Why Choose Us

Students enrolled in Whatcom’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) and cybersecurity programs have the advantage of studying in one of the nation’s top community colleges (Aspen Institute, 2015), recognized by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance / Cyber Defense 2-year education (CAE2Y).

Whatcom is also the lead institution of CyberWatch West, a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education center that is one of only four in the nation in the field of cybersecurity education and the only one on the West Coast.

These designations help our students as they enter the workforce or transfer to four-year schools, conveying that they graduated from a program nationally recognized for its excellence and alignment to the highest information security standards for two-year college education.

Whatcom’s CIS and cybersecurity programs offer multiple degree and certificate options that lead to high demand, high wage occupations and/or opportunities to transfer to complete a 4-year bachelor degree. Multiple student activities extend learning beyond the classroom and enhance professional development.


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237 W. Kellogg Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: (360) 383-3000
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