About Us

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is governed by a nine-member Governor-appointed board responsible for administering the Community and Technical College Act and providing leadership and coordination for Washington's system of 34 public community and technical colleges.

The SBCTC is headquartered in Olympia with offices in Spokane (eLearning) and Bellevue (IT division).

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the SBCTC deploys its services to the colleges and other stakeholders from the executive director's office and three divisions: Education, Finance, and Information Technology.

Executive Director's Office

  • Coordinates with the nine-member State Board and system stakeholders.
  • Assists the colleges in human resource management.
  • Government, legislative, and state agency relations.
  • Assists in the development of the policy agenda for the State Board.
  • Communications, media relations, Website management.
  • Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) coordination.
  • Coordinates the statewide presidents' association, called the Washington Association of Community and Technical Colleges (WACTC).


  • Coordinates and provides service to the community and technical college districts in all matters related to instruction and student services.
  • Maintains agency partnerships to coordinate education services and programs – such as transfer degree pathways, WorkFirst and Running Start. 
  • Encourages the use of community and technical colleges to meet the workforce training and retraining needs of business and industry.
  • Provides research and analysis to support statewide policy development.
  • Administers adult education and literacy programs, the GED testing process and adult high school completion programs.
  • eLearning and Open Education


  • Prepares a single operating and capital budget request to the governor and legislature which represents the needs of the entire community and technical college system.
  • Allocates funds received from the legislature to the community and technical colleges.
  • General accounting responsibility for the system.
  • Manages the collection, preparation and reporting of two-year college enrollment information to state and federal agencies and the college system.
  • General office management functions, including purchasing and mailroom services for the State Board office.

Information Technology

The information technology division is responsible for providing information technology services to the college system.


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