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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.
Seven community and technical colleges offer eight applied bachelor degrees:
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
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 Community College,
and Spokane Community Colleges.