Wednesday, March 31, 2010
“This not only gives the students a chance to give back to the community, it gives them hands-on experience before entering the job market,” said Dan Smith, the program’s instructor.
Northwest Housing Development is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide low and moderate income households with the opportunity to acquire new homes and reduce the burdens place upon the government to assist low-income households.
For 40 years, NHD has provided the technical assistance to enable 768 low-income households to become homeowners. NHD has a track record of successful property development, on-site construction, supervision and administration of construction projects.
This unique homeownership program for low-income people began in a donated meeting hall in the little town of Sumner, Washington, in 1969. The people were brought together by community organizers funded by the office of Economic Opportunity, Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church of Puyallup and by their own desire to effect positive change upon themselves and their community.
About the Sustainable Science Program:
For those interested in the current movement toward ‘green’ building practices in the construction industry, the Sustainable Building Sciences program prepares students for careers in this emerging field.
This program is designed to train construction professionals and facilities managers for building applications and systems that consume a minimal amount of non-renewable resources and contribute to environmental and personal health.
The Sustainable Building Science program will prepare graduates for careers in resource energy management, indoor air quality, solar installation, home energy rating systems, and other specialties that support the design, building, and maintenance of sustainable living environments.
The next work day at NHD is scheduled on April 21, 2010 at 9 a.m.
9126 202nd St Ct E
Graham WA 98338
Friday, March 26, 2010
We’ve created a few short surveys that will allow you to give your feedback on the direction we should take with the new website. Please share these links with anyone that you think might be interested in completing a survey.
Click here to see the video.
Where do I start?
Thursday, April 8th, 2010
Lakewood - Student Center Room 302
South Hill - Room 119
“A wealth of information.”
“I learned different ways to study and how to apply them appropriately.”
“Everyone should take this skills class!”
“I discovered my learning style!”
For more information, contact Chandra Miller-Starks at 589-5526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Both grants come from a $5.295 million foundation grant aimed to help break down key barriers to student completion in the community and technical college system.
The first award will help students attain a two-year degree in Architectural Engineering by building upon a successful Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) program in Computer Aided Drafting (CAD).
I-BEST is an instructional model that pairs English as a second language
(ESL)/adult basic education (ABE) instructors with professional-technical instructors in the classroom to provide students with literacy education and workforce skills at the same time.
The second award will lead to the development of digital course in Communications/Public Speaking, with the goal of lowering textbook costs for students, providing new resources for faculty and improving course completion rates.
Both grants are funded through a collaboration between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Washington State Legislature and will support new and promising efforts to improve access and completions for low-income young adults in Washington state over the next three years.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
CPTC Public Speaking Class: Dr. Phil Venditti, CPTC instructor, brought four of his students to speak before Lakewood Rotary. Physiologists say that people fear speaking in public more than dying, so what better way to test the theory than to throw his students into the lion's den of Lakewood Rotary?
Mary Lineberger's topic was computer programming and that the job market has profiled women out of many job possibilities. Women and technology can definitely go hand in hand, but without funding, she was left with a fellow student holding her visual aids. More than half the students at CPTC are women.
Annalice Hill shared with us that anything's possible if you believe it is! She's a single parent whose day begins at 5:30 am taking care of her two children and barely has time for studying after 8 pm. Listening to her talk gave me reinforcement why Lakewood Rotary gave $35,000 in 2003 to help build the CPTC Child Care Center that Jim McGranahan worked so hard for!
Pam Kirchhofer challenged us to think "green" and conserving resources for the next generation. We are change agents: an idea begins with an individual - spreads to a community - and eventually becomes a norm of society.
Dayna Niedbalski bombed into our meeting with motorcycle leathers & helmet. Interesting, she was very dynamic and didn't really need anything for an attention-getter. She differentiated motorcycle owners from riders and challenged us to come up with some fundraiser that allows bikers to "rack up some miles" and it will be a success! She ended her talk with, "Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out a car window!"
More videos from the event here:
You’ll also find some still photos of the event here:
Monday, March 22, 2010
CPTC delivers quarterly grades only on-line. Winter student grades will be posted and available on-line March 26, 2010, if your course has completed by the last day of the quarter. Please go to www.cptc.edu; select “Enrolled Students” then select “View Unofficial Transcript” and enter your Student ID and PIN. If you need assistance with access to your grade information, please contact Student Records at 253.589.5666.
