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Learn about WCC's new bachelor of applied science degree at the Burlington Library or on campus

Post Date:05/04/2017 1:32 p.m.

What: Information session, Bachelor of Applied Science in IT Networking

When: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Where: Burlington Library, Burlington Hill side room 820 E. Washington, Burlington, Wash.

Who: Open to the community. Free admission

Hosted by: Whatcom Community College

The public is invited to an information session for Whatcom Community College’s new bachelor of applied science degree in IT networking. Find out about this baccalaureate degree program, as well as the application process and getting started at Whatcom. Bring your questions and your interest in working in this high-demand, high-wage field. A second session will be 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11 at Baker Hall on Whatcom’s Bellingham campus. 

The degree addresses the growing need for qualified IT networking personnel with enhanced hands-on skills and knowledge in cloud computing, mobile technologies and industrial control systems. The new applied baccalaureate degree is the only one of its kind in the northwest corner of Washington state and further confirms Whatcom’s stature as a regional and national leader in CIS and cybersecurity education. Plans are underway to also offer the degree online beginning fall 2018, providing even greater flexibility for working adults. BAS graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce as network administrators and related job categories such as computer and information systems manager or computer network architect. 

For more information regarding WCC’s computer information systems and cybersecurity programs, visit

Note: The use of the Burlington Public Library facilities or meeting rooms by any group or organization in no way constitutes endorsement of the policies or beliefs of that organization by the Library or the City of Burlington.

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 training, and community and continuing education classes. The College will offer a BAS degree in IT Networking, beginning fall 2017. Based on student outcomes, the Aspen Institute recognizes Whatcom as one of the top community and technical colleges in Washington and among the nation’s leading two-year colleges. The College is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017. For more information, visit

Contact: Marisa Ellis, Whatcom Community College PIO, 360.383.3310,

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