Baby it’s cold outside as winter quarter begins
January 7 was a blustery and busy day at Clark College as new and returning students began the winter quarter.
More than 13,445 students were enrolled at Clark, down seven percent from the 14,885 students enrolled at the beginning of winter 201
The enrollment decrease was not across the board, however. The college’s Running Start program saw a 14 percent increase, up 1,778 students from 1,666 in winter 2012. Running Start is a state-funded, tuition-free college education program at Clark for local high school students.
The number of students participating in eLearning courses also rose by seven percent. Moreover, the main campus on Fort Vancouver Way saw many new faces, as the programs formerly housed at Town Plaza, including English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education and GED programs, moved into a refurbished location known as the T Building.
Clark’s Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) moved to a new facility in the West Coast Bank Building in the heart of downtown Vancouver. This move makes CCE more accessible to the local business community, which depends on CCE to provide expert training in technical fields. CCE continues to also provide life-enhancing classes like cooking and yoga at its downtown facility and at Clark College at Columbia Tech Center.