Retiree Programs

tree with the word telos next to itRetirees in a TELOS class.

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 a half each week, and are 8 weeks in duration (for a total of 12 hours). New and engaging courses are offered each quarter.

With as many as 50 courses offered each quarter and over 1000 students participating in TELOS, this program is bound to offer a course and community that is right for you!

 Program Areas


If you would like to search for classes by the day of the week, please go to our online schedule. You may request a copy of the printed schedule by contacting our customer services team at 425-564-2263 or email

TELOS Spring Open House – Thursday, March 16

Spring is a great time to pursue new interests. Socialize while learning with other intellectually curious adults in our classes for retirees. Classes are taught in a relaxed atmosphere. New offerings are introduced every quarter.

Come and see what TELOS is all about.
11:00am – 1:00pm
14673 NE 29th Place, Bellevue
Room 1125
Light refreshments will be served.
Registration for spring quarter starts on February 21.

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 email listed.

TELOS Student Organization (TSO)

TELOS is an active group with its own student organization called TSO (TELOS Student Organization). The TSO organizes activities and lectures of interest to our students.

Spring 2017 Schedule:

Spring 2017 TELOS Catalog










To view our brochure, click on the image.

telos brochure

Last Updated February 27, 2017