Career Training

Seattle Central offers over 20 different professional and technical programs which provide students with practical career training in high-demand fields.

A complete list of Career Training programs can be found here.

Career Training programs which do not admit international students:

- Marine Deck Technology
- Marine Engineering Technology


General Notes for current students interested in Career Training programs

- Career Training programs are not designed as transfer degrees. Transfer opportunities are available, but limited (see list of B.A.S. degree programs). If you plan to complete a bachelor’s degree after finishing a degree at Seattle Central, you should consider enrolling in a transfer program (College / University Transfer or High School Completion Plus).

- Most Career Training programs have limited start dates, limited enrollment size, waitlists, and specific pre-requisites. Consult the program’s web pages for more details.

Admission to Career Training Programs

The following Career Training programs allow students to begin taking classes without a formal admission process:

- Information Technology Programs
- Business Technology Management
- Education and Human Services Programs
- Allied Health Generalist AAS Degree

All other programs require students to complete a formal admission process prior to taking classes in the program. If you are interested in one of these programs, take the following steps:

- Visit the program webpage, to learn about program pre-requisites, intake dates and application requirements
- Try to attend an information session
- Complete all program pre-requisites
- Make an appointment with your primary advisor to be reviewed for program readiness.

If the advisor determines you are program ready, you will be added to the program list for the next available intake.

Advising for Current Career Training Program Students

If you are currently enrolled for a career training program, you should plan to meet with the program counselor or other staff in that division for academic advising.

If you have been accepted to a career training program, but must wait one quarter or more for the next available start date, you have the following options:

- Vacation quarter (if you are eligible and must wait only one quarter)
- Choose a different program of study to follow until you can join the program
- Leave the United States and return when the program begins