Program Requirements and Recommendations
Selection into the program is limited and based on the following factors:
- Eligibility for entry into ENGL& 101-English Composition I (5 credits)
- Eligibility for entry into MATH& 107-Math in Society (5 credits) or current enrollment in MATH 089/090 or higher. In a tiebreaker situation, priority acceptance given to those with college level Math eligibility.
- Submission date of all program application materials. See the application for priority submission dates. Applications and/or supporting application materials received after these dates considered on a space available basis.
- An individual’s application will not be reviewed for selection until his/her application file is complete. If materials are not submitted at the same time, the date used for selection will be based on the date that the final document needed to complete the application file is received.
Much of the coursework for the Weekend Degree Program is completed in an online environment. As such, you will need to have access to a computer. To be most successful in this program, it is recommended you have the following:
- Access to a reliable computer with high speed or DSL Internet connectivity. Specific technical requirements for online courses can be found at www.clark.edu/elearning.
- Basic computer skills, including: keyboarding, Internet, email, and word processing.
We encourage you to take the SmarterMeasure tech readiness assessment. This assessment will take about 45 minutes to complete and will help you determine whether or not online or hybrid courses would be a good fit for you. More information can be found at: www.clark.edu/elearning/self_assess.php.
If you need to build your computer skills before applying/entering the Weekend Degree Program, Clark College offers several courses that can help you. Most of these courses are taught on a quarterly basis. Suggested courses are listed below.
BTEC 100 – Keyboarding 1-3 credits: This is a class recommended for anyone with little to no computer experience, as well as little to no keyboarding skills.
BTEC 105 – Beginning Computer Fundamentals 3 credits: This class is recommended for anyone with little to no computer experience.
BTEC 150 – Computer Business Applications 5 credits: This class is recommended for those with a little experience with computers but need to expand their knowledge to become more comfortable.
BTEC 149 – Computer Application Essentials 3 credits: This is recommended for those with a little experience with computers that need to expand their knowledge to become more comfortable with computers, as well as familiar with the frequently used software programs.
What if I have transfer credits? Coursework completed at another regionally accredited institution may meet selection eligibility requirements or degree completion requirements. An evaluation of previous coursework will be done after all application materials are received, including copies of official transcripts. Course equivalencies are authorized by the academic department and are considered official for purposes of meeting selection and degree completion requirements of the Weekend Degree Program. Coursework completed at an institution that does not hold regional accreditation will not be recognized by Clark College and cannot be used to meet eligibility or degree completion requirements. If you are uncertain if your previous institution holds regional accreditation, please contact the Welcome Center at (360) 699-6398 or email@example.com.