Mechatronics information session offered Aug. 30

For Immediate Release
August 25, 2017

 For additional information (media inquiries only):
Hannah Erickson, Communications & Marketing
T: 360-992-2954 E:

 Free session on Aug. 30 for those living in rural areas interested in gaining valuable skills

 VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clark College is offering an information session for its Rural Access Mechatronics Program (RAMP) on Wednesday, August 30 at 6:00 p.m. at Clark College Columbia Tech Center, 18700 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA. These sessions are free and open to the public.

The Rural Access Mechatronics Program (RAMP) is a convenient, flexible training program that prepares students for jobs in modern manufacturing and utility fields, designed specifically for those who live outside the metro area. This in-demand field combines mechanical, electrical, and control-system expertise. 

The two-quarter hybrid (online and in-person) program provides a foundation in Mechatronics fundamentals. It is designed to fit the lives of working adults, with condensed lab time for fewer trips to campus, online lectures, and take-home lab kits. Graduates leave ready to pursue entry-level technician positions or to continue in the Mechatronics program to earn an associate degree.

To learn more about RAMP, visit or call Tyler Bieber at 360-992-2560. The program was made possible by grant NSF-ATE #1565577 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

About Clark College

Located in Vancouver’s Central Park and serving more than 12,000 students per quarter, Clark College is Washington state’s second-largest single-campus, for-credit community college. The college currently offers classes at two satellite locations: one on the Washington State University Vancouver campus and one in the Columbia Tech Center in East Vancouver. Additionally, its Economic & Community Development program is housed in the Columbia Bank building in downtown Vancouver.