Holiday Closure

Bellingham Technical College will be closed from Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29, 2020 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

BTC’s programs in Information Technology are ideal for students with an aptitude or interest in technology, troubleshooting, and working with computers.

You’ll learn skills needed for a rewarding career in the fast-paced, ever-changing world of information technology. Students may work for large and small employers as database administrators, IT help desk technicians, network administrators, and IT managers in software companies, industrial firms, education, hospitals, and government.

The employment outlook for program graduates is strong, and students can expect to earn excellent wages. In addition to providing hands-on training and solid academic instruction, BTC’s administration collaborates with local industry, employers, and our state and local governments to determine the skills our workforce requires to keep the economy strong.

Degrees & Certificates

Here are the Degrees & Certificates you can earn in this area.

Computer Networking

Associate in Computer Science (DTA/MRP)

Computer Support Specialist

Degree & Certificate Definitions 

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree:

A two-year associate degree that allows you to go directly to work in your field.

Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree:

A two-year associate degree with transferable general education courses that allows you to either go directly into your field, transfer to a specific program at a four-year college or university, or prepare for your bachelor of applied science degree at BTC.


Certificates are academic credentials that can be earned in a shorter time than degrees, and which provide you with a set of skills to find a job or stay current in your field. Certificates typically last six months to one year, and some are designed to build on top of each other or eventually to a longer-term certificate or degree. Many certificates are financial aid eligible, so explore certificates now and find out if one is right for you.

Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (DTA/MRP) associate degree:

Allows students to take both General Education courses and major-specific courses in preparation for transfer with junior standing to a four-year college or university.