Program News

New Space, New Opportunities: SPSCC’s Welding Program Makes Recent Renovations

November 30, 2022

Throughout the summer of 2022, the Welding program’s space in Building 16 at SPSCC’s Olympia Campus experienced a major overhaul. When students returned for Fall Quarter, they had a redesigned shop with new welding booths, new equipment, and new opportunities waiting for them.

“As a department, we recognized a lot of the benefits that could be gained from redesigning the space,” said welding instructor Dan Main. “The design process got started in September 2021 and we were constantly refining the design throughout the rest of the year.”

SPSCC closer to offering its first bachelor’s degree

November 1, 2022

Article via The Olympian

By Rolf Boone

South Puget Sound Community College is closer to offering its first bachelor’s degree after the proposed degree was approved this month by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

 The degree will be a bachelor’s in applied science in craft beverage management and quality assurance, according to the college.

SPSCC One Step Closer to Offering Its First BAS Degree

October 20, 2022

(SPSCC) is now one step closer to offering its Bachelor in Applied Science (BAS) degree in Craft Beverage Management and Quality Assurance.

The proposed degree was approved today by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. SPSCC now awaits approval from the Northwest Commission on College and Universities (NWCCU) accreditation body.

Pending approval from NWCCU, the BAS program is expected to launch in Fall Quarter 2023. The degree is the first of its kind and will prepare students to move into management in the craft beverage industry.

Summer Running Start Pilot Makes Strides Reaching Underserved High School Students

August 17, 2022

In 2021, South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) became one of three schools in Washington State to participate in a two-year Summer Running Start pilot program funded by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) through House Bill 2864. This year, SPSCC has seen great success in enrollment, showcasing how high school students are making the most of the year-round Running Start program’s flexibility.

Pathways Day

April 19, 2022

Get amped about your future on Pathways Day, Oct. 19!

From interactive workshops to inspirational panels hosted by experienced staff and faculty, Pathways Day is all about the pathway you've picked for your future career. Whether you're just getting started at SPSCC, close to graduation, or somewhere in the middle, there is something just for you on Pathways Day!

Check out the full schedule of events on Canvas (login with ClipperID required).

Note: There are no classes on Pathways Day.

Legislature Funds Assistance for Homeless Students, Cybersecurity Workforce, Nursing Education, and More

March 17, 2022

On March 10, the Washington State Legislature adjourned its 2022 session and South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) extends our gratitude to our legislators for the historic, bipartisan investments that they made to support community and technical college students.

District 2
Rep. Andrew Barkis
Rep. J.T. Wilcox
Sen. Jim McCune

District 20
Rep. Peter Abbarno
Rep. Ed Orcutt
Sen. John Braun


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