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Earn a Bachelor's Degree Close to Home

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To keep up — and stay ahead — in the ever-changing workplace, education and skills training is a lifelong pursuit. Now, you can earn a bachelor's degree at a nearby community or technical college.

Applied Bachelor's Degrees

Get the skills to go further in your career. An applied baccalaureate (bachelor's) degree builds on the education and training from a two-year technical associate degree.

Currently, community and technical colleges offer 28 applied bachelor degrees at 11 colleges:

  • Bellevue College
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiation and Imaging Sciences
    • Bachelor of Applied Arts in Interior Design
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Care Technology and Management
    • Bachelor of Science Nursing
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems & Technology
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Data Analytics
  • Centralia College
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Diesel Technology
  • Columbian Basin
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Project Management
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Cyber Security
  • Green River Community College
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology: Network Administration and Security
  • Highline Community College
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Cyber Security and Forensics
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Global Trade and Logistics
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Respiratory Care
  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology
    • Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Transportation Logistics
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Health
  • North Seattle College
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in International Business
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Application Development
  • Olympic College, Bremerton
    • Bachelor of Science Nursing
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems
  • Peninsula College
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management
  • Seattle Central College
    • Bachelor of Applied Behavioral Science
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health
  • South Seattle College, West Seattle
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Hospitality Management
    • Bachelor of Science in Professional Technical Teacher Education
    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Building Science Technology

University Partnerships and University Centers

Community and technical colleges and four-year colleges and universities increase local access to higher education by partnering to deliver degree opportunities. That way, students can earn the first two years at a community or technical college and then stay on campus to complete a bachelor's degree [PDF logo 480KB].

Transfer for the Trades

Graduates of some apprenticeship programs can earn the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Multi-Occupational Trades. This AAS, while it is not a regular transfer degree, can open up transfer opportunities, such as the applied bachelors, The Evergreen State College's Upside Down Degree, City University, and other partner schools.

For example, Renton Technical College (RTC) has an agreement with City University, so graduates with an AAS degree in Multi-Occupational Trades from RTC can use the degree towards the first two years of a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

The AAS in Multi-Occupational Trades is offered at Bates Technical College and Renton Technical College; Columbia Basin College, South Seattle College, and Spokane Community Colleges.

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