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Archive for August, 2011

Local Artists Invited to Show Work at New Gallery Opening Oct. 7th at Olympic College

Friday, October 7th marks the grand opening of The Gallery at OC. Visual artists from around Kitsap and Mason counties are invited to show their work at this event scheduled during Bremerton’s Art Walk. Read more

Running Start program changes

Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, Aug. 22, 2011 – ‘Olympic College, working with area high schools, is notifying Running Start students about recent changes made by the 2011 legislature to the Running Start program.’ Read more here

Olympic College in Bremerton will close for five days during electrical system upgrade

Kitsap Sun, Aug. 22, 2011 -  ‘An upgrade to electrical systems will close down the Bremerton campus of Olympic College from Sept. 1 to Sept. 5.’ Read more here

Courtesy Ford is closing after 30 years, cites economic downturn

North Kitsap Herald, Aug. 22, 2011 - The owners of Courtesy Ford in Poulsbo, John and Terri Hern, announced their plans to close the dealership and retire. “John and Terri Hern have made a significant, personal impact on an entire generation at Olympic College,” Olympic College President Dr. David Mitchell said. Read more here

Weatherization program strong in Kitsap

Kitsap Sun, Aug. 21, 2011 – ‘KCR’s weatherization program collaborated with Olympic College’s energy-efficiency training program. The college received $275,000 from a $3.9 million U.S. Department of Labor grant for energy-efficiency training in Kitsap, Jefferson and Clallam counties.

The college used the funding to train 91 students through its program, which included curriculum on energy-efficient construction, weatherization and energy-audit certifications at no cost, according to the college.’ Read more here

Olympic College will be closed for planned power outage – Sept. 1 – 5, 2011

Olympic College is upgrading electrical service on the Bremerton campus and the campus will be closed for five days due to a planned power outage from Thursday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. The OC Poulsbo and OC Shelton campus will continue to operate as scheduled during this time. Read more

Olympic College’s Running Start Program Announces Legislative Changes

Olympic College is working with area high schools and notifying Running Start students about recent changes made by the 2011 legislature to the Running Start program.

As a result of the recent legislation, and beginning fall 2011 quarter, Running Start students will be charged tuition for exceeding 15 credits or for taking more than 307 minutes of high school classes with college classes. All Running Start students are now required to fill in new paperwork listing their high school and college classes to determine if tuition will need to be charged. The new Running Start procedures were rolled out by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to state colleges at the end of July.

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New Olympic College baking program the icing to school’s culinary cake

Kitsap Sun, Aug. 7, 2011 – ‘“I wanted to equip the program with a craft that is a big part of the industry,” Chef Instructor Steve Lammers said.

Lammers took on the challenge of getting the new program added. This fifteen-credit curriculum will consist of a variation of baking courses in the span of ten weeks. Lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on teaching are expected to be the core instruction principles throughout the program.’ Read more here

College starts training employees for Kitsap’s hoped-for new industry

Kitsap Sun, Aug. 3, 2011 – On July 27, 14 students at Olympic College began studying in a new certificate program aimed at veterans with disabilities. OC and Profile Composites North America were awarded $100,000 in federal funds to start what could be the seeds of an advanced composites industry in Kitsap County. Read more here

Olympic College’s Culinary Arts Institute Advising New Students for Fall Quarter 2011 – Introduces Baking Arts Program

BREMERTON, Wash. – An innovative program that prepares students for entry-level jobs in the creative field of culinary arts will be offered at Olympic College during Fall Quarter 2011. OC’s Culinary Arts Institute is introducing the Baking Arts program. Read more