Program News

Culinary Arts accreditation visit receives a perfect score

May 3, 2018

The Culinary Arts program received a perfect score at the American Culinary Federation (ACF) accreditation visit on April 24 – 26, 2018. ACF evaluators noted zero areas of non-compliance with ACF policies and procedures. They also noted the program's culture of camaraderie, professionalism, alignment with current industry trends, and industry impact.  The program was granted a five-year certification, the longest certification offered to programs with zero points of non-compliance.

Student film collaboration transcends culture and language

May 1, 2018
"Heart to Heart, One World to Another”, was an international cross-cultural film/media collaboration between SPSCC and Hagoromo International University (Osaka, Japan). Students, faculty, and staff for both institutions wanted to convey continued kindness around the world. The film was screened as part of SPSCC's 2018 Winter Film Showcase and has been selected to be included in Thurston Community Media’s independent film program Short and Sweet produced by the Olympia Film Collective.

Two gallery shows top off the 2017-18 school year

April 18, 2018

The Gallery at SPSCC is proud wrap up the 2017-18 school year with two outstanding shows highlighting student success in art and collaboration.

Student Art Exhibition

In its 13th year, the Student Art Exhibition features work from studio art classes during the 2017-18 school year, selected by SPSCC art faculty. Works include ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, digital photography, mixed-media, 2D and 3D design exercises, and sculpture. A continuous slide show of additional work is also included in this exciting showcase of student creations.

Free training for future nursing assistants in Olympia

June 5, 2018

SPSCC is collaborating with Providence Health & Services to train and hire ten students as nursing assistants for Providence Mother Joseph Care Center in Olympia.

Providence will select ten aspiring Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) to receive a sponsorship that will fully fund their education, supplies, and certification costs.  Successful students will have the opportunity to be hired to work at Providence Mother Joseph Care Center upon program completion and certification. 

Tenure granted to seven faculty members

March 14, 2018
SPSCC granted tenure to seven faculty members at the Board of Trustees meeting on March, 13, 2018. Three of the faculty members are alumni of SPSCC. In order to be granted tenure at SPSCC, faculty members must satisfactorily perform required instructional and non-instructional work within their assigned area of discipline, such as course instruction, curriculum design, service work, and more over the course of three years.

Designing the future - Advance cover story

February 16, 2018
There isn’t just one way to become an architect in Washington State. SPSCC’s collaboration with KMB Architects offers a unique pathway to a career in a design firm in Washington State after completing SPSCC’s Computer Aided Drafting/Building Information Modeling (CAD/BIM) program.

Apply now for Fall 2018 scholarships

February 14, 2018

Scholarship applications are now open for students coming to SPSCC in Fall Quarter 2018.  Applications will be accepted Feb. 14 through May 16, 2018.

Each year, the SPSCC Foundation awards over 350 scholarships and grants to SPSCC students.  This year, the Foundation has nearly half a million dollars in student success funds and scholarships to award to current and future SPSCC students.

HBCUs offer scholarships and admission at Students of Color Recruiting Day

February 13, 2018

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) and the Thurston Group of Washington State are bringing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to Olympia to meet and enroll students on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

The 14th Students of Color Recruiting Day offers students of color a chance to meet HBCU representatives who are ready to enroll and award scholarships to students. 

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