Bellevue College

Introduction

Greetings! As the president of Bellevue College, I’m delighted that you have taken the time to visit our website and learn about our wonderful college, located on a beautiful wooded campus in the heart of Bellevue. BC was founded nearly 50 years ago as part of a movement to provide affordable and accessible education to citizens of the Eastside and surrounding area, and we are proud to continue this tradition today.

Bellevue College President

BC is the third-largest institution of higher learning in the state of Washington. We’re a student-focused open-access institution that places a strong emphasis on excellent teaching and small class sizes. Last year, a tremendously diverse group of 37,000 students chose BC to fulfill a variety of educational and professional goals.

The majority of our students enroll in one of six transfer programs – they complete the first two years of their education here and then transfer to a university to complete their bachelor’s degrees. We send more transfer students to the University of Washington than any other community or technical college in the state.

Another group of BC students are career-focused – we offer close to 100 professional and technical programs in high-demand career fields that prepare our students for the jobs of today and the opportunities of tomorrow.

Others choose BC to learn English or improve their basic skills; retool their skills in our Worker Retraining program; continue their education to advance in careers with a Continuing Education class; or earn college credit while still in high school with the Running Start program. We’re working hard to ensure BC is equipped to meet the needs of students for the future. Over the next two years, we expect to add four additional bachelor’s degrees, in addition to the three programs we already offer. We’re in the process of developing a new East Campus in Issaquah that will make our classes more accessible to folks in East King County. And we plan to break ground on a state-of-the-art facility that will house our growing Health Sciences programs, educating people for jobs in the healthcare sector.

After exploring this website, I invite you to visit our campus soon so you can see for yourself what makes Bellevue College so special. You can schedule a campus tour, meet with an academic advisor or discuss your career goals with a counselor. Or, if you live far from campus or prefer a flexible schedule, learn more about our extensive online offerings. Again, thank you for taking the time to learn more about Bellevue College, and I hope you will take advantage of the amazing opportunities we offer.

Dave Rule President, Bellevue College

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Associate in Applied Science-T Degree Accounting - AAS-T

Campus September 2016 USA Bellevue

This program offers excellent academic options for students to enter the growing field of accounting through degree and certificate programs. Credits earned for certificates apply to the degree program. [+]

This program offers excellent academic options for students to enter the growing field of accounting through degree and certificate programs. Credits earned for certificates apply to the degree program. Brief Description The Associate in Applied Science-T Accounting degree combines technical courses required for job preparation and college-level general education courses. These degrees are designed for the dual purpose of immediate employment and preparation for the junior year in a Washington state bachelor of applied science (BAS) degree program. The AAS-T Accounting degree provides a strong background in accounting, preparing students for a wide range of career options in the accounting field. The degree has the option to earn two national certifications as well as several embedded program certificates, while earning the degree. Learning Outcomes Degree recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below: Correctly use accounting terminology Analyze and record financial transactions and properly report financial information Use critical thinking skills to identify and solve problems in accounting Analyze and record financial transactions using general ledger computerized software for a small-to medium-sized business Perform accounting procedures employed in a typical payroll accounting system [-]

Associate in Business

Online & Campus Combined September 2016 USA Bellevue

The following degree requirements are for business students who intend to transfer to participating 4-year institutions in the state of Washington. [+]

The following degree requirements are for business students who intend to transfer to participating 4-year institutions in the state of Washington. BELLEVUE COLLEGE GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS General Education Requirements The Associate in Business Degree Planning Worksheet includes all specific degree and course requirement information for Bellevue College. If you plan to complete your degree entirely with online courses, the following are ones that fulfill graduation requirements. All Bellevue College degrees can also include a combination of on-campus and online academic credit courses. Have you already earned college credits at another school prior to attending BC? You may be eligible to transfer those credits or apply them to meet BC course prerequisites. Advising Notes and Recommendations Completion of this degree does not guarantee admission to any baccalaureate university. However, with careful planning and depending on your intended major, it may be possible to fulfill admissions and major program requirements with this degree. This is a guideline to meet the degree requirements for students interested in transferring to a participating Washington State four-year college or university. Degree Requirements Must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all coursework taken at BC, and in all courses applied to the degree. A minimum 30 credits of the applied 90 must be completed at BC. [-]

Associate in Occupational & Life Skills

Campus September 2016 USA Bellevue

Courses may be subject to prerequisites and minimum grade requirements [+]

Courses may be subject to prerequisites and minimum grade requirements. Associate in Occupational Arts Degree Certificate of Achievement in Occupational & Life Skills ADMISSIONS TO THE PROGRAM The Occupational and Life Skills Associate in Arts degree is a selective-admissions program. To be considered for acceptance into the program, students must follow specific admission guidelines. ASSESSMENT OLS uses a grading system that measures performance indicators directly related to 21st Century Skills and Bellevue College approved course outcomes. All courses for OLS are graded Pass/Fail. INTERNSHIPS The internship experience at OLS is designed to provide a safe and practical environment for students to develop a deeper understanding of the occupational and interpersonal skills they have learned. COURSE INFORMATION The Associate in Occupational and Life Skills (OLS) is a 90-credit degree designed to be completed in four years with a course load of 9 credits per quarter. [-]

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