Clatsop Community College will offer a series of college preparation and college success classes starting the third week of June. Classes are open to any interested individual, including current high school sophomores, juniors or seniors, GED students, adults preparing to go back to college and college students who need to improve their confidence and skills.

The series includes:

• SAT Test Preparation Workshop, June 17 to 20: This workshop is intended for students completing their sophomore or junior year of high school in 2013. Students will receive test preparation instruction and an opportunity to complete an entire practice test. Test overview and test-taking strategies will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. the first three days. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 20 there will be an entire practice test under testing conditions. Sponsorship opportunities covering the cost of this class are available for students enrolled in Astoria, Knappa or Seaside high schools. Students should contact the school’s counseling office for additional information and applications. Applications must be received by CCC by 5pm, Wednesday June 5.

• Getting Into College or A Job, 3 to 6 p.m. July 9 to 11: Students will receive step-by-step guidance in completion of a college application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Students will learn the process of creating a resume and leave class with a draft.

• Computer Skills Tune-Up, 10 a.m. to noon, July 13 and 20: Students learn valuable tips, tricks and shortcuts in Excel and Word as well as basic file management so that they can find what they’ve saved. Examples of topics covered include screenshots, resume template, basic Excel formulas, imports/exports and other skills.

• Preparing For College, 10 a.m. to noon, July 16 to 18: Students come to understand the need for motivation for a successful college career, assess their study skills, identify those needing improvement, understand how positive communication skills aid in success dealing with instructors and other students.

• Financial Survival in College, 5 to 7 p.m. July 16 to 18: This course is oriented toward college-bound and college students. They will learn to manage their income and expenses and learn money management skills that will aid in lifelong success.

• Career Exploration Workshop, 9 to 11 a.m. July 29 to 31. Participants will complete and score one or two career-interest inventories, explore their work values and find out what is important for them in their occupation, learn how to explore careers on different websites and match their skills, interests, and values to possible careers.

• Writing Good Scholarship Essays, 9 to 11 a.m. August 5 to 7: Outstanding essays increase the chance of winning college scholarships. In three workshop sessions participants will learn about the scholarship application process, understand how to write a winning scholarship essay, examine winning essays and practice developing their own essays.

Class registration is open now at or by calling 503-338-2402 or 503-338-2408. Class fees vary from $35 to $50 each. Direct inquiries to Mary Kemhus-Fryling at 503-338-2408 or

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