Community Colleges work to provide a variety of learning options.  Clatsop Community College, while offering degree and certification programs of all kinds, also offers the opportunity to take a course that is just about learning something new.

 As a couple of recent examples of classes coming up in May, learn practical applications in self defense from an expert in a short course called "Self Defense In the Real World" that will be offered at the college South County Center two days a week beginning the first week in May.  Then for someone looking for a new pastime to pursue "Birding" may be just the thing. Clatsop Community College will offer in introductory course to bird watching in May.  More information is available on the college website including fees and registration on line at:


Clatsop Community College operates out of three locations in the county including the MERTS Center on Tongue Point where a community outreach event will take place on May 6, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., everyone is invited to an Open House at Clatsop Community College's MERTS Campus. This exciting one-day event sponsored by Vince Williams Warrenton Kia includes fun activities for all ages, demonstrations, vendor displays, and a free barbecue from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

The CCC MERTS (Marine and Environmental Research and Training Station) campus houses the College's Maritime Science Department, Fire Response & Research Center, The Living Machine and the Industrial & Manufacturing Technology Center including Automotive Technology, Welding and Historic Preservation and Restoration. All programs will feature displays and interactive demonstrations, and tours of the College's training vessel M/V Forerunner will be conducted.  Visitors can also meet the Warrenton Kia "Hamstar", climb the U.S. Army National Guard Rock Wall, try out a virtual welding machine, watch blacksmiths at work, and view classic cars and street rods.

The CCC MERTS campus is located three miles east of Astoria off Highway 30 on Liberty Lane. Enjoy the afternoon visiting the campus—everyone is welcome to explore the Clatsop Community College MERTS educational facilities. For more information, call 503-338-7670 or visit the Clatsop Community College website


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