2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
    Aug 16, 2022  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

About Our College

Edmonds Community College
20000 68th Ave. W
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 relay station, the college has longstanding construction, culinary arts, horticulture, hospitality and tourism, 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

Leader in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

With 19 National Science Foundation grants totaling more than $13 million over the past decade, Edmonds Community College has emerged as a leader in STEM teaching and learning. Flagship programs — including Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) and Relationships in Science Education (RISE) — use innovative practices to recruit, retrain, and complete a diverse and growing population of STEM students. Active community outreach and on-campus activities expose K-12 students and parents to STEM programs and career opportunities. Orientation programs and a dedicated study room provide students with a place to connect and access academic supports critical to their success.

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. Students learn about composite materials and engineering technology and prepare for either entry-level positions or transfer into bachelor’s degree programs. Students also gain business skills for manufacturing careers. The college has a well-equipped engineering technology lab and houses the National Resource Center for Materials Education Technology, which provides materials technology curricula nationwide. Edmonds Community College also operates the Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center, offering accelerated, industry-specific, entry-level training in aerospace manufacturing.

Military and Veteran Support

A Military Friendly School since 2011, Edmonds Community College has a proud history of helping veterans transition from military to civilian life. The Veterans Resource Center provides resources and support services to veterans and active duty service members and provides a comfortable place for study, camaraderie and success. Through the Boots to Books and Beyond Campaign, the college foundation raised $1 million to support critical resources, services and activities. President Jean Hernandez was awarded the Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and is dedicated to keeping Edmonds Community College Vet Strong.