The Weekend Degree Program is
The Next Step at Clark College
Clark's Weekend Degree Program: Flexible learning for serious adult learners
- blends traditional classroom and online instruction
- classroom meetings occur Friday evenings or Saturday days
- meets in the classroom as little as one weekend per month
- meets eligibility for financial aid
Weekend Degree Curriculum
The Weekend Degree is designed for students interested in earning an Associate of
Arts degree in a flexible learning environment. Completion of the program prepares
students for transfer to most bachelor degree programs at public four-year institutions
in Washington and Oregon.
How Do Weekend Degree Classes Work?
The classes are taught in a hybrid format
. The majority of class will be spent in an online learning environment, however,
designated meetings in a traditional classroom setting are scheduled either Friday
night or Saturday during the day at least once a month/three times per quarter. These
meetings are mandatory and missing them can adversely affect your grade.
What Degree can I get in the Weekend Degree Program?
Weekend Degree classes lead to the Associate of Arts General Transfer DTA degree.
Currently, not all classes required for this degree are available in the Weekend Degree
format. You can supplement with fully online, hybrid, or face-to-face classes to complete
The majority of the coursework for the Weekend Degree Program is completed in an online
environment. To be most successful in this program, it is recommended you have the
- Access to a reliable computer with high speed or DSL Internet connectivity. Specific
technical requirements for online courses can be found on the Technical Requirements page.
- Basic computer skills including: keyboarding, Internet, email, and word-processing
If you need to purchase a computer you have the option to make your purchase through
the Clark College Bookstore
. However, you are not required to purchase your computer through Clark College to
participate in the Weekend Degree Program.
Do I need to apply to the Weekend Degree Program?
As of Spring 2015, applications are no longer needed to take Weekend Degree classes. You may register for these classes as you
would any other Clark College class.
When do Weekend Degree Program classes start?
Weekend Degree classes follow the same academic calendar
as all other Clark College classes. Classes begin online
the first day of the quarter.
Who do I contact for question/advising/support for the Weekend Degree Program?
The eLearning Department provides advising and support for the Weekend Degree Program.
You may call at 360-992-2654, email at eLearning@clark.edu,
or visit us in LIB 124 (in the Breezeway between Gaiser and the Library).
How do I receive Financial Aid for Weekend Degree Courses?
Please contact the Financial Aid
office to determine your eligibility and to apply for financial aid. Ask about grants,
scholarships, loans, and student employment opportunities.