Clark College programs return to campus

Basic-ed classes for those not college-ready had been held off site

By Susan Parrish, Columbian Education Reporter



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Clark College will welcome basic education students back to its main campus when the winter quarter begins on Jan. 7.

In the past, those programs were offered at Town Plaza in the Vancouver Heights. The college has closed its Town Plaza location and now will house the programs in the “T” Building on the west side of Fort Vancouver Way. Classes will be offered in the space which formerly held Clark’s Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) department, which has been relocated in the West Coast Bank Building downtown at 500 Broadway.

The Pathways and WorkFirst Services programs also will open at the T Building on Jan. 7.

“This move will give our students more access to college resources and new pathways to success,” said Larry Ruddell, Clark College director of basic education.

Basic education offerings target students who are not prepared to do college-level work. The department’s offerings include GED programs and classes for people from whom English is a second language.

Nearly 1,400 students took basic education classes at Clark College during fall quarter. New basic education students should check in at the Welcome Center in the Penguin Union Building or call 360-992-2741. The department’s web page is at