Students may alsouse the web to register, pay fees, withdraw and inquire about their CPTC information. Simply access the CPTC web site at www.cptc.edu and select “Enrolled Students”. At this site you can access the following:
- Quarterly Class Schedule
- Course Catalog
- MyCC - Student Email
- Register Online (It's not too late to register for Spring 2010)
- GEt Schedule
- Check Wait List
- Pay Fees
- Drop Class
- Change Address
- Change PIN
- Check Financial Aid
- View Unofficial Transcript (Winter grades will be online March 26th)
- Register to Vote
- Academic Calendar
- American Opportunity Tax Credit
- Associated Student Government
- FAQs -Frequently Asked Questions
- Order Transcripts
- Peer Tutoring Opportunities
- Phone Directory
- Student Right to Know
- Tuition & Fees
- Tutoring Services
Involvement in the Test Development program for NCSBN is a source of pride for nurses and is indicative of Judy’s commitment to the profession.
In addition to her teaching and coordination responsibilities within the regular Nursing Assistant program, Judy has also been instrumental in helping Basic Skills staff develop our I-BEST Nursing Assistant program and helping Jim Mancuso in the development of the new Northwest Career and Technical High School Nursing Assistant program. She is a tremendous asset to the college and we are delighted the nursing community recognizes her talents.
Friday, March 19, 2010
- Improve course completion rate
- Lower textbook costs for students
- Provide new resources for faculty to use in their courses
- Move our college system to fully engage the global open education resources discussion
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Walk-ins welcome or call for an appointment 589.5741. Thank you for your continued support of our students and our program!
* while supplies last
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Michael Taylor is joining us after nearly a decade of serving as the District Director for Information Technology at Pierce College. He has a bachelor’s degree in Local Area Networking and Telecommunications from City University. Taylor is also a veteran of the US Army.
Shawn Jennison has served for the past six years as the Producer for CPTC-TV and Coordinator for College Relations and prior to that he served as a producer for KSTW-Channel 11.
The Operations and College Relations Department is grateful for the thorough and efficient work done by both search committees and the Human Resources Department.
She is scheduled for 12 PM in building #3, room #507. You and your students are invited to join in.
Your Beta Omicron Gamma Chapter has been working very hard and as a result was given “5 Star Chapter” status at the Greater Northwest Region Awards Ceremony.
Please congratulate Lonnie McGowan, Althea Foster, Bob Nelson, Danielle Ridenour, Barry Jones & Kelly McGowan for all their hard work! Special thanks to Althea Foster for organizing our “Diversity in Leadership Conference” this quarter, Claire and Sean for assisting with the workshop and ASG for their support.
We had over 70 students, staff and faculty attend!!!!
For more information check out our website at http://cptcptk.com/
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
9:00am - 3:00pm
McGavick Student Center, Building 23
Clover Park is among 9 national finalists for the award, which is offered every two years. Three winners will be announced at the American Association of Community Colleges Annual Meeting in Seattle on April 18.
Over 50 individuals, including faculty, staff, students, and community partners participated in the day-long site visit, which concluded with a farewell discussion attended by the president and trustees.
The three award recipients will each receive $40,000. All finalists will be featured in publications describing each college’s merits and contributions.
Highlights from the site visit included:
* Interviews with key people involved in the current Brownfields selection process.
* Discussion about the instruction component including the team-based teaching model, real world situations in the classroom, measures of success (student confidence, soft skills improved) and student recruitment.
* Commentary regarding Brownfields partnerships, math and science components and certifications, an employer’s roundtable (how to write a resume, interviewing techniques, etc.) and the applied pieces for Hazardous materials.
More information about the Brownfields program can be found here.
Enter Clover Park Technical College cosmetology students Talana Penton, Karen Boyd-Okey and Aashia Cavil (from left to right below).
The first annual hair show competition at the Hair Art & Beauty Supply/Salon in Lakewood is in full swing. The goal – to get experience in a high pressure, real world environment.
“This prepares them for real world auditioning and is really great for their resume,” said Denise Klug, veteran cosmetology instructor. “Everyone that competes is a winner,” added Klug.
And there were lots of winners. “Putting yourself out there is an emotional rollercoaster,” said Aashia Cavil, who was in charge of hair for four of the models. From concept to completion, penton, Boyd-Okey, and Cavil handpicked four models, came up with a theme and with the help of a team, styled hair for each model.
The show teaches contestants how to manage models, team-lead a group of stylists, and conceptualize a unique style.
While there are no large sums of money to win or significant prizes, the girls agree the experience was enough. “I would do it again in a heartbeat,” said Cavil.
So while football fans enjoyed a competitive game, cosmetology students learned a competitive lesson in Lakewood.
“Our students are the best,” said Klug.
