Chemeketa Community College
Chemeketa Community College is a community college located in the unincorporated community of Hayesville, near Salem, United States, with a campus in McMinnville and education centers in Dallas and Woodburn, the Northwest Wine Studies Center in Eola. Chemeketa serves nearly 30,000 students each year in a district that covers 2,600 square miles in Marion, most of Yamhill, part of Linn counties. Chemeketa's history began in 1952, when the Salem School District started the Salem Technical-Vocational School to provide training for the unemployed. Two programs and Electronics, were offered and were occupied in the school at the corner of 3rd and Gerth St. NW. In 1957, student records were lost in a fire at the district office. In 1969 the college district was formed, a competition was held to name the new college; the winning entry came from dental assisting student Susan Blum, who wrote in her submission that the term "Chemeketa" means "a peaceful gathering place" in the language of the Kalapuya tribe.
In December 1969, the Board of Education approved the name Chemeketa Community College. Property was purchased off Lancaster Street and the current Building 22 was the first official building. In addition to the campuses and centers listed above, the college's Center for Business and Industry in downtown Salem houses the Small Business Development Center and operates classes and programs benefiting area businesses; the college operates the Northwest Wine Studies Center which includes a working vineyard and houses its winemaking and vineyard management programs. This program was the first of its kind in Oregon. Chemeketa offers Associate of Applied Science degrees and certificates in more than 40 professional-technical programs, as well as an Associate of Arts—Oregon Transfer and a General Education degree. Chemeketa Community College is well known for its nursing, fire science and electronics programs. Grayson Boucher, better known by his nickname "The Professor", professional streetball basketball player Rick Adelman, from 1977 through to 1983, Adelman coached at Chemeketa Community College List of colleges and universities in Oregon Chemeketa Community College
The Olympic Peninsula is the large arm of land in western Washington that lies across Puget Sound from Seattle, contains Olympic National Park. It is bounded on the west by the Pacific Ocean, the north by the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the east by Hood Canal. Cape Alava, the westernmost point in the contiguous United States, Cape Flattery, the northwesternmost point, are on the peninsula. Comprising about 3600 square miles, the Olympic Peninsula contained many of the last unexplored places in the Contiguous United States, it remained unmapped until Arthur Dodwell and Theodore Rixon mapped most of its topography and timber resources between 1898 and 1900. The Olympic Peninsula is home to temperate rain forests, including the Hoh, Queets Rain Forest, Quinault. Rain forest vegetation is concentrated in the western part of the peninsula, as the interior mountains create a rain shadow effect in areas to the northeast, resulting in a much drier climate in those locales; the Olympic mountain range sits in the center of the Olympic Peninsula.
This range is the second largest in Washington State. Its highest peak is Mt. Olympus. Major salmon-bearing rivers on the Olympic Peninsula include, clockwise from the southwest: the Humptulips, the Quinault, the Queets, the Quillayute, the Sol Duc, the Lyre, the Elwha, the Dungeness, the Dosewallips, the Hamma Hamma, the Skokomish, the Wynoochee River. Natural lakes on the peninsula including, Lake Crescent, Lake Ozette, Lake Sutherland, Lake Quinault, Lake Pleasant. Two dammed rivers form the reservoirs of Wynoochee Lake; the peninsula contains many state and national parks, including Anderson Lake, Dosewallips, Fort Flagler, Fort Worden, Lake Cushman, Mystery Bay, Old Fort Townsend, Sequim Bay, Shine Tidelands, Triton Cove state parks. Within the Olympic National Forest, there are five designated wilderness areas: The Brothers, Colonel Bob, Mt. Skokomish, Wonder Mountain. Just off the west coast is the Washington Islands Wilderness. A major effort called the Wild Olympics campaign is under way to protect additional wilderness areas on the Olympic National Peninsula, protect salmon streams under the Wild and Scenic River Act and provide a means for Olympic National Park to offer to buy land adjacent to the Park from willing sellers.
