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WCC to offer applied four-year degree in IT networking

Beginning fall 2017, accepted students can enroll in Whatcom's new bachelor of applied science (BAS) degree in IT networking. The degree addresses the growing employment gap for qualified IT networking personnel with enhanced skills in cloud computing, industrial control systems (SCADA) and mobile technologies. The new degree is the only one of its kind in the northwest corner of the state and further confirms Whatcom's stature as a regional and national leader in computer information systems (CIS) and cybersecurity education. Applications to this selective entry program are being accepted now.

Western Transfer Bootcamp - prepare for transition to WWU

Whatcom Community College is offering a 2-week Western Transfer Bootcamp for WCC cybersecurity and computer science students who have recently graduated or expect to graduate by no later than summer 2017 AND who have applied or intend to apply to transfer to Western Washington University's Computer and Information Systems Security (CISS) or Computer Science (CS) programs to start no later than fall 2017.

8 sessions, free
June 19-22 & 26-29
6:00 - 8:00 pm, M/W
5:30 - 8:30 pm, T/Th

Space is limited. Applications will be processed on a first-come basis and with priority given to graduated or graduating cybersecurity students who are planning to transfer to WWU's CISS program. If after May 19, 2017 space is still available, remaining seats will be assigned to graduated or graduating computer science students who are planning to transfer to WWU.

Complete the online bootcamp application form today.

Enroll now in Whatcom’s nationally acclaimed CIS and cybersecurity programs!

Students enrolled in Whatcom’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) and cybersecurity programs have the advantage of studying in one of the nation’s top community colleges (Aspen Institute, 2015), recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance / Cyber Defense 2-year education (CAE2Y).

Whatcom is also the lead institution of CyberWatch West, a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education center that is one of only four in the nation in the field of cybersecurity education and the only one on the West Coast.

These designations help our students as they enter the workforce or transfer to four-year schools, conveying that they graduated from a program nationally recognized for its excellence and alignment to the highest information security standards for two-year college education.

Whatcom’s CIS and cybersecurity programs offer multiple degree and certificate options that lead to high demand, high wage occupations and/or opportunities to continue at Whatcom or transfer to complete a 4-year bachelor degree. Multiple student activities extend learning beyond the classroom and enhance professional development.

For more information continue reading at the links found on this page or contact an academic advisor.

NSF awards Whatcom Community College $6.4 million in grants to advance cybersecurity education nationwide

Whatcom Community College (WCC) has received two grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) totaling $6.4 million. These grants reinforce Whatcom’s nationwide leadership in cybersecurity and allow the College to drive a substantial nationwide expansion of cybersecurity programs in other colleges and universities.

Read the full press release for more information.

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