly, those with chronic diseases, etc.), and performance-oriented clients (e.g., those training to better perform a sport) utilizing appropriate principles of safe and effective exercise prescription.

  • Design fitness-related assessments on clients.

  • Effectively instruct clients how to perform safe and effective exercise technique.

  • Exhibit a foundation of professional and business-related skills necessary for becoming a personal trainer.

  • Be prepared for a nationally accredited Fitness Trainer certification exam.


Students who complete the Fitness Trainer program at Clark College may choose to continue on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Concordia University in Portland or from Central Washington University. Please see a faculty advisor for additional information about transfer options and requirements.

For information regarding the application process, preliminary requirements, and final admission process, please refer to www.clark.edu/fitnesstrainer online.
Fitness Trainer (AAS)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
BUS 211
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
3 cr.
or ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
or ENGL 109
WRITING ABOUT THE SCIENCES
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
HPE 258
FITNESS-WELLNESS
3 cr.
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
MATH 090
ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA
5 cr.
or MATH 091
ALGEBRA II
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
CMST&210
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION *
5 cr.
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
PSYC&100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
or PSYC&200
LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
BIOL 164
HUMAN BIOLOGY **
4 cr.
BIOL 165
HUMAN BIOLOGY LAB **
1 cr.
Major Area Requirements
FT 101
FITNESS TRAINER SEMINAR
1 cr.
FT 151
FITNESS CENTER SKILLS
2 cr.
FT 152
FLEXIBILITY, POSTURE AND CORE
2 cr.
FT 153
EXERCISE TECHNIQUES
2 cr.
FT 154
POWER DEVELOPMENT
2 cr.
or FT 155
GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR (offered Summer Quarter)
2 cr.
FT 200
NUTRITION FOR FITNESS
3 cr.
FT 210
WELLNESS COACHING
3 cr.
FT 220
FACILITY MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
FT 230
FITNESS TESTING
3 cr.
FT 250
STRUCTURAL KINESIOLOGY
3 cr.
FT 251
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
4 cr.
FT 260
EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION I-HEALTHY POPULATIONS
5 cr.
FT 261
EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION II-SPECIAL POPULATIONS
5 cr.
FT 262
EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION III-PERFORMANCE TRAINING
4 cr.
FT 270
PROFESSIONAL ASPECTS OF FITNESS TRAINING
3 cr.
FT 275
FITNESS TRAINING INTERNSHIP
4 cr.
FT 290
SPECIAL PROJECTS
1-5 cr.
FT 299
FINAL SKILL ASSESSMENT
1 cr.
HLTH 100
FOOD AND YOUR HEALTH
2 cr.
PE 291
CARE AND PREVENTION OF ATHLETIC INJURIES
3 cr.
Additional Major Area Requirements
Elective(s)***
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 90-92
* CMST&210 fulfills Humanities and Human Relations requirements.
** BIOL& 251, 252, and 253 can substitute for BIOL 164/165.
*** Suggested Electives (can be taken any quarter) - any Health, HPE, PE, Business or Management courses.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Communicate exercise-science related principles at levels appropriate to both clients and to professional peers.
  • Use appropriate strategies to motivate clients to adopt healthier behaviors.
  • Perform health- and fitness-related assessments on clients.
  • Design fitness plans for healthy adults, special populations, and performance-oriented clients utilizing appropriate principles of safe and effective exercise prescription.
  • Effectively instruct clients how to perform safe and effective exercise technique.
  • Exhibit a foundation of professional and business-related skills necessary for becoming a personal trainer.
  • Successfully complete all criteria necessary for a nationally accredited Fitness Trainer certification exam.
  • Prepare to be a competent entry-level Personal Fitness Trainers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (abilities) learning domains.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Group Fitness Instructor (CERT)
The Fitness Trainer Program's Group Fitness Instructor Certificate of Completion program prepares students with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to become group fitness instructors. Students completing the program may take the ACEā„¢ Group Fitness Instructor certification exam that is hosted at Clark College shortly after completing the program requirements listed below.

Program Outcomes


  • Apply appropriate skills as a group fitness instructor.

  • Prepared for a group fitness national certification exam.

  • Apply basic principles of fitness.
Major Area Requirements
FT 150
FUNDAMENTALS OF FITNESS
3 cr.
or FT 260
EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION I-HEALTHY POPULATIONS
5 cr.
FT 155
GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
2 cr.
HLTH 120
ADULT CPR AND FIRST AID
1 cr.
or FT 220
FACILITY MANAGEMENT
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 6-10
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Apply appropriate skills as a group fitness instructor.
  • Successfully complete all criteria necessary for a nationally accredited Fitness Trainer certification exam.
  • Apply basic principles of fitness.
General Science Education (Transfer)
This is a state-approved transfer program for the first two years of major study in general sciences for future secondary general science teachers. Lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the transfer institution. Contact an advisor at the transfer institution to determine required coursework as early as possible.
General Science Education (AST1)
The following is a degree program designed by a consortium of two-year and four-year colleges in Washington. Students should be aware that baccalaureate institutions may have slightly different requirements for these degrees, and students should consult the transfer institution for exact questions.

Students should complete the entirety of any science sequence at the same school for best transferability. These degrees are not DTA degrees, and there are some general education requirements that students will need to finish upon transfer.

Though this degree does not require such, Clark College students should know that the standard Clark AS degree path has this difference from the Articulated Degree defined below:
  • Clark requires 3 credits of Health-Physical Education coursework.

Students must also meet the residency requirements as established by Clark. While Clark College has approved offering the degree below, Clark students should keep these requirements in mind should their transfer pathways change.

Students completing this Associate of Science will receive the same priority consideration for admission to the baccalaureate institution as they would for completing the direct transfer associate degree and will be given junior status by the receiving institution.

Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions in the year prior to transferring.

Please visit the Major Related Programs/Articulated Degrees section of this catalog to view a printable PDF of this document.
Generic Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
5 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirement
5 cr.
Intermediate algebra proficiency is required.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
15 cr.
15 credits of humanities and social science with at least five credits taken from each. Three different subjects required. No more than 5 credits of performance classes are allowed.
2. Science Pre-major Requirement
 
  • Chemistry for science majors sequence (15 quarter credits)

  • Third-quarter calculus or approved statistics course (5 quarter credits)

  • Biology for science majors or physics (calculus or non-calculus based) (15 quarter credits)

  • Additional requirements: 10 - 15 quarter credits in physics, geology, organic chemistry, biology, or mathematics, consisting of courses normally taken for science majors (not general education), preferably in a 2- or 3-quarter sequence.

C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
Additional college-level courses so that total earned is at least 90 credits. May include prerequisites for major courses (e.g. pre-calculus), additional major coursework, or specific general education or other university requirements, as approved by the advisor.


Articulated Degree Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. English Composition
5 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirement
Calculus
10 cr.
Intermediate algebra proficiency is required.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
 
5 quarter credits Introductory Speech

5 quarter credits General Psychology

2. Science Pre-major Requirement
 
  • 5 quarter credits statistics

PLUS

THREE OUT OF FOUR OF THE FOLLOWING:
  • 15 quarter credits General Chemistry

  • 15 quarter credits Biology for Majors

  • 15 quarter credits Physics (algebra or calc-based)

  • 10 quarter credits Geology (physical and historical)

C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
10-15 credits, depending on pathways above.

5 additional quarter credits of English composition.

Field Experience or Intro to Education recommended.

