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What is AIM?

Whatcom Community College's AIM program provides ongoing personalized advising, coaching, mentoring, and more to students who are committed to achieving their educational goals. 

What is an AIM Coach?

An AIM Coach is a trained specialist in student support, who will take the time to get to know you, and offer you guidance in how set up a strong foundation to maximize your success at WCC. AIM Coaches use the Wellness Wheel to assess where you are and will always ask you "What's on Your Mind?"AIM Wellness Wheel

As an AIM student, you will: 

  • Attend regular meetings with your AIM coach each quarter at a time that works for you in order to build on the strengths you bring to college, plan for your success, set goals, debrief, check in, problem-solve, and celebrate your hard work.
  • Get connected to a campus community.
  • Discover and pursue opportunities for leadership, community-building, and networking within and beyond AIM.


Our priority is to work with students who meet one of the following criteria:

  • You identify as a person of color
  • You are a first generation student. Neither of your parents earned a bachelor's degree
  • You received a Pell/State need grant as part of your financial aid award
  • You started in Math 94, Math 97, or English 95
  • You have a documented disability and registered with WCC's Access and Disability Services

Experience Academic Coaching with AIM!

You can reach us via email or phone  You can also schedule your first meeting with an AIM coach by accessing our AIM Service Calendar below.

Click to schedule your first meeting with an AIM coach.



  • How often will I meet with my AIM coach?
  • What types of group meetings or workshops will I be required to attend?
  • I work and am busy. Can I still participate in AIM?
  • How many a hours a month can I expect to commit to AIM activities?
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