Community and technical college board to consider updating capital budget development process, applied baccalaureate degrees
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges will convene its regular business meeting Thursday, Feb. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to noon to consider updating the college system’s 2017-19 biennium capital budget development process. The board will also hear statements of need for applied baccalaureate degrees at Whatcom Community College (Bellingham), Tacoma Community College, Seattle Central College and Yakima Valley Community College. It will take final action on applied baccalaureate degrees at Bellevue College, Olympic College (Bremerton), Pierce College (Puyallup and Lakewood) and Spokane Falls Community College.
The community and technical college system selects and prioritizes a list of capital projects to present to the Washington state Legislature for consideration as its members develop the state’s capital budget. In anticipation of the 2017-19 biennium, the State Board will discuss and take action to adopt a list of colleges eligible to compete for a new major project at that time. The board will also consider adopting changes to the way in which those major projects are selected by the college system. The proposed changes would take into account policy objectives, market conditions, and other administrative and legislative requirements.
Prior to its regular business meeting, the State Board will hold a study session on Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. It will hear a three-panel discussion on “Earn and Learn,” college programs that place students in the workplace. Students in these programs learn workplace skills along with classroom instruction. Presenters will discuss apprenticeships, integrated work-based programs and internships.
The study session and business meeting will be held at the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges office, Cascade conference room, 1300 Qunice Street SE in Olympia. Meeting agenda and background materials are posted at the State Board website.
Both meetings are open to the public.