Community & Continuing Ed

Bellingham Technical College is proud to be an involved member of our community, offering opportunities for our community members to learn, grow and visit our campus.

BTC's Child & Family Studies and Continuing Education departments offer opportunities for short-term education and lifelong learning, whether you are interested in career advancement and professional development, industry certifications, employee training, or enrichment for growing families. 

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Continuing Education

Bellingham Technical College takes pride in being responsive to the educational and training needs of our community. BTC's Continuing Education department provides publicly offered short-term education for lifelong learning, career advancement, and professional development. With offerings ranging from industry certifications to personal recreation, our portfolio meets the evolving needs of a highly skilled workforce and provides enrichment for community members through continuous learning.

All Continuing Ed Classes are searchable on the Continuing Education Classes page.

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Child & Family Studies

BTC's Child & Family Studies classes offer a safe, non-biased atmosphere where you can meet other parents and caregivers, build relationships, help you prepare for having a child, and find answers to parenting questions. Learn more about our Child & Family Studies courses.

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Corporate Training

Whether you want to increase jobsite safety, bridge an employee skill gap, develop leaders who are equipped for the future, or train on a new technology, BTC has you covered with customized training services to meet your needs. BTC's Corporate Training portfolio provides convenient and flexible customized training services to help your business and your employees achieve their fullest potential.


Career Coach Job Posting Tool

Do you have an employment opportunity for our students and graduates?

We’re excited to share Career Coach as a primary tool for employers to post open positions and for students to search for job opportunities. Career Coach is a powerful online service tool that uses Emsi’s comprehensive labor market data to help students find careers that match their strengths.

To add new job postings, you will first need to create a BTC employer account with the Career Coach Job Posting Tool. After your employer account is activated, you will have access to submit job openings that will be added to BTC’s Career Coach page as they are approved.

BTC appreciates your support of our students and stands ready to help you meet your workforce needs.

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Public Services

Technical education at BTC includes hands-on experience, so students learn job-ready skills they can put to work right away.

Some programs provide services and repairs to employees, students, and the general public. We focus on facilitating students’ training needs without negatively impacting private businesses in the community.

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Transitional Studies

BTC’s Transitional Studies program can help you improve your basic reading, writing, math, and workplace skills, through courses in College Readiness, GED Prep, English Language Acquisition and more. Learn more about how BTC's Transitional Studies classes can help you prepare to join the workforce or to advance your education.
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Café Culinaire

Café Culinaire is an on-campus restaurant run by students in BTC's Culinary Arts program. During winter quarter, the restaurant features an international buffet each Friday. In spring quarter, the restaurant opens for full meals, with reservations required.

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Campus Store

After you’ve registered for classes, hit the Campus Store for all the books and materials you’ll need for your degree or certificate program courses, as well as continuing education courses. Bring your printed schedule, and the friendly staff will help you find what you need.

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