Big Bend Community College

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Big Bend Community College
Motto Connecting Learning to Life.
Type Community College
Established 1962
President Dr. Terrence Leas
Students 5,400
Location Moses Lake, Washington
Coordinates: 47°11′07″N 119°19′42″W / 47.185192°N 119.3282°W / 47.185192; -119.3282
Campus Rural
Colors Blue & Green         
Affiliations NWAACC
Mascot Vikings

Big Bend Community College is a two-year college in Moses Lake, Washington. It offers 43 associate degrees and 16 certificate programs in academic transfer and vocational fields.[1] [2] [3] [4][not in citation given]


Big Bend Community College was authorized by the Washington State Board of Education in 1961. Beginning fall quarter 1962 BBCC held its first regular classes at night in Moses Lake High School. The college opened classes in a new facility located a short distance southeast of the city of Moses Lake fall quarter 1963. In 1966, BBCC acquired a 159-acre (0.64 km2) tract of land on the former Larson Air Force Base, which became the permanent college campus for all programs in 1975. The Washington State Legislature's Community College Act of 1967 designated BBCC as District 18 of the state community college system. The 4,600-square-mile (12,000 km2) district includes Grant and Adams counties and the Odessa School district in Lincoln County.


Big Bend Community College's main campus is centrally located in the Columbia Basin of Washington state. The campus includes 25 buildings to facilitate more than 34 academic program areas.


Big Bend Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Its transfer credits are normally accepted by other accredited colleges.


Big Bend Community College competes in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) as the Vikings, fielding men's teams for baseball, women's teams for softball and volleyball and men's and women's teams for basketball.[5]

Student living[edit]

Dormitories are available for student to rent on a quarterly basis.

Dorm buildings at Big Bend Community College


  1. ^ "About BBCC - Campus & Community". Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Big Bend Community College". Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Big Bend Community College". Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Big Bend Community College". Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Big Bend Community College - Viking Athletics". Big Bend Community College. Retrieved September 22, 2016. 

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