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Ocean Research College Academy


College or University: Everett Community College

Type of degree: A.A.S.

Brief overview of program: ORCA is a unique opportunity for high school students, using the framework of the Running Start program and the resources of Everett Community College, tuition is free! ORCA offers students a full-time college experience that satisfies all requirements for an Associate’s degree and most requirements for a high school diploma. Using an innovative, project-based approach in a small "learning community" environment, students enjoy the challenge of designing and implementing their own learning experiences under the guidance of talented college faculty. While marine science provides the focus for interdisciplinary projects, students receive a rich education in all of the core subjects, with outstanding faculty members working with the students for two years.

Website: Click here for program website

Number of students enrolled in 2007: 65

Description of Facilities: Monthly Boat Charter


Program Point of Contact: Ardi Kveven

Email: akveven@everettcc.edu

Department: Ocean Research College Academy

Institution address: Everett Community College 2333 Seaway Blvd.
                             Everett,WA 98201-1390

Phone: 425 267-0156

 


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