Clark College

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With a total annual enrollment of just over 16,000 full and part-time students, Clark Community College in Vancouver, Washington is one of the largest community colleges in the state. The college was founded in 1933 and was originally established as a private junior college that offered two-year programs. Today the college is a public institution that offers two-year associate degrees and adult education courses. Several of Clark’s degree programs are designed for students who intend on transfering to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree, while others (e.g nursing, dental hygiene, welding, etc.) are designed to prepare students to enter the workforce upon graduation.

Clark College’s main campus is just over 100 acres just southwest of Water Works Park in Central Park. The college’s campus is home to several unique buildings and structures including an equatorial sun dial. Another noteworthy feature is the Carillon Chime Tower which as been operating since 1964.

Clark has strategic partnerships and/or articulation agreements with several four-year universities in the region including Washington State University Vancouver, Portland State University, Concordia University and Eastern Washington University (EWU). Through its partnership with EWU, Clark College is able to offers qualifying students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in social work, dental hygiene or technology, as well as a master’s degree in social work–which requires three years to complete.

General Information

Admission Office

1933 Fort Vancouver Way

Vancouver, WA 98663

(360) 992-2107

Fax: (360) 992-2867

Contact: Sheryl Anderson

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1933 Fort Vancouver Way

Vancouver, WA 98663

(360) 992-2000

Total undergrads: 10,606

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,143

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,098


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Online application fee: Free

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Submit application for admissions and statement of intent. GPA requirements vary by program. ASSET required for placement in math and English.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Horticultural Services A
Landscaping A,C
Plant/Nursery Operations C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Customer Service Support C
Executive Assistant A,C
Human Resources Management A
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Office Clerical Services C
Reception C
Retailing A,C
Sales/Selling Skills A,C
Small Business Administration C

Communications Technologies

Desktop Publishing C
Graphic Communications A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Computer Programming – General A,C
Data Entry Applications A,C
Database Management C
Web/Multimedia Management A,C

Construction Trades

Power/Electric Transmission C


Early Childhood Education A,C

Engineering Technologies

CAD/CADD Drafting/Design C
Construction/Building Technologies A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Manufacturing Technologies A
Surveying Technology A,C
Telecommunications A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Hygiene A
EMT Ambulance Attendant C
Emergency Medical Technology A
Medical Administrative Assistance A
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Reception C
Medical Records Technology C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing Assistance C
Pharmacy Assistance C
Phlebotomy C
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Substance Abuse Counseling A,C

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration A

Personal & Culinary Services

Baking/Pastry Arts A,C
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,C
Food Service C

Precision Production Trades

Machine Tool Technology A,C
Welding Technology A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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