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Clark College. Welcomes new Running Start students. RUNNING START HANDBOOK . You can access the RS handbook & college catalog online by going to the RS website www.clark.edu/runningstart Bring photo ID & the signed copy of RS agreement when you turn in your forecast form. DEADLINES.

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clark college

Clark College

Welcomes new Running Start students

running start handbook

RUNNING START HANDBOOK

You can access the RS handbook & college catalog online by going to the RS website

www.clark.edu/runningstart

Bring photo ID & the signed copy of RS agreement when you turn in your forecast form

deadlines
DEADLINES
  • Contact us in advance if there is a problem, or if you move or change high schools
  • Running Start Student Handbook lists approximate dates for 2009-2010
clark college catalog
CLARK COLLEGE CATALOG
  • 2008-10 catalog online
  • www.clark.edu/runningstart
    • Select catalog link
  • Catalog provides all course descriptions
  • Su, F, W, Sp designations/quarter offerings
  • Catalog is subject to changes and edits
running start office
RUNNING START OFFICE
  • Help with advising & class information
  • Furnish transfer & degree information
  • Explain policies & procedures
  • Suggest campus resources
  • Answer questions
  • Located in Gaiser Hall, room 216
who s responsible
WHO’S RESPONSIBLE?

THE STUDENT

  • Meets deadlines
  • Reads and understands the catalog and handbook
  • Seeks help from instructors and Running Start advisor
  • Pays any fees before deadline

THE HIGH SCHOOL

  • Explains equivalencies to meet high school graduation requirements
  • Explains core pattern requirements for university entrance
  • Completes forecast form with student

THE COLLEGE

  • Tests student
  • Provides Clark College advising/registration assistance
  • Sends grades to high school
parents should know
PARENTS SHOULD KNOW
  • They do not have access to student records
  • This is a college and is an adult environment
  • No special allowances are made because of the student’s age
  • Instructors aren’t required to monitor attendance
  • Parents should NOT contact faculty
review
REVIEW
  • STEP ONE: forecast
  • STEP TWO: register online
  • STEP THREE: pay fees
step 1 forecasting
STEP 1: FORECASTING
  • See high school counselor to obtain & complete a forecast form for Spring
  • Item numbers should start with 6 or 7
  • Forecast forms (signed by counselor) due at Clark no later than Wednesday, February 10by 4:00p.m.
  • Photo ID is required
  • Don’t wait until deadline
  • Running Start Office, Gaiser Hall, room 216
  • Columbia Tech Center, Feb. 9 and 10, 1 to 5p.m.
step 2 registration
STEP 2: REGISTRATION
  • New spring students register online beginning March 5.
  • Maximum 15 credits first quarter
  • You may not get your first choice of class or time
  • Have a back-up plan and enroll in classes that are open
online registration
ONLINE REGISTRATION
  • Starting at 5:30a.m. on March 5
  • Registration PIN = Most students will use the D.O.B first quarter
  • Example: 052592 = Reg. PIN
    • Reg. PIN # will be verified when you turn in your forecast form-they may vary
  • If system is busy, continue to try
  • Registration issues? Running Start employees will be available at 7a.m. to answer questions
step 3 fees
STEP 3: FEES
  • Running Start pays for your tuition, not fees or textbooks. Class fees and textbooks are the student’s responsibility
  • Check your “Student Schedule” to determine fees
  • Pay fees at Cashier Office or online before the deadline
  • $6.75 per credit charge plus class fees
fee waiver
FEE WAIVER
  • A student will be considered eligible for a fee waiver if the student is qualified to receive free or reduced-price lunch at their high school
  • The student must bring documentation to the Running Start Office before the first day of the quarter to receive a fee waiver for that quarter
  • Not all fees can be waived
pin numbers
PIN NUMBERS
  • Photo ID is required when requesting a PIN number or a SID number
  • We cannot disclose PIN numbers or SID numbers over the phone or by email
    • SID (student ID #)
    • Global Pin
    • Registration Pin (assigned quarterly)
choosing classes
CHOOSING CLASSES
  • Start cautiously - read course description
  • Courses must be numbered 100 or higher
  • “&” sign is not an error, but indicates a course which has a common course number at all WA community colleges
  • Note fees, labs & conferences
  • Note prerequisites (AP scores?)
  • Take foreign language test
  • Courses at WSUV (CCW), CTC or online (ARR)
  • High school semester vs. Clark Quarter
psychology sociology
PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY
  • New prerequisites for: PSYC& 100 and SOC& 101
  • Must have a Reading score of 85 or 2.0 Clark GPA
summer quarter
SUMMER QUARTER
  • Not covered by RS; you pay tuition, books & fees
  • You are responsible for sending summer grades to your high school
transportation
TRANSPORTATION
  • KEEP IN MIND:
    • TRAVEL TIME
    • PARKING
    • CTC AND CCW LOCATIONS
eligible for math only
ELIGIBLE FOR MATH ONLY?
  • Refer to Math descriptions in handbook
  • Choose Math class based on your major
  • Courses with Math prerequisites include

some (but not all):

