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Whatcom County CTE Dual Credit Consortium





The Whatcom County CTE Dual Credit Consortium is dedicated to helping students get connected to clear, meaningful educational pathways which lead to successful career opportunities. The consortium is sponsored by a partnership of local High Schools, Bellingham Technical College, and Whatcom Community College. Students can earn college credit on the high school campus for articulated courses that prepare them for a professional/technical career. According to the Washington Student Achievement Council, students who earn college credit are more likely to graduate high school, enroll in college, and complete college degrees.

Why Take College CTE Dual Credit Classes?

  • CTE Dual Credit students save time and tuition dollars by getting a head start on fulfilling college degree or certificate requirements.
  • CTE Dual Credit students complete courses that help prepare them for career opportunities beyond high school.
  • CTE Dual Credit students learn skills to be productive in the world of work.
  • CTE Dual Credit students take college courses while attending classes on their high school campus.


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Students/Parents/Guardians

To enroll in a CTE Dual Credit course, students must be enrolled in an eligible, articulated high school course and register for college credit through the SERS website (https://secure.techprepwa.org/).

Here are the steps for enrolling in CTE Dual Credit Courses:


  1. Visit your Counseling/Career Center at your high school for help in selecting classes that match your career pathway

  2. Using the on-line system (SERS), complete the College CTE Dual Credit registration process (https://secure.techprepwa.org/).

  3. During the semester, work with your teacher to achieve the required skills and competencies.

  4. Earn at least a "B" grade in the class.

  5. Complete and submit your registration form to:

      Whatcom County CTE Dual Credit Consortium
      Attention: Linda Ruthrauff
      3028 Lindbergh Ave
      Bellingham, WA 98225

Registration Timeline

  • Registration Opens: December 1, 2017
  • Registration Closes: June 15, 2018
  • Student Registration Deadline: June 30, 2017

  • For registration instructions, please view the Registration Instructions

Select your high school to see which CTE Dual Credit Courses are available to you:


  • Bellingham High School

    • Business Math (WCC)
    • Child Care Basics (WCC)
    • Mathematics for Business (BTC)
    • Principles of Marketing (WCC)
    • Sanitation & Safety - CUL 110 (BTC)
    • Tech literacy - beginning keyboarding (WCC)
    • Tech literacy - computer literacy (WCC)
    • Tech Literacy - Computerized Touch Keyboarding (BTC)
    • Tech literacy - database management (WCC)
    • Tech Literacy - formatting with MS Word (BTC)
    • Tech literacy - intro to business computing (WCC)
    • Tech literacy - intro to computers (BTC)
    • Tech literacy - intro to presentation software (WCC
    • Tech Literacy - MS Excel (BTC)
    • Tech literacy - MS Word (BTC)
    • Tech literacy - powerpoint (BTC)
    • Tech literacy - speed and accuracy (WCC)
    • Tech literacy - spreadsheets (WCC)
    • Tech literacy - word prcocessing (WCC)

  • Blaine High School

    • Formatting with MS Word (BTC)
    • Introduction to Business Computing (WCC)
    • Introduction to Presentation Software (WCC)
    • MS Excel (BTC)
    • MS PowerPoint (BTC)
    • MS Word (BTC)
    • Sanitation (ServSafe)(BTC)
    • Spreadsheets I (WCC)
    • Word Processing I (WCC)

  • Ferndale High School

    • Biodiesel Fundamentals - PTEC 195 (BTC)
    • Child Care Basics (WCC)
    • GMAW I - WLD 120 (BTC)
    • Green Energy 196 (BTC)
    • HTML Fundamentals (WCC)
    • Introduction to the Hospitality Industry (BTC)
    • Medical Terminology I (WCC)
    • Practicum - Nurturing Relationships - ECED& 120 (WCC)
    • Sanitation (BTC)
    • SMAW I - WLD 110 (BTC)

  • Lynden High School

    • Beginning Keyboarding (WCC)
    • Business Math (WCC)
    • Computer Literacy (WCC)
    • Computerized Touch Keyboarding (BTC)
    • Database Management I (WCC)
    • Financial Accounting I (BTC)
    • Financial Accounting II (BTC)
    • Formatting with MS Word (BTC)
    • Introduction to Visual Communications (WCC)
    • GMAW I - WLD 120 (BTC)
    • HTML Fundamentals (WCC)
    • Introduction to Business Computing (WCC)
    • Introduction to Computers (BTC)
    • Introduction to Presentation Software (WCC)
    • Keyboarding for Speed & Accuracy (WCC)
    • Mathematics for Business (BTC)
    • Medical Terminology I (WCC)
    • MS Access (BTC)
    • MS Excel (BTC)
    • MS PowerPoint (BTC)
    • MS Word (BTC)
    • Principles of Marketing (WCC)
    • SMAW I - WLD 110 (BTC)
    • Spreadsheets I (WCC)
    • Word Processing I (WCC)

