Bellingham Technical College is a leading educational institution, and the only technical college in northwest Washington State. BTC provides student-centered, high-quality professional technical education for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. With over 39 degrees and 55 certificates, BTC prepares students for a variety of careers. Begin here...

Explore Your Pathway

Explore Your Pathway provides information about the basics in preparing for college, glossary of terms, events calendar, academic calendar and more.

Admissions Steps

There are four easy admissions steps to BTC. Go to the Admission Steps page and take the first step to a new career.   

Student Types


BTC is dedicated to assisting DREAMers in achieving their educational goals. See the DREAMers page for detailed information.


Are you are a citizen of another country? Are you interested in attending Bellingham Technical College? Check out the International Student page.

Running Start

Dual Enrollment options allow high school students to take classes that will apply towards both high school and college credit. For more information, please visit the High School Programs page. 


Have you previously attend other colleges and are interested in applying prior credit(s) or work life experience toward a BTC certificate or degree program? Go to the Transfer Student page to learn how.


Bellingham Technical College is honored to have veterans as part of our community and is committed to ensuring that all veterans, active duty personnel, reservists, and their families have access to the educational benefits and resources entitled to them. For more details, please visit the Veterans page.

Vocational Retraining/L&I

Bellingham Technical College is here to help you with your worker retraining. Plan for your future now. We understand that this is a stressful time and we have dedicated knowledgeable people to help you navigate selecting and enrolling in our programs.

Paying for College

We understand that paying for college is a big investment, and many students need help paying. View BTC’s tuition and fees, financial resources, scholarships and more. 

High School Programs

Dual Enrollment options allow high school students to take classes that will apply towards both high school and college credit. Learn more about BTC’s high school programs. 

Student Resources

At BTC, you are part of a community of students, instructors and staff who are supportive of your goals and ready to help you achieve them. BTC's Student Resources are here to help make sure you have everything you need to be successful as a student.

Transitional Studies

Transitional Studies allows you to work at your own pace to learn the skills you’ll need to pursue your goals, with a focus on basic reading, writing, math, workplace skills and more.

Hours & Contacts

Regular Hours

BTC is operating remotely - email and calls only
M-Th 8:00am-5:00pm
F 8:00am-12:00pm

Virtual Assistance Hours

Admissions Virtual Assistance
Tu-Th 10:00am-1:00pm