Sep 19, 2021  
2016-17 BTC Catalog 
2016-17 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.

BTC is dedicated to serving our students and community through innovative professional technical education programs, varied general education courses and excellent student support services to assist you in achieving your career and educational goals.

We are a leading educational institution that offers high-quality education in a supportive, student-first environment. BTC can help you prepare for a high wage, high-demand career in just two years. BTC offers over 37 two-year degree programs and 51 certificates. Recent program additions reflect the region’s high-demand industries and include expansions in Engineering Technology offerings such as Clean Energy, our Health Information Technology certificate and our first Bachelor of Applied Science in Operations Management.

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:

Jason Barnhill, Process Technology student and veteran: “All the instructors, all the administrators, all the help I needed to enroll in school, to work with the VA for my veterans benefits, everything has been outstanding. I’m really happy to be at BTC.”

Lindsey Martin, Welding student: “I have teachers that know what they’re doing and have that experience, because it makes a difference, especially if they’re passionate about what they’re teaching…I feel like what they teach you here is what you’re really going to use out in the real world.”

Booie Borden, Machining student: “The impacts that Bellingham Technical College has made on me are invaluable. I will never be able to thank the people there enough. My children have seen me go to school for almost two years now and be successful, and I’m inspiring my children to do better and I’m also going to provide for them.”

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


Kimberly Perry, Ed.D