Please read this page before completing the Course Proposal Form

Thank you for your interest in teaching for Whatcom Community College's Community & Continuing Education program. Our mission is to provide quality lifelong learning that is responsive, relevant, and accessible to the citizens of Whatcom County. Our classes are generated from the philosophy that learning is a rewarding, lifelong experience that occurs most fully in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere.

Community & Continuing Education is seeking qualified instructors with expertise in the full range of topic areas to be found in our schedule. The best instructor candidates for our program are individuals who combine a sincere interest in community service with a desire to supplement their existing income. Specifically, we look for:

  • Teaching experience (preferably in non-credit adult education)
  • Expert-level knowledge in topics of interest to the general public
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Topics that involve hands-on or interactive learning

Before completing the course proposal form, we ask that you review the information below. We then invite you to complete all sections of the online course proposal form.

Each quarter, our Course Review Committee meets to consider submitted course proposals. If your course is chosen for further consideration, you will be invited for an interview. If we are unable to integrate your proposal into our present course offerings, it will be kept on file in our office for future consideration.

Currently, we are actively seeking instructors for the course topics listed below. If the course you would like to propose is not listed, we encourage you to submit it (provided it meets criteria outlined above). We give all proposals thoughtful consideration.

currently Seeking instructors for

QuickBooks Accounting

Drone piloting and safety
Excel 2016--Advanced Topics Crowdfunding best practices
Plumbing for the homeowner Marketing your business
Barre fitness Hip hop dance
Polynesian dance

Purchasing/using fitness wearables (Fitbit, Apple Watch, etc.)

Interior design for the homeowner
Mac laptop classes--QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, etc. 
CyberSecurity topics Android topics
Kids' College and Teens--all topics 3D printing topics 

DIY decorating/home projects

Real estate photography
Interval training Using a GoPro 

Course submission deadlines for best consideration

Quarter Due Date
Fall April 15
Winter September 1
Spring November 1
Summer February 1

Course proposals submitted after the respective dates will be considered for the following quarter.


Factors to consider before proposing a class


  • Is the class already being offered?
  • Are you currently teaching or considering teaching this course elsewhere in Whatcom County?
  • Is your class broad enough in scope or is the topic unique enough to appeal to the general population?
  • How do we price our classes?
  • Are you proposing a class to promote your own business?
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