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Monday, August 27, 2012

CMST& 101, Introduction to Communication

Register today to take CMST& 101, Introduction to Communication, during fall quarter to meet the communications requirement for your certificate or AAT degree. (students seeking an AAS-T degree should take ENGL& 101 instead).  Introduction to Communication is part of Washington State’s Open Course Library, which means the cost for books and other course materials has been kept to a minimum (under $30 total). Dr. Phil will teach this course Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:30 to 9:50 a.m. in Building 37, Room 227.

Here’s what Dr. Phil has to say about CMST& 101 – Introduction to Communication:
This practical college-transferable general education class will provide you with these vital tools for school, home, and work:

1.       Interpersonal skills—how to get along with your classmates, your spouse, your boy/girlfriend, your children, and your co-workers.

2.       Group skills—how to make decisions, solve problems, and resolve conflict in classroom teams and work groups.

3.       Public speaking skills—how to make powerful oral presentations at school and work which make your viewpoints clear and persuasive
We’ll do lots of fun group activities in class to help you practice and learn these skills. You’ll also get to meet and learn from people in the community, both in and outside the classroom.

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this exciting new class!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Article featuring CPTC Alumni

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Aug.23 -- California State University Bakersfield issued the following press release:

On Sept.6, 2012 at Seven Oaks Country Club, the prestigious John Brock Community Service Award will be presented to Jon Van Boening, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bakersfield Memorial Hospital (BMH).Included in this event is the award of four John Brock Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each to highly deserving students in the School of Business and Public Administration (BPA) at California State University, Bakersfield.The scholarships are funded from the event's proceeds through CSUB's John Brock Endowment.

BPA Dean, Dr.John Emery, states, "Four recipients have been identified whose academic achievements qualify them for this financial award.These students have demonstrated not only academic achievement, but the leadership and community service for which the John Brock Scholarships were established.Their future success in private and public sectors will be important to Bakersfield and Kern County."

This year's recipients are:

* Grant Garcia - Grant transferred to CSUB from Bakersfield College and is a senior majoring in business marketing.He credits working eight years in the family business, Gamestor, for priceless business knowledge and life lessons.Grant maintains a 3.8 GPA.He was elected vice president of Bakersfield Business Leadership Academy and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for students in internationally accredited business schools.Grant's volunteer work includes YMCA events, Bakersfield College's food pantry, and projects at BC that enabled improvements in the business building.He will be graduating from CSUB in Spring 2013, the first in his family to obtain a bachelor's degree.After college, Grant plans to work for a major sales and marketing firm.

* Sarabeth Grawe - Sarabeth is a senior majoring in Business Administration.Sarabeth grew up in the state of Washington with her father, an attorney, and mother, a secretary.After high school, she attended Clover Park Technical College for a Private Pilot Certificate and Instrument Rating.During this period, she met her husband who was in the military.They have a two-year-old boy.After moving to California, Sarah decided to become an accountant and enrolled at CSUB.Sarabeth works full time in addition to attending CSUB.Upon graduation, she plans to become a CPA to advance her career.

* Harjot Kaur - At the age of five, Harjot moved with her family from India to the United States in search of a better life.After settling in Bakersfield, Harjot attended Planz Elementary, McKee Elementary, Greenfield Junior High, and South High School.She graduated from Bakersfield College with an associate's degree in Business Administration prior to enrolling at CSUB.She is pursuing the Business Administration degree with a concentration in Human Resources.She is President of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) student club.She plans to work with local businesses and contribute to Bakersfield being a great place for individuals to live, work, and learn.

* Gregory C.Malone - Gregory is a junior who recently transferred to CSUB from Porterville College where he earned his associate's degree in Business Administration with a 4.0 GPA.While at Porterville College, Gregory was presented with a Medal of Distinction in Political Science and named Scholar of the Year by the Academic Senate.He was a member of Phi Theta Kappa.He is continuing his education at CSUB in pursuit of a bachelors' degree in Business Administration and plans to go into financial accounting and marketing.

