Learning Communities Events and Classes

Fall 2017

Fast-Track Nursing

So, you want to be a nurse? This accelerated path Learning Community combines Chemistry &121 and Biology &211. Designed primarily for pre-nursing/pre-dental hygiene students, the course offers full immersion into the fundamentals necessary for success in upper level science courses and nursing/dental hygiene. Students will learn chemistry and biology in an integrated approach.

ORCA: Ocean Research College Academy

ORCA is EvCC’s early college, designed to meet high school graduation requirements and the Associate in Arts and Sciences degree requirements. Students are dually enrolled in EvCC’s Running Start Program support by their sponsoring high school. Core general education courses are integrated through the study of the local marine environment. This full-time, interdisciplinary program weaves math, science, English and history classes together in a dynamic mix of problem-based learning, complemented by frequent field trips and quarterly research projects assessing the health of the local estuarine environment.

This program requires a year-long commitment in order to complete all coursework. Classes are taught by a team of faculty and all classes must be taken together. Classes are located at the Port of Everett Marina, and are scheduled from 9am to 2:15pm (plus 2-3 later-afternoon field trips).

Courses in this unique and nationally-recognized program lead to an Associate in Arts and Sciences – DTA (the university transfer degree). Instructor permission is required. Visit the ORCA homepage or contact Ardi Kveven at akveven@everettcc.edu for more information.