Competitive Grant:
Request for Applications
Adult Education Provider 2014-2019

Who: Community-based, public/private nonprofit, and volunteer literacy organizations; higher education institutions; libraries; local education agencies; public housing authorities; consortia of these agencies or organizations.

What: Open, competitive process to provide federally-funded adult basic education instruction from 2014 to 2019.

Letters of intent: due February 24

Application period: March 4 to April 15

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One System. 34 Colleges. Unlimited Possibilities.

Washington’s community and technical colleges prepare nearly 500,000 students each year for careers, to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and with new skills for better lives.

College System
Public Info
Administrators, Faculty and Staff
Trustees, Students, Media, Businesses

Educational Services
Transfer, applied baccalaureates, Worker Retraining, workforce education, adult literacy, I-BEST, eLearning, Student Achievement Initiative, Open Course Library

Accounting, capital and operating budgets, program and fiscal reviews, tuition fees and waivers

Student Services
Athletics, Opportunity Grant, Running Start

Government Relations
Legislative session resources, Legislative News blog, one-pagers, end-of-session report

News releases, media resources, one-pagers

Human Resources
Employee benefits connection, job openings

Information Technology
Development, acquisition, and support for a suite of college administration applications

A modern software solution for the CTC system

Research and Data
Reports, research reports, data reporting

Groups and Commissions
Community and technical college commissions, councils and other groups

State Board
Member biographies, meeting agendas, minutes, resolutions, archive

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Quality Improvement Efforts

The office of the State Board for Community
and Technical Colleges submitted its first Washington State Quality Awards Lite Assessment application in October 2009. Review the SBCTC's WSQA Application.

Community and technical colleges satisfy Washington State Quality Awards standards through participation in Northwest Commission on College and University Accreditation (NWCCU). See each college’s annual improvement efforts, student achievement advances and NWCCU accreditation report »


2012 - 2013 Field Guide

The Field Guide highlights innovative Community and Technical College programs, partnerships and intiatives

High School Equivalency (HSE) Tests
Eligibility, Preparation, Testing, Transcripts 

Find a Program
Find a program of study

How to Pay for College
Tuition, financial aid

Enrollment Basics
Learn how to enroll

Trustee Resources
Information for trustees

Campus Safety and Security
Reports, legislation, training, resources

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Verify GED examinee status and request official GED Transcripts with GED Test Verify.


Economic Impact Study
This 2011 study highlights the $11 billion annual economic contribution of Washington's community and technical colleges. Go to EMSI web page »

Efficiency Study
Engrossed Senate Substitute Bill 6359 [2009-2010] encourages community and technical colleges to increase collaboration and shared services to provide more efficient and effective services to students. Find out what the system is doing. Go to Efficiency Study web page »

Mission Study
The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges commissioned a Mission Study task force to gain a better understanding of where the community and technical college system is today and where it needs to be in the future. Go to Mission Study web page »

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