Programs

Seattle Central has a variety of quality programs designed to satisfy a wide range of academic goals. Explore our different options by clicking on the tabs below:

Complete the first two years of a Bachelor's degree

College Transfer
Complete the first two years of a Bachelor's degree and transfer to a four-year college or university as a third-year student.

College Transfer - Accelerated
Complete an Associate of Business degree in 15 or 18 months, rather than the traditional 24 months, and transfer to a four-year college or university as a third-year student.

Earn a high school diploma AND complete the first two years of a Bachelor's degree

High School Completion Plus
Skip 1 or 2 year(s) of high school and start college right away, while completing requirements for a U.S. high school diploma, and transfer to a four-year college or university as a third-year student.

High School Completion Plus - Accelerated
Complete an Associate of Business degree and a U.S. high school diploma in just 15 or 18 months, rather than the traditional 24 months, and transfer to a four-year college or university as a third-year student.

Take classes for a short amount of time (3-12 months)

IEP Short-Term Certificate
Choose between 5 different certificates, ranging from 3 to 12 months and covering a wide range of subjects and classes.

Gap Year / Semester Abroad
Study ESL with international students, or take college classes with Americans while enjoying beautiful and lively Seattle.

Summer in Seattle
Improve your English while experiencing a Seattle summer of sun, water sports, mountains, islands, concerts, and more!

Prepare for a technical or vocational career

Associate of Applied Science
Get practical, hands-on career training in preparation for work in more than 20 high-demand professional and technical fields.

Bachelor of Applied Science
Gain experience and high-level, practical workplace skills in one of our 3 Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree programs.

Study English as a Second Language (ESL)

Intensive English
This program covers reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar, at 3 levels, to help improve English skills fast!

Advanced English
Take college courses or specialized English classes with other international students who do not plan to attend a 4-year college or university.

College Bridge
In this 3-level program, take a mix of ESL and college classes. Earn up to 21 college credits, and enroll in full-time college at Seattle Central right after completing the program – no further English testing required!

University Prep Pathway
Gain English language skills or earn academic college credits in preparation for attending a local partner 4-year institution as a freshman.

Do an internship

IEP Short-Term Certificate
Apply for a one-year internship through Optional Practical Training after completing an IEP Short-Term Certificate of at least 9 months.

Complete pre-requisites for another institution

IEP Short-Term Certificate
Choose between 5 different certificates, ranging from 3 to 12 months and covering a wide range of subjects and classes.

University Prep Pathway
Gain English language skills or earn academic college credits in preparation for attending a local partner 4-year institution as a freshman.

Take online courses

ITL 197
With this online course, earn 5 college credits for cross-cultural learning experiences gained through study, volunteer, or work abroad.

eLearning Courses
Take college-level courses online via our eLearning Department, and get some credits towards your degree or certificate.


To see how our ESL and college programs articulate with one another, review our pathways chart.