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Two new certificates offered at Whatcom Community College

Earn credits toward a sustainable business leadership or office administration – logistics certificate now

Post Date:08/09/2016 11:02 a.m.

Bellingham, Wash. – Whatcom Community College is offering new certificates in sustainable business leadership and office administration – logistics. Students can enroll now for classes that begin Sept. 20. Learn more at

The certificate of proficiency in sustainable business leadership is designed for individuals who want to become change agents within their respective organizations. The three-class series provides graduates with the skills that managers, leaders, entrepreneurs and employees need to implement a customized sustainability program. Topics in the three-class series include: energy efficiency, transportation, water, zero waste, responsible purchasing, renewable energy, sustainable food, sustainable building and development, alternate sources of revenue and savings, triple bottom line accounting, leadership skills for change agents, corporate social responsibility, employee ownership, and marketing. 

The office administration - logistics certificate provides students with knowledge and skills required to assist in the daily tasks associated with import/export processes, logistics, customer relations, and records management, all within the framework of international business, global trade, and inter-cultural issues. Topics include: the functions and characteristics of transportation companies; import/export documentation; laws and regulations pertaining to logistics; methods of payment and country of importation requirements. This certificate can be completed in 47-57 credits; online and evening options available.

Advisors are available to support students and answer questions regarding career pathways, academic planning, prior learning assessment and financial aid. Call 360.383.3080 for assistance. 

About Whatcom: Whatcom Community College is a regionally and nationally accredited two-year college with an accomplished faculty and staff who serve 11,000 students annually. On its campus in Bellingham, Wash., and through online courses, Whatcom offers transfer and professional-technical degrees as well as basic education, job skills, and community and continuing education classes. Based on student outcomes, the Aspen Institute ranks Whatcom among the top nine community and technical colleges in Washington state and among the top 150 in the nation. For more information, visit

Contact: Mary Vermillion, Whatcom Community College PIO, 360.383.3310,

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