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Clark College may eliminate programs to save money due to low enrollment

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VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

Students at Clark College in Vancouver could soon be seeing some of their programs cut.

FOX 12 spoke with students about some of the proposed cuts, some were surprised and a little nervous to see what will be decided.

Clark College is looking at eliminating up to a dozen programs in order to save money from an enrollment that has been dwindling over the last couple of years.

FOX 12 talked with Chato Hazelbaker, Chief Communication and Information Officer at Clark College, who said 10 to 12 programs could be impacted. These changes would save the college a little more than $2 million.

Some classes that could be cut would be Criminal Justice, French, German and oceanography.

Programs that could be eliminated include Medical Radiography and Fitness training just to name a few.

"It worries me some just for future students because the nursing program is an awesome experience and it might not affect me," said Michele Boyles, a student at Clark College.

The Nursing Assistant Certified Program could be eliminated while the Nursing Program could be reduced in size.

Hazelbaker said these changes won't affect students who have been working on a transfer degree.

These proposals are expected to be finalized at Clark College's Board of Trustee's meeting Nov. 18th.

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