Aug 11, 2020  
2017-2018 BTC Catalog 
2017-2018 BTC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Message from the President

Welcome to Bellingham Technical College!

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, faculty, and the staff at Bellingham Technical College (BTC), I welcome you to our campus.

Since its first graduating class 60 years ago, BTC has been focused on the success of our students. On our campus, you’ll find innovative professional technical education programs, varied general education courses and excellent student support services to assist you in achieving your career and educational goals.

BTC can help you prepare for a high wage, high-demand career in just two years, offering 38 two-year degree programs, 51 certificates and two bachelor of applied science programs. Whether it’s nursing, welding or culinary arts, our programs respond to the evolving needs of the modern workplace and provide our graduates with the skills and training that regional employers are seeking. We are proud to be this community’s technical college. Our Board of Trustees, administration, faculty and staff are committed to ensuring that students receive an exceptional educational experience, thus fulfilling our mission to “provide student-centered, high quality professional technical education for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities.”

Our students’ own words speak volumes about BTC’s commitment to their success:

Michaelangelo Vega Ortiz, Auto Collision Repair graduate: “This program has really prepared me to get a job in the workforce, something I’m happy to do every day. The knowledge I’ve learned at Bellingham Technical College will really set me in the right direction.”

Alyssa Willis, Process Technology graduate: “Getting to complete a college degree isn’t something everyone gets to do so I feel proud of my hard work and blessed because I was given the opportunity to thrive. BTC has taken a lot of the uncertainty out of my future and I’ll always be thankful for all the help I was given along the way.”

Tate Garrett, Running Start student: “I love how hands-on my program is; for almost any given subject we learn, there is a physical example in our lab and often an opportunity to learn by practicing and doing. We are not removed from what we study. There is no shortage of tours, lab days, demonstrations, and models to keep us as close to the real experience as is possible.”

Great things are happening at BTC. Come and visit our campus anytime—we welcome you!


Kimberly Perry, Ed.D