Chemistry, Engineering, Physics

  • Not Art, not PE, etc
  • Can retest on Writing & Reading
the faculty perspective
THE FACULTY PERSPECTIVE
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CLASS HOURS

A class hour is normally 50 minutes long

Classes begin on the hour and

end at 10 minutes to the hour

9:00 - 9:50 am

slide22

HOW MUCH TIME IS IT?

For every hour spent in class a student should spend two hours outside of class studying, doing research, writing papers, etc.

For example:

A student taking 12 credits will usually spend 12 hours in class per week and should allow about 24 additional hours each week for homework.

credit ratio
CREDIT RATIO:
  • 5 COLLEGE CREDITS = 1 H.S. CREDIT
  • 4 “ “ = 0.8
  • 3 “ “ = 0.6
  • 2 “ “ = 0.4
  • 1 “ “ = 0.2
  • You will substitute Clark classes for classes at your high school, approved by your high school counselor
  • Content requirements may vary
types of degrees
TYPES OF DEGREES
  • See degree info on web page
  • Applied/ technical-professional
    • Vocational training/job ready
    • Not considered a transfer degree
  • AA or AS - transfer
    • Transfer agreement
    • Freshman and sophomore level

CLARK

COLLEGE

aa degree
AA DEGREE
  • 10 credits Communications (Writing)
  • 2 credits Health
  • 1 credit PE
  • 5 credits college-level math
  • 15 credits Humanities
  • 15 credits Social Science
  • 15 credits Science
  • 27 credits Electives
  • TOTAL 90 CREDITS
a a degree students
A.A. DEGREE STUDENTS
  • Should schedule first quarter classes based on HS requirements
  • Make an appointment to meet with a RS advisor no earlier than after your first quarter
  • Should apply to more than one university
  • Should prepare for their specific major
  • Should still take the ACT or SAT test
  • Generally will have to declare a major within one quarter at the university
  • Generally will be expected to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in two more years
health occupations
HEALTH OCCUPATIONS
  • Pharmacy Tech
  • Nursing (RN)
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Phlebotomy
  • EMT
  • Medical Radiography
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DEGREES & CERTIFICATES…

WHAT IF I’M NOT SURE?

Register for a

career exploration class

Visit the Career Center to get the latest information about careers

Talk with faculty & advisors about programs

you might be interested in

Talk with employers about what kind of skills & education they want you to have

career center
CAREER CENTER
  • MULTI-MEDIA RESOURCES
  • VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENT
  • CAREER RESEARCH & EXPLORATION
  • CAREER COUNSELING
parking
PARKING
  • NOT
    • FOR STUDENTS
    • FRESHMEN/SOPH
    • FULL SIZED
  • FACULTY STAFF
  • $$$$$$$ TICKET

