2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

About Our College

Edmonds Community College
20000 68th Avenue West
Lynnwood, WA 98036

425.640.1459 | www.edcc.edu/about

Established in 1967, on 50 acres in Lynnwood, Wash., the site of a World War II era Army radio station, the college has longstanding construction, horticulture, paralegal, and parent education programs. It has partnered with Central Washington University since 1975 to offer bachelor’s degrees locally. Opportunities for learning and service provided by the college include: 20 National Science Foundation grants, service-learning projects with 57 community partners, and more than 75 cultural events for the public each year.


Edmonds Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and governed by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges.

Our Mission and Core Themes

Edmonds Community College strengthens our diverse community by helping students access educational and career opportunities in a supportive environment that encourages success, innovation, service, and lifelong learning.

Core Themes:
  • Strengthen our diverse community
  • Provide educational opportunities
  • Help students access career opportunities
  • Support student success
  • Encourage innovation, service, and lifelong learning

Points of Interest

Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing

The college partners with local businesses such as The Boeing Co., Giddens Industries, and Crane Aerospace to match its training to employer needs. It has a well-equipped materials science lab. Classes introduce students to composite materials and engineering design and prepare students for entry-level positions or to enter bachelor’s degree programs. Students can also gain business skills for manufacturing careers. The college houses the National Resource Center for Materials Education Technology, which provides curriculum for materials technology nationwide, and operates the Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center, which offers accelerated, industry-specific, entry-level training in aerospace manufacturing.


With 20 National Science Foundation grants, the college provides more opportunities for STEM students including support services and scholarships. It is increasing the number of students in science by reaching out to those who, without support, won’t earn math or science degrees, including many women, underrepresented minorities, low-income, and first-generation college students. Programs of study include: digital forensics , engineering , composites, robotics , and Associate of Science degrees  with five areas of specialty. The college holds community events and workshops that connect with K-12 schools, students, and parents and increase interest in science studies and careers at an early age.

Above and Beyond

Students have opportunities to challenge themselves with high-level academic programs including: Honors classes; undergraduate research projects in disciplines such as physics with partners including CWU, WSU, WWU, UW, and NASA; and service-learning projects with more than 50 community partners. They apply what they learn in hands on projects and internships. Engineering students may build submarines, racecars, or windmills and digital forensics students work on actual criminal cases. Students are optimally prepared to succeed at the university level