Clallam and Jefferson Counties, as well as the northern parts of Grays Harbor and Mason Counties, are on the peninsula. The Kitsap Peninsula, bounded by the Hood Canal and the Puget Sound, is an separate peninsula and is not connected to the Olympic Peninsula. From Olympia, the state capital, U. S. Route 101 runs along the Olympic Peninsula's eastern and western shorelines. Most of the peninsula has Cfb under the Köppen climate classification. Most populated areas, have a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, or Csb; the Olympic Peninsula is represented in the U. S. House of Representatives by Derek Kilmer. Port Angeles Aberdeen Hoquiam Ocean Shores Port Townsend Sequim Olympic Peninsula travel guide from Wikivoyage Olympic National Park University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections – The Pacific Northwest Olympic Peninsula Community Museum A web-based museum showcasing aspects of the rich history and culture of Washington State's Olympic Peninsula communities. Features cultural exhibits, curriculum packets and a searchable archive of over 12,000 items that includes historical photographs, audio recordings, maps, diaries and other documents.
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Clark College is a public college located in Vancouver, just north of Portland, Oregon. The college's main campus is on 101 acres in Vancouver's Central Park; the college was established in 1933 as a private, two-year, junior college. The college became a public institution in 1958, has about 14,000 students; the college is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The college, which celebrated its 75th anniversary on October 1, 2008, was founded as a private, two-year, junior college in 1933. Known as Vancouver Junior College, the college was located at the old Hidden House at 100 W 13th Street in downtown Vancouver from 1933-1937, moving several times within the city; the main campus was part of the Vancouver Barracks, which extended from Fourth Plain to the Columbia River but were ceded by the U. S. Army to the city to become Central Park; the college first received state support in 1941, being supervised by the State Board of Education in 1946 with the Vancouver School Board serving as its policy-making body until it was reorganized as a public institution in 1958 and incorporated into the statewide community college system in 1967.
In 2014 the college established its first 4-year program, a baccalaureate in the medical field, became recognized as a 4-year college. In 1951, the Applied Arts Center became its first building at the current location, when the college first offered evening classes. After the Kaiser Shipyards boom of World War II, Clark College grew to meet the educational needs of the expanded population, the 1944 Serviceman's Readjustment Act and the baby boom; the school is headed by President Bob Knight, a former commander of the Vancouver Barracks and graduate of West Point who holds an Executive MBA from Golden Gate University. Clark's Board of Trustees is led by Jada Rupley. Clark College's mascot is a Galapagon penguin named Oswald, he appears at many college events and is acknowledged through the college's Healthy Penguin Nation and Sustainable Penguin Nation initiatives. The college's main campus sits on a 101-acre site in Vancouver's Central Park, southwest of Water Works Park and north of Hudson's Bay High School.
The college's carillon Chime Tower was designed by Richard Stensrude, begun in 1964, incorporates materials from the local Hidden Brick Company and the nearby Alcoa plant. The main campus has expanded from the southeast northward and other structures include an equatorial bow-style sun dial near the science buildings; as part of the college's 75th anniversary celebration, the sundial was refurbished to provide more accurate time. A new STEM building was completed in the summer of 2016 on the western edge of the main campus, at a cost of $39 million. In September 2009, the college opened a satellite campus in east Vancouver; the new campus cost $29.5 million, $500,000 under the original budget estimates. The campus is certified gold by the Leadership in Environmental Design; the college's first satellite campus opened in the Salmon Creek neighborhood, is operated in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver. In addition to providing a variety of associate degrees, general adult education and preparation for four-year university degrees, Clark College has programs in nursing, dental hygiene and industrial arts such as welding and auto maintenance.
In 2009, fall enrollment reached a record. High levels of enrollment have continued throughout the 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12 academic years. Clark has more than 1,800 making it the largest program in the state. In 2011, 1,500 students graduated from Clark with professional certification. Clark College at Washington State University Vancouver is home to the college's nursing program as well as general education classes. Classes in adult basic education and English as a Second Language are available through the college's Transitional Studies program. Clark College at Columbia Tech Center opened in fall 2009, offering general education classes and technical training, basic skills classes, workforce development and personal enrichment courses; the college has partnerships with Concordia University, Portland State University and the Vancouver branch campus of Washington State University. In addition, Eastern Washington University offers bachelor's degrees in technology, dental hygiene and social work at Clark College.
