Transfer


Community and technical colleges play an important role in helping Washington residents pursue four-year (baccalaureate or bachelors) transfer degrees.

  • About 40 percent of bachelor's degrees awarded each year go to students who started at community or technical colleges.
  • Nearly 20,000 Washington community and technical college students transfer to
    public and private four-year institutions each year
  • Community and technical college transfers are well represented in business, science, engineering and education majors at universities in Washington.

Transfer Degree Inventory

In addition to statewide direct transfer degrees (DTA and AS-T), each community and technical college creates individual program articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities, inside and outside of Washington State.

Bachelor’s Degrees Close to Home

Applied bachelors and university/college partnerships make it possible for students with work and family responsibilities to pursue bachelor’s degrees, without leaving home.

Applied Bachelors Degrees

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

    • Bellevue College – Bachelor of Applied Science in Radiation and Imaging Sciences, 2007; Bachelor of Applied Arts in Interior Design, 2009; Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Care Technology and Management, 2011; Bachelor of Science Nursing, 2012; Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems & Technology, 2012; Bachelor of Applied Science in Data Analytics, 2013
    • Centralia College – Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management, 2012; Bachelor of Applied Science in Diesel Technology, 2014
    • Columbia Basin College – Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management, 2009; Bachelor of Applied Science in Project Management, 2013; Bachelor of Applied Science in Cyber Security, 2013
    • Green River Community College – Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology: Network Administration and Security, 2013
    • Highline Community College - Bachelor of Applied Science in Cyber Security and Forensics, 2013; Bachelor of Applied Science in Global Trade and Logistics, 2014; Bachelor of Applied Science in Respiratory Care, 2014
    • Lake Washington Institute of Technology – Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design, 2009; Bachelor of Applied Science in Transportation Logistics, 2013; Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Health, 2013
    • North Seattle College – Bachelor of Applied Science in International Business, 2013; Bachelor of Applied Science in Application Development, 2014
    • Olympic College – Bachelor of Science Nursing, 2007; Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems, 2014
    • Peninsula College – Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management, 2007
    • Seattle Central College – Bachelor of Applied Behavioral Science, 2009; Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health, 2013
    • South Seattle College – Bachelor of Applied Science in Hospitality Management, 2007; Bachelor of Applied Science in Professional Technical Teacher Education, 2012; Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Building Science Technology, 2013

University Center Partnerships

University branch campuses and off-campus programs are expanding access to baccalaureate degrees. With these partnerships, community and technical colleges offer four- year degreespdf on their campus to increase student access to higher education.

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