15 quarter credits of Physics recommended.
Clark College Equivalents
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirements
 
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
MATH&152
CALCULUS II
5 cr.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
 
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
PSYC&100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
Plus 5 additional HUM or SS credits
2. Science Pre-major Requirement
 
MATH 203
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
3 cr.
and MATH 204
INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
3 cr.
PLUS three of four of these sequences:
1. Chemistry
CHEM&141
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
CHEM&142
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
4 cr.
CHEM&143
GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
4 cr.
CHEM&151
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
CHEM&152
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1 cr.
CHEM&153
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
2 cr.
2. Biology
 
BIOL&221
MAJORS ECOLOGY/EVOLUTION
5 cr.
BIOL&222
MAJORS CELL/MOLECULAR
5 cr.
BIOL&223
MAJORS ORGANISMAL PHYS
5 cr.
3. Physics
 
PHYS&221
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&222
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&223
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
4. Geology
 
GEOL&101
INTRO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
5 cr.
GEOL&103
HISTORICAL GEOLOGY
5 cr.
C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II Required
5 cr.
EDUC&201
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION
3 cr.
and EDUC 210
INTRODUCTORY FIELD EXPERIENCE
3 cr.
5 additional credits required if only 45 credits are taken in the major area above (if Geology is chosen as an option).

Plus additional credits to reach 90 minimum quarter credits. These may include needed college-level calculus prerequisites.
Notes
A. Basic Requirements
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning
 
Pre-Calculus courses do not meet this requirement.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
 
Courses in Humanities/Social Science must come from the current ICRC distribution list in order to count as General Education or General University Requirements (GERs/GURs) at the receiving institution. Additional general educational requirements, cultural diversity requirements, and foreign language requirements, as required by the transfer institution, must be met prior to the completion of a baccalaureate degree.
2. Science Pre-major Requirement
 
Students should be advised that some baccalaureate institutions require physics with calculus to meet this requirement.


C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
A maximum of five (5) quarter credits of "gray area" courses will be accepted in the remaining credits category.

Total Required Credits: 90
Geology (Transfer)
Geology is the study of the Earth's chemistry, physics, and history. Geologists work to understand the complex systems at work in our planet and, through this work, to understand the origin and evolution of the landscapes that surround us. Geologists work in natural resource development, natural hazard management, environmental monitoring, and pollution mitigation. Research subjects encompass everything from glacier systems to volcanoes to the fossil history of the evolution of life.

Career Opportunities


Careers in Geology generally require advanced degrees. Here at Clark College, you can begin a program that will lead to advanced degrees at any major university.

Job opportunities through private, federal, and state agencies exist in:

Climate Change Studies
Energy
Environmental Monitoring and Mitigation
Geological Engineering
Mining
Petroleum
Geology (AST1)
This is a suggested program for the first two years of major study in Geology. Lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the transfer institution. Contact an advisor at the transfer institution to determine required coursework as early as possible. Additional courses are needed to satisfy graduation requirements for the Associate in Science or the Associate in Arts degree.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (10 credits required)
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
MATH&152
CALCULUS II
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
HPE 258
FITNESS-WELLNESS
3 cr.
or HLTH Health course
2 cr.
and PE Activity Course
1 cr.
Humanities & Social Sciences (15 credits required)
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
Pre-Major Program Requirements
GEOL&101
INTRO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
5 cr.
GEOL 102
INTRO TO GEOL II: EARTH'S SURFACE PROCESSES
5 cr.
GEOL 218
FIELD STUDIES IN GEOLOGY
1-6 cr.
MATH&153
CALCULUS III
5 cr.
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
Chemistry Sequence- minimum 16 credits
CHEM&141
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
CHEM&142
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
4 cr.
CHEM&143
GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
4 cr.
CHEM&151
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
CHEM&152
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1 cr.
CHEM&153
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
2 cr.
Additional Science Sequence Requirements- 15 credits
PHYS&221
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&222
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&223
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 90
Health & Physical Education (Transfer)
There are a wide variety of career opportunities available with a degree in Health and/or Physical Education. Students may seek jobs in fitness training, fitness center management, coaching, wellness promotion, preventative health care, or nutrition, for example. Advanced degrees would prepare students for careers in sports medicine, athletic training, sports psychology, health education, physical education, physical therapy, biomechanics/kinesiology and integrative medicine. Qualified applicants usually have a strong science background with exemplary communication skills.

Students interested in careers in any of these fields may wish to see a member of the Health and Physical Education (HPE) Division for advising at the earliest possible time in their academic pursuits. It is important for students to make a decision about which four-year institution they will attend in order to expedite their college experience.

Related Programs


Fitness Trainer


Please see the Fitness Trainer program curriculum in the Career and Technical Programs section of the Clark College Catalog. Information is also available on the Clark College website at www.clark.edu/fitnesstrainer.

Group Fitness Instructor


Please find the requirements for this Certificate of Completion in the Program Information for Fitness Trainer.
International Studies Certificate
The International Studies Certificate Program recognizes the growing importance of global interdependence and diversity. It is of special interest to students planning careers in fields emphasizing backgrounds in such areas as foreign languages, regional studies, business, and economics.

International Studies Certificate


For students in World Languages (French, German, Japanese, or Spanish) interested in emphasizing courses with a strong international focus as they complete the distribution requirements for their Associate of Arts degree.

To earn the Certificate (which appears as a special notation on the transcript), students must complete 25 credits in Core Courses and 15 credits in additional approved international electives. Students must complete each required core class with a grade of "C" or above.
International Studies (CERT)
The International Studies Certificate Program allows students to earn two years of foreign language credit while meeting the distribution requirements for the Associate in Arts degree.

Certificate Requirements
  1. Students must complete the General Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts degree as listed in the Clark College Catalog.

  2. Students must complete 25 credits of international core classes and an additional 15 credits of approved courses as part of the required 90 credits.
Required Core Courses (25 credits required)
World Language (15 credits required)
 
15 credits of &200-level courses in one language (French, German, Japanese or Spanish)
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
 
CMST 216
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
5 cr.
History or Political Sciences (5 credits required) choose one
 
HIST&126
WORLD CIVILIZATIONS I
5 cr.
or HIST&127
WORLD CIVILIZATIONS II
5 cr.
or HIST&128
WORLD CIVILIZATIONS III
5 cr.
or POLS&203
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
5 cr.
Approved International Electives (15 credits required)
ANTH&206
INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
5 cr.
ART 225
ART HISTORY: ASIAN ART
5 cr.
ART 226
TOPICS IN NON-WESTERN ART
1-9 cr.
BIOL 101
ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
5 cr.
ECON 110
INTRODUCTION TO THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
5 cr.
ECON 111
THE ECONOMIES OF THE PACIFIC RIM
5 cr.
ECON 112
THE ECONOMIES OF THE AMERICAS
5 cr.
ECON 120
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
3 cr.
ENGL 261
WORLD LITERATURE
3 cr.
or ENGL 262
WORLD LITERATURE
3 cr.
ENGL 266
BRITISH LITERATURE
3 cr.
GEOG 107
ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
5 cr.
or ECON 107
ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
5 cr.
HIST 221
EAST ASIAN HISTORY
5 cr.
HIST 231
HISTORY OF GENOCIDE
3 cr.
HIST 253
WOMEN IN HISTORY-INDUST AGE TO MODERN TIMES
3 cr.
HIST 275
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY
5 cr.
HIST 285
HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA
5 cr.
HLTH 210
MULTICULTURAL HEALTH
2 cr.
HUM& 101
INTRO TO HUMANITIES
5 cr.
JAPN 171
JAPANESE SOCIETY
3 cr.
MUSC 117
MUSIC HISTORY
5 cr.
MUSC 127
WORLD FOLK MUSIC
3 cr.
PHIL 116
INTRODUCTION TO EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY
5 cr.
or PHIL 117
INTRODUCTION TO LATE MODERN PHILOSOPHY
5 cr.
POLS 151
MODEL UNITED NATIONS
2 cr.
POLS 152
MODEL UNITED NATIONS
2 cr.
POLS 153
MODEL UNITED NATIONS
2 cr.
POLS 161
WORLD WITHOUT WAR
3 cr.
POLS 220
THE GEOPOLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST
5 cr.
POLS 221
THE GEOPOLITICS OF AFRICA
5 cr.
POLS 222
THE GEOPOLITICS OF CHINA, JAPAN & EAST ASIA
5 cr.
POLS 223
THE GEOPOLITICS OF SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA
5 cr.
WS 201
WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD
3 cr.
Journalism
Journalism offers more opportunities to meet interesting people than just about any other career. At the same time, journalism provides experiences that can be useful in many other fields: technical writing, law, politics, publishing, and public relations.

