Section A: Enrollment, Aid and College Life

Special Instructional Programs and Locations

Transitional Studies

College Academic Preparation (CAP)
360-992-2741

These classes are available for persons sixteen (16) years or older (16- to 18-year-olds must have a high school release). CAP/ABE offers classes in reading, writing, and math. There is a term tuition charge. Classes are held on campus and at other sites in the community.

English as a Second Language
360-992-2741

Classes are for non-native speakers who want to communicate more effectively in English. Classes are held at various times during the day and evening. There is a tuition charge to students each term. Most classes are held on campus, but some are held at community sites.

GED Preparation
360-992-2741

GED preparation classes help prepare students to take all four (4) GED tests. Classes are available morning, afternoon, and evening. (Evening classes are also available at other community sites.) Instruction includes timed practice testing. There is a term tuition charge.

Student Learning Center
360-992-2750

The Student Learning Center provides academic support for ABE/GED and ESL students. Refer to the Tutoring Services section for more information.

Pathways Center
360-992-2747

The Pathways Center supports Transitional Studies students as they transition to either professional/technical education or gainful employment. The center offers computer skills training; technology workshops; help with career and educational planning; and a staff of coaches for one-on-one support. Computers are also available for educational use to increase basic computer skills, basic academic skills, and to gather career and educational information.

Department of Economic & Community Development

360-992-2939

The Department of Economic & Community Development is the region's premier provider of continuing education, offering customized training for local employers and community education programs for individual residents of Southwest Washington. This department is dedicated to building community through community education, mature learning, and professional development, as well as forging partnerships in support of regional economic development.

Customized Learning and Development
360-992-2466

Customized Learning and Development delivers high-quality workforce training, leadership development, and technical and business analysis tools to manufacturing, healthcare, business, nonprofit, and government organizations. Clark's expert team assesses business needs, analyzes human and technical resources available, and builds a customized plan to deliver the training and leadership needed to meet organizations' current objectives and future needs. Customized Learning and Development provides manufacturing, healthcare, business, nonprofit, and government organizations with highly relevant training that directly affects the economy, employment opportunities, and workforce development in Southwest Washington.

Professional Development
360-992-2939

Professional Development offers regularly scheduled classes, workshops, and certification programs for individuals to develop knowledge and skills and increase their productivity and value to employers. A wide range of topics, such as accounting, health care, programming, web design, graphic arts, Microsoft office, and small business, are available to everyone wanting to take that next step. One-day “fast track” learning sessions and flexible online classes are available.

Community Education
360-992-2939

Community Education offers a wide variety of personal enrichment and lifelong learning opportunities to enhance quality of life and encourage the exploration of new interests. Non-credit courses, taught by talented instructors who are experts in their field, are offered for persons of all ages. New classes are offered each term, including topics such as world language, recreation and wellness, healthy living, and home and gardening. The cooking school in the kitchen classroom at Columbia Tech Center campus offers demonstration and hands-on courses that educate about nutrition and world culture while building student skills. All Community Education courses reflect a commitment to building community and sustainability.

Mature Learning
360-992-2239

Mature Learning is an educational and cultural enrichment program for persons fifty-five (55) years of age and older. The program provides an opportunity to learn in a relaxed atmosphere with no tests, grades, or homework. A wide variety of courses is offered including fitness, art, writing, computers, sciences, history, creative writing, health, humanities, and more. Most classes meet two hours a week, either on the main Clark College campus, at Columbia Tech Center, at the Corporate Education location in downtown Vancouver, or at other locations in the community. Mature Learning also provides travel and excursions to places of cultural, scientific, and natural interest.

Workforce Education

360-992-2780

Mature Learning is an educational and cultural enrichment program for persons fifty-five (55) years of age and older. The program provides an opportunity to learn in a relaxed atmosphere with no tests, grades, or homework. A wide variety of courses is offered including fitness, art, writing, computers, sciences, history, creative writing, health, humanities, and more. Most classes meet two hours a week, either on the main Clark College campus, at Columbia Tech Center campus, at the Corporate Education location in downtown Vancouver, or at other locations in the community. Mature Learning also provides travel and excursions to places of cultural, scientific, and natural interest.