Scholarship Opportunity!

wguAre you a Whatcom student earning a Retail Management Certificate and looking to transfer to Western Governors University? WGU has partnered with the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) to provide five $2,500.00 scholarships to employees of WAFC companies who are pursuing a degree within the Colleges of Business or Information Technology.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Complete an application for admission to WGU.
  • Complete a scholarship application.
  • Have earned at least 30 semester credits in higher education.
  • Be officially admitted to WGU.
  • Interview with a WGU Scholarship Counselor prior to award decision.
  • Special consideration will be given to students who possess a retail management certification (RMC).

Multiple scholarships will be awarded. However, this is a competitive program and scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate’s academic record, readiness for online study at WGU, and current competency, plus other considerations.

For more information about the WGU/Western Association of Food Chains partnership scholarship, click here.

Have questions for an advisor? Call Entry & Advising at 360.383.3080 to schedule an appointment!

Express Employment Professionals- Job Fair Today!


Looking for employment? Express Employment Professionals is hosting a job fair today, July 27th, until 5pm at 4125 Meridian, Suite 201, Bellingham, WA 98226!

Find out what Express has to offer you in your current job search. Express currently has job openings in several fields! Following are some examples of available positions:

Light Industrial :

  • Fish Processing
  • Warehouse
  • Food Production
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Forklift
  • Machine Operation
  • Assembly
  • Journeyman Electrician
  • Housekeeping
  • Janitorial Supervisor
  • Maintenance
  • Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • Lumber Mill
  • CDL Class A Driver
  • Graveyard Production Positions

Office Services:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Reception
  • Customer Service
  • General Office Clerk
  • Data Entry
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Payroll Accountant
  • Office Administration
  • CAD Drawer
  • Customer Service

Stop by any time between 9:00am and 4:00pm for Starbucks coffee, treats and a walk in interview! Hope to see you there!

Recent Changes to Whatcom’s Direct Transfer Degree

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Their hairstyles may be a thing of the past, but the time to finish your degree is right now. Learn how changes to Whatcom’s direct transfer degree may have you closer than you think to completing your degree at our July 23 info session.

Did you know your credits at Whatcom Community College don’t expire? Your hard work in the past can pay off big in the future when you finish your degree. Take classes on campus, online, or a combination of the two. There are flexible options to take the courses you need to finish your degree.

Recent changes to the Associate of Arts and Sciences transfer degree and class offerings provide more flexibility for completing your degree. Changes include:

  • Alternative, shorter pathways to college-level math
  • Two subject areas instead of three required in the humanities, social sciences, and math/science distribution areas
  • 15 credits instead of 25 credits needed to meet WCC residency requirements

Former students are now finding that they are close to, or may have already met, the new graduation requirements. Other degree options, such as the flexible Associate of Liberal Studies degree, offer even more possibilities for completing your degree. Talk with an advisor to learn more: 360.383.3080.

If you are interested in returning to Whatcom and would like some assistance, we encourage you to sign up for one of our Welcome Back Workshops. These information sessions will:

  • Assist you with the admissions application
  • Provide you with information about paying for college
  • Explain online class options and alternative learning options
  • Give you hands-on experience with AgileGrad, WCC’s new online degree planning tool
  • Update you on Whatcom’s programs, campus and course offerings
  • Highlight greats ways to get you plugged in with campus and student leadership opportunities

Follow the Welcome Back Workshop link to register for one of the workshops offered, either Thursday July 23rd from 2-3 pm in LDC 211 or Wednesday August 19th from 10-11 am in Heiner 108.

Physical Therapist Assistant Info Session!

ptaJoin us for an information session for Whatcom’s Physical Therapist Assistant program tomorrow, Thursday July 16th, from 3:00-5:00pm in LDC 126. Find out about full-time, face-to-face and the part-time, online/hybrid options for this program, as well as the application process and getting started at Whatcom.

Questions about your academic plan? Schedule an appointment with an advisor by calling Entry & Advising at 360.383.3080!

Hope to see you there!

40% Refund Deadline Approaching!

40Heads-up! Summer refund deadline is approaching! You must withdraw from any class by July 15th in order to receive 40% of your tuition back. For WAOL online classes, you must withdraw by July 10th.

Call Entry & Advising at 360.383.3080 to discuss your plan to withdraw with an advisor, as it may impact your financial aid and your academic plan.