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Programs of Study

English Language Institute

The WCC English Language Institute (ELI) is an excellent choice for ESL learners for a number of reasons. ELI students have the opportunity to attend classes with people from around the world, as WCC hosts international students from more than 25 different countries each year.

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University Transfer

An Associate in Arts & Sciences degree completed at WCC allows students to transfer to a four-year university to complete their bachelor's degree. In this program, a student can work on their General University Requirements (GUR's) while completing the prerequisite classes necessary for their major at a university. WCC offers individualized transfer advising to prepare for a specific major at a U.S. 4-year institution.

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International High School Completion Program

The International High School Completion Program (IHSC) allows international students who are motivated and mature to enroll at Whatcom Community College and earn both a Washington State high school diploma and associate's (university transfer) at the same time. IHSC Program students save time and money by completing two programs at once.

For more details on IHSC Program, please click here.

Professional & Technical Programs

Professional and technical programs provide students with specific knowledge and skills for employment in the following careers:

  • Business & Office Administration...for more information click here.
  • Computer Information Systems...for more information click here.
  • Early Childhood Education.....for more information click here.
  • Education Paraprofessional...for more information click here.
  • Hospitality & Tourism Business Management...for more information click here.
  • Massage Practitioner...for more information click here.
  • Medical Assisting...for more information click here.
  • Nursing...for more information click here.
  • Physical Therapist Assistant...for more information click here.
  • Visual Communications...for more information click here.