Nearly all of CPTC's Health Sciences programs have benefited from the Transforming Lives Campaign, including the Medical Assistant Program.

Transforming Lives Campaign: Giving Students the Power to Grow

August 21, 2015

Clover Park Technical College Foundation’s Transforming Lives Campaign targets three areas: people, careers and community.

The Foundation is in its final phase of its $1.2 million campaign, which will ensure students have access to the highest-quality education, tools and technology.

The campaign’s current investments include security cameras, student instruction labs and new database subscriptions for the Learning Resource Center on the Lakewood Campus. Nearly all of CPTC’s Health Sciences programs have also benefited from the campaign with updated equipment and technology.

“Our histology students have benefited from the equipment because they are receiving hands-on training with up-to-date equipment,” Medical Histology Technician Instructor Bekki Haggerty said. “It has proven invaluable as the students are able to enter into industry informed and trained, ready to accomplish their goals.”

The Nursing lab nearly doubled its number of hospital beds, the Pharmacy Technician lab has a “clean room” to simulate industry equipment and the Medical Assistant Program has simulated medical clinics.

Future campaign investments include a digital microscope, an automated microtome and additional instruments for Health Sciences programs.

The campaign will also fund the Alma Catalog System, a new research database for the LRC. Libraries at Washington’s community and technical colleges have selected this technology to help students through college and give them skills for their careers.

Extra money raised will be used toward additional scholarships awarded by the Foundation.

Transforming Lives Campaign donors can have their names listed on the donor wall located in the Health Sciences Building.

For more information, visit www.cptc.edu/foundation/transforming-lives.

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