EWU offers a three-year, two-night per week master's degree in social work program at Clark College. Athletic programs at Clark College include men's and women's basketball, coed cross country, men's and women's soccer, coed track, women's softball, women's volleyball and intercollegiate baseball. Clark College is a member of the Northwest Athletic Conference. In January 2012, Clark College established a Hall of Fame to honor students' athletic achievements. Al Bauer - former Washington State legislator Sam Elliott - actor Treva Throneberry Mike Gaechter - NFL player, Dallas Cowboys Jess Hartley - novelist and Role playing game developer Denis Hayes - environmental activist, coordinator of the first Earth Day. Ron Larson - mathematician, author Tim Leavitt - politician, former mayor of Vancouver Randy Myers - baseball pitcher, Cincinnati Reds Bill Swain - NFL player Official website
Everett Community College
Everett Community College is a community college in Everett, Washington, in the Seattle metropolitan area. EvCC educates more than 19,000 students every year at locations throughout Snohomish County, Washington with most students and faculty at the main campus in Everett. Everett Junior College was founded in 1941, with the college's first students taking classes at a converted elementary school. In 1957, construction began on a new college campus in north Everett; the campus, which included seven buildings, opened in 1958. The college's name changed to Everett Community College in 1967 to conform with the Washington State Community College Act. Everett Community College's north Everett campus is located at 2000 Tower St. in Everett on 46 acres near the Legion Memorial Park Golf Course. The campus includes 20 buildings, many of them named after the peaks of the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. In the past 10 years, EvCC has completed more than $150 million of new construction: 2007: Whitehorse Hall opens.
The 88,000-square-foot building is home to the college's physical sciences, visual arts, journalism programs. 2009: Gray Wolf Hall opens. The 77,000-square-foot building has EvCC's humanities, social sciences, communications programs. 2011: Walt Price Student Fitness Center opens. The 49,000-square-foot building replaced the college's 1958 gym. In 2015, EvCC named the building in honor of coach Walt Price. 2013: Liberty Hall opens. The three-story, 72,000-square-foot building is located on north Broadway next to the college's fitness center, it is home to the college's nursing, medical assisting and phlebotomy programs and other health sciences training, plus EvCC's criminal justice, fire science, EMT programs. 2014: Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center opens. AMTEC educates students in six programs - mechatronics, precision machining and fabrication, engineering technician and pre-employment; the center teaches students about the manufacturing process from start to finish as they complete interdisciplinary projects like creating unmanned aerial vehicles, rockets and paddle boards.
AMTEC expanded in 2015. 2016: Mountain View Hall opens. The college's first student housing building has 120 furnished private rooms with their own bathrooms and shared kitchen space. All units in both buildings are furnished. Rent includes all wireless internet. Mountain View was constructed by Snohomish-based real estate developer Koz Development, Inc. 2017: Cedar Hall opens. The college's second student housing building includes 132 beds in furnished studio, three bedroom, four-bedroom apartments with living rooms and kitchens. Rent includes all wireless internet. In addition to the college's main campus in north Everett, EvCC offers classes at its East County Campus in Monroe, Aviation Maintenance Technical School at Paine Field, Corporate & Continuing Education Center in south Everett, School of Cosmetology in Marysville, at several other locations in north and east Snohomish County. EvCC is one of 34 community and technical colleges governed by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges.
The college is administered by a five-member board of trustees appointed by Washington state's governor. EvCC's president is Dr. David Beyer. In 2016-17 the college educated 19,673 students. EvCC students range in age from 12 to 85 with the largest number of students between 18 and 21 years of age. Students come to EvCC to affordably start their four-year degrees, earn certificates, train for new jobs, experience hands-on training in professional and technical programs, learn English, develop basic skills, finish high school, train for a promotion, or to learn just for fun; the college offers programs. Associate degrees are available in Arts and Sciences, Business, Applied Science, Technical Arts, Fine Arts, General Studies. Certificates of completion are awarded in more than 30 technical and career fields. Students can enroll in Transitional Studies classes to improve their basic skills, upgrade job skills, prepare for college-level classes, learn to speak English, complete high school, earn a GED.
EvCC offers professional development and career training options through its Corporate & Continuing Education Center. Courses can be delivered on-site throughout Snohomish County and the Northwest; the college is the home of the Everett University Center, which offers master's and bachelor's degrees. The center is managed by Washington State University Everett; the center offers programs from WSU, Western Washington University, University of Washington Bothell, Eastern Washington University, Central Washington University, The Evergreen State College. In addition to traditional classroom courses, EvCC offers courses that can be taken online through the CANVAS learning platform. Everett Community College has 11 athletic teams including baseball, basketball, cross country and field, volleyball. All teams use the school colors of white; the college's mascot, the Trojan, was selected by students in 1941. Everett Community College teams compete in the Northwest Athletic Conference. Rick Anderson, Major League Baseball former player and current pitching coach Earl Averill Jr. - MLB player with the Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, an original member of the Los Angeles Angels.
