Olympic College

Introduction
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Welcome International Students!

Olympic College is a two-year public college in Washington State that offers more than 70 different degrees and certificates in academic transfer and professional-technical programs. The campus in Bremerton is located on a 33-acre site framed by views of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, saltwater inlets, and the Cascade Mountains. The city of Bremerton is a safe community and the ideal home base from which to explore and experience the West Coast With regular ferry service to Seattle, which is less than an hour away, Bremerton offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the small town atmosphere with all of the excitement and perks of the culturally diverse city of Seattle.

Why Choose Olympic College?

  1. Personal attention and small classes
  2. Affordable tuition and homestay
  3. Residential hall available on campus
  4. Conveniently located close to Seattle
  5. TOEFL not required
  6. Intensive English Program
  7. Free conversation partners
  8. International Student Club
  9. On-campus employment
  10. 4-and 6-week summer sessions of Intensive English
  11. Guaranteed university transfer admission to designated 4-year universities
  12. Small international student population provides opportunities to speak English
  13. Opportunities to get involved in campus life and make lifelong friends

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Olympic College educates more than 13,000 students a year. Founded in 1946, the college has three campuses in Bremerton, Poulsbo, and Shelton and serves a population of 280,000 residents living in Kitsap and Mason Counties.

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Degrees and Certificates

Olympic College helps students build skills for the next phase of their life or career through its numerous educational options. Students can earn a certificate or an associate's degree, or complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree. Students who wish to complete a bachelor's degree locally can opt for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems, or Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degrees now available at the Bremerton campus or choose to transfer to one of the universities that are co-located at the Bremerton or Poulsbo campuses. In addition, OC offers courses to update job skills, get job training, or simply as personal enrichment. Students achieve many of their personal and professional goals by attending Olympic College. In recent years, the college has undergone many changes, including the construction of a new Humanities and Student Services building at the Bremerton campus and the expansion of services at its Poulsbo and Shelton campuses.

Tuition & Typical Costs : Non-resident
Tuition/Fees $4,053
Books/Supplies $1,095
Other $3,355
Room/board $9,828
TOTAL $18,231

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Olympic College has Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAG) with several partner institutions. International student applicants who apply for the college transfer program can choose one of our partner institutions to consider them for an admission guarantee. Applicants who are accepted to Olympic College will receive both an admission letter from us and a Transfer Admission Guarantee from the university they have selected. The student must complete the Associate’s Degree at Olympic College with the required GPA in order to fulfill the conditional offer. The GPA requirements are obtainable by most international students. In fact, the highest requirement is a 3.25 (B) average

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Courses

High School Diploma Program for International Students

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Bremerton

International students can finish high school and earn transferable university credit at the same time. Students can take classes that count for both the high school diploma and their associate degree complete in less time and save money. [+]

High School Diploma Program for International Students Please check out our e-brochure! Olympic College is a two-year public college in Washington State that offers more than 70 different degrees and certificates in academic transfer and professional-technical programs. The campus in Bremerton is located on a 33-acre site framed by views of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, saltwater inlets, and the Cascade Mountains. International students can finish high school and earn transferable university credit at the same time. Students can take classes that count for both the high school diploma and their associate degree complete in less time and save money. Distribution Requirements Get an early start on college Get a Washington State high school diploma, recognized nationwide Take college classes to satisfy high school requirements and get college credits Study on college campus and meet American high school and college students Students can get a head start on college by completing their high school diploma and earning college credits at the same time. Our program is open to all students 16 years of age or older who have not yet earned a high school diploma. The program is designed to fit each student’s previous high school education. English Proficiency Requirements years at a community college years at a university year bachelor’s degree Students are given an English assessment test upon their arrival to determine placement in the program. If necessary, students will be given Intensive English instruction to prepare them for the high school portion of the program. Why Choose Olympic College? Personal attention and small classes Affordable tuition and homestay Residential hall available on campus Conveniently located close to Seattle TOEFL not required Intensive English Program Free conversation partners International Student Club On-campus employment 4-and 6-week summer sessions of Intensive English Guaranteed university transfer admission to designated 4-year universities Small international student population provides opportunities to speak English Opportunities to get involved in campus life and make lifelong friends Tuition & Typical Costs : Non-resident Tuition/Fees $4,053 Books/Supplies $1,095 Other $3,355 Room/board $9,828 TOTAL $18,231 [-]

