Teaching the up-to-date skills workers and employers need now

Bellingham Technical College offers high-quality skills training, education, and professional development workshops to meet the needs of individuals, businesses and public organizations within our community.

BTC provides training to meet your short and long-term needs - from upgrading skills to learning new techniques and operations


  • Contract Training
  • Advisory Committees
  • Post a Job
  • Employment Services
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Contract Training

A community of highly skilled workers is healthier and more sustainable. At BTC, our training, education, and professional development workshops meet the needs of our local employers and workforce.

BTC partners with the business community for:

  • Corporate and industry training
  • Industry partnerships
  • Accessible, flexible course delivery
  • Cost-effective programs
  • Professional development workshops
  • Career laddering strategies

Classes are available in:

Computer and Software Training - Basic or Upgrading Skills
  • Word
  • Project
  • CAD (AutoCAD)
  • Excel
  • Access
Business and Professional Development
  • Small Business Management
  • Frontline Leadership Series
  • Marketing Management
  • Diversity Training
  • Project Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Customer Service
  • Public and Community Relations - Media Techniques for Business
  • Communicating Effectively
  • CPR & First Aid
  • Contractor Safety Training
  • Industrial Safety Officer Training
  • Emergency Planning for Chemicals and Flammable Materials
Trades & Engineering
  • International Building Codes
  • Electrician Upgrade
  • CAD (AutoCAD)
  • Forklift Driver Certification
  • Project Management

For more information, email cce@btc.edu or call 360.752.8458.

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Advisory Committees

BTC is fortunate to have widespread support throughout our community. An essential element of student success is our Advisory Committees, made up of over 300 members from local businesses, school districts, non-profits, hospitals, veterinary clinics, industry employers, universities, and municipal health, fire, and parks departments.

BTC Advisory Committees:

  • Offer expert advice and direction.
  • Ensure students are acquiring skills the workforce needs.
  • Represent each specific field and meet with program faculty.
  • Help review and develop curriculum, facilities, equipment, career guidance, and employment opportunities.
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