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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 have a sincere interest in sharing their expertise with the community. 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 FAQs 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 and in the FAQs). We give all proposals thoughtful consideration.

currently Seeking instructors for
Excel 2016--Advanced Topics Hip hop dance
Interval training
Real estate photography
CyberSecurity for businesses Android topics
Kids' College and Teens--all topics Smart home technology
DIY home projects

Course submission deadlines for best consideration

Quarter Due Date
Fall April 1
Winter August 15
Spring November 1
Summer January 15

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

Please note that our summer quarter offerings are limited and we typically offer only seasonal and Kids' College classes.

Factors to consider before proposing a class


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