CPTC: Health Unit Coordinator student wants to give back


Jeanee Henson was just 7 years old when the seizures started.

She had her first surgery to remove part of her brain when she was 10. It didn’t help.

The initial diagnosis was epilepsy, followed by Rasmussen’s Syndrome, a rare inflammatory neurological disease that causes one hemisphere of the brain to become inflamed and deteriorate. Henson was a young pre-teen when she had a second surgery to remove the right side of her brain. [Read more…]

New social media marketing certificate offered

Kiev, Ukraine - October 17, 2012 - A logotype collection of well-known social media brand's printed on paper. Include Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Vimeo, Flickr, Myspace, Tumblr, Livejournal, Foursquare and more other logos.With new social networks popping up practically every day, it is more important than ever for business leaders and marketing professionals to understand how to leverage these channels to achieve their goals. Thanks to Pierce College’s new social media marketing certificate, students can learn the ins and outs of the most popular social networks and how to help build brand awareness. [Read more…]

Bates: Advanced Technology Center construction delivers hands-on learning zone

Originally posted in the Student Stories section of the Bates Technical College’s Blog.

Providing students with real-world learning opportunities is a hallmark of the educational experience at Bates Technical College.

So when construction began last year on the Advanced Technology Center at Central/Mohler Campus , a handful of program instructors began collaborating with Marty Mattes, the college’s director of facilities and operations , to offer students a peek into what it’s like in the industry through touring the construction site. Scheduled for completion fall 2015, the building will house engineering , information technology , and digital media programs, and will begin holding classes winter quarter.  [Read more]


Meet Leesa Thomas, professor of early childhood education

Leesa_webLeesa Thomas, professor of early childhood education, is approaching her second year of teaching at Pierce College. She is passionate about training the next generation of teachers and keeping them up to date with current changes within the field. For Thomas, her biggest goal as a teacher is to help her students truly understand that learning extends far beyond classroom walls. [Read more…]