Business & Community Partnerships

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Whatcom Community College creates value for our community by: developing a skilled workforce to support employer needs, providing training to businesses for upgrading employee skills, supporting over 470 college employees, investing in quality construction projects on campus that provide local jobs, and building our local and regional economy through dynamic partnerships. Education is a positive and shared value that lifts up our entire community.

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Pathways to Key Sectors

Explore education programs at Whatcom Community College in these high demand employment fields.

Cybersecurity & CyberWatch West
Healthcare - Nursing
IT and Computer Science
Medical Assistant
Massage Therapist
Physical Therapist Assistant
STEM - Engineering
Business

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Education & Skill Building

We partner with local employers, especially those who need to enhance their employees’ skills. This includes customized training, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. We also offer internships and service learning options with local business partners. Our professional technical advisory committees ensure our curriculum and skills stay relevant.

Customized business training
Community & Continuing Education
Service learning in the community
Adult basic education
Internship opportunities

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Our Community Impact

WCC is a major employer in Whatcom County, supporting more than 470 employees. We also connect students to local employers. The College invests in construction projects that contribute to the prosperity we provide to our community.

WCC Foundation
Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Our faculty and staff
Work at Whatcom
Student job opportunities
 

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Events & Facilities

We welcome the community to the many events we hold throughout the year on our spacious campus. We also are an ideal location for your next meeting or event. With easy parking, and a professional team, we help you plan for success. Come visit us soon!

Facility rentals
Campus calendar
Campus map
Conference services
Orca bookstore

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Developing the Workforce

WCC works with local employers to develop a highly skilled workforce for Whatcom County and beyond. We offer options for new and returning students to begin or retrain for their ideal career. From short-term certificates to a new four-year BAS degree, WCC has something for you. 

Worker retraining and rapid response
BAS in IT Networking - Cybersecurity
Degrees and certificates
eLearning online education
Pre-college and basic skills

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Partners in Economic Development

Our partners support student learning and success in several significant ways, including donations of equipment, tools, and financial resources to build robust programs. Learn more about how you might be able to help by contacting the WCC Foundation.

Whatcom Business Alliance
Northwest Workforce Council
TAG (Technology Alliance Group)
Team Whatcom
Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce
Ferndale Chamber of Commerce
Blaine Chamber of Commerce
Lynden Chamber of Commerce

For more information

Email pio@whatcom.edu or call 360.383.3310 today!