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Classes and Workshops

Photograph of Lorelle VanFossen during a presentation at WordCamp Columbus by Mark Ghosh.The following are classes and workshops offered by Lorelle VanFossen.

WordPress College Courses

Clark College, Vancouver
CTEC 160 WordPress I (5 credit course)
TWO CLASSES: Monday/Wednesday – 6:30-9PM or Monday/Wednesday 1:00-3:30PM
Starts Sept 23, 2014
Register online at Clark College
NOTE: Please state you are a non-degree seeking student on the application and at registration.
Prerequisite: English 101 with grade of C or better or permission from CTEC department

Overview of WordPress for individuals seeking to create websites for personal or professional use, and a core fundamental course for students on the degree path for Web Development, Web Design, Journalism, Business, English, and related degrees. Designed for those with little or no web publishing or design experience, to basic WordPress familiarity.

Students on a web design and web development degree path at Clark College are required to attend this course for Computer Technology ATT degree and Computer Graphics Technology AAT Degree. The course is open to the general public based upon a first-come, first-serve basis depending upon space. There are about 20 spots open in the class and it fills fast.

Pop Quiz for the WordPress introduction Class at Clark College with students answering the questions on the whiteboard - instructor Lorelle VanFossen.The college course covers the core basics of WordPress including:

  • WordPress History
  • WordPress Core Features
  • Content Management
  • Content Development
  • Site Structure and Configuration
  • Web Writing
  • Blogging Tips
  • Image Management
  • Social Media Integration
  • SEO and WordPress
  • Business Site Writing
  • Business Site Development
  • WordPress Themes (Design)
  • WordPress Plugins (Extensions)

By the end of the course, the students will have created their own personal or professional site to meet their needs plus an additional business site with a team, bringing all the core skills together.

Familiarity with web browsers and email required.

Coming Soon at Clark College: Writing for the Web and WordPress II (Advanced)
For non-credit WordPress and Web Writing and Publishing courses, contact Clark College Corporate and Continuing Education for a schedule and to be on the mailing list.

The next scheduled Writing for the Web course at Clark College, taught by the English Department, is for Winter and Spring Quarter.

NOTE: Clark College has an agreement to waive out-of-state fees and allow resident fees for many counties along the Columbia River of Oregon.


Willamette Writer’s Conference 2014
August 1-3, 2014

  • Speed Blogging for Authors: Specific to WordPress, I’ll offer tips for publishing fast and efficiently with WordPress.
  • Your Blog is Your Business Card: Marketing strategies that connects all your social networks and online visibility back to your blog, today’s modern business card.

Since 1993, Lorelle VanFossen has been a world leader, trainer, educator, and consultant on blogging, web publishing, and WordPress. She taught the first full-credit WordPress college degree course and is the lead developer of the new Web Development Degree program at Clark College. She is a long time contributor and senior editor of the WordPress Codex and author of Lorelle on WordPress, Lorelle Teaches, and 2 books on blogging and social media.

For more information, Contact Lorelle or the school directly.

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