Community Knowledge Centers (CKC)
With the assistance of two Title V grants, and a Washington Campus Compact Americorps VISTA member , Big Bend Community College has increased access instruction and support in rural and isolated areas within the BBCC service district at community knowledge centers (CKC). The purpose of a CKC is to provide one central location that will serve a number of needs in each of the communities.
Partnerships with local organizations created an environment that fosters learning in each community, complete with wireless internet access, and netbook loans for BBCC students through the college Student Success Center.
Basic computer skills workshops were developed and CKC’s Community Knowledge Centers (CKC’s) are now operating in the following locations:
Mattawa * Odessa * Othello * Quincy * Ritzville * Warden * Wilson Creek
The opportunity to achieve a GED, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree is available to everyone in the BBCC service district. Many may lack direct access to our campus or the necessary resources. We are doing our best to connect with current and future students who have a desire to further their education through campus distance delivery.
Community Knowledge Centers will offer or have access to:
- Interactive classes
- Online courses
- Tutoring, advising, and other enrichment resources
If you or your organization would like more information about a CKC location, please contact Community Knowledge Center Coordinator, Ruben Miranda-Juarez, firstname.lastname@example.org