Clatsop Community College MERTS Campus Hosts 2014 Public Open House

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Demonstrations will take place at the Clatsop Community College training vessel M/V Forerunner

Demonstrations will take place at the Clatsop Community College training vessel M/V Forerunner

On May 12, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., the community is invited to an Open House at Clatsop Community College’s MERTS Campus. This exciting one-day event includes fun activities for all ages, demonstrations, vendor displays, and a free barbecue from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

The CCC MERTS (Marine and Environmental Research and Training Station) campus houses the College’s Maritime Science Department, Fire Response & Research Center, The Living Machine, and the Industrial & Manufacturing Technology Center that includes Automotive Technology, Welding and Historic Preservation and Restoration programs. All programs will feature displays and interactive demonstrations, and tours of the College’s training vessel M/V Forerunner will be conducted.  The Oregon State Senate recently designated CCC as Oregon’s Maritime Training College, and information regarding this unique training program will be highlighted.  Visitors can also explore the Clatsop County Firefighter’s Association Fire Safety House, meet representatives from Clatsop’s Business Department and college admissions, climb the U.S. Army National Guard Rock Wall, enjoy music provided by the Knappa Marimba Band, try out a virtual welding machine, watch blacksmiths at work, and view classic cars and street rods.

The CCC MERTS campus is located three miles east of Astoria off Highway 30 on Liberty Lane. Enjoy the afternoon visiting the campus—everyone is welcome to explore the Clatsop Community College MERTS Campus educational facilities. For more information, call 503-338-7670 or visit the Clatsop Community College website.