Students interested in pursuing a career in journalism should take Clark's basic sequence of news writing and editing courses and should work on the student newspaper, The Independent.

Several paid positions are available each year for student editors; expertise in computer graphics is desirable.

In addition to Clark's journalism courses, students should take a variety of courses that offer a broad general education and prepare them to transfer to a four-year school offering a degree in journalism or a related field. CMST& 102 offers a foundation for understanding how the media function in our society and is highly recommended. ENGL& 101, 102 and ENGL 103 will improve the ability to write clearly and do documented research accurately. Courses in the social sciences (particularly political science), history, literature, and science will provide a background for accurate reporting and the interpretation of data.

Students should make every effort to develop relevant computer skills while at the community college. These skills include word processing, electronic publishing, computer graphics, and the Internet.

Because course requirements vary at each institution, students interested in pursuing a four-year degree in Journalism should work with advisors at Clark and their transfer institution to develop a course of study.
Journalism courses typically transfer to four-year institutions. However, students should contact their transfer institution to clarify each course's transferability.

Machining Technology
The machinist's craft is basic to all American industrial production. It is the machinist's task to interpret the engineer's drawings in order to fabricate new machines and products.

Machinists operate various types of material-removing equipment such as lathes, milling machines, grinders, and computerized numerical control (CNC) machines. Some machinists specialize in the operation of one type of machine while others work in a shop where they are required to perform equally well on several different machines.

Clark College's program offers instruction in numerous machine processes including the set-up and operation of the engine lathe, surface grinders, cylindrical grinder, horizontal and vertical mill, CNC lathes, EDM and milling machines.

All shop theory subjects have a direct bearing on the student's skill, safety, and attitude. In addition to shop theory and practice, the student studies math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, safety, and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programming.

MasterCAM programming classes teach basic CAM programming for mills, lathe, EDM, etc. The basic CNC class involves writing programs and learning to safely operate the HAAS CNC mills.

Beginning and advanced night classes are also available.

Students must complete all Major Area Requirements and specifically listed courses with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
Machining Technology (CP)
General Education Requirements
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
MATH 085
INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
MACH 111
BASIC GENERAL MACHINING PROCESSES
5 cr.
MACH 112
BASIC ENGINE LATHE PROCESSES II
5 cr.
MACH 113
BASIC VERTICAL MILLING PROCESSES I
5 cr.
MACH 121
BASIC SURFACE GRINDER PROCESSES I
5 cr.
MACH 122
BASIC ENGINE LATHE PROCESSES II
5 cr.
MACH 123
BASIC VERTICAL MILLING PROCESSES II
5 cr.
MACH 131
BASIC SURFACE GRINDER PROCESSES II
5 cr.
MACH 132
BASIC ENGINE LATHE PROCESSES III
5 cr.
MACH 133
BASIC VERTICAL MILLING PROCESSES III
5 cr.
MACH 211
ADVANCED SURFACE GRINDER PROCESSES III
5 cr.
MACH 212
ADVANCED ENGINE LATHE PROCESSES IV
5 cr.
MACH 213
ADVANCED CNC MILLING SETUP AND OPERATION
5 cr.
MACH 221
SURFACE GRINDER AND PROCESSES II
5 cr.
MACH 222
CNC LATHE SETUP AND OPERATION
5 cr.
MACH 223
CNC MILL MASTER CAM PROGRAMMING
5 cr.
MACH 231
ADVANCED EDM PROCESSES
5 cr.
MACH 232
ADVANCED CNC LATHE PROGRAMMING
5 cr.
MACH 233
ADVANCED MILLING 3D PROGRAMMING & MACHINING
5 cr.
Related Required Classes
MACH 106
MECHANICAL BLUEPRINT READING
4 cr.
MACH 235
ELEMENTARY METALLURGY
2 cr.
MACH 236
ELEMENTARY METALLURGY LAB
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 109


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Demonstrate compliance of all machine shop safety regulations.
  • Interpret blueprints and perform inspection of machined parts.
  • Perform entry-level skills for setup and operation of manual machines.
  • Perform entry-level skills to program, operate, and set up CNC machine tools.
  • Communicate and interact in a team/group environment to perform multiple tasks in a professional and ethical manner.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Machining Technology (AAS)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
 
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
MATH 085
INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
MACH 111
BASIC GENERAL MACHINING PROCESSES
5 cr.
MACH 112
BASIC ENGINE LATHE PROCESSES II
5 cr.
MACH 113
BASIC VERTICAL MILLING PROCESSES I
5 cr.
MACH 121
BASIC SURFACE GRINDER PROCESSES I
5 cr.
MACH 122
BASIC ENGINE LATHE PROCESSES II
5 cr.
MACH 123
BASIC VERTICAL MILLING PROCESSES II
5 cr.
MACH 131
BASIC SURFACE GRINDER PROCESSES II
5 cr.
MACH 132
BASIC ENGINE LATHE PROCESSES III
5 cr.
MACH 133
BASIC VERTICAL MILLING PROCESSES III
5 cr.
MACH 211
ADVANCED SURFACE GRINDER PROCESSES III
5 cr.
MACH 212
ADVANCED ENGINE LATHE PROCESSES IV
5 cr.
MACH 213
ADVANCED CNC MILLING SETUP AND OPERATION
5 cr.
MACH 221
SURFACE GRINDER AND PROCESSES II
5 cr.
MACH 222
CNC LATHE SETUP AND OPERATION
5 cr.
MACH 223
CNC MILL MASTER CAM PROGRAMMING
5 cr.
MACH 231
ADVANCED EDM PROCESSES
5 cr.
MACH 232
ADVANCED CNC LATHE PROGRAMMING
5 cr.
MACH 233
ADVANCED MILLING 3D PROGRAMMING & MACHINING
5 cr.
Related Required Classes
MACH 106
MECHANICAL BLUEPRINT READING
4 cr.
MACH 235
ELEMENTARY METALLURGY
2 cr.
MACH 236
ELEMENTARY METALLURGY LAB
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 124
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Demonstrate compliance of all machine shop safety regulations.
  • Interpret blueprints and perform inspection of machined parts.
  • Perform entry-level skills for setup and operation of manual machines.
  • Perform entry-level skills to program, operate, and set up CNC machine tools.
  • Communicate and interact in a team/group environment to perform multiple tasks in a professional and ethical manner.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Machining Technology (AAT)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
 
Human Relations (5 credits required)
 
