Summer course cancellations deadline

Monday, June 6th, 2016

June 17th we will need to make decisions on cancelling low enrollment classes for summer. Please be sure to register by then so we may count your seat!

Contact Lisa Sandoval with any questions

Learning Machines. How is it done?

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Learning Machines. How is it done? 

When: Wed, Jun 8th 4pm-5:15pm

Where: BE 3178

Who: Blake Freeman, Computer Science Student & Transhumanist


The contemporary method for the development of sophisticated programs that deal with large sets of data is to turn the task over to a learning agent. A learning agent is built upon an algorithm that can “perceive” its environment and act to achieve a goal. Often this is a computational goal. In this talk Blake Freeman will present an overview of how that is accomplished.

New bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Networking

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Dear Campus Community,

Last week, the college received approval to offer a new bachelor’s degree at in Information Technology Networking (ITN) from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

Read more about this new degree and how it will help train our students for in-demand jobs in the technology industry beginning this fall.


Thank you,


Public Information Office

Seattle Central College

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Career Services – LinkedIn Workshop: 5/12

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Good morning!

This Thursday, May 12th from 12:00-1:00 in room BE1102A, Career Services will be hosting a workshop on LinkedIn and all the ways it can be used in your job search and career growth! Many people do not fully grasp how useful LinkedIn truly is. If used properly, LinkedIn can help you land jobs, get promoted, change careers, and even have recruiters reach out to you! This one hour workshop will be well worth your time.

Come yourself, bring your class, or help us spread the word! Thanks! 


Thursday, May 12th                                                    12:00-1:00 – Room 1102A 

The world of job hunting has changed along with the technology we use. Use this workshop to learn the craft of using LinkedIn among other online resources to greatly improve your job prospects through digital networking.



David Skogerboe

Program Support Supervisor

Career Services Center



Seattle Colleges Career Hub Job Board:

BAS Degree in Application Development

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

You are cordially invited to a presentation of the BAS degree is Application Development offered at North Seattle College. The Program Manager, Michelle Melero, as well as faculty and internship coordinators will be there to tell you about this program.

This presentation will be in room 3178 on May 11th at 4:30PM. All are welcome – bring a friend!

Upcoming registration, and other important dates Spring quarter

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

May 16th Registration opens for BOTH Summer and Fall quarters

May 27th Last day to change audit/credit status; last day to withdraw. Instructor permission required.

June 17th Spring quarter ends

June 18th – Commencement –

Note: Lisa Sandoval will be out of town the week of May 16th at the NCWIT Summit . If you need assistance planning your schedule, email Lisa with your questions, or schedule an appointment with her. Her calendar schedule is available at the front desk in room 3176.

APIs, Tropo and Your Web Career Presentation, Monday 4/25 5pm in BE3175

Monday, April 25th, 2016

You’re invited to join Sara Newman’s WEB120 Class in a very special presentation on APIs, Cisco’s new Tropo API and your web career!

Are you a tech/web/CS student? Are you an alumni? Want to learn what an API is and how it could help with your career goals? Are you looking for career advice? Join this session by 2 industry professionals and speakers who can shed some light on both of these crucial topics!

The presentation is Monday, 4/25 from 5-6:30pm in BE3175 and will also be broadcast live via Blackboard Collaborate.  If interested, please setup a Tropo account in advance and register at the following link: (Links to an external site.)

Please view the link above for detailed instructions and a link to both participate live during the presentation and also to view the presentation afterward!

Thank you!

Bill & Sara

Talk: Envisioning the Future with Steve Jablonsky

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Guest Speaker Steve Jablonsky, Creative Director at Intentional Futures

What: Envisioning the Future: How design helps realize powerful and plausible solutions

When: Tuesday, April 19th 5-6pm

Where: BE 3174


The focus of the talk will be around the power of design to drive innovation and make complicated material easier to understand and drive consensus around inspiring solutions. Steve will also highlight the importance of design research in the process.

About the speaker: Steve Jablonsky is the Creative Director of Intentional Futures, a Seattle based  Strategy and Design Studio. 

TED Talks by Intentional Futures:




Training Camp + Draft Day

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

The Road to Draft Day – Educator Handbook

WTIA Pilot Recruiting Program: Now Accepting Nominations

{ About }

Tech Recruiting is at a crossroads. Startups and mid-size companies face stiff competition from tech giants, while companies of all sizes face budgetary, logistical and need constraints, forcing them into to a shallow talent pool.

How do companies invest in recruiting? Many admit to the unsustainable practice of sourcing from a limited pipeline of ‘trusted’ schools such as Stanford and MIT.

