Walla Walla Community College
Walla Walla Community College is a multi-campus community college located in southeastern Washington state, USA. It is most recently the co-winner of the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.
Walla Walla Community College began in 1967 when the region saw a need for a community college. It was first housed in the educational complex on Park St. previously occupied by Walla Walla High School before that school moved to its current facility south of town. When WWCC grew too big for this location, it purchased land to the east of town near the airport and built its current facilities there. Eventually a branch campus was established in Clarkston, WA, 100 miles to the east as well. WWCC added one of its most important programs, the Enological and Viticulture program, in the late 1990s when the town of Walla Walla was facing economic uncertainty due to the decline of the agriculture industry locally. This program is responsible in part for the boom of the wine industry in Walla Walla in that it has graduated many of the wine makers of the over 175 wineries in the area today. From here WWCC has had several more non-traditional programs, in addition to more typical programs to meet the needs of the Walla Walla Valley such as the Commercial Truck Driver Program, John Deere Technology Program, and Water Technologies and Management Program. Most recently, WWCC is in the process of completing the Southeast Area Tech Skills Center (SEA Tech Center) expansion. This includes a multi-million dollar building at the main campus to house an array of new programs in cooperation with area high schools.
Walla Walla Community College inspires all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant,equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services. To accomplish this mission, our outcome goals are to: Encourage and support life-long learning. Prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. Prepare students for the 21st-century work force. Strengthen basic skills of students. Serve as a leading partner in strengthening communities.
Marist College head men's basketball coach Chuck Martin (basketball coach) played here, as did Washington Redskins starting fullback Mike Sellers. Super Bowl XL champion Kimo Von Oelhoffen also spent one year playing football here.
Three campuses in Washington