Bellingham Technical College

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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

[email protected]

Contact: Erin Runestrand

Director of Admissions
Main Address

3028 Lindbergh Avenue

Bellingham, WA 98225

(360) 752-7000

Total undergrads: 3,128

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,698


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

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


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.

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