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

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.

Bellingham Technical College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (360) 752-7000
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225-1599
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,325
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,542 (66% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $3,834
Out-of-state Tuition: $4,807
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 50%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,493

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Bellingham Technical College Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 741
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 33
Construction Trades 52
Education 11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 37
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 126
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 96
Natural Resources and Conservation 31
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Personal and Culinary Services 31
Precision Production 32
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Grand total 53351

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $3,834
Out-of-state $4,807
Books and supplies $1,080

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 6 50%
Grant or scholarship aid 6 50% $4,493
Student loan aid 2 17% $3,344

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,226 53% $6,487
Federal student loans 509 22% $6,172

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.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
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 2020

Total Enrollment 2,325
Undergraduate enrollment 2,325
Graduate enrollment 0

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:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • 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. 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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