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College finds detour around state construction gridlock

December 26, 2017
Gridlock in Olympia has put hundreds of construction projects on hold across the state of Washington, but not at South Puget Sound Community College. The college used surplus funds to complete a renovation of a project that was supposed to be paid for with the state's construction budget .

Local automotive instructor receives national award

November 28, 2017
Norman Chapman, an automotive instructor and ASE Certified automobile technician from Centralia, Washington, was recently honored with a national achievement award as the Byrl Shoemaker/ASE Education Foundation Instructor of the Year. Forty-seven automotive professionals were recognized on November 15, 2017, at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego, California.

College, distilleries partner in new 'Craft District'

September 21, 2017

Article via King5

For many students, alcohol is unofficially part of the college experience.

Next year students at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia will be able to get degrees in brewing, distilling, and cider-making.

It’s believed to be the first degree of its kind in the nation, according to Noel Rubadue, dean for Corporate and Continuing Education.

Olympia gridlock puts construction projects, jobs on hold

July 11, 2017

Article via King5
by Drew Mikkelsen

Summer is supposed to be construction season, but not this year at South Puget Sound Community College. 

"I think frustrating is a great word for it," said college spokesperson Kelly Green.

Green said the school had to half the renovation of a library because of a lack of state funding.

Need a job? This program could entice you to become a certified nursing assistant

July 18, 2017

Article via The Olympian
By Rolf Boone

Imagine this: A one-month college program in which tuition, fees, books, supplies and certification costs are covered for 10 lucky students.

South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, working with Providence Health & Services, announced Monday that they will offer a fully funded, one-month pathway to work for 10 future certified nursing assistants.

SPSCC gains national recognition

April 27, 2017

Article via The Olympian

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) has been named one of the top 50 community colleges in the country by College Choice, a web site that offers college and university rankings and other resources for students and their families.  The Olympia-based college was ranked No. 41 on a list of “best community colleges for 2016-17,” based on academic quality, diversity and equity and return on investment, according to a news release from SPSCC.


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