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.

Students | Parents | Guardians

To enroll in a CTE Dual Credit course, students must be enrolled in an eligible, articulated high school course and register for college credit through the SERS website.

Here are the steps for enrolling in CTE Dual Credit Courses:

  1. Visit your Counseling/Career Center at your high school for help in selecting classes that match your career pathway

  2. Using the on-line system (SERS), complete the College CTE Dual Credit registration process at https://www.ctesers.org.

  3. During the semester, work with your teacher to achieve the required skills and competencies.

  4. Earn at least a "B" grade in the class.

  5. Complete and submit your registration form to:
    Whatcom County CTE Dual Credit Consortium
    Attention: Linda Ruthrauff
    3028 Lindbergh Ave
    Bellingham, WA 98225

Registration Timeline

Registration Opens: December 2, 2020
Registration Closes: June 15, 2021
Student Registration Deadline: June 30, 2021
Registration Instructions

Transcript Information

An unofficial transcript is an unsigned and unsealed copy of the student’s record and is available online. There is no charge for unofficial transcript copies. It is the responsibility of the student to view their transcript for accuracy.

To order official transcripts, go to www.getmytranscript.com to use the online transcript service to order your Official BTC or WCC Transcript. There is a fee to order official transcripts. Transcripts can be mailed or picked up in person with photo ID. Transcripts are delivered in an envelope with an officially sealed envelope inside. Official sealed transcripts are required for transfer credit to another college or university. Transcripts will be withheld if all obligations to the College, financial or otherwise, are not fully filled. To view and print your unofficial transcript, go to the BTC Transcripts or WCC Transcript websites.

CTE Dual Credit Courses by High School

  • Bellingham High School

    Advanced Computer Applications (WCC)
    Business Math (WCC)
    Child Care Basics (WCC)
    Financial Algebra (BTC)
    Financial Algebra (WCC)
    Introduction to Culinary Arts (BTC)
    Mathematics for Business (BTC)
    MOS Excel (WCC)
    MOS Excel - Core and Expert (BTC)
    MOS PowerPoint (WCC)
    MOS PowerPoint (BTC)
    MOS Word (WCC)
    MOS Word - Core and Expert (BTC)
    Marketing (WCC)
    Tech Literacy - Advanced Keyboarding and MS Outlook (WCC)
    Tech Literacy - Beginning Keyboarding and Computer Skills (WCC)
    Tech Literacy - Computer Literacy (WCC)
    Tech Literacy - Computerized Touch Keyboarding (BTC)
    Tech Literacy - Database Management I (WCC)
    Tech Literacy - Formatting with MS Word (BTC)
    Tech Literacy - Intro to Computer Applications (BTC)
    Tech Literacy - Intro to Presentation Software (WCC)
    Tech Literacy - MS Excel (BTC)
    Tech Literacy - MS Word (BTC)
    Tech Literacy - PowerPoint (BTC)
    Tech Literacy - Spreadsheets I (WCC)
    Tech Literacy - Word Processing (WCC)
    Technical Writing (BTC)
  • Blaine High School

    MOS Excel (WCC)
    MOS Excel - Core and Expert (BTC)
    MOS PowerPoint (WCC)
    MOS PowerPoint (BTC)
    MOS Word (WCC)
    MOS Word - Core and Expert (BTC)
  • Ferndale High School

    Advanced Metals Tech - WLD 110 (BTC)
    Advanced Metals Tech - WLD 120 (BTC)
    Child Care Basics - ECED& 100(WCC)
    Child Development Practicum - ECED& 120(WCC)
    Medical Terminology I - MA 101 (WCC)
    Power and Energy - PTEC 195 Biodiesel (BTC)
    Power and Energy - PTEC 196 Green Energy (BTC)
    Web Design (WCC)
  • Lynden High School

    Accounting (BTC)
    Accounting - FA (BTC)
    Agricultural Technology III - WLD 110 (BTC)
    Agricultural Technology III - WLD 120 (BTC)
    Business Communications (BTC)
    Business Algebra - BUSAD 100 (WCC)
    Freshman Seminar - Advanced Keyboarding & MS Outlook (WCC)
    Freshman Seminar - Beginning Keyboarding & MS Outlook (WCC)
    Freshman Seminar - Formatting with MS Word (BTC)
    Freshman Seminar - Formatting with MS Word (WCC)
    Freshman Seminar - Introduction to Business Computing (WCC)
    Freshman Seminar - Introduction to Presentation Software (WCC)
    Freshman Seminar - MS Excel (BTC)
    Freshman Seminar - MS PowerPoint (BTC)
    Freshman Seminar - MS Word (BTC)
    Freshman Seminar - Spreadsheets I (WCC)
    Freshman Seminar - Word Processing I (WCC)
    Graphic Arts (WCC)
    Introduction to Visual Communications (WCC)
    Marketing (WCC)
    Medical Terminology (WCC)
    Personal Finance - M for B (BTC)
    Web Design (Development) (WCC)
  • Lynden Christian High School

