Bellingham, WA
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Reviews 125 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Senior

Academic Experience: The program is well arranged. Gaining experience is important in any field and with this school you can have some by the time you are thru with the course.

5 College Senior

Academic Experience: Being a technical school, the focus is getting people to work. Its programs are geared toward preparing for the work field and it does a great job of it

5 College Senior

Campus Resources: The English and Math tutor centers are very good

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: They have been very helpful

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: The school has a high percentage of graduates who are employed soon after

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4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Some unique things about my school is that the welding program has their sculptures set up around campus and that it is a smaller campus so it is a very close knit environment.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: I am in the Accounting Program and the Administrative Assistant Program and I really like that there is a club for those programs where you can talk to peers and I also really like the fact that you get an adviser for each program. My advisers also sent me e-mails when they get internship or job notifications, which is very helpful.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: I like that there are only a certain amount of professors for each program because you get to know the professors and it makes it more comfortable in the classes. The registration process is really easy and you can register online. If you use Degree Audit on the Bellingham Technical Web site, it will tell you what classes you have taken and which ones you still need to take for your degree.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I really enjoy BTC and think it is a great alternative to WWU if a student wants to get their general classes over with before going to a University. It is also a great trade school.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: Being enrolled full-time in school and working full-time it is really hard to find classes that fulfill my degree requirements.

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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College Student

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.


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