A Quick Look at Edmonds Community College
2009-10 Graduating Class — By the Numbers
- 1,942 degrees and certificates
- 33 percent earned college transfer degrees (632 degrees)
- 39 percent earned career degrees or certificates (764 degrees and certificates)
- 28 percent completed GED or high school diplomas (400 GEDs, plus 146 diplomas for a total of 546)
- 31, average age of graduates
- 56 percent female
- 44 percent male
- 13 percent international students
- 73 – age of oldest graduate, Certificate: Advanced Office Skills
- 17 – age of youngest graduate, Associate of Arts degree
Information is based on May 2010 data.
2009-10 College Highlights
- Helping to power our region toward energy independence and training workers for green jobs in a new Energy Management program and participating in a $3.8 million statewide energy training partnership.
- Opening the Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center to provide training for the state's 650 aerospace firms in partnership with the Aerospace Futures Alliance of Washington.
- Receiving a $2 million U.S. Department of State grant to provide professional training to, and foster cultural understanding with, students from 12 developing nations.
- Opening a renovated Meadowdale Hall for our Visual Arts, Engineering, and Construction Management programs.
- Graduating the first class of Parent Mentor certificate students' parents who have been volunteering in schools working with immigrant families and have now gained the skills to work as professionals in schools.
- Earning the 2009 Governor's Award for Small Public Employer for the Center for Families' efforts to recruit and hire individuals with disabilities.
- Recognizing outstanding scholarship and achievements by materials science, engineering, journalism, energy management, alcohol and chemical dependency counseling, and paralegal students including Valerie Topacio, a recipient of the prestigious national Jack Kent Cook Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
- Earning industry recognition for our high quality programs including: Emergency Management and Business Continuity, Construction Management, Project Management, and Information Security and Digital Forensics.
- Assisting adults with disabilities, who are ready for full-time employment, to find great jobs using $200,000 of grant awards via the state's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
- Expanding students' global knowledge with short study trips to Vietnam, France, and China including hands-on experience working with non-profit organizations and businesses.
- Supporting veterans by signing the state's Partners for Veteran Supportive Campuses agreement, establishing a Veterans Resource Team, and welcoming our nation's veterans of war as they return to school.
- Focusing on math by hosting the Western Washington Community College Student Mathematics Conference, contributing expertise to the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, and holding a Parent/Student Math Advisory Night.