Major Area Requirements
MACH 111
BASIC GENERAL MACHINING PROCESSES
5 cr.
MACH 112
BASIC ENGINE LATHE PROCESSES II
5 cr.
MACH 113
BASIC VERTICAL MILLING PROCESSES I
5 cr.
MACH 121
BASIC SURFACE GRINDER PROCESSES I
5 cr.
MACH 122
BASIC ENGINE LATHE PROCESSES II
5 cr.
MACH 123
BASIC VERTICAL MILLING PROCESSES II
5 cr.
MACH 131
BASIC SURFACE GRINDER PROCESSES II
5 cr.
MACH 132
BASIC ENGINE LATHE PROCESSES III
5 cr.
MACH 133
BASIC VERTICAL MILLING PROCESSES III
5 cr.
MACH 211
ADVANCED SURFACE GRINDER PROCESSES III
5 cr.
MACH 212
ADVANCED ENGINE LATHE PROCESSES IV
5 cr.
MACH 213
ADVANCED CNC MILLING SETUP AND OPERATION
5 cr.
MACH 221
SURFACE GRINDER AND PROCESSES II
5 cr.
MACH 222
CNC LATHE SETUP AND OPERATION
5 cr.
MACH 223
CNC MILL MASTER CAM PROGRAMMING
5 cr.
MACH 231
ADVANCED EDM PROCESSES
5 cr.
MACH 232
ADVANCED CNC LATHE PROGRAMMING
5 cr.
MACH 233
ADVANCED MILLING 3D PROGRAMMING & MACHINING
5 cr.
Related Required Classes
MACH 106
MECHANICAL BLUEPRINT READING
4 cr.
MACH 235
ELEMENTARY METALLURGY
2 cr.
MACH 236
ELEMENTARY METALLURGY LAB
2 cr.
MATH 085
INDUSTRIAL MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
Total Required Credits: 118
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Demonstrate compliance of all machine shop safety regulations.
  • Interpret blueprints and perform inspection of machined parts.
  • Perform entry-level skills for setup and operation of manual machines.
  • Perform entry-level skills to program, operate, and set up CNC machine tools.
  • Communicate and interact in a team/group environment to perform multiple tasks in a professional and ethical manner.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Math Education (Transfer)
The mathematics program at Clark College prepares students for successful study at four-year colleges and universities. At the university level, the student may prepare for a career in industry, government, or teaching. Students who intend to enter the job market before graduate school should have exposure to the natural, social, and applied sciences.

A variety of resources are available which help students with differing learning styles understand mathematical concepts. At Clark, computers, graphing calculators and other technology are integrated into classroom teaching and research.

The math department maintains a Web page that provides information about faculty members, course descriptions and online general advising for selecting a math course. Advice to help students succeed in math courses, along with instructional materials for some math classes, can be found on the website.

The Math Help Session is staffed 25-30 hours each week by department instructors to assist students who drop by for individual help with homework or understanding math concepts. New evening hours have also been added for night students at the Help Session.

Students who need to brush up on basic math skills will find classes in both the math and developmental education departments that prepare them for success before tackling college-level coursework. Single-credit classes to learn to use graphing calculators and for overcoming math anxiety are also offered.
Math Education - DTA/MRP (AA)
This pathway is applicable to students planning to prepare for math education majors at the secondary level at universities in Washington. Students need to make early contact with their potential transfer institutions regarding the specific course choices in each area of the agreement where options are listed. Students also need to check with their potential transfer institutions regarding the requirement for overall minimum GPA, a higher GPA in a selected subset of courses, or a specific minimum grade in one or more courses such as math or English.

Though this degree does not require such, Clark College students should know that the standard Clark AA degree path has these differences from the MRP defined below:
  1. Clark requires 3 credits of Health-Physical Education coursework, and

  2. As of Fall 2011, Clark requires a course in Oral Communication, and

  3. Clark's Social Science distribution requirement stipulates that students take courses from at least three different departments.

Students must also meet the residency requirements as established by Clark. While Clark College has approved offering the degree below, Clark students should keep these requirements in mind should their transfer pathways change.

Students are responsible for researching and preparing for specific major requirements of baccalaureate institutions as early as possible prior to transferring.

Please visit the Major Related Programs/Articulated Degrees section of this catalog to view a printable PDF of this document.
Generic DTA Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
10 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirements
5 cr.
Intermediate algebra proficiency is required.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
15 cr.
2. Social Sciences
15 cr.
3. Natural Sciences
3 cr.
C. Major Requirements
1. Math courses
 
2. Education courses
 
3. Elective Courses
 
MRP Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. English Composition
10 cr.
2. First-quarter Calculus
5 cr.
Intermediate algebra proficiency is required.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
 
Introductory Speech and 10 credits of other humanities

Consistent with the requirements in all DTA degrees - no more than 10 credits per discipline area, 5 credits maximum in world languages or ASL. No more than 5 credits of performance/skills classes are allowed.
2. Social Sciences
15 cr.
Intro to Psychology (5 cr.)
Other social sciences (10 cr.)
3. Natural Sciences
15 cr.
2nd-quarter calculus
10 credits physical, biological, and/or earth science, including at least one lab course
C. Major Requirements
1. Math courses
 
3rd and 4th-quarter calculus
Linear Algebra
2. Education Courses
Field Experience/Intro to Education
 
Clark College Equivalents
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
2. Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Requirements
 
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
 
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING Fulfills oral communication requirement
5 cr.
10 other credits of humanities meeting the stipulations for the DTA
2. Social Sciences
 
PSYC&100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
10 credits of social science (maximum of 5 cr. additional psychology)
3. Natural Sciences
 
MATH&152
CALCULUS II
5 cr.
10 credits of natural science course work, including one lab, as defined by Clark College
C. Major Requirements
1. Math Courses
 
MATH&153
CALCULUS III
5 cr.
MATH 215
LINEAR ALGEBRA
5 cr.
MATH&254
CALCULUS IV
5 cr.
2. Education Courses
 
EDUC&201
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION
3 cr.
EDUC 210
INTRODUCTORY FIELD EXPERIENCE
3 cr.
D. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
9 credits of electives as defined under MRP Requirements/ C. Major Requirements /3. Elective Courses
Total Required Credits: 90
Mathematics (Transfer)
Advances in science, technology, social science, business, industry, and government are dependent upon precise analysis and the extraction of information from large quantities of data. Environmental problems, for example, require careful analysis by persons with skills in mathematics, computer science, biology, geology, physics, and business.

The mathematics program at Clark College prepares students for successful study at four-year colleges and universities. At the university level, the student may prepare for a career in industry, government, or teaching. Students who intend to enter the job market before graduate school should have exposure to the natural, social, and applied sciences.

A variety of resources are available which help students with differing learning styles understand mathematical concepts. At Clark, computers, graphing calculators and other technology are integrated into classroom teaching.

The math department maintains a Web page that provides information about faculty members, course descriptions and online general advising for selecting a math course. Advice to help students succeed in math courses, along with instructional materials for some math classes, can be found on the website.

The math department staffs several help facilities to assist students on a drop-in basis. Assistance is provided by faculty and trained helpers.

Students who need to brush up on basic math skills will find classes in both the math and developmental education departments that prepare them for success before tackling college-level coursework.
General - Mathematics (suggested) (AA)
This is a suggested program for the first two years of major study in Mathematics. Lower-division course requirements will vary depending on the transfer institution. Contact an advisor at the transfer institution to determine required coursework as early as possible.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (10 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
or ENGL 109
WRITING ABOUT THE SCIENCES
5 cr.
Quantitative Skills (5 credits required)
 
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
HPE 258
FITNESS-WELLNESS
3 cr.
or HPE 266
MIND BODY HEALTH
3 cr.
Oral Communications (5 credits required)
CMST&220
PUBLIC SPEAKING
5 cr.
Humanities (15 credits required)
PHIL&106
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
5 cr.
Social Sciences (15 credits required)
ECON&201
MICRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
or ECON&202
MACRO ECONOMICS
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (15 credits required)
PHYS&221
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&222
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
Elective Requirements
MATH&152
CALCULUS II
5 cr.
MATH&153
CALCULUS III
5 cr.
MATH 205
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
5 cr.
MATH 215
LINEAR ALGEBRA
5 cr.
MATH 221
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
5 cr.
MATH&254
CALCULUS IV
5 cr.
PHYS&223
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
Pre-100 Classes Required
PHYS 094
PHYSICS CALCULATIONS
1 cr.
PHYS 095
PHYSICS CALCULATIONS
1 cr.
PHYS 096
PHYSICS CALCULATIONS
1 cr.
Total Required Credits: 106
Mechanical, Civil & Aeronautical Engineering (Transfer)
Engineering is a profession where you are challenged to develop creative solutions to problems related to every aspect of life, through the application of mathematical and scientific principles, experience, creativity, and common sense.

