Professional Technical Advisory Committees

Olympic College Needs You

Olympic College Needs You

OC is training the regional business and industry leaders of tomorrow, but we can’t do it without your help on our professional and technical advisory committees. Help us maintain up-to-date industry standards and instructional excellence by joining today.

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About our Committees

About our Committees

The college is required by the State Board of Community & Technical Colleges to have advisory committees for all professional-technical programs. They are primarily made up of community members working in business and industry related to each program, who volunteer their time, talent and knowledge to help plan and strengthen education programs within their area of expertise. 

The state requires at least two meetings per school year, with a quorum of voting members. OC staff and faculty are not voting members.  Committees typically meet on a quarterly basis (approximately two hours each meeting) throughout the school year. Term of service is three years.

A successful advisory committee is one that plans and carries out a program of work. Members must be willing to attend and participate in meetings. Committee members have responsibility to advise, assist, and support activities designed to plan and strengthen educational programs. Each advisory committee develops its own program of work based on the needs of the program served, typically involving one or more of the following areas:

  • Community Relations
  • Community Resources
  • Curriculum
  • Job Placement
  • Program Review
  • Staff Development
  • Recruitment
  • Student Organization

OC is pleased to have more than 175 business and community members represented on our advisory committees. With their  input and guidance, we are able to ensure our Professional Technical programs are current, relevant, and continue to meet the needs of  business and industry in  our community. 

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