Tickets to the event are $150 per person and can be purchased from the CSUB School of Business and Public Administration by calling 661-654-2157.For more information about the event, call Keith Brice at 661-322-4241.For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes.com

Monday, August 20, 2012

HigherOne Information

Financial Aid has moved to our exciting new Financial Aid disbursement process called Higher One Debit Cards. Do you still have questions?  Financial Aid Office staff will be available on Aug 23rd from 1-4pm in Bldg. 10 Rm. 118 (Writing Center) & Sept. 13th  from 1-4pm in Bldg. 23  Rm. 114  (Computer Lab) to help you activate your cards and help answer any basic questions you may have about HigherOne.
If you have any questions about the new process, please stop by the Financial Aid Office or Call 253-589-5660 for more information!!
Thank you on behalf of Clover Park Technical College Financial Aid Office!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cosmetology Volunteers at the Ready to Learn Fair

The Service-Learning Center would like to give a huge “Thank You!” to the Cosmetology program for their service over the weekend! On Saturday, August 11th, over 20 students and alumni of Clover Park Technical College’s Cosmetology program volunteered more than 100 hours at Caring for Kids 2012 Ready to Learn Fair. Our fabulous volunteers started cutting hair an hour before the event was scheduled to begin, due to the amount of families arriving early. The annual event was held at Lochburn Middle School, where low-income families from the Clover Park, Steilacoom, and University Place school districts came to receive items to help get them ready for the coming school year – school supplies, clothing, immunizations, physicals, and haircuts. The event served over 3,000 children and their families, some of whom spent the night at the school. Caring for Kids is a volunteer run 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Fircrest dedicated to ensuring that local kids are given the tools they need to succeed in school and in life.  
Great work, Cosmetology students, instructors, and alumni! We appreciate that you gave up a summer Saturday to make a difference in the community! You rock! 


Monday, August 6, 2012

Important Information for Students

Fall Quarter Registration Dates to Remember:
            August 13 – August 14, 2012***           Web Registration for All Summer Students Continuing Into Fall   
                                                                                    *** Continuing students mark your calendars!!  These 2 days are your priority registration!
            August 15 – August 16, 2012                      Web Registration for All New Admitted and Re-entering Students with a Fall Target Start Date
            August 17, 2012                                            Open Registration
            August 23, 2012                                            Fall Fees are Due
                                                                                   (All students with unpaid charges will be dropped and open registration will continue with fees due at the time of registration.)
Remember…….you must register and pay your fees by the due dates in order to attend fall quarter.  Please see your Instructor for registration materials.
Students Are Encouraged to Use Automated Waiting Lists
If you find your class or program of choice is full during registration, you are encouraged to add your name to our automated waiting lists when prompted.  Students on the automated waiting lists will be registered for any new openings as they occur (including after the drop for non-payment process).  You can monitor your wait list position on the College web site by using your student ID and PIN at www.cptc.edu/waitlist.           .
You may register on-line at www.cptc.edu/register from 6:30 AM to 11:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and 24 hours each day on Saturday and Sunday.  Running Start, Elective High School, Adult High School and International students must meet with their advisors prior to registering. 
Fall waiting lists will close on September 25th at 8:00 PM.  Late enrollment into classes that have already started will be by instructor permission only.  
Fall 2012 Fees Are Due August 23, 2012
Fall fees are due no later than Thursday, August 23, 2012.  Students with unpaid balances will be dropped for non-payment and re-registration will be on a space available basis. 
Payment may be made using a credit card on-line at www.cptc.edu/pay or using cash, check, money-order or credit card at the Cashier in Building 17 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Wednesday, and 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Friday.  South Hill Campus students may pay their fees in the SHC Administration Office.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Financial Aid Reminder!

The Financial Aid Fall quarter 2012 Deadline was July 20th be sure to check your Financial Aid Portal to make sure all of your documentation has been turned in at http://www.cptc.edu/money.
Also, as a reminder we have moved to our exciting new Financial Aid disbursement process called Higher One Debit Cards. Students now have a choice on how they receive their financial aid disbursement. Make sure that you have updated your address with Registration. You have to choose to receive your disbursement via HigherOne MasterCard Debit account for immediate access to your funds, or by having your funds transferred into a pre-existing bank account which takes up to 3 business days to access your funds, or having a check mailed to your home address in 5-7 business days. So it is important you make your choice early so you know what to expect.  
Have you been able to do some research on the new HigherOne financial aid disbursement process yet?  Do you still have questions? The Financial Aid Office has a very helpful brochure and Frequently Asked Questions sheets available in the forms holder outside our office.
If you have any questions about the new process, please stop by the Financial Aid Office or Call 253-589-5660 for more information!!
Thank you on behalf of Clover Park Technical College Financial Aid Office!
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