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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
WordPress I (5 credit course)
Tuesday/Thursday – 6:30-9PM
Starts Sept 24, 2013 – 9 Weeks – 18 sessions
Register at
CTEC 160 Item #2542 Tuition: est. $565

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.

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.

Two students present their final project of the WordPress class at Clark Corporate and Continuing Education, a slide show presentation of their professional site completed - instructor Lorelle VanFossen.Portland Community College, Rock Creek Beaverton
CMS Website Creation: WordPress (3 credit course)
September 25 – December 12, 2013 – 9 Sessions
Hybrid Online Course: Meets Wednesday 6-9PM with min. 2 hrs online per week
Registration for CAS181W Item# 48251 Tuition: est. $300 Course Description

Creation of dynamic, interactive, and fully functional WordPress sites, and includes the basics of content development, management, and organization, Theme design and structure, and basics of WordPress Themes and Plugins. Part of the PCC Web Design degree program.

This course is similar to the above but less extensive. Students should have some website development familiarity though it is not required.

The course is open to students on the web design, web development, and web programming path as well as to the general public.

NOTE: PCC has an agreement with Washington State residents to waive out-of-state fees, allowing Washington residents to pay resident fees.

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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