The Office of Institutional Effectiveness provides centralized information and support across the areas of data collection, management, access, and analysis, as well as strategic planning and accreditation.
Bellingham Technical College (BTC) is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. BTC’s accreditation was reaffirmed in February 2016.
Accreditation by NWCCU indicates that BTC meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.
Accreditation by NWCCU applies to the institution as a whole. It provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates.
Inquiries regarding BTC’s accredited status should be directed to BTC’s administrative staff or by contacting:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue NE, Ste. 100
Theme 1: Teaching & Learning
Theme 2: Student Career Preparation & Achievement
Theme 3: Innovation & Responsiveness
Theme 4: Campus Community & Culture
Mid-Cycle Report Acceptance Letter (January 2018)
Mid-Cycle Self-Evaluation Report (September 2017)
Accreditation Reaffirmation Letter (February 2016)
Year One Self-Evaluation Report (September 2015)
Accreditation Reaffirmation Letter (January 2015)
Year Seven Comprehensive Peer Evaluation Report: Commendations & Recommendations (December 2014)
Year Seven Comprehensive Self-Evaluation Report (September 2014)
Annual Update for WSQA: Academic Year 2016-2017 (October 2017)
Annual Update for WSQA: Academic Year 2015-2016 (November 2016)
Annual Update for WSQA: Academic Year 2014-2015 (November 2015)
Annual Update for WSQA: Academic Year 2013-2014 (October 2014)
Annual Update for WSQA: Academic Year 2012-2013 (October 2013)
Annual Update for WSQA: Academic Year 2011-2012 (October 2012)
Annual Update for WSQA: Academic Year 2010-2011 (October 2011)
Bellingham Technical College will be a recognized leader in providing innovative and effective technical education, maximizing student potential and supporting the regional economy through development of a competitive workforce.
Bellingham Technical College provides student-centered, high-quality professional technical education for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities.
As a learning community, Bellingham Technical College is committed to educational excellence and equity realized through a positive, values-based environment. To fulfill Bellingham Technical College’s mission and vision, the College will adhere to the following values:
Creating a supportive and inclusive community that results in a high level of student competence, professionalism, and success.
Embracing positive, effective change that creates opportunity and meets current and emerging needs.
Creating and leveraging partnerships and resources to achieve shared values and goals for students, the College, and the community.
Promoting a culture of respect and accountability, reflecting integrity in decision-making, and ensuring responsible stewardship of all resources.
THEMES & GOALS
Teaching & Learning
- Support student learning through quality instruction
- Build clear and effective pathways for students
- Identify and address barriers to student learning
- Establish systems and support for employee success and professional development
Student Career Preparation & Achievement
- Support students in identifying and achieving their educational and career goals
- Maintain and develop partnerships designed to help students succeed
- Strengthen student workplace readiness and job placement services
Innovation & Responsiveness
- Prioritize continuous improvement through evaluation of current practices and alignment of resources
- Keep pace with industry and workforce needs and emerging trends
Campus Community & Culture
- Cultivate an environment that contributes to employee engagement and satisfaction
- Strengthen college commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness
- Unify the campus community through collaboration and open communication
- Maintain a welcoming, safe, and accessible environment