Retiree Programs

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Bellevue College Continuing Education offers a variety of compelling and fascinating courses for retirees, semi- retirees and active seniors.

Our TELOS program, operating since 1976, is designed to focus on learning, growth, and fun — not performance. Our non-graded, non-credit classes are offered during the daytime and taught in a relaxed atmosphere. Courses generally meet for an hour and half each week, and are 8 weeks in duration (for a total of 12 hours). New and engaging courses are offered each quarter.

With more than 40 courses offered each quarter (except Summer), and over 800 students participating in TELOS, this program is bound to offer a course and community that is right for you!

TELOS is an active group with it’s own student organization called TSO (TELOS Student Organization). The TSO does community outreach to bring awareness to the TELOS programs.

For more information on our current offerings, see our TELOS course listings, or request a copy of the catalog by calling Customer Service at (425) 564-2263.

If you would like to search for classes by the day of the week, please go to our online schedule.

Teaching for TELOS

TELOS is continually looking for experienced, enthusiastic instructors on a wide range of subjects. TELOS classes are held one day each week for 8 weeks for a total of 12 hours/quarter. There are no textbooks, tests, papers, projects, or grades. TELOS students are enthusiastic and engaged learners. Compensation is based on Bellevue College Continuing Education’s rates for part-time/temporary instructors.

If interested, please complete this form and return it to the emails listed.

TELOS Student Organization (TSO)

TELOS has a student run organization. Click here to find out more.

Winter 2017 Schedule:

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To view our brochure, click on the image.

telos brochure

Last Updated December 7, 2016