Information for Students, Parents and Guardians
The Whatcom County CTE Dual Credit Consortium is dedicated to helping students get connected to clear, meaningful educational pathways which lead to successful career opportunities. The consortium is sponsored by a partnership of local High Schools, Bellingham Technical College, and Whatcom Community College. Students can earn college credit on the high school campus for articulated courses that prepare them for a professional/technical career. According to the Washington Student Achievement Council, students who earn college credit are more likely to graduate high school, enroll in college, and complete college degrees.
Why Take College CTE Dual Credit Classes?
- CTE Dual Credit students save time and tuition dollars by getting a head start on fulfilling college degree or certificate requirements.
- CTE Dual Credit students complete courses that help prepare them for career opportunities beyond high school.
- CTE Dual Credit students learn skills to be productive in the world of work.
- CTE Dual Credit students take college courses while attending classes on their high school campus.