Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, WA 98225

Located in Bellingham, Washington, Bellingham Technical College is a public institution that offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

The institution is part of Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges that operates 10 campuses in Tacoma, Bellevue, Bellingham, Moses Lake, Bothell, Centralia, Vancouver, Lakewood, Pasco, Lynnwood.

Bellingham Technical College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Bellingham Technical College in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $2,513 and fees $881. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $7,130 and $1,609 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. ADN
  2. LPN
  3. LPN to ADN

    The Bellingham Technical College program for nurses is designed for students who have graduated from a Practical Nursing Program and who possess an up to date Washington State LPN license.

    The program is specifically intended for graduates from the Bellingham LPN program and PN graduates will be given priority in the application process.

    The LPN-RN prepares graduates to be eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination to be a licensed Registered Nurse.

    The program is offered in three quarters of study with each quarter requiring an average of 140 hours of study. The curriculum consists of a combination of theoretical instruction, laboratory and clinical practice.

    The class schedule consists of one to three six-eight hour days a week while clinical practice experience at health care facilities are scheduled Thursdays through Sundays during the day or in the evening.

    Admission to the program is usually offered twice a year depending on the availability of space.

    Admissions Requirements:

    • Current LPN License for practice in Washington
    • Proof of having completed a minimum of 1000 hours of experience as an LPN in the last five years
    • Completed application for the College
    • Official transcripts for pre-requisite courses.
    • Fill Criminal History Background Check

    An applicant accepted into the program will be required to submit health assessment report, drug panel screening, current CPR certification and a current copy of LPN license. 

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide Certificate 56
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 73

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Bellingham Technical College

Western Washington University
2.35 miles away
Skagit Valley College
24.51 miles away
Peninsula College
61.75 miles away
North Seattle College
74.08 miles away
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
74.96 miles away
University of Washington-Seattle Campus
77.18 miles away
Seattle Central College
79.85 miles away
Olympic College
82.44 miles away
Bellevue College
83.26 miles away
South Seattle College
84.46 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
12/01/1999 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$5,394
30k to 48k$6,309
48k to 75k$10,857
75k to 110k$11,901
Over 110k$11,901
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $70.00 $198.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Non-resident alien

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225

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