Program News

SPSCC Welcomes Six Full-Time Faculty Members for 2021-22

September 13, 2021

SPSCC today kicked off its 2021-22 academic year, welcoming six new full-time tenure-track faculty members to the college.

Jason Barnett, Mathematics Professor

Barnett received his Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from University of California Davis and his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Performance from California State University, Stanislaus.

Dental Assisting Graduates Celebrate at Aug. Pinning Ceremony

September 9, 2021

SPSCC celebrated 16 Dental Assisting program graduates at a pinning ceremony at Priest Point Park on Aug. 25.

“This cohort of students didn’t have an opportunity to be all together during their time in the program,” said Laura Moe-Genther, Director of Dental Assisting. “This ceremony was the first time, and we know they’ve created bonds that will last a long time.”

How to Get Hands-On (and In-Person) This Fall

May 20, 2021

SPSCC recently shared a list of added in-person classes coming to Olympia and Lacey campuses this fall. From pre-college math to ESL to drama and music, there are many ways for students to connect face-to-face and begin their back-to-campus college experience.

The classes that have remained in-person and hybrid through it all, though, are the outstanding classes in our Professional Technical programs.

Summer Running Start Pilot Aims to Reach Underserved Students

April 23, 2021

SPSCC today announced their participation in a pilot Summer Running Start program focused on reaching underserved high school students. One of three community colleges in Washington State invited to participate, SPSCC will welcome up to 250 students from local urban and rural school districts.

Summer Running Start students can take up to five credits, typically one class, through the tuition-free program. Class fees, books, and supplies still need to be paid by the student, although fee waivers and book loans are available for low-income students.

Fall Quarter 2021 Will Remain Online, Add Some In-Person

April 20, 2021

Fall Quarter instruction at SPSCC will remain primarily virtual, but some in-person options will be added.

As we get closer to registration for Fall Quarter 2021, we have more details about what instruction will look like.

Most instruction will remain online in Fall Quarter, but in-person options will be added in areas where students struggled the most to succeed online:


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