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Kevin Alexander – I AM…OC-WSU Engineering grad, former Navy diver, volunteer

Before graduating from the WSU Engineering program in Bremerton, Kevin Alexander started his education at Olympic College. While still in the Navy, Kevin began taking classes at OC in 1995. Read more

College Creates Mobile Web Applications

OC Mobile DirectoryOlympic College has been working to provide more digital services to students. For the past four years, the college has moved a number of services to an electronic format so they are accessible by mobile devices and can be viewed anywhere by students. The trend reflects the rising number of smart phones, computer tablets, and other mobile devices that can download content from the web. In fact, by the end of 2012, it’s predicted that the number of mobile devices in use will outnumber the world’s population. Read more

Creative chefs sizzle at Armed Forces Festival competition

Kitsap Sun, May 12, 2012 – “Military chefs in Kitsap County get to brag they are the best in the Northwest.

At least for the next year or so, that is, after a cooking competition Saturday morning at Olympic College that is part of the area’s Armed Forces Festival.” Read more here

Olympic College Shelton celebrates over 40 years in Mason County

OC Shelton Olympic College Shelton celebrated more than 40 years in Mason County on Wednesday May 9, 2012 at OC Shelton. The community was invited to celebrate this milestone. Read more

OUR VIEW | Improving by degrees at OC

Kitsap Sun, May 9, 2012 – “Among the graduates last weekend at Washington State University in Pullman, there were 14 who earned their mechanical engineering baccalaureate degrees primarily at Olympic College…Implementation of the program also moves Olympic College closer toward a “university center”… ” Read more here

Olympic College engineering students first to make diploma walk in Pullman

Kitsap Sun, May 4, 2012 – The historic first class from the WSU-OC Mechanical Engineering Program graduates in Pullman. Read more here

Alliance pitches Kitsap County’s aerospace potential to Cantwell

Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, April 30, 2012 – “What’s still needed, however, is more infrastructure to make the industrial sites more attractive to companies looking for a place to expand, and increased education and training programs to provide workers who have the skills those companies need

“Vitrually every high-tech aerospace firm will tell you that they’re hungry for trained people,” said state Rep. Larry Seaquist, D-Tacoma, a leading advocate in the legislature for higher education.

Cantwell saw where some of that training will take place when she visited Olympic College in Bremerton…” Read more here 

Olympic College celebrates veteran and active duty military personnel on May 17, 2012

On May 17, 2012, Olympic College will pay tribute to the men and women of the armed forces and celebrate the first anniversary of the Veteran and Military Support Center (VSMC). The community is invited to join the celebration which will feature an open mic session as well as an open house at the VMSC. 

The event starts at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2012 by the clock tower near the Haselwood Library on the Bremerton campus. This event is followed by a hotdog lunch which is free for veterans and active duty military, and $5 for the general public.

Olympic College serves a community that has a large population of veteran and military personnel. OC has been consistently rated as a military-friendly college. The college’s Veteran and Military Support Center has consistently earned positive reviews by the military community as friendly and supportive center.

For more information, please call Allison Smith at 360-475-7100 or email