Associate Degree

Associate in Bio Chemistry

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Bremerton

Chemistry is the science which studies matter, its properties and composition, and the laws that govern the formation of matter from the basic elements. The breadth of the subject area is enormous and chemists can be found working on such diverse problems as the development of new plastics and fibres, drug preparation, pollution control, the isolation and identification of plant and insect hormones, medical research, nuclear chemistry, and the analysis of geological materials. Additionally, medical, engineering, pharmacy, veterinary, biochemistry, nursing and environmental sciences degrees require varying levels of knowledge of chemistry. [+]

Associate in Bio Chemistry Please check out our e-brochure! Olympic College is a two-year public college in Washington State that offers more than 70 different degrees and certificates in academic transfer and professional-technical programs. The campus in Bremerton is located on a 33-acre site framed by views of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, saltwater inlets, and the Cascade Mountains. Chemistry is the science which studies matter, its properties and composition, and the laws that govern the formation of matter from the basic elements. The breadth of the subject area is enormous and chemists can be found working on such diverse problems as the development of new plastics and fibres, drug preparation, pollution control, the isolation and identification of plant and insect hormones, medical research, nuclear chemistry, and the analysis of geological materials. Additionally, medical, engineering, pharmacy, veterinary, biochemistry, nursing and environmental sciences degrees require varying levels of knowledge of chemistry. Why Choose Olympic College? Personal attention and small classes Affordable tuition and homestay Residential hall available on campus Conveniently located close to Seattle TOEFL not required Intensive English Program Free conversation partners International Student Club On-campus employment 4-and 6-week summer sessions of Intensive English Guaranteed university transfer admission to designated 4-year universities Small international student population provides opportunities to speak English Opportunities to get involved in campus life and make lifelong friends Tuition & Typical Costs : Non-resident Tuition/Fees $4,053 Books/Supplies $1,095 Other $3,355 Room/board $9,828 TOTAL $18,231 [-]

Associate in Business (AB-DTA/MRP)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Bremerton

The mission of the Associate in Business Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (DTA/MRP) program is to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions for their final two years of undergraduate study in a business-related field. [+]

Associate in Business (AB-DTA/MRP) Olympic College is a two-year public college in Washington State that offers more than 70 different degrees and certificates in academic transfer and professional-technical programs. The campus in Bremerton is located on a 33-acre site framed by views of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, saltwater inlets, and the Cascade Mountains. The mission of the Associate in Business Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Related Program (DTA/MRP) program is to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions for their final two years of undergraduate study in a business-related field. The courses listed below are required for students planning to transfer to most four-year colleges and universities in the State of Washington. The “Statewide Business DTA Major Related Program (MRP) Agreement”, revised July 2012, specifies the requirements for the AB-DTA/MRP degree. 1st Quarter, Fall Cr. ENGL& 101 5 Humanities 1: see Note 2 5 Social Science 5 2nd Quarter, Winter Cr. ENGL& 102 5 Elective: (MATH 147 recommended) 5 Natural Science (non-lab): 5 3rd Quarter, Spring Cr. BUS& 101: see Note 5 5 MATH& 148 OR MATH& 151 5 Natural Science (lab): 5 4th Quarter, Fall Cr. ACCT& 201 5 ECON& 202 5 Humanities 2: (CMST& 220 recommended) 5 5th Quarter, Winter Cr. ACCT& 202 5 ECON& 201 5 Humanities 3: 5 6th Quarter, Spring Cr. ACCT& 203: 5 BUS 215 5 Elective 5 Olympic College has Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAG) with several partner institutions. International student applicants who apply for the college transfer program can choose one of our partner institutions to consider them for an admission guarantee. Applicants who are accepted to Olympic College will receive both an admission letter from us and a Transfer Admission Guarantee from the university they have selected. The student must complete the Associate’s Degree at Olympic College with the required GPA in order to fulfill the conditional offer. The GPA requirements are obtainable by most international students. In fact, the highest requirement is a 3.25 (B) average. (TAG) partner institutions: University of Washington , University of Southern California , University of Chicago , University of Illinois , University of Michigan , Purdue University , Seattle University , Washington State University and University of Texas , Tulane University, New Orleans Why Choose Olympic College? Personal attention and small classes Affordable tuition and homestay Residential hall available on campus Conveniently located close to Seattle TOEFL not required Intensive English Program Free conversation partners International Student Club On-campus employment 4-and 6-week summer sessions of Intensive English Guaranteed university transfer admission to designated 4-year universities Small international student population provides opportunities to speak English Opportunities to get involved in campus life and make lifelong friends Tuition & Typical Costs : Non-resident Tuition/Fees $4,053 Books/Supplies $1,095 Other $3,355 Room/board $9,828 TOTAL $18,231 [-]

