Updated 1/28/2022: BTC is open and operating on a normal schedule except: All Student Services departments are operating limited in-person services Monday-Thursday 8 am to 5 pm and Fridays are virtual services only. 

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 staff, students, and the general public. We focus on facilitating students’ training needs without negatively impacting private businesses in the community.


  • Dental Services
  • Automotive and Auto Collision
  • Café Culinaire
  • Events & Rentals
  • Surplus
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Dental Services

BTC’s Dental Clinic service offerings have changed.

The clinic will reopen in Summer Quarter for dental hygiene services and now offers these services: 

  • exams

  • x-rays

  • simple cleanings

  • sealants

  • some simple fillings 

BTC’s current dental clinic students are not yet ready to treat:

  • patients with gum disease

  • patients who have not been to the dentist in quite some time.

If you are a previous patient of the BTC dental clinic and would like to have your dental x-rays/records transferred to you or to a dental office please:

Upon receiving your request, we will forward your records as soon as possible. BTC does accept faxed x-rays or forward x-rays via fax.

If you would like to be placed on the potential patient list, please email us at: dental@btc.edu.

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Thank you for your interest in the BTC Automotive Technology Program. All customer work selected must coincide with our current class room curriculum. Vehicles older than 15 years typically will not be selected unless they meet a specific teaching requirement.

Our shop rate is $30 per hour based on the auto manufacture’s suggested flat rate for services needed. All vehicles taken in are subject to a one hour diagnosis fee based on this rate at which time a written estimate for services needed including parts and labor will be provided.

To submit your request please complete the Automotive work form.

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Café Culinaire

Café Culinaire is a fully operational restaurant, operated by BTC Culinary Arts program students under the supervision of chef instructors. Students gain valuable skills in preparing high-quality dishes, while learning all aspects of restaurant operations.

  • Guest relations
  • Cash handling
  • Reservations
  • Customer Service
  • Serving

Visit the Café Culinaire page to learn more.

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Events & Rentals

Have your next event at Bellingham Technical College! BTC can accommodate a wide variety of events. Choose from classrooms, conference rooms, computer labs, and much more!

Settlemyer Hall

A new state-of-the-art space perfect for banquets, award ceremonies, auctions, or any other large event.

Settlemyer Family Hall features a stage for presenting, the availability of projectors, microphone, and sound systems upon arrangement.

This space accommodates up to 510 people (theater seating) with expansion options to accommodate up to 772 people (theater seating), the expanded option seats 300 at 8-top round tables.

Classrooms, Conference rooms, Cafeteria and Labs

Accommodating from 20-300. Our campus offers on exclusive catering for all events. Multiple menus and pricing options available.

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Surplus Sales

Our mission is to efficiently and effectively collect, process and redistribute unneeded surplus BTC property. Our goal is to efficiently remove surplus equipment from buildings on campus and to be a responsible environmental steward by finding reuse and recycling markets for surplus property.

How to access BTC's Surplus

Step 1. Register

Step 2. Start Shopping
  • Log in to the Online Auction Site

  • Select Washington in the Select Region field

  • Select Bellingham Technical College in the 'Select Agency field' - All categories will be displayed. For current offerings, a number will appear to the right of the subcategory. This represents the number of auctions of that type.

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Interested in becoming a vendor to BTC? The Purchasing and Contracts Department assists in creating and maintaining relationships with current and potential vendors and oversees the following: bid solicitation, initiation of requests for proposal, issues purchase orders, and establishment of contracts for consulting services and goods and services.

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