Design your own course!

If classes are not available in your area of interest or at a convenient time or place, we will work with you to create the course that fits your needs. If you are a self-directed learner who prefers working at your own pace, this is for you.


Who teaches courses you take by learning contract?

The College recruits a mentor, an individual with expertise in the subject area of learning, to assist you through your contract learning course. Your mentor is usually a Whatcom Community College faculty member, or may be an approved community resource person.


What courses can you take by learning contract?

Many subjects offered by WCC in the classroom can be done by learning contract. You may also design your own course in an area of your special interest, as long as the subject is college level and can be learned on an independent basis.


Do the credits transfer to other colleges? Do they satisfy degree requirements?

Catalog courses completed as learning contracts are treated exactly as they are listed in the catalog under which you are graduating. Self designed courses will be reviewed to determine where they fall in the degree. In general learning contract courses are transferable to other colleges. Talk to your learning contract advisor for specifics.