Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham Technical College, also referred to as Bellingham Tech or BTC, is located in Bellingham, Washington State, United States. It was established in 1957 as Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute. The college adopted its present name in September 1991. The college campus spreads across an area of more than 20 acres. BTC offers more than 30 associate degrees and approximately 57 certificate programs in diverse areas of study.

BTC also offers a number of scholarship programs including the BTC Foundation Scholarship and the Roadless Graveled Scholarship. Students can also opt for various private scholarships, which are available through the academic year.

BTC's Student Council helps students to develop their communication and leadership skills. It also organizes several educational, social, and cultural activities for students.

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Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Ave
Bellingham , WA 98225-1599
General Phone: (360) 752-7000

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Bellingham Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine238EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Medical Support and Technology147dental assistant, medical coding, veterinary assistant, radiation therapist, surgical tech
Mechanics and Repair61communications install and repair, appliance repair, HVAC, heavy equipment maintenance tech, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Engineering Technician47civil engineering tech, instrumentation tech, manufacturing tech, mechanical engineering tech, surveying tech, mechanical drafting
Production Trades44machinist, machine shop assistant, welding
Construction Trades40electrician, property management, building inspector
Transportation39truck and bus driver
Computer Science and Engineering25computer networking
Business and Management25business management, operations management, accounting technology, human resources
Cooking and Culinary Arts25pastry, chef training
Hospitality12hospitality administration
Office and Administration9data entry, executive secretary, receptionist, general office occupations
Education and Teaching9early childhood education, teacher aide
Medical Administration7medical transcription, medical secretary
Conservation and Resource Management3fisheries sciences
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2sports and fitness management, somatic bodywork and therapy
Law1legal secretary

Number of programs and degrees for Bellingham Technical College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree27025
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years14413
Award of less than 1 academic year32022

Bellingham Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Bellingham Technical College had a total enrollment of 2,896 students (1,887 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 47%
Black 1%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 44%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 11%
20-21 9%
22-24 11%
25-29 17%
30-34 12%
35-39 9%
40-49 12%
50-64 9%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Bellingham Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %
Part-Time 57 %

Bellingham Technical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Bellingham, Washington for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Washington Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Bellingham Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,258
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,258
Books and supplies $ 945

Financial Aid:
Bellingham Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 499900)

Bellingham Technical College Faculty

Bellingham Technical College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year3$66,6735$63,346
All faculty totalcalendar year3$66,6735$63,346

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year29$56,53434$57,849
All faculty totalacademic year29$56,53434$57,849

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Bellingham Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Conservation And Resource Management
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management

Construction Trades
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Building/Property Maintenance and Management

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying

Hospitality Administration/Management, Other

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Mechanics And Repair
Appliance Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies, Other

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Somatic Bodywork and Related Therapeutic Services, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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checked Remedial classes for students
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