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WCC offers classes for basic reading, writing and math brush-up, and GED test preparation. Some classes integrate computer skills. The following classes are available quarterly.

  • Basic Math
  • Basic Reading and Composition
  • Career Exploration

Tuition & Fees

  • $25 tuition per quarter for students enrolled in ABE, ESL and GED classes.
  • $30 per test. The GED consists of 4 tests.

New Student Orientations (required)

  • To enroll for classes, new students must first attend an orientation session. Orientations are offered both morning and evening.
  • Pre-registration is required ~ Please call (360) 383-3060 or stop by Cascade Hall 167 (Office of Transitional Learning) for a registration packet and the date of the next available orientation.
  • Students 16 - 18 year olds may attend orientation but will need a Request for Approval to Test form from the high school where they currently live before registering for classes.
  • Any questions, please contact the Office of Transitional Learning at (360) 383-3060 or by email tmartinez@whatcom.ctc.edu.
  • Find Driving Directions to WCC and the Campus Map.

Returning students

Students returning within 6 months are not required to attend orientation sessions. For more information or to return to classes contact the Office of Transitional Learning at (360)383-3060 or email tmartinez@whatcom.ctc.edu.

GED Testing Information

To schedule and pay for a GED test go to https://ged.com/

General GED information provided by GED Testing Service is available at https://ged.com/

To request GED transcripts or records go to https://gedverify.org

IBEST

IBEST is a program that provides extra support for ABE students in professional/technical programs such as Medical Assisting, Billing & Coding, NAC & Business courses.

For information, please contact:

Additional Information

For additional information about the ABE/GED program, contact the Office of Transitional Learning at (360) 383-3060 or email tmartinez@whatcom.ctc.edu.







Whatcom Community College

237 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA 98226

(360) 383-3000

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