Associate in Chemical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Bremerton

Chemical engineers combine their engineering training with a knowledge of chemistry to transform the laboratory work of chemists into commercial realities. They are most frequently involved in designing and operating chemical production facilities and manufacturing facilities that use chemicals (or chemical processes) in their production of goods. [+]

Associate in Chemical Engineering Please check out our e-brochure! Olympic College is a two-year public college in Washington State that offers more than 70 different degrees and certificates in academic transfer and professional-technical programs. The campus in Bremerton is located on a 33-acre site framed by views of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, saltwater inlets, and the Cascade Mountains. Chemical engineers combine their engineering training with a knowledge of chemistry to transform the laboratory work of chemists into commercial realities. They are most frequently involved in designing and operating chemical production facilities and manufacturing facilities that use chemicals (or chemical processes) in their production of goods. The work of chemical engineers can be seen in a wide variety of products that affect our daily lives, including plastics, building materials, food products, pharmaceuticals, synthetic rubber, synthetic fibres, and petroleum products. Chemical engineers also play a major role in keeping our environment clean by creating ways to clean up the problems of the past, prevent pollution in the future, and extend our shrinking natural resources. ABET-Accredited Chemical Engineering degree programs in Pacific Northwest University of Idaho, Moscow ID Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR University of Washington, Seattle, WA Washington State University, Pullman, WA Why Choose Olympic College? Personal attention and small classes Affordable tuition and homestay Residential hall available on campus Conveniently located close to Seattle TOEFL not required Intensive English Program Free conversation partners International Student Club On-campus employment 4-and 6-week summer sessions of Intensive English Guaranteed university transfer admission to designated 4-year universities Small international student population provides opportunities to speak English Opportunities to get involved in campus life and make lifelong friends Tuition & Typical Costs : Non-resident Tuition/Fees $4,053 Books/Supplies $1,095 Other $3,355 Room/board $9,828 TOTAL $18,231 [-]

Associate in Communication Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Bremerton

The Communication Studies program at Olympic College is the study of various forms of human communication in culturally diverse contexts. The program focuses on the basic skills and critical thought needed to transfer to four-year programs. Studies in communication and culture help us focus on how people negotiate their identities and voices in relationships and society. [+]

Associate in Communication Studies Please check out our e-brochure! Olympic College is a two-year public college in Washington State that offers more than 70 different degrees and certificates in academic transfer and professional-technical programs. The campus in Bremerton is located on a 33-acre site framed by views of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, saltwater inlets, and the Cascade Mountains. The Communication Studies program at Olympic College is the study of various forms of human communication in culturally diverse contexts. The program focuses on the basic skills and critical thought needed to transfer to four-year programs. Studies in communication and culture help us focus on how people negotiate their identities and voices in relationships and society. Courses also expose students to cutting edge theory and technology in preparation for careers in the fast-growing communications fields. The program provides a firm foundation for students seeking a transfer degree to apply toward studies in communication or other social science and humanities fields. The department provides a foundation for understanding how rhetoric, persuasion, and messages shape the world around us. Ultimately, studies in communication help students succeed in an increasingly multicultural, mediated and ever-changing world. There are six tracks available for study in the Communication Studies program at Olympic College. These tracks are designed to aid in the direct transfer of A.A. credit from Olympic College to three types of Communications programs in the Washington State four-year University system. Selected Communication Studies students also have the opportunity during their time at Olympic College to earn course and valuable professional experience through internships, both locally and nationally. These tracks are: Journalism Public Relations Rhetoric and Culture Popular Culture and Media Studies Relational and Organizational Communication Public Advocacy Students wanting to transfer should work closely with an advisor at the baccalaureate institution they plan to transfer to before finalizing their education plan Why Choose Olympic College? 1. Personal attention and small classes 2. Affordable tuition and homestay 3. Residential hall available on campus 4. Conveniently located close to Seattle 5. TOEFL not required 6. Intensive English Program 7. Free conversation partners 8. International Student Club 9. On-campus employment 10. 4-and 6-week summer sessions of Intensive English 11. Guaranteed university transfer admission to designated 4-year universities 12. Small international student population provides opportunities to speak English 13. Opportunities to get involved in campus life and make lifelong friends Tuition & Typical Costs : Non-resident Tuition/Fees $4,053 Books/Supplies $1,095 Other $3,355 Room/board $9,828 TOTAL $18,231 [-]

