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Washington's community and technical colleges prepare nearly 400,000 students each year for careers, to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and with new skills for better lives.

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Government Relations
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Human Resources
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Information Technology
Development, acquisition, and support for a suite of college administration applications

A modern software solution for the CTC system

Research and Data
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Groups and Commissions
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System Policies, WAC Rules

State Board Policy Manual

WAC rules process

General retention schedule for the community and technical college system


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Economic Impact Study
This 2011 study highlights the $11 billion annual economic contribution of Washington's community and technical colleges. Read the complete report »

Mission Study
SBCTC commissioned a task force to better understand the system mission today and where it needs to be in the future. Go to Mission Study web page »

Quality Improvement Efforts

SBCTC submitted its first Washington State Quality Awards Lite Assessment application in October 2009. Review our WSQA Application.

Community and technical colleges satisfy Washington State Quality Awards standards through participation in Northwest Commission on College and University Accreditation (NWCCU). See each college’s annual improvement efforts, student achievement advances and NWCCU accreditation report »


High School Equivalency (HSE) Tests
GED ®, eligibility, preparation, testing, transcripts

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How to Pay for College
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Enrollment Basics
Learn how to enroll

Trustee Resources
Information for trustees

Campus Safety and Security
Reports, legislation, training, resources

Interagency Agreements

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