Graduates earn 1,433 degrees, certificates from Whatcom Community College


About 45.8 percent of the 1,433 degrees and certificates handed out by Whatcom Community College in 2017-18 were to students in liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Bellingham conferred 656 associate's degrees in liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities programs.

But the single most popular program was for a associate's degree in liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies. Data shows the school gave out 656 associate's degrees in liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies, followed by 127 certificates in accounting technology/technician and bookkeeping and 78 certificates in early childhood education and teaching.

The college enrolled 4,411 students for 2017-18, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Associates degrees
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
656
-
656
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
656
-
656
45.8
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
16
127
143
Business/Commerce, General
42
-
42
Business Administration and Management, General
22
1
23
Banking and Financial Support Services
2
14
16
Office Management and Supervision
-
5
5
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
1
3
4
Retail Management
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
83
150
233
16.3
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
-
53
53
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
41
-
41
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
29
-
29
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
2
24
26
Medical/Clinical Assistant
11
13
24
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
-
19
19
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
-
13
13
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
83
122
205
14.3
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
23
41
64
Network and System Administration/Administrator
-
22
22
Computer Support Specialist
12
-
12
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
-
2
2
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
-
-
-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
35
65
100
7
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
16
78
94
Education total
16
78
94
6.6
Child Development
-
58
58
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
-
58
58
4
Physical Sciences
34
-
34
Physical Sciences total
34
-
34
2.4
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
20
-
20
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services total
20
-
20
1.4
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
13
6
19
Forensic Science and Technology
1
-
1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
14
6
20
1.4
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
11
2
13
Legal Professions and Studies total
11
2
13
0.9

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