Clackamas Community College
Clackamas Community College is a community college located in Oregon City, United States. Founded in 1966, it is one of the largest community colleges in the state of Oregon. Clackamas Community College offers courses at three campuses: the central campus in Oregon City, Harmony Community Campus in Clackamas, the Wilsonville campus. Extension sites are located in the towns of Canby and Molalla, where CCC offers English as a Second Language, GED in Spanish, computer science and community education classes. CCC is the only college to offer an urban agriculture certificate in the state of Oregon. Clackamas Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Universities. Programs at Clackamas Community College are approved for the education of veterans. CCC provides programs and courses in academic transfer and technical education, workforce development, business training and development, literacy/basic skills, community education. In 2009–10, CCC served more than 38,000 students and had 8,900 FTE.
Clackamas Community College opened in 1966 with 693 part-time students taking classes at Gladstone High School. Two years ground was broken for Clairmont Building on the Oregon City Campus – CCC's first permanent home; the college has expanded in the years since, is now a network of three campuses serving a student body of more than 25,000 students, with more than 1,300 classes taught each term. Clackamas Community College's main campus is located in historic Oregon City, located off of Interstate-205, Highway 213 and Beavercreek Road; the 165-acre CCC Oregon City campus features 17 buildings, including the award-winning Niemeyer Center for Communication Arts, Roger Rook Hall and Art Center, as well as the athletic fields and facilities supporting CCC's sports programs. The Harmony Community Campus offers courses to train students for jobs in the healthcare field; the college's newest building not only houses the college's center for health education, it offers a variety of student services and programs including courses toward an Oregon transfer degree.
The Harmony Community Campus is centrally located in North Clackamas, close to the Clackamas Town Center and the Green Line light rail. The Harmony Community Campus is home to: The Small Business Development Center Drivers Education Academic pathway programs including the Portland State University Evening/Weekend Business Degree Program. OIT building: Seasoned Adult Enrichment Program, GED, instructional courses CCC's Wilsonville campus, located just off I-5, offers programs to prepare career-seekers for jobs in the utility and energy management industry and serves as a utility training center for employees of area utilities including Portland General Electric and PacifiCorp. CCC general education courses are offered, in the evenings and on weekends throughout the year, for various degrees including the Oregon AAOT Transfer degree; the Wilsonville campus broke ground in 1991. It is located at 29353 Town Center Loop East in Wilsonville. Clackamas Community College competes in the Northwest Athletic Conference as the Cougars.
CCC offers 11 competitive college sports including men's baseball, women's softball and women's basketball, cross country, women's volleyball, women's soccer and wrestling. Craig Lesley – Regional author Fariborz Maseeh – Engineer, Philanthropist Brian Abshire – Olympics competitor in Steeplechase Ron Jones – Hollywood composer Matt Lindland – Olympics Silver medalist in wrestling, retired Mixed Martial Artist, former Oregon politician Jeff Ogden – former NFL player Haggart Observatory List of Oregon community colleges Clackamas Community College official site
Big Bend Community College
Big Bend Community College is a community college in Moses Lake, Washington. Big Bend Community College was authorized by the Washington State Board of Education in 1961. Beginning fall quarter 1962 BBCC held its first regular classes at night in Moses Lake High School; the college opened classes in a new facility located a short distance southeast of the city of Moses Lake fall quarter 1963. In 1966, BBCC acquired a 159-acre tract of land on the former Larson Air Force Base, which became the permanent college campus for all programs in 1975; the Washington State Legislature's Community College Act of 1967 designated BBCC as District 18 of the state community college system. The 4,600-square-mile district includes Grant and Adams counties and the Odessa School district in Lincoln County. Big Bend Community College's main campus is centrally located in the Columbia Basin of Washington state; the campus includes 25 buildings to facilitate more than 43 academic program areas. Big Bend Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Universities.
Its transfer credits are accepted by other accredited colleges. Big Bend Community College competes in the Northwest Athletic Conference as the Vikings, fielding men's teams for baseball and wrestling. Women's teams for softball, basketball and wrestling. Dormitories are available for students to rent on a quarterly basis. Official website