Bellevue College received approval Thursday, Dec. 6 from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to develop two new bachelor’s degree programs – in Nursing and in Information Systems and Technology (IST).
When the two programs officially begin classes in the fall of 2013, this will raise the total number of four-year degrees offered at BC to five.
“This is a win-win situation for both students and area employers,” said Leslie Heizer Newquist, director of applied baccalaureate programs at BC. “Citizens of the Eastside and the Puget Sound region will get access to bachelor’s degrees with affordable tuition that can help them land jobs with good salaries. And employers, whether they are established hospitals or tech startups, will have ready-access to qualified workers so they can provide the best care possible or grow their companies.”