  • Lynden Christian High School

    • Beginning Keyboarding (WCC)
    • Computer Literacy (WCC)
    • Computerized Touch Keyboarding (BTC)
    • Database Management I (WCC)
    • Formatting with MS Word (BTC)
    • Introduction to Business Computing (WCC)
    • Introduction to Computers (BTC)
    • Introduction to Presentation Software (WCC)
    • Introduction to Visual Communications (WCC)
    • Keyboarding for Speed & Accuracy (WCC)
    • MS Access (BTC)
    • MS Excel (BTC)
    • MS PowerPoint (BTC)
    • Spreadsheets I (WCC)
    • Word Processing I (WCC)

  • Nooksack Valley High School

    • Whatcom AP/AR and Inventory (WCC)
    • Beginning Keyboarding (WCC)
    • Business Math (WCC)
    • Computer Literacy (WCC)
    • Computerized Touch Keyboarding (BTC)
    • Financial Accounting I (BTC)
    • Financial Accounting II (BTC)
    • Formatting with MS Word (BTC)
    • Introduction to Business Computing (WCC)
    • Introduction to Business Computing (AdvC) (WCC)
    • Introduction to Computers (BTC)
    • Introduction to Presentation Software (WCC)
    • Keyboarding for Speed & Accuracy (WCC)
    • Mathematics for Business (BTC)
    • MS Excel (BTC)
    • MS PowerPoint (BTC)
    • MS Word (BTC)
    • Spreadsheets I (WCC)
    • Word Processing I (WCC)
    • SMAW – WLD 110 (BTC)
    • GMAW – WLD 120 (BTC)

  • Options High School

    • Beginning Keyboarding (WCC)
    • Computer Literacy (WCC)
    • Computerized Touch Keyboarding (BTC)
    • Formatting with MS Word (BTC)
    • Introduction to Computers (BTC)
    • Keyboarding for Speed & Accuracy (WCC)
    • Word Processing I (WCC)

  • Sehome High School

    • Beginning Keyboarding (WCC)
    • Computer Literacy (WCC)
    • Computerized Touch Keyboarding (BTC)
    • Database Management I (WCC)
    • Formatting with MS Word (BTC)
    • Intro to Presentation Software (WCC)
    • Introduction to Computers (BTC)
    • MS Access (BTC)
    • MS Excel (BTC)
    • MS PowerPoint (BTC)
    • MS Word (BTC)
    • Principles of Marketing (WCC)
    • Speed & Accuracy (WCC)
    • Spreadsheets I (WCC)
    • Word Processing I (WCC)

  • Squalicum High School

    • Beginning Keyboarding (WCC)
    • Business Math (WCC)
    • Computer Literacy (WCC)
    • Computerized Touch Keyboarding (BTC)
    • Database Management I (WCC)
    • Formatting with MS Word (BTC)
    • HTML Fundamentals (WCC)
    • Introduction to Computers (BTC)
    • Introduction to Presentation Software (WCC)
    • Keyboarding for Speed and Accuracy (WCC)
    • Mathematics For Business (BTC)
    • MS Access (BTC)
    • MS Excel (BTC)
    • MS PowerPoint (BTC)
    • MS Word - Tech Literacy (BTC)
    • Principals of Marketing (WCC)
    • Sanitation (BTC)
    • Spreadsheets I (WCC)
    • Web Design & Development (WCC)
    • Word Processing I (WCC)

Transcript Information:


    Requests for official transcripts require a student’s signature and an accompanying payment. An unofficial transcript is an unsigned and unsealed copy of the student’s record and is available online. There is no charge for unofficial transcript copies. It is the responsibility of the student to view their transcript for accuracy.

    To order official transcripts, go to www.getmytranscript.com to use the online transcript service to order your Official BTC or WCC Transcript. Transcripts can be mailed or picked up in person with photo ID.

    Transcripts are delivered in an envelope with an officially sealed envelope inside. Official sealed transcripts are required for transfer credit to another college or university. Transcripts will be withheld if all obligations to the College, financial or otherwise, are not fully filled. To view and print your unofficial transcript, go to the BTC Transcripts or WCC Transcript websites

Educators

If you are a CTE teacher and would like to partner with the Whatcom County Dual Credit Consortium to offer a CTE Dual Credit course, please contact Linda Ruthrauff and submit a High School Request for Articulation form

Instructional Resources:

Email the CTE Dual Credit Coordinator ctedualcredit@btc.edu.

Meet the CTE staff

 

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Linda Ruthrauff

Program Office Assistant

360 752.8409
lruthrauff@btc.edu



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Britny Covert

High School Relations Program Manager

360 752.8365
bcovert@btc.edu