Courses & Certificate Programs for Professionals

Professional/Technical (prof/tech) programs prepare graduates for the workforce. Unlike transfer programs where students complete their bachelor’s degree at another college, prof/tech programs are designed to lead directly to jobs.

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What are Prof/Tech Courses?

Two professionals discuss while working on a laptop.Prof/Tech courses provide college credit, and these credits can count toward short-term and one-year certificates, associate degrees, and even 14 applied bachelor’s degrees right here at BC. These programs are a great fit for people trying to change careers, working professionals looking to add skills, recent high school graduates, veterans of the armed forces, and everyone in between. All prof/tech programs have an industry advisory board to ensure that classes teach the skills that employers are seeking.

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Extra financial support is possible.

Many prof/tech students can have 100% of their tuition, books, and fees covered by Workforce Education; check their website to see if you are eligible.

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Unbeatable Return on Investment

The strength of these programs powers BC’s exceptional return on investment (ROI). When you take BC prof/tech courses, you invest in yourself.

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Value for Your Investment

No college in Washington state has a better 10-year return on investment than BC.

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How Employers Rate BC Alumni

In a recent survey, employers were asked, “How would you rate BC in preparing students for the world of work?” 97% answered excellent or very good. (Survey of employer partners conducted for Bellevue College Perkins V Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment, 2022.)

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BC Grads Are Great Hires

A separate survey of employers who hired a recent BC graduate asked, “Do you want to hire more BC graduates?” 100% answered yes. (Washington State University Social & Economic Sciences Research Center, Bellevue College: Survey of Graduates and Employers, Data Report 22-003, 2022.)

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Tombolo Institute Courses for Professionals

Tombolo Institute’s courses are aimed at busy, working professionals looking to add knowledge and skills.

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