Program News

Going Global - Advance Cover Story

November 16, 2018
What’s the most popular degree at SPSCC? The Associate in Arts Direct Transfer Degree. Students save money and earn a two-year degree before transferring into their junior year at a public college or university in Washington State. Now, what if you could earn a degree that allows you to transfer into your third or final year at an international university? This kind of international transfer is available to SPSCC students! And many of the international universities accept the FAFSA and award federal student loans and VA benefits.

Five Dental Assisting grads hired by Tumwater dentist

November 15, 2018

SPSCC’s Dental Assisting program brings together students from many backgrounds and connects them to a professional technical career that makes a difference in people’s lives. Near the end of the program, students participate in externships, giving them valuable clinical experience and connecting them with the local community.  That connection is integral to the program, the success of its students, and the local dental community.

SPSCC Foundation launches small business loan fund

November 13, 2018

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) today announced the launch of the Growth & Innovation Fund, a joint effort between the SPSCC Foundation and the Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I). The fund gives entrepreneurs access to small business loans and ongoing support. It aims to encourage entrepreneurship in Thurston County and impact job creation and the local economy.

IGNITE program kicks off in support of underrepresented students

August 9, 2018

The IGNITE program launches this fall to help close the achievement gap for vulnerable SPSCC students.

Twenty-four students applied for the program, including five incoming freshmen, and 20 will enter the program.

IGNITE students get personalized advising, coaching, and a team of advocates and resources to keep them focused and moving toward their goals. The program is designed specifically to help first generation, low income, and students with disabilities to succeed.

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