President Kathi Hiyane-Brown, pictured above, third from right, with Foundation scholarship recipients.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the faculty and staff of Whatcom Community College, I want to extend a warm "Whatcom Welcome" to you.

The faculty and staff at Whatcom Community College can help you get from wherever you are in life, to where you want to be. Whatcom's tradition of serving the community with a student-centered approach is what makes our college so special. We are committed to helping our students achieve success in their academic pursuits and collegial experiences. Whether you are preparing to transfer to a university, pursuing career training, or participating in courses for personal or professional enrichment, Whatcom is a great place to be.

There are countless reasons why Whatcom may be the right choice for you. WCC offers a wide range of programs, degrees, and certificates instructed by exemplary faculty. The courses offered through Community & Continuing Education provide for additional lifelong learning opportunities. The campus is one of the most beautiful in the state and boasts high-tech resources, including campus-wide wireless access. Student life is active and exciting with numerous student clubs, activities and sports.

In addition to an outstanding campus and classroom experience, you’ll enjoy exploring the surrounding area. Whatcom is located in Bellingham, WA, situated on Bellingham Bay with Mount Baker as its backdrop. The last major city before the Washington coastline meets the Canadian border, Bellingham is 85 miles north of Seattle and 50 miles south of Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Bellingham is an acclaimed outdoor recreation haven and has been named "Best Place to Play Year Round," "Adventure Town USA" and "Best Place to Retire and Live" by various media. To learn more about our community, follow the links on this page.

All of us at Whatcom Community College look forward to helping you achieve a rich and fulfilling educational experience. It is an investment that will most certainly last you a lifetime. I hope to see you on campus soon.

Dr. Kathi Hiyane-Brown
College President