Community Invited to Clatsop Community College’s MERTS Campus Open House

On May 6, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., everyone is invited to an Open House at Clatsop Community College’s MERTS Campus. This exciting one-day event sponsored by Vince Williams Warrenton Kia 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 including Automotive Technology, Welding and Historic Preservation and Restoration. All programs will feature displays and interactive demonstrations, and tours of the College’s training vessel M/V Forerunner will be conducted.

Visitors can also meet the Warrenton Kia “Hamstar”, climb the U.S. Army National Guard Rock Wall, 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 educational facilities. For more information, call 503-338-7670 or visit Clatsop Community College MERTS campus.

Please direct inquiries to: Kristen Wilkin, 503-338-7696.

Attached Images:

  • Clatsop Community College MERTS Campus
  • M/V Forerunner
  • Fire Science Instructor Kurt Donaldson

Photo of MERTS Building entrance

Photo of M/V Forerunner at dockside

Fire Science Instructor Kurt Donaldson inside the fire simulator


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