Non-Transfer Associate Degrees (2016-2017)

The college offers two alternative non-transfer associate degrees to grant academic recognition for students completing 90 credits of college level courses. These degrees are not designed for students who intend to pursuit a bachelor degree at a university.

Associate in Arts in General Studies (AAGS)

This is a degree that grants academic recognition for the completion of 90 applicable college level credits. It is NOT for students intending to transfer to a university/college in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree nor does it fulfill the first two years of general education requirements for a bachelor degree.

Associate in Occupational and Life Skills (AOLS)

The Venture Program degree is designed for postsecondary highly motivated young adults with diverse learning, cognitive, and intellectual disabilities. This degree combines academic, workplace, and social/life skills to prepare students for independence and entry-level employment in a variety of settings. Not intended for students pursuing a baccalaureate degree.

Certificate of Achievement in Occupational and Life Skills

Students may elect to graduate under the provisions of the official catalog in effect at the time they first started at Bellevue College or at the time they apply for graduation, provided five years has not lapsed and they have remained continuously enrolled at the college.