Whatcom Community College’s physical campus is closed beginning 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020 for a minimum of two weeks to ensure alignment with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s statewide “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. Online instruction and working remotely will continue. Students and employees should not come to campus during this time. Spring quarter instruction will still begin online on Wednesday, April 15.

It is important to emphasize that Whatcom Community College remains operational and dedicated to ensuring the academic mission continues through this challenging time. We have moved services and instruction online to the greatest extent possible to keep our community healthy. Remote services will differ for various service areas, departments, and resources. Visit this remote services directory to learn how you can easily access the WCC services you need without visiting campus. 

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Cooperative education or internships are academic programs combining classroom theories with on-the-job learning applications (also known as experiential learning). Students are awarded credit for the demonstration of learning which occurs in and throughout the work experience. Experiential learning is developed through learning contracts by the student in collaboration with a faculty mentor and a community based supervisor.


  • What is cooperative education/internships?
  • Why is it important?
  • Why should a student take cooperative education?
  • How do I sign up for a seminar?
  • What is Co-op 180 (Preparing for Career Work Experience)?
  • What is work study?
  • How do I disclose a disability to an employer?
  • What should a student do if interested?
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