With summer just around the corner, and fall not far behind, now is the perfect time to consider taking a course at Bellevue College. Starting on May 28, new students can sign up for classes for BC’s summer quarter that begins June 24, and enrollment for fall quarter opens June 10. As an open-access institution, most everyone in the community can take classes at Bellevue College.
Students attend BC for a variety of goals: to acquire the education they need to find jobs or advance in their careers; earn credits to transfer to a four-year college or university; or simply to learn a fun new skill or have a rewarding experience.
In addition to 76 certificates and 23 associate degree programs, BC offers four-year bachelor’s degrees in three fields: Interior Design, Radiology and Imaging Sciences, and Healthcare Technology and Management. Two additional degrees – in Nursing and in Information Systems and Technology – will be offered for the first time in the fall.
For those who wish to pursue bachelor’s degrees in other fields, BC has a well-respected transfer program that sends more students to the University of Washington than any other community college in the state. By attending BC for the first two years of college and then transferring to four-year colleges or universities, students can save thousands of dollars on the cost of their education.
Additionally, the college’s Continuing Education program has many courses that allow professionals to learn marketable skills and achieve certifications – in computer software and programming, business and accounting, web development, real estate and many other fields – to advance their careers. An assortment of personal enrichment courses is also available, in subjects ranging from cooking, foreign languages and travel seminars to arts and crafts, health and fitness and much more.
Flexible scheduling options, including day, evening, weekend and online courses (several programs are now offered entirely online), make pursuing a degree or certificate more convenient than ever. To browse classes offered over the summer, visit http://bellevuecollege.edu/classes/Summer2013; for Continuing Education courses, visit http://www.campusce.net/BC/category/category.aspx. For enrollment information, visit http://bellevuecollege.edu/enrollment/.