    Graphic Art (WCC)
    Personal Finance - Business Math (WCC)
    Technology Connections - Advances Keyboarding & MS Outlook (WCC)
    Technology Connections - Beginning Keyboarding & Computer Skills (WCC)
    Technology Connections - Business Computing (WCC)
    Technology Connections - Computer Literacy (WCC)
    Technology Connections - Computerized Touch Keyboarding (BTC)
    Technology Connections - Database (WCC)
    Technology Connections - Excel (BTC)
    Technology Connections - Intro to Computers (BTC)
    Technology Connections - MS Word (BTC)
    Technology Connections - Presentation Software (WCC)
    Technology Connections - PowerPoint (BTC)
    Technology Connections - Spreadsheets (WCC)
    Technology Connections - Word Processing (WCC)
  • Meridian High School

    Advanced Metals - WLD 110 (BTC)
    Advanced Metals - WLD 120 (BTC)
    Culinary Arts (BTC)
  • Mount Baker High School

    Computer Programming (BTC)
    Intro to Metals and Advanced Metal Fabrication - WLD 110 (BTC)
    Intro to Metals and Advanced Metal Fabrication - WLD 120 (BTC)
    Marketing (WCC)
    Microsoft Office - Intro to Business Computing (WCC)
    MOS Excel (WCC)
    MOS Excel - Core and Expert (BTC)
    MOS PowerPoint (WCC)
    MOS PowerPoint (BTC)
    MOS Word (WCC)
    MOS Word - Core and Expert (BTC)
  • Nooksack Valley High School

    Accounting I & II - AP/AR (WCC)
    Accounting I & II - FA (BTC)
    Accounting (Second Year) (BTC)
    Advanced Computers - Excel (BTC)
    Advanced Computers - Intro to BC (WCC)
    Advanced Computers - Intro to Presentation Software (WCC)
    Advanced Computers - PowerPoint (BTC)
    Advanced Computers - Spreadsheets (WCC)
    Advanced Metals Tech - WLD 110 (BTC)
    Advanced Metals Tech - WLD 120 (BTC)
    Advanced Word Processing - Formatting with Word (BTC)
    Advanced Word Processing - MS Word (BTC)
    Advanced Word Processing - WP I (WCC)
    Digitools - Advanced Keyboarding & MS Outlook (WCC)
    Digitools - Beginning Keyboarding & Computer Skills (WCC)
    Digitools - Computer Literacy (WCC)
    Digitools - Intro to Computers (BTC)
    Digitools - Touch Keyboarding (BTC)
    Food Production (BTC)
    Personal Finance - Business Math (WCC)
    Personal Finance - M for B (BTC)
  • Options High School

    Psychology of Children (WCC)
    Tech Literacy - Advanced Keyboarding and MS Outlook (WCC)
    Tech Literacy - Keyboarding (WCC)
    Tech Literacy - Computer Literacy (WCC)
    Tech Literacy - Computerized Touch Keyboarding (BTC)
    Tech Literacy - Introduction to Computers (BTC)
    Tech Literacy - MS Word (BTC)
    Tech Literacy - Word Processing (WCC)
  • Sehome High School

    AP Computer Science A Computer Programming (BTC)
    Child Care Basics (WCC)
    Financial Algebra (BTC)
    Financial Algebra (WCC)
    Introduction to Visual Communications (WCC)
    Marketing (WCC)
    Tech Literacy - Advanced Keyboarding and MS Outlook (WCC)
    Tech Literacy - Computer Literacy (WCC)
    Tech Literacy - Computerized Touch Keyboarding (BTC)
    Tech Literacy - Database Management I (WCC)
    Tech Literacy - Formatting with MS Word (BTC)
    Tech Literacy - Intro to Presentation Software (WCC)
    Tech Literacy - Introduction to Computers (BTC)
    Tech Literacy - Keyboarding (WCC)
    Tech Literacy - MS Excel (BTC)
    Tech Literacy - MS Word (BTC)
    Tech Literacy - PowerPoint (BTC)
    Tech Literacy - Spreadsheets I (WCC)
    Tech Literacy - Word Processing (WCC)
    Technical Writing (BTC)
    Web Design & Development (WCC)
  • Squalicum High School

