Professional Technical Day

Professional Technical Programs

Thursday, February 27, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Gaiser Hall Student Center (Clark College Main Campus)


Professional Technical Day is aimed at high school students interested in:

Students can look forward to hands-on workshops with Clark College faculty, college and career insights, and an optional tour of the campus after the event. 

Educators and chaperones can look forward to continental breakfast, coffee, networking, and the opportunity to join any of the Professional Technical sessions. No registration required for chaperones and counselors.


Past Participating Programs (2020 program sessions will be announced shortly):

  • Automotive Technology - Our Dealer Ready Automotive Technology programs pair students with local dealerships for paid internships to gain the skills and aptitude to become professional technicians. During this session, students will learn about automotive industry jobs, program outcomes, explore our 14,000 square foot facility, and find out how they can prepare for the program now!

  • Business Administration - Business Administration incorporates the ability to manage administrative operations for small to large businesses. Students in the program have the option to specialize in accounting, marketing, small business management, and supervisory management. During this session, students will learn about program requirements and content, hear about career opportunities, and ask questions of program faculty.

  • Child & Family Studies - Early childhood education fosters the development of social, intellectual, and emotional abilities in young children. Early Childhood educators work together with children and their families to model behavior that nurtures a child's long-term educational success. Come hear about our program and explore the Child & Family Studies facility!

  • Cuisine & Professional Baking - Whether you aspire to be an executive chef, a catering manager, a restaurant manager or open your own food-related small business, the Clark College Cuisine program will prepare you for a range of career opportunities. During this session, students will receive a special tour of our new state-of-the-art facility lead by program faculty!

  • Diesel Technology - Diesel Technology involves the diagnoses, modification, and repair of diesel engines for a range of transportation industries. Students learn to work on brake systems, drive trains, electric and electronic circuits, hydraulic systems, and diesel engines. During this session, students will hear from program faculty and receive a tour of the Diesel program facility.

  • Digital Media Arts - The Clark College Digital Media Arts program is a technical degree that combines visual communication skills with computer technology to share ideas and information in traditional, digital, print, and web formats. In this program, students collaborate on real-world client projects for local nonprofits and small business, putting their skills to use while building a portfolio. Come learn about the program from faculty members!

  • Dental Hygiene - The Clark College Dental Hygiene program provides classroom and clinical experiences that prepare students for the national board exam and various clinical licensing exams. During this session, students will hear from program advisors about the career, degree requirements, and how to apply!

  • Computer Science & Engineering - The Clark College Engineering and Computer Science department has one of the largest and most affordable transfer programs in Washington. Clark's program offers students hands-on projects each term where they apply theory to real-world scenarios. Engineering students can specialize in: Aeronautical/Aerospace, Bioengineering, Biomedical, Chemical/Pulp & Paper, Civil. Computer, Electrical/Electronics, Environmental, Forestry, Manufacturing/Industrial, Marine, Materials, Mechanical, and Software. Learn about career and program options during this session!

  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program hosted by Northwest Regional Training Center - Emergency Medical Technicians administer health services, life saving treatment, and respond to medical emergencies. This is a great program for students with an interest in pre-hospital emergency care!

  • Mechatronics - Mechatronics deals with the integration of mechanical and electronic components managed by a control system. In the program, students learn skills to troubleshoot, maintain, and repair mechanical equipment controlled by electrical, electronic, and computer systems. Learn about this growing field from faculty during this session!

  • Network Technology - Network Technology involves the use of data systems to manage and deliver digital resources over a computer network. A variety of industries use computer hardware and system software that maintains a network creating a need for network technology specialist. Learn more about this career at Professional Technical Day!

  • Nursing - Registered Nurses (RNs) practice in a variety of settings; hospitals, clinics, emergency centers, long-term care, rehabilitation facilities, schools, correctional facilities, home health care, and more. Clark's RN program is highly regarded and has a competitive entry process. Attend this session to learn more about the program and how to apply!

  • Pharmacy Technician - Pharmacy Technicians assist and support licensed pharmacists to prepare prescription medications, provide customer services and perform administrative duties within a pharmacy setting. Learn more about the job and program!

  • Surveying & Geomatics - Surveying and Geomatics involves the accurate assessment, measuring, and plotting of land and water boundaries for development projects that include buildings, roads, and bridges. Interested in a career in Surveying & Geomatics? Register for this session!

  • Welding Technology - Welding Technology combines the technical knowledge and artistry of joining metals. Learn to weld in a variety of formats on traditional and high-tech equipment which prepares students for a career in welding and fabrication industries. Check out our welding facility and learn more about the program during this session!


Event Agenda

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Arrival and Check In

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
Welcome & Overview

10:00 – 10:50 a.m.
Session #1

11:00– 11:50 a.m.
Session #2

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Campus Tour (optional)

For more information, contact:

Abby Thompson
Admissions Recruiter - Entry Services
(360) 992-2536