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COVID-19 Update: Confirmed Cases in Childcare

February 26, 2021

This week we learned that Serendipity Children's Center, the provider that operates our childcare center in building 20, has had two confirmed cases of COVID-19 associated with their onsite center. They have notified their parents and staff, are in regular contact with public health authorities, and are keeping our Security team updated as they learn more.

The Big Deal About Running Start

February 12, 2021

Running Start is a statewide program that allows high school juniors and seniors to attend community college tuition-free, earn college credits, and transfer to most four-year colleges and universities in Washington.

The program gives students—and their families—a chance to start the journey to a four-year experience debt-free. For high school juniors and seniors in Washington State, earning an associate degree at the same time as their high school diploma and transferring to a university as a junior saves at least $8,000.

Pathway to a Career in Architectural Drafting

February 12, 2021

A decade ago, Richard Summers was a remodeling contractor, a job he loved for the challenges it presented. But despite being happy with his work, he knew he wanted to further his education.

In 2010, Richard decided to go back to school and, since he’d served five years in the Navy, he used his veteran’s GI Bill® to enroll in SPSCC’s Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Technology (AEC) program, part of the Information Technology Pathway.

Campus Closing at 3 p.m. on Feb. 11

February 11, 2021

Due to snow and freezing temperatures, all SPSCC campuses and facilities are closing at 3:00 p.m. today, Feb. 11, and will remain closed through this weekend. All in-person classes, services, and activities are canceled until Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Online classes will run as scheduled and virtual services remain open today and tomorrow during regular hours. (SPSCC is closed on Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of Presidents Day.)

New COVID Emergency Needs Request: CARES II

February 10, 2021

SPSCC today announced it has received $1.5 million to support students impacted by COVID-19. Any student who has been directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and is eligible for Federal Student Aid can request funds through a COVID Emergency Needs Application.

Each eligible student can apply for a one time award of $500 for the purchase of a laptop or up to $500 each quarter for food, housing, or tuition due (up to $500).