Some Online Classes Start Tomorrow


If you’re signed up for an online course for Spring Quarter, stop what you’re doing and go take a close look at your class schedule right now. Does your course have “ONL” as its section code? If so, you’re in a “WAOL” online course, and it’s starting really, really early. In fact, it starts tomorrow, March 27th.


If your online course is section “OL1,” “OL2,” or “OL3,” it won’t start until Tuesday, April 8th with the rest of Whatcom’s Spring Quarter classes.


The Hemingway App

Need a little extra help revising that final paper?

Hemingway makes your writing bold and clear.

Hemingway highlights long, complex sentences and common errors; if you see a yellow highlight, shorten the sentence or split it. If you see a red highlight, your sentence is so dense and complicated that your readers will get lost trying to follow its meandering, splitting logic — try editing this sentence to remove the red.

Adverbs are helpfully shown in blue. Get rid of them and pick verbs with force instead.

You can utilize a shorter word in place of a purple one. Mouse over it for hints.

Phrases in green have been marked to show passive voice.

BIOL 130 Intertidal Marine Ecologyis back Spring Quarter

Puget-Sound-Tide-Pool-PanoramaWe live in the Puget Sound on the Salish Sea. We have something special, and now WCC’s Biology department has decided to bring back a course that will help us understand.

BIOL 130  Intertidal Marine Ecology  Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30-12:55 

Study of intertidal algae and animals and their environment. Lab work and local field trips included. Students must be able to accommodate four field trips that occur outside of class time due to the timing of low tides. Prerequisite: ENGL 100/ESLA 117 or placement in ENGL& 101. (LEws)

FAFSA Priority Deadline March 15th

9454496542_71b1d84d7c_b-300x168March 15th marks the priority deadline for completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Complete it by this date and you are guaranteed to have your award ready for the 2014-2015 academic year. You are also more likely to be eligible for grant dollars that have limited coffers like State Need Grant

If you have not yet applied, for Financial Aid for next year please do so now!

Also remember to keep track of the progress of your award through our Financial Aid Portal

The U.S. Department of Education recommends on their Blog that you also do the following:

5 Things To Do After Filing Your FAFSA

1. Look Out For Your Student Aid Report

2. Locate Your EFC

3. Make Corrections If You Need To

4. Review Your Financial Aid History Information

5. Double-Check With Your Schools

University Transfer Fair is NOW!


The Winter Transfer Fair is tomorrow (March 6th)

from 9:00am to 12:30pm 

Syre Student Center Foyer and the Heiner Center Foyer.

We are holding the event in two locations to accommodate the record number of schools who wanted to attend. Check them all out below!

You will learn about degree transfer, the application process, and get the chance to chat with admissions representatives.

Plus, we’ll have food.

There will be reps from the following schools:

Literature Classes This Spring!


English 113: Introduction to Poetry                                                  

MW 5:10-7:30                             Instructor: Ron Leatherbarrow

This class provides an introduction to understanding, appreciating, and enjoying poetry in English.  Whether you’re brand-new to reading poetry or have loved it for years, you’ll feel right at home.

English 138: Gender and Literature

WCC OL                                     Instructor: Anna Wolff

What do great writers from Shakespeare’s day to the present have to say about the tangled web of sex, love, and power that enmeshes us all?  Come learn how gender weaves through the history, theory, and art of literature.

English 150: Introduction to British Literature

MWF 9:30-11:00                         Instructor: Tara Hughes

Come explore the literary heritage of the British Isles. This quarter we’ll explore some of the most enduring works in the English language, from the ancient epic Beowulf and the medieval romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight to the late Victorian novel Dracula. We’ll encounter Renaissance and Romantic poetry along the way!

English 161: Introduction to American Literature

TuTh 5:10-7:30                           Instructor: Jeremy Voigt

Discover the panorama of American literature! This course introduces students to a diverse range of works in several literary genres.  We will study major themes that are significant to American cultural history and national identity.

English 258: Major British Authors: Tolkien

MWF 11:30-12:55                        Instructor: Amy Amendt-Raduege

What does it take to make a world?  We’ll explore Tolkien’s process of mythmaking, from the humble Hobbits to the lofty Elves, from Dwarves to Dragons.  We’ll work as Tolkien did: starting from Beowulf, students will read The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the unfinished tales of The Silmarillion.

For more information on the content of these classes, please feel free to contact the instructors directly. You can search for their contact information using the Faculty Directory

Apply Now: Opportunity Grant Scholarship

What is the Opportunity Grant Scholarship?

The Opportunity Grant is a scholarship that is available to students in financial need (determined by the FAFSA), and if you are pursuing an approved certificate or degree at Whatcom Community College.

The purpose of this scholarship is to help students from underrepresented populations achieve high-demand, high-wage careers.

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