Bellingham Technical College

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School Overview

Bellingham Technical College (commonly referred to by locals as BTC or Bellingham Tech) is two-year degree granting technical education and career training institution located in the city of Bellingham, in the state of Washington, roughly 85 miles north of the city of Seattle and 58 miles south of Vancouver, Canada. Other two-year technical institutes and community colleges in the Bellingham include Northwest Indian College and Whatcom Community College.

Bellingham Tech serves the career and corporate training needs for many of businesses throughout the Bellingham area. It has forged several industry partnerships to help address the workforce needs of local businesses in various fields and provides programs that help aspiring professionals throughout the region to qualify for higher pay and career advancement opportunities.

Bellingham Tech offers over 60 two-year associate degree programs and career-oriented certificates in several fields and professional disciplines, including:

  • Aquaculture and Fisheries
  • Culinary Arts and Cooking
  • Health Sciences and Services
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Construction Techology
  • Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Industrial Technology
  • Business Management
  • Computer Technology
  • Welding
  • Transportation
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Electro-Mechanical Technology

In additional to degrees and certificates, Bellingham Tech offers adult and continuing education programs. Two-year transfer (associate) degrees are available for students who intend on transfering to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree.

General Information

Admission Office

3028 Lindbergh Avenue

Bellingham, WA 98225

(360) 785-8345

Fax: (360) 676-2798



Contact: Erin Runestrand

Director of Admissions
Main Address

3028 Lindbergh Avenue

Bellingham, WA 98225

(360) 752-7000

www.btc.ctc.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 3,128

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,698

Setting

Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported


College Majors

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A,C
Business Administration/Management C
Casino customer service/supervision C
Customer Service Management C
Executive Assistant A,C
Human Resources Management A
Marketing Management A,C
Office Clerical Services C
Operations Management A,C
Reception C
Retail management C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Data Entry Applications A,C

Construction Trades

Building Construction Inspection C
Building/Property Maintenance A,C
Electrician A

Education

Early Childhood Education C
Teacher Assistance C

Engineering Technologies

Biomedical Engineering Technology A
Civil Engineering/Technology A
Computer Systems A
Instrumentation Technology A
Manufacturing Technologies A
Mechanical Engineering Technology A
Surveying Technology A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Service C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Assistance C
Dental Hygiene A
Emergency Medical Technology A
Hypnotherapy C
Medical Administrative Assistance C
Medical Insurance Coding A,C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Surgical Technology C
Veterinarian Assistance C

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Appliance Installation/Repair A,C
Auto Body Repair A
Automotive Technology A,C
Communications Systems A
Diesel Mechanics A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A
Process technology A,C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Fishing/Fisheries A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration C

Personal & Culinary Services

Baking/Pastry Arts C
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,C

Precision Production Trades

Machine Shop Technology C
Machine Tool Technology A,C
Welding Technology A,C

Transportation & Materials Moving

Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicle Operation C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Bellingham Technical College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(360) 752-7000
Website:www.btc.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://www.public.ctc.edu/ApplicantWebClient/Applicant/ApplWelcome.aspx
Address:3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225-1599
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,426
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:22 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,623 (67% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$3,394
Out-of-state Tuition:$8,739
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:85%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,177

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Bellingham Technical College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Bellingham Technical College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services53
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services22
Construction Trades52
Education1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields26
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs106
Legal Professions and Studies11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians76
Natural Resources and Conservation21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Personal and Culinary Services31
Precision Production32
Grand total4331

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Bellingham Technical College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Grand total1

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Bellingham Technical College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$3,394
Out-of-state$8,739
Books and supplies$1,080

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid3585%
Grant or scholarship aid3483%$5,177
Student loan aid1434%$5,734

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,39258%$5,888
Federal student loans77432%$6,734

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Bellingham Technical College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Bellingham Technical College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Bellingham Technical College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,426
Undergraduate enrollment2,426
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Bellingham Technical College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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