How do underrepresented schools and programs get noticed? Despite the increasing demand for tech jobs, a deep pool of talented students, veterans and candidates with non-traditional backgrounds go unnoticed due to limited recruiting resources.

To bridge this gap, WTIA is playing matchmaker with the launch of a unique Recruitment: Draft Day and Interview Prep Program: Training Day.

You’re invited to help us #LevelThePlayingField for your students. Nominations are now open!

{Draft Day Program Benefits}


  • Increase visibility of candidates from underrepresented schools and programs
  • Bridge gap between required skills/experience and curriculum
  • Increase student post-grad hire percentage
  • Increase Tech Program visibility


  • Increase access to tech employers
  • Gain insights into diverse tech sectors, cultures and opportunities
  • Discover alternative training and educational resources


  • Expand Recruiting Pipeline beyond traditional educational institutions, i.e., MIT and Stanford
  • Increase awareness of diverse talent pool
  • Create pipeline to communicate needs to educators


  • Job types: QAE, SDET, TPM, PM, Information Security Analyst
  • Candidates must be nominated by a tech educator
  • Eligible tech educators: University, Community College or tech program instructors (ie, Code Fellows, Dev BootCamp, Coding Dojo, etc)

EDUCATORS + Nomination Instructions

1) Each instructor may submit up to 10 nominees

2) Nominees may be current or past students

3) For each candidate, submit the online Draft Day Nomination Form

4) Provide each nominee with the Candidate Instructions and Candidate Application Essay link:

NOMINEES + Application Requirements

1) Draft Day Candidate Application form: provided by the nominating tech educator

2) Resume (resumes must be submitted as a word doc. PDF’s will not be accepted)

Candidate Selection | Scouting Report

{The Draft Day Advisory Committee is comprised of tech company hiring managers,

recruiters and startup founders}

The Draft Day Project Manager will edit each submitted resume, nomination form and candidate essay to remove the name of the candidate and college/university/program to create a blind review process

Each candidate will be evaluated by the required submitted materials:

  • Nominator Evaluation Form
  • Candidate Essay
  • Resume

Top Candidates and their instructors will be notified of their selection to move on to Round 2 – Training Camp!

Training Camp

{Draft Day Prep Program}

Training Day participants will have access to a variety of tools and information to prepare them for interviews and help move them on to Draft Day.

  • Presentation coaching
  • Mock interviews
  • Tech-centric resume building
  • Panel Discussions
  • Complimentary headshots

Candidates will be evaluated on overall presentation and interview skills.

Training Camp evaluations will be combined with the Scouting Report to determine the finalists selected to advance to Draft Day.

Top Candidates and their instructors will be notified of their selection to move on to Draft Day


{Congratulations, You’ve Made It to Draft Day! According to  the Scouting Report – You’re an All Star. Your Performance in Training Camp will guarantees you a starting position}

Draft Day Candidates will use their Training Camp skills to interview with top hiring Tech Companies in a blind speed-dating format.


At the start of each interview, the interviewer will be presented with the candidates redacted resume (name and educational program removed).

Each round ends with both the candidate and the interviewer submitting a scorecard evaluating one another.

After scoring each candidate, the interviewer will immediately assign the candidate one of the status updates below:

  • Scouting Report – Interviewer would like additional information and will receive the Nomination and Candidate Essay submissions to consider
  • Signing Bonus: Candidate receives invitation to Full-Cycle Interview
  • Red Shirt:  Candidate is not a fit for a current open position, however, may be a good fit for future openings
  • Free Agent: Candidate is not a fit at this time

Candidates will score each interviewer on style, content and company fit.

Candidate and Interviewer scorecards will be updated at the end of each round.


After the final Draft Day round, all participants will retreat to the Draft Day Lounge for a networking reception while the Draft Reports are finalized.

Draft Reports will be be distributed + Names and Matches revealed!

For updates and additional information, contact Draft Day – Project Manager: Heather Craig

The Road to Draft Day – Educator Handbook


Spring 2016 Tutor Session Hours

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Mark Pfaff

(HTML, CSS, WordPress, PHP, Database, intro to JavaScript and SQL)

Thursday  1:00PM – 4:00PM    Room 3151

Scott Greene
(HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, Databases, Java, C#)

Monday  1:00PM – 5:00PM    Room 3165

Tuesday  1:00PM – 5:00PM    Room 3151

Wednesday  3:00PM – 5:00PM    Room 3174

Thursday  1:00PM – 5:00PM    Room 3151

Friday         1:00PM – 5:00PM    Room 3174

Shunta McDavid

(HTML, CSS, WordPress, PHP, Database, intro to JavaScript and SQL)

Tuesday/Thursday 1-3PM Room 3151

Friday         1:00PM – 4:00PM    Room 3174