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.

General Online Courses
Take college credit courses for a degree or certificate, or enroll in a few classes for fun -- without ever leaving your home!


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