FS

security
SECURITY
  • CAMPUS ESCORT
  • CAMPUS SAFETY
  • CRIME PREVENTION
  • CRIME REPORTS
  • MOTORIST ASSISTANCE
  • PARKING & TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT
  • CLARK ID CARDS/BUS PASS
c tran bus pass
C-TRAN BUS PASS
  • Purchase Clark Student ID card ($3 per quarter) at Bookstore
  • Optional: Pay additional $12 per quarter for bus pass
  • Have photo taken at Security
fitness center
FITNESS CENTER
  • $15 PER QUARTER FOR STUDENTS WITH ASCC CARD
  • WEIGHTS
  • MACHINES
  • TRAINER
health services
HEALTH SERVICES
  • Prescriptions
  • Exams & information
  • Relaxation room
  • Referrals
  • Drug & alcohol counseling
  • Mental health
  • Immunizations
dental clinic
DENTAL CLINIC
  • LOW COST
  • X-RAYS & EXAMS
  • TEETH CLEANING
  • TEETH WHITENING
  • SEALANTS
  • SILVER & TOOTH COLORED FILLINGS
  • 992-2158
library
LIBRARY
  • Connected to the Ft. Vancouver Regional Library
  • Quiet & group study
  • resource-sharing
    • VANCOUVER
    • CAMAS
    • PORTLAND
  • Outside book drops
bookstore
BOOKSTORE
  • GAISER HALL
  • PURCHASE BOOKS, EDUCATIONAL PRICING ON SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE
  • FAXING SERVICES
  • ID CARD/BUS PASSES/FITNESS CENTER
  • STAMPS / SHIPPING
  • RENTAL PROGRAM ON SELECT BOOKS
book assistance
BOOK ASSISTANCE
  • Need help paying for books?
  • Qualify for Free or Reduced-Price Lunch?
  • Get proof from H.S.
  • Funding is limited and disbursed on a first come, first serve basis, each quarter
  • Out of funds for spring quarter
food service
FOOD SERVICE
  • GAISER HALL
    • BAKERY
    • CAFETERIA
    • DINING ROOM
  • ESPRESSO CART IN FOSTER HALL
disability support services
DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES
  • Provide accommodations to students with disabilities
  • Documentation required; start the process NOW
  • Call 992-2314 A.S.A.P.
  • 992-2835 TTY
struggling
STRUGGLING?
  • See Running Start Advisor immediately!
  • Talk to instructor
  • Seek tutoring
  • Drop class(s) by using a “Change of Registration” form and take to Registration Office
  • College deadlines are listed in the class schedule
  • If you don’t withdraw from the course, your GPA will suffer.
  • Probation/Suspension policy: page 13 in handbook
tutoring
TUTORING
  • Located in Hawkins Hall, room 102
  • Math/Science assistance
  • English assistance
  • Most classes
  • Online tutoring
  • Free service
writing center
WRITING CENTER
  • Free tutoring to assist with all forms of writing
  • Computers available for student use
  • Reference books
  • (360) 992-2253
  • Located in Hawkins Hall, room 102
computer labs
COMPUTER LABS
  • Appropriate use only!
  • Library has biggest computer lab
  • Scarpelli Hall and some other buildings have labs
  • Clark Student ID card required
kiosks
KIOSKS
  • Quarterly class schedule
  • Your schedule
  • Your grades
  • Unofficial transcripts

Kiosks are located in Gaiser Hall and several other buildings

web page www clark edu
WEB PAGE www.clark.edu
  • Catalog
  • Quarterly Schedule on web
  • Kiosk Info (grades, transcripts)
  • Bookstore Info
  • Schedule Planner
  • Web Registration
inclement weather
INCLEMENT WEATHER
  • Go to www.clark.edu or call 360-992-2000 first
  • The college notifies radio and TV stations
  • The college web site and switchboard are the best source of accurate information on school delays and closures.
  • Use “Classes Today” link on website to check for daily cancellations
vacations breaks
VACATIONS & BREAKS
  • Note: Most school vacations DO NOT match up with Clark’s Winter and Spring breaks
  • Look at college calendar on page 4 of the Running Start Handbook-on the Running Start website
do s and don ts
DO’S AND DON’TS
  • DON’T have your parent call to ask a question!
  • DON’T wait for the schedule to be mailed – use the web page
  • DON’T miss the deadline
  • DON’T forget to drop classes by the deadline
  • DON’T plagiarize
  • DON’T overload yourself with too many credits
  • DON’T overcommit
  • DO read everything we mail
  • DO contact us if you move
  • DO pay attention to announcements at your high school
  • DO ask for help from instructors or me
  • DO complete a “change form” if you stop attending a class or you will get an F
  • DO read the syllabus
  • DO all of the homework
  • DO take college seriously
clark wsu vancouver partnership
CLARK/WSU VANCOUVER PARTNERSHIP
  • RS students can take CLARK courses located on the WSUV campus
  • Location abbreviation is CCW
  • Co-Admission agreement
  • Pay for parking
columbia tech center
COLUMBIA TECH CENTER
  • Opened Fall 2009
  • Will offer courses that meet high school graduation requirements
  • Location abbreviation is CTC
  • Parking is free
campus tour
CAMPUS TOUR
  • OPTIONAL TOURS OF CAMPUS ARE AVAILABLE
  • SIGN-UP AT END OF EVENING
  • YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL OR PHONE
spring quarter 2010
SPRING QUARTER 2010
  • Classes begin on Monday, April 5
  • Plan around your high school classes
review1
REVIEW
  • STEP ONE: forecast
  • STEP TWO: register online
  • STEP THREE: pay any fees
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See your high school counselor to get a forecast form

  • www.clark.edu/scheduleplanner
  • Select “Spring 2010”
  • Forecast Deadline-Please turn in your form prior to the deadline
  • Wednesday, February 10 by 4:00 p.m.
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