Associate in Computer Science

Campus Full time 2 weeks September 2017 USA Bremerton

Olympic College offers courses to prepare students to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science at a four-year institution. Careful planning is essential. The courses required to major in computer science vary, depending on the institution and the program chosen. At some institutions, admission into the Computer Science major is highly selective. Students should work closely with an advisor at the baccalaureate institution they plan to transfer to before finalizing their education plan. [+]

Associate in Computer Science Please check out our e-brochure! Olympic College is a two-year public college in Washington State that offers more than 70 different degrees and certificates in academic transfer and professional-technical programs. The campus in Bremerton is located on a 33-acre site framed by views of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, saltwater inlets, and the Cascade Mountains. Students who obtain a four-year degree in computer science will obtain a foundation that permits them to adapt to new technologies and new ideas in software design, in the solution of computing problems, and in the use of computers to address emerging challenges. Olympic College offers courses to prepare students to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science at a four-year institution. Careful planning is essential. The courses required to major in computer science vary, depending on the institution and the program chosen. At some institutions, admission into the Computer Science major is highly selective. Students should work closely with an advisor at the baccalaureate institution they plan to transfer to before finalizing their education plan. As part of your degree, include these courses in your education plan: Course Credits CS& 141 Computer Science I Java* 5 CS 143 Computer Science II Java* 5 CS 210 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics* 5 MATH&151 Calculus I* 5 MATH&152 Calculus II* 5 MATH&163 Calculus 3* 5 MATH 250 Linear Algebra* 5 Olympic College has Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAG) with several partner institutions. International student applicants who apply for the college transfer program can choose one of our partner institutions to consider them for an admission guarantee. Applicants who are accepted to Olympic College will receive both an admission letter from us and a Transfer Admission Guarantee from the university they have selected. The student must complete the Associate’s Degree at Olympic College with the required GPA in order to fulfil the conditional offer. The GPA requirements are obtainable by most international students. In fact, the highest requirement is a 3.25 (B) average. University of Washington, University of Southern California,University of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, Purdue University, Seattle University Washington State University, University of Texas, Tulane University and New Orleans. Why Choose Olympic College? Personal attention and small classes Affordable tuition and homestay Residential hall available on campus Conveniently located close to Seattle TOEFL not required Intensive English Program Free conversation partners International Student Club On-campus employment 4-and 6-week summer sessions of Intensive English Guaranteed university transfer admission to designated 4-year universities Small international student population provides opportunities to speak English Opportunities to get involved in campus life and make lifelong friends Tuition & Typical Costs : Non-resident Tuition/Fees $4,053 Books/Supplies $1,095 Other $3,355 Room/board $9,828 TOTAL $18,231 [-]

Associate in Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Bremerton

The Engineering Transfer Program graduates students who are prepared to excel in any four-year Engineering Program in the country. An effort has been made to parallel the course requirements of Washington State University, http://www.mme.wsu.edu/wsuMEocb , or http://school.eecs.wsu.edu/wsuEEoc b and the University of Washington. Students planning to transfer to other engineering programs should consult with the school's engineering advisors for any necessary modifications in the standard curriculum. [+]

Associate in Engineering Olympic College is a two-year public college in Washington State that offers more than 70 different degrees and certificates in academic transfer and professional-technical programs. The campus in Bremerton is located on a 33-acre site framed by views of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, saltwater inlets, and the Cascade Mountains. The Engineering Transfer Program graduates students who are prepared to excel in any four-year Engineering Program in the country. An effort has been made to parallel the course requirements of Washington State University, http://www.mme.wsu.edu/wsuMEocb , or http://school.eecs.wsu.edu/wsuEEocb and the University of Washington. Students planning to transfer to other engineering programs should consult with the school's engineering advisors for any necessary modifications in the standard curriculum. Aerospace Engineering Bioengineering Chemical Engineering Civil & Environmental Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Industrial Engineering Material Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering Other Fields of Engineering Why Choose Olympic College? Personal attention and small classes Affordable tuition and homestay Residential hall available on campus Conveniently located close to Seattle TOEFL not required Intensive English Program Free conversation partners International Student Club On-campus employment 4-and 6-week summer sessions of Intensive English Guaranteed university transfer admission to designated 4-year universities Small international student population provides opportunities to speak English Opportunities to get involved in campus life and make lifelong friends Tuition & Typical Costs : Non-resident Tuition/Fees $4,053 Books/Supplies $1,095 Other $3,355 Room/board $9,828 TOTAL $18,231 [-]

Associate in Hospitality Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Bremerton

