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Everett Community College (EvCC) is a community college in Everett, Washington, in the Seattle metropolitan area. EvCC educates more than 19,000 students every year at locations throughout Snohomish County, Washington with most students and faculty at the main campus in Everett.[1]

Everett Community College
EvCC Logo.png
TypePublic community college
Established1941
PresidentDaria J. Willis, Ph.D.
Academic staff
111 Full-time, 214 Part-time
Students19,673 in 2016–17
Location
Suburban
CampusMain campus, north Everett;
East County Campus, Monroe;
Aviation Maintenance Technical School at Paine Field, Everett;
Corporate & Continuing Education Center, south Everett;
School of Cosmetology, Marysville;
Tulalip Education Center, Marysville
Main campus location2000 Tower St.
Everett, WA 98201-1352
NicknameEvCC
MascotTrojans
Websitewww.everettcc.edu

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HistoryEdit

Everett Junior College (EJC) was founded in 1941,[2] with the college's first students taking classes at a converted elementary school.[3] In 1957, construction began on a new college campus in north Everett. The campus, which originally included seven buildings, opened in 1958.

The college's name changed to Everett Community College in 1967 to conform with the Washington State Community College Act.

CampusEdit

 
Gray Wolf Hall and the Henry M. Jackson Conference Center on the EVCC campus in North Everett

Everett Community College's north Everett campus is located at 2000 Tower St. in Everett on 46 acres near the Legion Memorial Park Golf Course. The campus includes 20 buildings, many of them named after the peaks of the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges.[4]

In the past 10 years, EvCC has completed more than $150 million of new construction:

  • 2007: Whitehorse Hall opens. The 88,000-square-foot (8,200 m2) building is home to the college's physical sciences, visual arts, and journalism programs.[5][6]
  • 2009: Gray Wolf Hall opens. The 77,000-square-foot building has EvCC's humanities, social sciences, and communications programs.
  • 2011: Walt Price Student Fitness Center opens. The 49,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) building replaced the college's 1958 gym. In 2015, EvCC named the building in honor of former athletic director and coach Walt Price.[7]
  • 2013: Liberty Hall opens.[8] The three-story, 72,000-square-foot building is located on north Broadway next to the college's fitness center. It is home to the college's nursing, medical assisting and phlebotomy programs and other health sciences training, plus EvCC's criminal justice, fire science, and EMT programs.
  • 2014: Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center (AMTEC) opens. AMTEC educates students in six programs - mechatronics, precision machining, welding and fabrication, engineering technician, composites and pre-employment. The center teaches students about the manufacturing process from start to finish as they complete interdisciplinary projects like creating unmanned aerial vehicles, rockets, robots and paddle boards. AMTEC expanded[9] in 2015, adding 17,000 square feet to make the center 54,000 square feet.
  • 2016: Mountain View Hall opens. The college's first student housing building has 120 furnished private rooms with their own bathrooms and shared kitchen space.[10] All units in both buildings are fully furnished. Rent includes all utilities and wireless internet. Mountain View was constructed by Snohomish-based real estate developer Koz Development, Inc.
  • 2017: Cedar Hall opens. The college's second student housing building[11] includes 132 beds in furnished studio, three bedroom, and four-bedroom apartments with living rooms and kitchens. Rent includes all utilities and wireless internet.

In addition to the college's main campus in north Everett, EvCC offers classes at its East County Campus in Monroe, Aviation Maintenance Technical School at Paine Field, Corporate & Continuing Education Center in south Everett, School of Cosmetology in Marysville, and at several other locations in north and east Snohomish County.

Organization and administrationEdit

EvCC is one of 34 community and technical colleges governed by the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges. The college is administered by a five-member board of trustees[12] appointed by Washington state's governor. EvCC's president is Dr. Daria J. Willis.[13]

Academic profileEdit

In 2016-17 the college educated 19,673 students. EvCC students range in age from 12 to 85 with the largest number of students between 18 and 21 years of age.

Students come to EvCC to affordably start their four-year degrees, earn certificates, train for new jobs, experience hands-on training in professional and technical programs, learn English, develop basic skills, finish high school, train for a promotion, or to learn just for fun.

The college offers more than 90 different majors and programs. Associate degrees[14] are available in Arts and Sciences, Science, Business, Applied Science, Technical Arts, Fine Arts, and General Studies. Certificates of completion are awarded in more than 30 technical and career fields.[14] Students can also enroll in Transitional Studies classes to improve their basic skills, upgrade job skills, prepare for college-level classes, learn to speak English, complete high school, and earn a GED.

EvCC also offers professional development and career training options through its Corporate & Continuing Education Center.[15] Courses can be customized and delivered on-site throughout Snohomish County and the Northwest.

The college is the home of the Everett University Center, which offers master's and bachelor's degrees. The center is managed by Washington State University Everett. The center offers programs from WSU, Western Washington University, University of Washington Bothell, Eastern Washington University, Central Washington University, and The Evergreen State College.

In addition to traditional classroom courses, EvCC offers courses that can be taken online through the CANVAS learning platform.

AthleticsEdit

Everett Community College has 11 athletic teams including baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, cross country, track and field, and volleyball. All teams use the school colors of red and white. The college's mascot, the Trojan, was selected by students in 1941. Everett Community College teams compete in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC).

Notable peopleEdit

Alumni / former studentsEdit

FacultyEdit

StaffEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.everettcc.edu/visitors/overview/
  2. ^ "Daily Herald Print Editions | HeraldNet.com". HeraldNet.com. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  3. ^ http://www.everettcc.edu/visitors/overview?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=2242
  4. ^ "Liberty Hall Opens". Everettcc.edu. 2015-05-14.
  5. ^ http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/snohomishcountynews/2003537815_whitehorse24n1.html
  6. ^ "Facilities and Grounds". Everettcc.edu. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
  7. ^ "Everett CC to honor Walt Price at banquet | HeraldNet.com". HeraldNet.com. 2015-06-01. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  8. ^ "https://www.everettcc.edu/news/2013/liberty-hall-open-house-june-5". everettcc.edu. Retrieved 2017-09-15. External link in |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Everett Community College expands training for advanced manufacturing". The Seattle Times. 2015-10-02. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  10. ^ "New Student Housing Coming To Area Near Everett Community College | MYEVERETTNEWS.com". myeverettnews.com. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  11. ^ "EvCC's Cedar Hall dorm to open September 2017 | HeraldNet.com". HeraldNet.com. 2016-12-27. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  12. ^ "Board of Trustees". Everettcc.edu. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
  13. ^ "Message from the President". Everettcc.edu. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
  14. ^ a b "Certificates and Degrees". Everettcc.edu. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
  15. ^ "Everett Community College - Corporate and Continuing Education Center". Everettcc.edu. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
  16. ^ "EvCC Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration Dinner". Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  17. ^ Manry, Kaitlin (2010-09-16). "Stan Boreson can't stop singing". HeraldNet. The Daily Herald Co., Everett, WA. Retrieved 2014-08-12.

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