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Title: Community

Community TechnicalColleges of Washington ? checkoutacollege.com2010 Fall
Counselor WorkshopsWashington Council for High
School-College Relations
One system. 34 colleges. Unlimited possibilities.
29 community colleges 5 technical colleges
After high school, what?
  • In Washington State
  • 33 enroll in community or technical college
  • 29 attend in-state universities
  • 8 go to out-of-state colleges
  • 5 community or technical college after oneor
    two years
  • 5 first attend a university and then transfer
    back to a two-year college within a year or two
    of high school graduation.
  • 38 of all bachelors degree graduates transferred
    from a community or technical college

  • Brings together 34 colleges in one site
  • Drives users to campus websites
  • Launched summer 2008. Relaunched summer 2010.
  • More than 3,000 unique visitors each month. Most
    use career interest and college search.
  • Search by career, college program, location,
    online-only option.
  • Paying for college, financial aid calculator,
    scholarship links
  • GED and high school completion
  • Links to four-year and two-year colleges

  • Redesigned and relaunched September 2010
  • Cleaner navigation and intuitive search tools
  • Career search data linked to college programs
  • Major improvements for disability accessibility
  • Added features
  • Google map main and off-site campus locations
  • Virtual campus tour, housing links
  • Getting started in Oromo, Tigrinya, Somali,
    Amharic and Google Translate tool

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Resources for Counselors
  • Add link to your schools resource website
  • Check Out A College Brochure
  • Free from local community or technical colleges
  • For purchase through state printer
  • Posters
  • Classrooms, counseling office, career centers
  • Postcards
  • For students, parent night, anywhere

What does OPEN DOOR really mean?
  • MYTH Its okay if I do poorly in high
    school,because I can take any community or
    technical college class I want. Classes are
  • FACT Open door simply means the colleges offer
    a variety of class levels and student support
    services to accommodate differing readiness
  • From basic literacy to advanced physics, the
    placement test determines which classes students
    are eligible to take.

College Ready?
  • English 4 years
  • Mathematics 3-4 years
  • Social Studies 3 years
  • Science 2-3 years
  • Foreign Language 2 years
  • Fine, Visual, or
  • Performing Arts 1-2 years

Tuition Comparison
  • 2010-11 academic year, estimated full-time
    undergrad resident

Community technical colleges, public 3,135
Regional colleges universities, public (WWU, CWU, EWU) 7,689
WSU Pullman 8,592
UW Seattle 10,870
Private vocational, career colleges 20,750
Private four-year colleges, universities (average) 35,000
Room, board, transportation and other living
expenses vary per student.
Financial Aid
  • CTC students eligible for full range of
    financial aid programs
  • 36 of CTC students receive financial assistance
  • Scholarships available at most CTCs
  • High wage/high demand Opportunity Grant program
  • Aid for part-time students

Campus Housing
  • Apartments or dorms at
  • Big Bend CC, Moses Lake
  • Edmonds CC, Lynnwood
  • Green River CC, Auburn
  • Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon
  • Wenatchee Valley College
  • Yakima Valley CC
  • Housing

  • Northwest Athletic Association of Community
    Colleges governing sports
    organization for 35 Washington, Oregon, and
    British Columbia colleges.
  • Cross-country, basketball, baseball, golf,
    softball, soccer, tennis, track field,
    volleyball, wrestling
  • Bellevue College Bulldogs
  • Big Bend CC Vikings
  • Centralia College Trailblazers
  • Clark College Penguins
  • Columbia Basin College Hawks
  • Everett Community College Trojans
  • Grays Harbor College Chokers
  • Green River Community College Gators
  • Highline Community College Thunderbirds
  • Lower Columbia College Red Devils
  • Olympic College Rangers
  • Peninsula College Pirates
  • Pierce College Raiders
  • Seattle Community College Storm
  • Shoreline Community College Dolphins
  • Skagit Valley College Cardinals
  • South Puget Sound CC Clippers
  • Spokane Community College Sasquatch
  • Tacoma Community College Titans
  • Walla Walla Community College Warriors
  • Wenatchee Valley College Knights
  • Whatcom Community College Orcas
  • Yakima Valley Community College Yaks

Student Life
  • Each college has a different mix
  • Study Abroad
  • Clubs and activities
  • Recreational facilities, intramural sports,
    competitive sports
  • Lecture performing arts series, art galleries,
    theatre departments, music (jazz, choir, band)
  • Phi Theta Kappa two-year college honor society
  • Service learning and community service
  • Radio stations
  • Student government and leadership training
  • Literary publications, student newspaper

Degree Options
  • Professional-Technical
  • Offered at BOTH community and technical colleges
  • Training and skills to prepare for work
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) six to eight
    quarters (two years)
  • Certificate of Completion three to five
    quarters (nine months to a year)

Degree Options
  • Professional-Technical, continued
  • Not designed to transfer
  • BUT most two-year colleges do have agreements
    with universities to accept certain AAS options
    with transfer English, math.
  • The Applied Baccalaureates have increased
    transfer options for AAS holders.
  • Some competitive or restricted admission pilot,
    dental hygiene, radiology, nursing
  • Hundreds of options see brochure

Degree Options
  • College/University Transfer
  • Offered at community colleges
  • Prepare to transfer to four-year as a junior
  • Associate of Arts (AA) - Direct Transfer
    Agreement DTA
  • Associate of Science (AS)
  • Specific prerequisites for major admission (e.g.
    engineering, business, nursing school)

Top Ten Transfer Destinations
  • University of Washington (all campuses) 3,436
  • Washington State University (all campuses) 2,488
  • University of Phoenix 1,983
  • Central Washington University 1,403
  • Western Washington University 1,132
  • Eastern Washington University 1,043
  • The Evergreen State College 714
  • City University of Seattle 473
  • Seattle University 337
  • Saint Martins University 188
  • (2008-09)

Degree Options
  • Apprenticeships
  • The other four-year degree
  • Construction and Building Trades plumber,
    pipefitter, carpenter, electrician
  • Food Preparation and Culinary Arts meat cutter,
    chef, grocery manager
  • Health Care optician, physical therapy aide,
    health unit coordinator
  • Manufacturing machinist, shop electrician, high
    tech, aerospace
  • Public Safety firefighter, fire medic, police

Transfer for the Trades
Degree Options
  • Associate of Applied Science in
    Multi-Occupational Trades provides an AAS degree
    option for students in registered apprenticeship
    programs, which can lead to future transfer
  • Offered at Bates, Centralia, Columbia Basin,
    Renton, South Seattle, Spokane, Wenatchee Valley

Bachelors Degrees Close to Home
  • Applied Baccalaureates
  • Eight options at seven colleges
  • University Centers Partnerships
  • Most community colleges partner withone or more
    four-year universities to offer bachelors
    degrees on campus.
  • See resource packet or

Your SBCTC Contacts
  • Kayeri Akweks, Student Services Policy Associate
    (Running Start, Advising)
  • Scott Copeland, Student Services Policy Associate
    (Financial Aid, Transfer)
  • Sherry Nelson, Communications Specialist,
    (, Publications)