Mechanical engineering is a diverse discipline which can include robotics, consumer electronics, automotive, appliances, energy-sustainable and clean fuels, aerospace, medical innovations, amusement park rides, toys, and nanotechnology.

Civil engineers work in many areas essential to modern life such as construction, architecture, environmental engineering, power generation, public works and highway departments, or the federal government. Civil engineers are at the forefront of efforts to design inexpensive yet effective ways to ensure that people living in these regions have access to potable water.

Aeronautical engineering expertise is innovative in space exploration but also pioneering in other industries such as automobile manufacturing. Aerospace engineers are experts in aerodynamics, so some of them put their skills to use in making race cars go faster or golf balls fly further.
Mechanical, Civil & Aeronautical Engineering (AST2)
The following is a degree program designed by a consortium of two-year and four-year colleges in Washington. Students should be aware that baccalaureate institutions may have slightly different requirements for these degrees, and students should consult the transfer institution for exact questions.

Students should complete the entirety of any science sequence at the same school for best transferability. These degrees are not DTA degrees, and there are some general education requirements that students will need to finish upon transfer.

Though this degree does not require such, Clark College students should know that the standard Clark AST degree path has this difference from the Articulated Degree defined below:
  • Clark requires 3 credits of Health-Physical Education coursework.


Students must also meet the residency requirements as established by Clark. While Clark College has approved offering the degree below, Clark students should keep these requirements in mind should their transfer pathways change.

Students completing this Associate of Science will receive the same priority consideration for admission to the baccalaureate institution as they would for completing the direct transfer associate degree and will be given junior status by the receiving institution.

It is critical that you work with an Engineering faculty advisor to ensure your program will give you the maximum benefit when you transfer.

Please visit the Major Related Programs/Articulated Degrees section of this catalog to view a printable PDF of this document.
Generic Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
5 cr.
2. Mathematics
10 cr.
Two courses at or above introductory calculus level. Third-quarter calculus or approved statistics course: 5 quarter credits chosen with the help of an Engineering faculty advisor based on the requirements of the specific discipline at the baccalaureate institution the student plans to attend.
3. Physics
15 cr.
Calculus-based or non-calculus based sequence including laboratory. Students should be advised that some baccalaureate programs require physics with calculus.
4. Chemistry with Laboratory
5 cr.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
15 cr.
C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
The remaining quarter credits should be planned with the help of an Engineering faculty advisor based on the requirements of the specific discipline at the baccalaureate institution the student selects to attend.

For Engineering disciplines, these credits should include a design component consistent with ABET accreditation standards, as approved by the Engineering faculty advisor.
Articulated Degree Requirements
A. Basic Requirements
1. English Composition
5 cr.
2. Mathematics
 
Calculus I, II, III - 15 credits
Differential Equations - 5 credits
Linear Algebra - 5 credits
3. Physics
 
Engineering Physics 1, 2, 3 + labs - 15 to 18 credits
4. Chemistry with Laboratory
 
General Chemistry 1, 2 + labs - 5 credits
5. Required Major Courses
 
  • Statics - 5 credits

  • Mechanics of Materials - 5 credits

  • Dynamics - 5 credits
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
15 cr.
Minimum 15 quarter credits:
Minimum 5 credits in Humanities, minimum 5 credits in Social Science, plus an additional 5 credits in either Humanities or Social Science for a total of 15 credits.
C. Electives
1. Math/Engr Electives
15 cr.
Select 4 Electives (15-20 credits) as appropriate for intended major and intended baccalaureate institution. Requirements vary by school and program. See an Engineering faculty advisor for proper selection.
  • Computer Programming - 4-5 credits

  • Innovation in Design

  • Calculus IV (Advanced or Multi-Variable Calculus)

  • 3-D Visualization and CAD (Engineering Graphics)

  • Technical Writing

  • Thermodynamics

  • Electrical Circuits

  • Materials Science

  • Applied Numerical Methods
Clark College Equivalents
A. Basic Requirements
1. Communication Skills
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
2. Mathematics
 
MATH&151
CALCULUS I
5 cr.
MATH&152
CALCULUS II
5 cr.
MATH&153
CALCULUS III
5 cr.
MATH 215
LINEAR ALGEBRA
5 cr.
MATH 221
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
5 cr.
3. Physics
 
PHYS&221
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&222
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
PHYS&223
ENGINEERING PHYSICS
5 cr.
4. Chemistry with Laboratory
 
CHEM&141
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
4 cr.
and CHEM&151
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
1 cr.
CHEM&142
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
4 cr.
and CHEM&152
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
1 cr.
5.Required Major Courses
 
ENGR&214
STATICS
5 cr.
ENGR&215
DYNAMICS
5 cr.
ENGR&225
MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
5 cr.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities/Fine Arts/English & Social Sciences
 
A course in Economics is recommended (ECON&201 or 202).

PHIL&106 is strongly recommended as the Humanities course.
C. Electives
1. Elective Courses
 
Required at Clark:
MATH&254
CALCULUS IV
5 cr.
Other electives as advised dependent on transfer institution.
Notes
A. Basic Requirements
2. Mathematics
 
Clark requires concurrent enrollment of completion in MATH&254 when taking MATH221.

MATH103 and MATH111 are required prerequisites for MATH&151 that may be needed if calculus placement is not met via COMPASS.
3. Physics
 
Clark requires concurrent enrollment in PHYS094, 095, and 096.
B. Distribution Requirements
1. Humanities
 
Courses taken must come from the current ICRC distribution list in order to count as General Education or General University Requirements (GER's/GUR's) at the receiving institution. Additional general educational requirements, cultural diversity requirements, and foreign language requirements, as required by the receiving institution, must be met prior to the completion of a baccalaureate degree.
Total Required Credits: 102-110
Mechatronics
Mechatronics technology is a complex interdisciplinary field that combines the study of mechanics, electronics, automation and computers. Clark College's Mechatronics program proposal is designed with two certificate tracks, both of which lead to a corresponding AAT degree. Each of the certificate and degree tracks provides multiple stop out and entry points to accommodate various workforce demands.
Mechatronics-Mechanical Automation (AAT)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
 
Human Relations (5 credits required)
 