Photos from the event:
Monday, March 15, 2010
More info @ http://www.piercecountylibrary.org/
Also a good article written by the Puyallup Herald.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Mentoring is a time proven strategy that can help students achieve their potential. A Mentoring Program within your program could assist you in addressing specific challenges in retaining students and/or address specific personal/academic challenges that your students often face. If you would be interested in attending a hybrid workshop to develop a peer mentor program in your academic program (and receive Professional Development Units!), please mark your calendar with the dates below. More information will follow soon about how to register for the course.
Developing a Peer Mentor Project in Your Program
In this Hybrid training you would learn about how Peer Mentoring could be beneficial to you, your program, and to your students. During this training you will learn of other successful models of peer mentoring in professional/technical programs and other college populations, be given resources and tools to develop objectives, and actually develop a model for peer mentoring in your program.
Tentatively -30 hrs/Skill Standards C, E, D for faculty
April 15th-May 13th
April 15th and May 13th- will meet 4pm-7pm, bldg 17, room 230
All other hours will be conducted online through Angel.
And it's free! But space will be limited. More information regarding registration coming soon!
Sponsored by TLC
The ceremony recognizes top scholars from Washington State community and technical colleges with scholarship prizes.
Jennifer Vasquez, 30, is a displaced master mason and construction superintendent who began the Environmental Science program at Clover Park in January 2009. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and president of the EcoClub.
Vasquez is interested in storm water management, especially as it relates to rain gardens and sustainability education. She plans to attend Evergreen State College and hopes to work as an environmental educator. Vasquez is also a devoted wife and mother.
Martina O'Neil, 48, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the EcoClub, and she previously worked for a HUD-sponsored community revitalization project.
Martina also worked as a Community Liaison for the Tacoma School District and as a volunteer for Portland Community Center. O'Neil is active with the Washington Clothing and Textile Advisors of Pierce County. She will attend Evergreen State College in the fall and she is also a full-time grandmother.
Vasquez and O'Neil, by virtue of their inclusion on the state team, will receive $750 scholarships from Key Bank and the National Education Loan Association, and they are now nominated for the 2010 All-USA Academic Team. Officials from Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for students of two-year colleges, will select students for the All-USA team.
For more information on the All-Washington Academic Team and the ceremony, visit www.spscc.ctc.edu/allwa.
Wellness Workshop -- Eat Well, Move Well, Think Well – Learn How to Unlock Your Body’s Secret Healing Powers
Learn How to Unlock Your Body’s Secret Healing Powers
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
12:00 – 1:00 pm
The Student Center, Room 302
Dr. Vince Leone is a native of the Northwest. After being raised in Puyallup, he attended the University of San Diego for his undergraduate work and received his doctorate degree from the prestigious Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas TX.
The Leone family has been helping to improve the health of the people in Tacoma for the last 42 years. Dr. Vince joined the practice in 2007 and immediately began getting involved by speaking in the community at local schools, serving on the state association’s advisory board and regularly attending continuing education classes to hone his craft.
Dr. Vince has dedicated himself to learning about the human body and how to achieve optimum health – and then turning around to educate his practice members and community. Whether it’s through Social Media such as videos on Youtube or Tweets on Twitter to published articles and his BlogTalk Internet Radio Show, Dr. Vince continues to push the envelope on educating the community about the wonderful options they have to improve their health naturally.
From fibromyalgia to migraine headaches, weight loss to stress management, back pain to sports injuries – Dr. Vince is fast becoming the doctor that the people of Tacoma are trusting to improve their health and habits naturally.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
12:00 - 1:oo
Library Conference Room, Building 15
Monday, March 8, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
This annual, three day study tour (March 1-3) allows the Japanese students to visit our campus and study in our Medical Laboratory Technician program.
Clover Park Technical College and Osaka Jikei College established a partnership four years ago.
During the three-day period, the students will participate in Anne O’Neil’s Hands-On Hematology class, visit two clinical sites (Cascade Blood Center & St. Joseph Hospital) and the State Capital in Olympia, and have two guest lectures offered by the local medical professionals. The students also present their research.
6pm - 7:30pm
Student Center Conference Room (Bldg 23)
Admission is free
This event promises to be an amazing and empowering experience for those that attend. While the program is focused on empowering women, the seminar is open to all, regardless of gender.
Please see the website for more details: http://www.girlsfightback.com/
Monday, March 1, 2010
CPTC's McGavick Student Center
$50 per person
For ticket info, check out www.partnersforparks.net or call 253-906-0932.
March 5th, 2010
11am - 1pm
McGavick Student Center
Clover Park Technical College
Questions? Contact Duke White at 253-589-5827.