Welcome to Whatcom Community College
Our 50-year tradition of expanding opportunities for all students – regardless of backgrounds or goals – is one reason Whatcom Community College is a critical component in our community’s educational and cultural life. For many students, Whatcom is the best choice to start their academic journey, whether they are preparing to transfer to a university or to enroll in our new Bachelor of Applied Science in IT Networking, pursuing a new career through our professional-technical programs, or participating in courses for personal or professional enrichment.
Smaller classes taught by outstanding instructors make the difference at Whatcom. As do dedicated advisors who connect students with the resources and direction they need to achieve their goals. We also invest in state-of-the-art equipment and technology that support our commitment to innovation and excellence in instruction and student services. Outside the classroom, a vibrant student life and development program reinforces the focus on collaborative learning that engages students with an increasingly global world. Students can gain valuable leadership skills and experiences by participating in one of 30 student clubs or Service-Learning programs. Added all together, at Whatcom, students secure marketable skills they need to get good jobs and learning experiences that enrich their lives and the life of our community.
As we reach the half-century mark serving our region, we’re excited by the prospects for the College and our students. All of us at Whatcom Community College look forward to helping you achieve a rich and fulfilling educational experience that will last you a lifetime. I hope to see you on campus soon.
Dr. Kathi Hiyane-Brown, College President