Fault-Assisted Circuits for Electronics Training (FACET) Core
ELEC 101
DC FUNDAMENTALS
6 cr.
ELEC 102
AC FUNDAMENTALS
6 cr.
ELEC 121
SEMICONDUCTORS I
6 cr.
Major Area Requirements
MTX 103
BASIC MEASUREMENT TOOLS
2 cr.
MTX 105
BASIC HYDRAULICS
2 cr.
MTX 107
BASIC PNEUMATICS
2 cr.
MTX 110
ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL 1
4 cr.
MTX 113
ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION
2 cr.
MTX 117
MECHATRONICS 1
2 cr.
MTX 120
MECHANIC DRIVES 1
3 cr.
MTX 127
PIPING
2 cr.
MTX 130
PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 1
4 cr.
MTX 150
MECHANICAL DRIVES 2
2 cr.
MTX 153
DC DRIVES
4 cr.
MTX 155
AC DRIVES
4 cr.
MTX 215
MECHATRONICS 2
3 cr.
MTX 217
MECHATRONICS 3
5 cr.
MTX 220
WORKPLACE ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICES
2 cr.
MTX 223
WORK TEAMS AND PRODUCT DESIGN
3 cr.
MTX 227
MECHANICAL DRIVES 3
4 cr.
MTX 230
LASER ALIGNMENT
2 cr.
MTX 250
ADVANCED PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS
4 cr.
MTX 255
ADVANCED HYDRAULICS
3 cr.
MTX 260
ADVANCED PNEUMATICS AND VACUUM
6 cr.
MTX 270
CAPSTONE
3 cr.
MTX 285
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LEAN MANUFACTURING
2 cr.
MTX 295
ORGANIZATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 100
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Assimilate/interpret technical and nontechnical descriptions to form a solution.
  • Design, operate, and troubleshoot automation processes and systems.
  • Communicate with colleagues, supervisors, and clients, using written and verbal technical and/or nontechnical language.
  • Actively participate as an effective team member, completing prescribed project tasks and meeting project goals.
  • Use computational skills to analyze physical parameters within automated processes and systems.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Mechatronics-Mechanical Automation (CP)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Fault-Assisted Circuits for Electronics Training (FACET) Core
ELEC 101
DC FUNDAMENTALS
6 cr.
ELEC 102
AC FUNDAMENTALS
6 cr.
ELEC 121
SEMICONDUCTORS I
6 cr.
Major Area Requirements
MTX 103
BASIC MEASUREMENT TOOLS
2 cr.
MTX 105
BASIC HYDRAULICS
2 cr.
MTX 107
BASIC PNEUMATICS
2 cr.
MTX 110
ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL 1
4 cr.
MTX 113
ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION
2 cr.
MTX 117
MECHATRONICS 1
2 cr.
MTX 120
MECHANIC DRIVES 1
3 cr.
MTX 127
PIPING
2 cr.
MTX 130
PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 1
4 cr.
MTX 150
MECHANICAL DRIVES 2
2 cr.
MTX 153
DC DRIVES
4 cr.
MTX 155
AC DRIVES
4 cr.
MTX 215
MECHATRONICS 2
3 cr.
MTX 217
MECHATRONICS 3
5 cr.
MTX 220
WORKPLACE ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICES
2 cr.
MTX 223
WORK TEAMS AND PRODUCT DESIGN
3 cr.
MTX 227
MECHANICAL DRIVES 3
4 cr.
MTX 230
LASER ALIGNMENT
2 cr.
MTX 250
ADVANCED PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS
4 cr.
MTX 255
ADVANCED HYDRAULICS
3 cr.
MTX 260
ADVANCED PNEUMATICS AND VACUUM
6 cr.
MTX 270
CAPSTONE
3 cr.
MTX 285
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LEAN MANUFACTURING
2 cr.
MTX 295
ORGANIZATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 94


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Assimilate and interpret technical and nontechnical descriptions to form a solution.
  • Design, operate, and troubleshoot automation processes and systems.
  • Communicate with colleagues, supervisors, and clients, using written and verbal technical and/or nontechnical language.
  • Actively participate as an effective team member, completing prescribed project tasks and meeting project goals.
  • Use computational skills to analyze physical parameters within automated processes and systems.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Mechatronics-Instrumentation & Control Automation (AAT)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
 
Human Relations (5 credits required)
 
Fault-Assisted Circuits for Electronics Training (FACET) Core
ELEC 101
DC FUNDAMENTALS
6 cr.
ELEC 102
AC FUNDAMENTALS
6 cr.
ELEC 121
SEMICONDUCTORS I
6 cr.
Major Area Requirements
MTX 103
BASIC MEASUREMENT TOOLS
2 cr.
MTX 105
BASIC HYDRAULICS
2 cr.
MTX 107
BASIC PNEUMATICS
2 cr.
MTX 110
ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL 1
4 cr.
MTX 113
ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION
2 cr.
MTX 117
MECHATRONICS 1
2 cr.
MTX 123
PICK AND PLACE ROBOT
2 cr.
MTX 125
SERVO ROBOT
3 cr.
MTX 130
PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 1
4 cr.
MTX 135
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL WIRING
3 cr.
MTX 165
ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL 2
4 cr.
MTX 205
FLOW PROCESS CONTROL
5 cr.
MTX 207
THERMAL PROCESS CONTROL
5 cr.
MTX 210
ELECTRO-FLUID POWER
4 cr.
MTX 215
MECHATRONICS 2
3 cr.
MTX 217
MECHATRONICS 3
5 cr.
MTX 220
WORKPLACE ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICES
2 cr.
MTX 223
WORK TEAMS AND PRODUCT DESIGN
3 cr.
MTX 225
SPEED CONTROL SYSTEMS
2 cr.
MTX 250
ADVANCED PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS
4 cr.
MTX 270
CAPSTONE
3 cr.
MTX 285
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LEAN MANUFACTURING
2 cr.
MTX 295
ORGANIZATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 98
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Collect data based on sensory input and system performance to analyze and interpret process capabilities.
  • Operate, measure, and modify software-driven industrial control systems.
  • Communicate with colleagues, supervisors, clients, using written and verbal technical and/or nontechnical language.
  • Actively participate as an effective team member, completing prescribed project tasks and meeting project goals.
  • Use computational skills to analyze physical parameters within automated processes and systems.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Mechatronics-Instrumentation & Control Automation (CP)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
 
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
 
Fault-Assisted Circuits for Electronics Training (FACET) Core
ELEC 101
DC FUNDAMENTALS
6 cr.
ELEC 102
AC FUNDAMENTALS
6 cr.
ELEC 121
SEMICONDUCTORS I
6 cr.
Major Area Requirements
MTX 103
BASIC MEASUREMENT TOOLS
2 cr.
MTX 105
BASIC HYDRAULICS
2 cr.
MTX 107
BASIC PNEUMATICS
2 cr.
MTX 110
ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL 1
4 cr.
MTX 113
ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION
2 cr.
MTX 117
MECHATRONICS 1
2 cr.
MTX 123
PICK AND PLACE ROBOT
2 cr.
MTX 125
SERVO ROBOT
3 cr.
MTX 130
PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 1
4 cr.
MTX 135
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL WIRING
3 cr.
MTX 165
ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROL 2
4 cr.
MTX 205
FLOW PROCESS CONTROL
5 cr.
MTX 207
THERMAL PROCESS CONTROL
5 cr.
MTX 210
ELECTRO-FLUID POWER
4 cr.
MTX 215
MECHATRONICS 2
3 cr.
MTX 217
MECHATRONICS 3
5 cr.
MTX 220
WORKPLACE ORGANIZATION AND PRACTICES
2 cr.
MTX 223
WORK TEAMS AND PRODUCT DESIGN
3 cr.
MTX 225
SPEED CONTROL SYSTEMS
2 cr.
MTX 250
ADVANCED PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS
4 cr.
MTX 270
CAPSTONE
3 cr.
MTX 285
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LEAN MANUFACTURING
2 cr.
MTX 295
ORGANIZATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
3 cr.
Total Required Credits: 92


To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Assimilate and interpret technical and nontechnical descriptions to form a solution.
  • Design, operate, and troubleshoot automation processes and systems.
  • Communicate with colleagues, supervisors, and clients, using written and verbal technical and/or nontechnical language.
  • Actively participate as an effective team member, completing prescribed project tasks and meeting project goals.
  • Use computational skills to analyze physical parameters within automated processes and systems.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Medical Radiography
Designed to fulfill the educational objectives established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the competencies outlined by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, students graduating from this program receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Radiography and are employed in hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices, and outpatient medical centers. Successful completion of the registry examination results in national certification as a Registered Radiologic Technologist, RT (R) ARRT.

Upon program completion, and having passed the national boards administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), students may choose to practice as entry-level technologists or continue their education to specialize in CT, MRI, ultrasound, and therapeutic radiation techniques or prepare for administration or teaching.

Application Guidelines


Applicants must be graduates of an accredited high school (or the equivalent). Students can apply to the Medical Radiography program any time; however, they will not be eligible for selection until all Preliminary Requirements are complete.

Candidates must:


  • Complete the Clark College Application for Admission and Statement of Intent forms. Return to the Clark College Welcome Center with the non-refundable program application fees (subject to change). For the current fee amounts, please visit the Medical Radiography website at www.clark.edu/medicalradiography.

  • Submit official college transcripts from ALL colleges attended (an evaluation of transfer credits will not be completed until all transcripts are received).

  • Earn a COMPASS Reading exam score of 74 or higher or completion of READ 087 or equivalent with a 2.0 grade or higher.

  • Earn a 2.0 grade or higher on all required courses.

