College Junior 2013-09-05T14:22:32Z
I requested a class substitution for a basic requirement course to the Medical Assisting program as I have already have a Bachelor's degree and took a similar class and it was granted. Beyond that, I explained to a professor whom I had the semester before my life situation (Mom of 3 younger boys & a husband that works a changing shift schedule) and she was quite happy to work with me!
College Senior 2013-09-04T22:04:18Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Returning to college after 19 years working has been tough. The financial aid office has been really helpful, easy to assess and everyone is very friendly.
College Senior 2013-09-04T22:01:23Z
I had one one-line class this past quarter. It was a subject I really didn't like, but needed to take it. I wasn't sure what to expect when summer quarter started. The class was GREAT!! good interaction with the professor, students.
College Senior 2013-09-04T21:58:47Z
Been at Whatcom 1 quarter-So far everyone is great
College Senior 2013-08-23T03:19:14Z
Whatcom has a great campus. The library is large with lots of study cubicles and computers. It is easy to commute via bus, the student center is large. All the people from the campus receptionist to the people in the bookstore are great !
College Senior 2013-08-23T03:14:21Z
I can take the bus to Whatcom, the professors are great as well as the advisors. I've had 2 classes so far - it's been great. Looking forward to Fall Qtr starting.
College Senior 2013-08-23T03:12:24Z
I'm in the massage therapy program at Whatcom. 18 people are accepted into the program in the fall. Whatcom has a great reputation to prepare you for real world situations. Because my program is small and focused it is difficult for the class schedule to be flexible. But they are offering on-line and traditional classes for the course - so there is some flexibility. Love this school, the program and all the teachers I've met so far.
College Senior 2013-08-23T03:08:15Z
Whatcom offers both online and traditional classes. You can register online or in person. I've taken 2 classes so far - after 19 years being in the workforce. The grade above was for a on-line psychology class. This is my grade so far as I don't have the final grade yet. I loved this class, the professor, interaction with the other students. I had tons of fun and learned a lot. Great experience and great college !
College Junior 2013-08-20T20:27:38Z
I do not spend a lot of time on campus since my program is mostly online, but I have been very pleased with the facilities that I have seen and our program is getting a new laboratory this fall so that's very exciting!
College Senior 2013-08-18T03:26:06Z
I feel like I am learning the skills that I need to know, not only for my program, but also for real life. I feel more knowledgeable about my surroundings and more capable of making educated decisions. The curriculum is often very applicable to daily life.
College Senior 2013-08-18T03:22:54Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
The financial aid staff are very helpful, but there is always a line in the office. I appreciate their enthusiasm about students receiving funding and how they can help out.
College Senior 2013-08-18T03:19:59Z
The workload is a lot to handle for a full-time student with a job. I was unable to be successful at both full-time for more than one quarter. I had to decrease my hours at work and then my credits at school. The teachers are very helpful, however.
College Senior 2013-08-18T03:17:58Z
Students at WCC are there for a reason. Many of them are earning credits to transfer to universities. The rest of us have worked hard to complete prerequisites classes and meet other requirements to get accepted into very competitive programs. I have met many intelligent and driven students there, mostly young adults, who wish to get out of remedial jobs and start there careers. Money is always an issue. I have heard time and again how many students don't qualify for financial aid. It is tough because we are all working hard to survive and also be successful in school so that we can have a better future.
College Junior 2013-08-04T16:31:41Z
I truly have not looked into this with more than a superficial glance.
College Junior 2013-08-04T16:29:22Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
The tuition is reasonable at WCC. The cost of the books, however, is mind numbingly high.I understand that WCC has little control over this and they do try ti find ways to keep the cost down.
College Junior 2013-08-04T16:24:07Z
WCC has so many outstanding programs and clubs. They have an excellent foreign exchange studies program which includes a student club, and includes countries such as France, Australia, Spain, and Japan and more.
WCC embraces life-long learners and has a support group for the unique issues they face.
WCC has transfer programs to several major universities to help students looking for their bachelors degree.
Everything at WCC is designed for student success.
College Junior 2013-08-04T16:12:09Z
Every thing at Whatcom Community College (WCC) is designed for student success. Service include FREE tutoring, multiple computer labs, a math tutoring lab where you can get group or one to one tutoring. Counselors to help with not only academic issues, but to assist with personal issues. Every student receives a $15 allotment for printing and copies on their student ID card every quarter, this may not sound like much but on a students budget it can be priceless. The instructors are excellent and most are willing to help with one to one instruction if a student is having difficulties. Early communication is stressed to prevent small issues from escalating.
WCC has frequent student appreciation events on campus such as free food during finals, cook outs, and pancakes the first day of each quarter. along with student ambassadors to assist new students (and their parents) find their way around campus.
College Junior 2013-06-20T22:20:44Z
I really like the program I am in (the physical therapist assistant program). Everyone I have talked to has been so helpful. The teachers go out of their way to try to help you, especially when you have problems. I had some issues with my computer files not loading correctly, and my teachers were lenient with my due dates, til we figured it out.
College Junior 2013-06-20T22:18:08Z
My school offers a lot of on campus classes. There are also quite a few online classes and hybrid classes (part online, part classroom). Sometimes I did run into problems scheduling a class I wanted, but the staff tries to help students as much as they can.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-02T04:21:59Z
All students receive $15 of copy money each quarter. There are three main printing/computer lab locations on campus, two in the same building and one across campus. Because campus is fairly small, it seems to work well.
Network reliability is sometimes an oxymoron. We had 2-3 WEEKS of sketchy network ability at the beginning of last Fall Quarter, and it blanked out once last quarter that I was aware of.
The sign-in to use the network is pretty simple, and I often bring my laptop to school because finding an open computer in the middle of the day can be difficult, especially towards finals.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-02T04:16:57Z
We have a Learning Center with connections to tutoring in just about any subject! All students get 2 hours/wk. of free one-on-one tutoring, and there is drop-in math and English tutoring several hours a day, 5 days a week. Near the end of the quarter, other subjects, like chemistry, also have drop-in tutoring hours. The Learning Center staff pulled me through Pre-Calculus, and set me up with a great French tutor who is a French native.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-02T04:04:41Z
Whatcom Community College welcomes students from all backgrounds, races, religions, and sexual orientations. A 30-student class usually includes a couple international students, Americans of various ethnicities, a range of ages, from the 16 year-old Running Start student to the 50 year-old returning student, and people of different religions and sexual orientations. All are treated respectfully and with interest; those who wish to share their differences are listened to and learned from.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-01T21:29:14Z
The campus is small, so it lacks several classes that I would like to take here such as an intro to bioengineering course. But beggers can't be choosers. The faculty is very nice and helpful, but there are times where availability of tutoring for some classes that students consider difficult, just aren't there to be offered.
College Junior 2013-04-11T11:23:08Z
There are many facilities on campus but I haven't had a time to observe most of them.
College Senior 2013-04-09T04:21:12Z
The teachers are fair and willing to work with you. They are always willing to help. The classes are small, only about 25 kids per class, this allows lots of time for questions. I feel like I am challenged, but guided at the same time. I chose a B+ instead of an A because I have ran into 2 or 3 classes that were very difficult. I felt like the teachers did not prepare us for the tests, and the students were overwhelmed by all the information given.
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