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NSCC Staffer Appointed to City Commission

Congratulations to Rebecca Cory, Manager of Disability Services, who was recently appointed to the City of Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities. As a commissioner, Rebecca will help to keep the Mayor, City Council, and City departments informed and recommend policies, practices and legislation about issues affecting people with disabilities. She will also ensure access to City services and facilities and encourage understanding among people with various disabilities, as well as between people with disabilities and the larger Seattle community.

Posted on: June 6th, 2011 at 10:46:18

Student Professional Association Launched

The Pharmacy Technician program recently learned that the Washington State Association of Pharmacy Technicians (WSAPT) has approved the formation of a chapter of the American Association of Pharmacy Technicians (AAPT) at NSCC. The AAPT works to expand the role of pharmacy technicians and to influence decisions which affect changes at all levels of the profession. Congratulations to program coordinator Uyen Thorstensen and the students who took the initiative to form a chapter.

Posted on: June 6th, 2011 at 10:46:48

Grant Funds Nursing Cohort

Starting winter quarter 2011, the NSCC Nursing Program enrolled 24 students in its new, ARRA-funded (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) hybrid nursing program. The students are employed in Seattle area medical centers. This is a two-year LPN to RN ladder program taught by current and new faculty members.

Posted on: June 6th, 2011 at 10:47:20

New Program Trains Emergency Department Employees

In order to meet the growing need for hospital emergency department technicians, faculty members of NSCC’s Health and Human Services Division, working in partnership with Swedish Medical Center and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), have developed an Emergency Department Technician Program. This program will take approximately 20 employees from within the Swedish Hospital organization and train them to become emergency department technicians. The coursework includes three kinds of classes: emergency department technician fundamentals, emer

Posted on: June 6th, 2011 at 10:47:54

NSCC Instructor a Leader in Open Educational Resources

Before the current state initiative began, NSCC was supporting the movement to provide free open educational resources online. Through a Seattle Community College District course development grant in 2009, Tim Fiegenbaum (full-time instructor in the Business, Engineering and Information Technology Division) created over 100 video tutorials (each around 5-10 minutes in length) on basic electronics topics. With the permission of our college and a textbook publisher (Cengage Learning, Inc.) and under a Creative Commons License, these videos were made freely

Posted on: June 6th, 2011 at 10:48:58

Fraud Detection program coming fall 2011

Stories about fraud, corruption and criminal manipulation of accounting records abound these days. Now accountants and other professionals can learn the skills needed to expose these crimes in NSCC’s new Accounting Fraud Certificate program. Starting in fall quarter 2011, the new 15-credit certificate program will offer three fully online courses — Fraud Examination, Forensic Accounting and Introduction to Financial Criminology.

Posted on: June 6th, 2011 at 10:49:43

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