  • Complete program Preliminary Requirements with a GPA of 2.75 or higher for all non-science courses and a science GPA of 2.0 or higher for BIOL& 251, 252 & 253.
    • BIOL&251-Human A & P I (with lab)

    • BIOL&252-Human A & P II (with lab)
    • BIOL&253-Human A & P III (with lab)
    • BMED 110-Medical Terminology I
    • BMED 111-Medical Terminology II
    • ENGL&101-English Composition I
    • MATH 093-Algebra III or MATH 095-Intermediate Algebra

    • MRAD 101-Fundamentals of Medical Radiography

Final Program Admission


In preparing for entrance into the program, accepted students need to be aware of the following:
  • The program requires a 40-hour per week commitment from students for classes and clinical rotations.

  • Clinical facilities may require driving significant distances (with travel time up to 2.5 to 3 hours one way), so reliable transportation is an important consideration.

  • Classes and/or clinicals may be offered at times other than weekday hours such as evenings and/or weekends.

Upon completion of preliminary requirements, an evaluation will be completed, and the applicant will be notified by the Credential Evaluations Office of additional procedures necessary for program consideration.

Final admission to the Medical Radiography program is based on competitive entry for a limited number of positions. Students are ranked by:
  • Applicable GPA (for all required courses)

  • Number of required courses completed

  • Science GPA

  • Washington Residency

All accepted Medical Radiography students will be required to attend an orientation session to secure their place in the class. Selected students will be sent information regarding the date, place, and time of the orientation. They will also need to submit a non-refundable $200 deposit to reserve a position in the program. Accepted students must complete the following prior to starting the clinical portion of the program:
  1. Immunizations/Physical Exam
    • Accepted students will be directed to make an appointment with a nurse practitioner in the Clark College Health Services Office to have their immunization records reviewed. Be aware that proof of the following immunizations will be required: PPD (Tuberculosis Skin Testing), MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) (2 doses), Tetanus/ Diphtheria, Varicella (Chicken Pox), and Hepatitis B series with titer showing immunization. All accepted students must show completion of two of the three required Hepatitis B injections prior to entering clinical sites. Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin the series six months prior to anticipated entry into the program.

    • Accepted students must obtain a physical exam and submit an exam form signed by an appropriate healthcare provider. The exam must be six months current upon program entry.

    • Information regarding required immunizations and the physical exam process will be discussed in the mandatory orientation to the program.

  2. Drug Screen
    Students may be drug tested, at their own expense, if requested by their clinical sites. The drug screens will be random, and details regarding the process will be provided during orientation.

  3. Health Insurance
    Proof of health insurance is highly recommended prior to entrance into Medical Radiography. Students can obtain health insurance through Clark College by contacting the Health Services Office, 360-992-2264. The cost is $39 per quarter for injuries or $118 per quarter for injuries and illness. Students are responsible for their own health and testing requirements should an accident or injury occur.

  4. Criminal Background Check
    Students are required to complete WSP and FBI criminal background checks prior to entry into the program. Details regarding this process will be provided during orientation.

Refer to the Clark College website for program entry requirements, program selection, deadlines, and application guidelines at www.clark.edu/medicalradiography.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.

Disability Statement for Health Occupations


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, accommodations for students with disabilities will be considered at the student's request. The student may need to provide documentation of disability to the Disability Support Services Office to support his/her accommodation requests. Documentation guidelines and procedures can be found at www.clark.edu/dss. Once the student is qualified by DSS as having a disability, requested accommodations will be considered. Accommodations for the classroom, laboratory, or clinical setting will be evaluated according to reasonableness. Accommodations that compromise patient care, or that fundamentally alter the essential functions of the program or activity, are not considered to be reasonable.
Medical Radiography (AAS)
Preliminary Requirements
BIOL&251
HUMAN A & P I *, **
4 cr.
BIOL&252
HUMAN A & P II *, **
4 cr.
BIOL&253
HUMAN A & P III *, **
4 cr.
BMED 110
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I
3 cr.
BMED 111
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II
3 cr.
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I *
5 cr.
MATH 093
ALGEBRA III *, **
5 cr.
or MATH 095
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA *, **
5 cr.
MRAD 101
INTRODUCTION TO RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY
3 cr.
Additional Requirement
CTEC 101
COMPUTING ESSENTIALS **
2 cr.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
 
ENGL 109
WRITING ABOUT THE SCIENCES
5 cr.
or ENGL&102
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
5 cr.
PE Activity (1 credit required)
Health course waived
 
Communication Skills (3 credits required)
(must be 7 years current upon program
 
Human Relations (3 credits required)
(if not CMST& 210 or 230)
 
Humanities (3 credits required)
 
HUM 180
BIOETHICS (strongly recommended)
3 cr.
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
PSYC&100
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
or PSYC&200
LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY
5 cr.
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
(must be 7 years current upon program entr
 
First Year Major Area Requirements
First Quarter
MRAD 011
RADIOGRAPHIC SKILL ENHANCEMENT LAB I
1 cr.
MRAD 102
INTRODUCTION TO PATIENT CARE (with lab)
5 cr.
MRAD 103
IMAGE PROCESSING
1 cr.
MRAD 104
RADIATION SAFETY AND RADIOBIOLOGY
2 cr.
MRAD 141
RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING I (with lab)
5 cr.
Second Quarter
MRAD 011
RADIOGRAPHIC SKILL ENHANCEMENT LAB I
1 cr.
MRAD 108
RADIATION PHYSICS I
3 cr.
MRAD 121
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I
5 cr.
MRAD 142
RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING II (with lab)
5 cr.
MRAD 151
IMAGE EVALUATION I
2 cr.
Third Quarter
MRAD 011
RADIOGRAPHIC SKILL ENHANCEMENT LAB I
1 cr.
MRAD 109
RADIATION PHYSICS II
4 cr.
MRAD 122
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE II
8 cr.
MRAD 143
RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING III
5 cr.
MRAD 152
IMAGE EVALUATION II
1 cr.
Fourth Quarter
MRAD 012
RADIOGRAPHIC SKILL ENHANCEMENT LAB II *
1-5 cr.
MRAD 123
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE III
8 cr.
MRAD 153
IMAGE EVALUATION III
1 cr.
MRAD 214
PHARMACOLOGY AND IV THERAPY (with lab)
3 cr.
MRAD 244
RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING IV (with lab)
3 cr.
Second Year Major Area Requirements
Fifth Quarter
MRAD 012
RADIOGRAPHIC SKILL ENHANCEMENT LAB II ***
1-5 cr.
MRAD 154
IMAGE EVALUATION IV
1 cr.
MRAD 216
RADIOGRAPHIC PATHOLOGY
3 cr.
MRAD 224
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IV
8 cr.
MRAD 245
RADIOGRAPHIC POSITIONING V (with lab)
3 cr.
Sixth Quarter
MRAD 225
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE V
8 cr.
MRAD 251
RADIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
2 cr.
MRAD 253
RADIOBIOLOGY
2 cr.
MRAD 270
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
1 cr.
Seventh Quarter
MRAD 226
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE VI
12 cr.
MRAD 255
ADVANCED MODALITIES
1 cr.
MRAD 279
CROSS SECTIONAL ANATOMY FOR IMAGING PROFESSIONAL
3 cr.
Eighth Quarter
MRAD 227
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE VII
12 cr.
MRAD 275
MEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY REVIEW
2 cr.
Total Required Credits: 166-174
*Course will satisfy General Education Requirement.
**Must be seven years current upon program entry.
*** Enroll in MRAD 012 for 1 credit both during the fourth and fifth quarter.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Be clinically competent: Apply positioning skills, demonstrate radiation protection and patient care.
  • Demonstrate communication skills: Accurately explain procedures, listen attentively and apply age-appropriate communication.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills: Perform non-routine exams, evaluate image quality and recognize proper procedures for emergency situations.
  • Demonstrate professionalism: Ethical behavior, a positive attitude in clinical situations, and initiative.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Computed Tomography (CERT)
Clark College offers a certificate program that provides an opportunity for registered Radiologic Technologists to gain knowledge, skills, and competency required to perform Computed Tomography (CT) examinations. The curriculum includes online, hybrid courses and a clinical practicum. The classes will prepare students to take the ARRT advanced certification examination in Computed Tomography.
Major Area Requirements
DIMAG250
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR MEDICAL IMAGING
3 cr.
DIMAG271
COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY CLINICAL PRACTICUM
4 cr.
DIMAG275
COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY PHYSICS AND INSTRUMENTATION
3 cr.
DIMAG279
CROSS SECTIONAL ANATOMY FOR IMAGING PROFESSIONAL
3 cr.
DIMAG296
COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY REGISTRY REVIEW
1 cr.
Total Required Credits: 14
Program Progression - Once accepted into the Medical Radiography program all students must achieve a GPA of 2.0 or higher in all required courses and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher to progress from one quarter to the next.
Music (Transfer)
The Music program at Clark College offers a two-year college experience of music theory, instrumental and vocal performance training, music appreciation, and music history classes. Classes are designed to prepare the music major for advanced studies at a four-year institution while providing the non-major with the skills and background to fully enjoy music as a cultural pursuit.