    Child Care Basics (WCC)
    Computer Applications 1 or 2 (WCC)
    Computer Programming (BTC)
    Culinary Arts (BTC)
    Financial Algebra (WCC)
    Financial Algebra (BTC)
    Marketing (WCC)
    MOS Excel (WCC)
    MOS Excel - Core and Expert (BTC)
    MOS PowerPoint (WCC)
    MOS PowerPoint (BTC)
    MOS Word (WCC)
    MOS Word - Core and Expert (BTC)
    Tech Literacy - Beginning Keyboarding (WCC)
    Tech Literacy - Computerized Touch Keyboarding (BTC)
    Tech Literacy - Formatting with MS Word (BTC)
    Tech Literacy - Introduction to Business Computing (WCC)
    Technical Writing (BTC)
    Web Development & Design II - HTML (WCC)

CTE Dual Credit Programs of Study

  • Bellingham High School

    Business Management - Administrative Assistant (BTC)
    Business Management - Legal Administrative Assistant (BTC)
    Finance - Accounting Technician (BTC)
    Hospitality and Tourism - Culinary Arts (BTC)
    Information Technology - Computer Science DTA (BTC)
    Information Technology - Computer Software Support (BTC)
    Marketing - Business Management (BTC)
    Arts & Audio Visual Technology - Visual Communications (WCC)
    Business Management - Office Administration Certificate (WCC)
    Finance - Accounting AS (WCC)
    Finance - Finance AS (WCC)
    Hospitality and Tourism - Hospitality (WCC)
    Marketing - Business Administration (WCC)
  • Options High School

    Business Management - Administrative Assistant (BTC)
    Business Management - Legal Administrative Assistant (BTC)
    Finance - Accounting Technician (BTC)
    Hospitality and Tourism - Culinary Arts (BTC)
    Information Technology - Computer Science DTA (BTC)
    Information Technology - Computer Software Support (BTC)
    Marketing - Business Management (BTC)
    Arts & Audio Visual Technology - Visual Communications (WCC)
    Business Management - Office Administration Certificate (WCC)
    Finance - Accounting AS (WCC)
    Finance - Finance AS (WCC)
    Hospitality and Tourism - Hospitality (WCC)
    Marketing - Business Administration (WCC)
  • Sehome High School

    Business Management - Administrative Assistant (BTC)
    Business Management - Legal Administrative Assistant (BTC)
    Finance - Accounting Technician (BTC)
    Hospitality and Tourism - Culinary Arts (BTC)
    Information Technology - Computer Science DTA (BTC)
    Information Technology - Computer Software Support (BTC)
    Marketing - Business Management (BTC)
    Arts & Audio Visual Technology - Visual Communications (WCC)
    Business Management - Office Administration Certificate (WCC)
    Finance - Accounting AS (WCC)
    Finance - Finance AS (WCC)
    Hospitality and Tourism - Hospitality (WCC)
    Marketing - Business Administration (WCC)
  • Squalicum High School

    Business Management - Administrative Assistant (BTC)
    Business Management - Legal Administrative Assistant (BTC)
    Finance - Accounting Technician (BTC)
    Hospitality and Tourism - Culinary Arts (BTC)
    Information Technology - Computer Science DTA (BTC)
    Information Technology - Computer Software Support (BTC)
    Marketing - Business Management (BTC)
    Arts & Audio Visual Technology - Visual Communications (WCC)
    Business Management - Office Administration Certificate (WCC)
    Finance - Accounting AS (WCC)
    Finance - Finance AS (WCC)
    Hospitality and Tourism - Hospitality (WCC)
    Marketing - Business Administration (WCC)

Educators

If you are a CTE teacher and would like to partner with the Whatcom County Dual Credit Consortium to offer a CTE Dual Credit course, please contact Linda Ruthrauff and submit a High School Request for Articulation form

Resources

Washington State Guidelines for Articulation Requests
High School Request for Articulation form
CTE Dual Credit Brochure
CTE Dual Credit Poster

Email the CTE Dual Credit Coordinator ctedualcredit@btc.edu.

Faculty & Support

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Katherine Honeycutt
Director of Transitional Studies, Youth Re-Engagement and Dual Credit
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Linda Ruthrauff
Program Office Assistant