Location
Bellingham, WA
Undergrads
1,291
Tuition
$4,415
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Reviews 115 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Student

Student Body: Most of the time no one will even say hi unless a teacher makes you. However, once the first step has happened then it's like you have been friends with everyone for years.

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Career Services: I haven't been able to make my way over to that department.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Tuition all around is too expensive. However, it's comparable to other two-year institutions locally. Compared to Whatcom Community College, the staff at BTC was proactive and helpful and I felt they worked for me to get me the info I need. Very encouraging about getting paperwork done and submitted on time.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: BTC is great. Nice staff, great online and hybrid courses with good hours. I've always been able to get the classes I want.

My only complaint is that the standards sometimes feel a little low. I've also attended Western Washington University and Washington State University and sometimes the standards just feel...like tech college standards.

Staff in the administration was very helpful and followed up, even the Financial Aid department!

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The teachers were good but the administration was AWFUL and unknowledgeable outside the school.

4 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: Financial aid is available and the counselors in these departments are good.

2 Recent Alumnus

Online Courses: Problems after problems with their systems.

2 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: My major at this school would be on-line.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: They have lots of pre-requisite classes.

4 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Financial Aid was easy to obtain and the staff was very helpful in answering my questions. The only complaint I have was that the cost of tools was not made abundantly clear prior to my enrollment in the program.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The program is broken up into quarters with each quartering emphasizing a different part of HVAC/R: heating, refrigeration, ice machines, electrical theory, etc. Most mornings begin with lecture specific to our current projects and transition to hands-on projects working on various equipment mid-morning into the afternoon.
There are many different kinds of equipment we have the opportunity to work on and there is always something to do.
Internships are available over the summer and job placement after graduation is very high.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: As previously stated, all my professors have been outstanding. They've made themselves as available as possible, even when the demand for their attention by individual students has been high.
The curriculum has been very interesting and intensely information driven. I'm confident as I progress through the program I will continue to acquire the necessary skills and information required of me to graduate.
Class registration was very easy to navigate.

College Junior

Online Courses: Have not taken any online classes.

5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I did not transfer any credits. There were some overlapping classes, but the teachers made all the necessary adjustments so I could keep my class schedule.

5 College Junior

Student Body: The students body is very diverse. People of various ages, religions and ethnicity attend the school. Everyone is treated with equality and respect.

College Junior

Career Services: I can't speak from experience, but the majority of students have successfully obtained jobs after completing the program. There are many HVAC business in the area that have hired graduates.

4 College Junior

Facilities: The quality of the HVAC/R program is top-notch. The instructors have a wealth of industry experience and are very knowledgeable. They're very friendly, understanding, patient and try to be as flexible and accommodating as possible to individual student needs.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are a lot of students enrolled in the program and it can be difficult to get immediate help from the teachers.

3 College Junior

Online Courses: I took two online courses, for my Psychology and English pre-requesites last year, only because there were no seats left available in the classroom when I was laid off from my job and started school. I felt the courses was adequate, but don't feel I learned as much as I would if I had been in a classroom.

4 College Junior

Career Services: I have not had a chance to speak to anyone about this yet, as I just started my program last quarter.

4 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The tuition and financial aid process is well organized and I feel I am getting a good value of education for my money.

4 College Junior

Student Body: The student body at BTC is primarily made up of hard working kids in their 20's, training for work in the real world.

4 College Junior

Facilities: BTC is in the middle of a major renovation, replacing most of the old buildings. Because of this, there are many great work spaces and the labs for my area of study are all up to date with industry.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Being a first time student, I had no credits to transfer, however the staff has been very flexible so far with any issues brought to their attention.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's a great hands-on learning environment, I cannot wait until the next quarter begins to see what I will be learning next.

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