Career opportunities for those with musical interests and talent are available in a number of areas: music education, music marketing, theory and history, composition, and vocal or instrumental performance. Students with professional goals should consult with a faculty advisor to plan a program leading to an Associate in Arts degree.

Musical Opportunities


Instrumentalists and vocal musicians have the opportunity to fine tune their talents while developing a professional stage presence by performing in their choice of quality college groups:

Orchestra
Symphonic Band
Jazz Band
Women's Choir

Concert Choir
Brass & Wind Ensembles
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Pep Band

Performing groups present concerts each quarter, at various locations on and off campus, often with musical groups from other schools or from the community. Performing ensembles have toured in Canada, Mexico, Japan, Korea, China, and Hawaii.

Each January, Clark music students also experience first-hand the many activities involved in producing a major musical event as the college hosts the annual Clark College Jazz Festival. More than 80 high school bands and vocal jazz choirs from throughout the Northwest and Canada come to the campus to compete in this nationally recognized event. Clark jazz musicians perform during the three-day event, and all participants have the opportunity to interact with the professional musicians and educators who come to Vancouver as guest performers and adjudicators for the festival.
Network Technology
Designed to meet the ever-changing needs of the IT (Information Technology) field, Clark's Network Technology programs include extensive hands-on, real-world scenario-based learning in planning, designing, implementing, maintaining, and troubleshooting small-to-large scale computer networks.

The Network Technology department provides in-demand training for careers as a Network Administrator, Network Engineer, and Network Support Specialist in all aspects of modern computer networks, including traditional data, video conference, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone, wireless networks, and network security.

We are a Cisco Network Academy authorized by Cisco Systems, a leader in the networking industry. The Network Technology department offers training towards obtaining several well-recognized industry certifications, including:
  • Cisco CCNA

  • Cisco Firewall Specialist (part of the Cisco CCSP certification)

  • A+ (CompTIA certified PC technician)

  • Network+ (CompTIA certified PC network support)

  • Security+ (CompTIA certified network security)

  • CTP (TIA certified Convergent Technologies Professional)

Our various Network Technology programs are designed with entry points both for the student just starting a new career, as well as for the computer networking or telecommunications professional seeking to improve and update their skills and achieve industry certifications. Classes are offered at convenient times for working people: days, nights, weekends.

We invite you to visit our website for more information, contact us with your questions, and schedule a tour of our classroom and leading-edge lab facility.

Website: www.clark.edu/dnet
Email: dnet@clark.edu

Program Preparation


Math and English proficiency tests are required of all students before entry into the applied science degree program.

Students must complete all Major Area Requirements with a minimum grade of "C" or better in order to successfully complete the program and earn the award.

Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
CISCO Network Technician (CA)
Major Area Requirements
DNET 211
TELECOM 1: BASIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS
6 cr.
DNET 220
INTRO TO NETWORK SERVERS: WINDOWS AND LINUX
6 cr.
DNET 221
CISCO CCNA 1: NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS
6 cr.
DNET 222
CISCO CCNA 2: ROUTING PROTOCOLS AND CONCEPTS
6 cr.
DNET 223
CISCO CCNA 3: LAN SWITCHING AND WIRELESS
6 cr.
DNET 224
CISCO CCNA 4: ACCESSING THE WAN
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 36
Note: Students will be required to have access to the Internet to complete their coursework.

To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Implement telecommunications technologies.
  • Demonstrate a functional understanding of network services using Linux and Windows Server.
  • Implement Cisco routing, switching and WAN services.
CISCO Network Technologies (AAT)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
 
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
or ENGL 135
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
 
MATH&107
MATH IN SOCIETY
5 cr.
or MATH 111
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
5 cr.
Human Relations (5 credits required)
 
MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
DNET 211
TELECOM 1: BASIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS
6 cr.
DNET 220
INTRO TO NETWORK SERVERS: WINDOWS AND LINUX
6 cr.
DNET 221
CISCO CCNA 1: NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS
6 cr.
DNET 222
CISCO CCNA 2: ROUTING PROTOCOLS AND CONCEPTS
6 cr.
DNET 223
CISCO CCNA 3: LAN SWITCHING AND WIRELESS
6 cr.
DNET 224
CISCO CCNA 4: ACCESSING THE WAN
6 cr.
DNET 299
CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE
3 cr.
Program Specialty Area Requirements
Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits in specialty areas. Choose from the following list:
CTEC 121
INTRO TO PROGRAMMING & PROBLEM SOLVING
5 cr.
CTEC 122
HTML FUNDAMENTALS
3 cr.
CTEC 140
INTRODUCTION TO UNIX
5 cr.
CTEC 141
UNIX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
5 cr.
CTEC 210
A+ ESSENTIALS
6 cr.
CTEC 230
INTRODUCTION TO NETWORK SECURITY
5 cr.
DNET 199
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
1-6 cr.
DNET 225
CISCO CCNA SECURITY
6 cr.
DNET 226
VOICE OVER IP
6 cr.
DNET 233
SERVER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE: SERVER+
6 cr.
DNET 234
MICROSOFT ACTIVE DIRECTORY
6 cr.
DNET 235
MICROSOFT NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE
6 cr.
DNET 236
MICROSOFT SERVER ADMINISTRATOR
6 cr.
DNET 242
DATACENTER VIRTUALIZATION TECHNOLOGY
6 cr.
Total Required Credits: 129-134
Program Outcomes
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
  • Implement telecommunications technologies.
  • Demonstrate a functional understanding of network services using Linux and Windows Server.
  • Implement Cisco routing, switching and WAN services.
  • Successfully complete all criteria necessary to pass Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.
  • Apply basic management skills to demonstrate an understanding of business management structure.
General Education Outcomes
  • Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
  • Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
Microsoft Network Technologies (AAT)
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (5 credits required)
ENGL&101
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
5 cr.
or ENGL 135
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
5 cr.
Computational Skills (5 credits required)
MATH&107
MATH IN SOCIETY
5 cr.
or MATH 111
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
5 cr.
Human Relations (5 credits required)
MGMT 100
THE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
5 cr.
Major Area Requirements
BTEC 149
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS ESSENTIALS
3 cr.
DNET 220
INTRO TO NETWORK SERVERS: WINDOWS AND LINUX
6 cr.
DNET 221
CISCO CCNA 1: NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS
6 cr.
DNET 233
SERVER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE: SERVER+
6 cr.
DNET 234
MICROSOFT ACTIVE DIRECTORY
6 cr.
DNET 235
MICROSOFT NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE
6 cr.