The secret to success in the hospitality industry is SERVICE or more precisely EXCELLENT SERVICE... and the secret to providing excellent service is the training provided to the waitstaff by the supervisor. This course will provide the potential supervisor with the knowledge and skills required to insure EXCELLENT SERVICE [+]

Associate in Hospitality Management Please check out our e-brochure! Olympic College is a two-year public college in Washington State that offers more than 70 different degrees and certificates in academic transfer and professional-technical programs. The campus in Bremerton is located on a 33-acre site framed by views of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, saltwater inlets, and the Cascade Mountains. The secret to success in the hospitality industry is SERVICE or more precisely EXCELLENT SERVICE... and the secret to providing excellent service is the training provided to the waitstaff by the supervisor. This course will provide the potential supervisor with the knowledge and skills required to insure EXCELLENT SERVICE Example Courses: Intro to Hospitality Industry* Intro to Hospitality is a comprehensive tour of the fascinating and challenging fields of the hospitality industry: travel and tourism, lodging, food service, meetings, conventions and expositions, leisure and recreation. *Prerequisite: Instructor signature. Elements of Hospitality Management This course offers an overview of the characteristics and attributes of leaders and compares different leadership styles. The functions of management are detailed and the distinction between leadership and management is made. *Prerequisite: Instructor signature, students must have a valid Kitsap County Food Handler’s permit to provide to instructor, taken and passed HMGMT 102 with at least a 2.0 grade. Beverage Management This course covers the fundamental areas of beverage operations: the planning of the bar, bar staffing, legal factors to consider, drink costing, purchasing, receiving and storage, and beverage production methods. Human Relations in Organizations The study of interactions between people in organizational settings. The course focuses on developing skills to communicate effectively with other people as an individual, group, and a team member including verbal, non-verbal language, and listening skills. Why Choose Olympic College? Personal attention and small classes Affordable tuition and homestay Residential hall available on campus Conveniently located close to Seattle TOEFL not required Intensive English Program Free conversation partners International Student Club On-campus employment 4-and 6-week summer sessions of Intensive English Guaranteed university transfer admission to designated 4-year universities Small international student population provides opportunities to speak English Opportunities to get involved in campus life and make lifelong friends Tuition & Typical Costs: Non-resident Tuition/Fees $4,053 Books/Supplies $1,095 Other $3,355 Room/board $9,828 TOTAL $18,231 [-]

Associate of Mathematics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Bremerton

In response to diverse student needs, the Mathematics Department provides a broad curriculum, varied instructional approaches, and supportive resources to help students learn mathematics. We foster success in learning and the value of achievement in mathematics, as well as the relevance, usefulness, appreciation and enjoyment of mathematics. [+]

Associate of Mathematics Please check out our e-brochure! Olympic College is a two-year public college in Washington State that offers more than 70 different degrees and certificates in academic transfer and professional-technical programs. The campus in Bremerton is located on a 33-acre site framed by views of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, saltwater inlets, and the Cascade Mountains. In response to diverse student needs, the Mathematics Department provides a broad curriculum, varied instructional approaches, and supportive resources to help students learn mathematics. We foster success in learning and the value of achievement in mathematics, as well as the relevance, usefulness, appreciation and enjoyment of mathematics. Courses Available Integrated Inter Algebra/Precalculus (8 credits) Elementary Algebra Integrated Inter Algebra for MATH&107 Essential Mathematics Descriptive Statistics with Algebra Intermediate Algebra Prealgebra Elem/Intermediate Algebra for LibArts Integrated Inter Algebra for MATH&141 Applied Math Applied Trigonometry Math in Society Math for Elem Educ Precalculus I: Algebra Precalculus II: Trig Precalculus I & II Intro to Statistics Business Algebra Business Calculus Calculus Independent Study Introduction to Discrete Mathematics Differential Equations I Linear Algebra Why Choose Olympic College? Personal attention and small classes Affordable tuition and homestay Residential hall available on campus Conveniently located close to Seattle TOEFL not required Intensive English Program Free conversation partners International Student Club On-campus employment 4-and 6-week summer sessions of Intensive English Guaranteed university transfer admission to designated 4-year universities Small international student population provides opportunities to speak English Opportunities to get involved in campus life and make lifelong friends Tuition & Typical Costs : Non-resident Tuition/Fees $4,053 Books/Supplies $1,095 Other $3,355 Room/board $9,828 TOTAL $18,231 [-]

Contact

Olympic College

Address Chester Avenue 1600
Bremerton 98337, United States
Phone +1 360-792-6050