Bellevue College received approval today 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 programs officially begin classes in fall 2013, the total number of four-year degrees offered at BC will be 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.”
Bellevue College decided to add degrees in these fields after extensive labor market research indicated a growing need in the Puget Sound region and across Washington state for workers with at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing and in information technology (IT).