Career Immersive Series for Technology: Get Skills Quickly

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Bellevue College announces the start of our new Career Immersive Series. These programs are intensive and designed to give you a career advantage with new tools and skills. Each of these programs was developed to address a need for technical knowledge in the marketplace. 

Find out more at an Open House on December 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at North Campus. Register here. 

Space is limited in these classes. 


The Microsoft Professional Program (MPP)

The Microsoft Professional Program was created to help students gain technical job-ready skills and get real-world experiences that help you to excel in the industry’s newest job roles. These courses will be taught by experts and feature quizzes, hands-on labs, and discussion communities. For each track a student completes, they earn a certificate of completion from Microsoft proving you mastered the skills. In addition, Microsoft offers an Acclaim badge for each professional track completed.

Throughout the year we will offer three of the most popular tracks. The MPP is a hybrid program scheduled for the working professional. You will get real-world experience with these courses that feature practical demos, hands-on labs, and a final capstone project that is evaluated and approved by Microsoft. Completion of all of the courses in a track results in a Microsoft Certification and an MPP badge managed by Acclaim, the top badging company in the US.

Each of these professional tracks are instructor-led and approximately 120-130 hours of instruction that can be completed in 8-10 weeks.


The tracks will include:

  1. Data Science – Opportunities for data scientists—one of today’s hottest jobs—are rapidly growing in response to the exponential amounts of data being captured and analyzed. Companies hire data scientists to find insights and to solve meaningful business problems.
  2. AI – Artificial Intelligence (AI) will define the next generation of software solutions. Human-like capabilities such as understanding natural language, speech, vision, and making inferences from knowledge will extend software beyond the app.
  3. Big Data – Designing systems that capture, process, and analyze data is critical for companies in order to have a competitive advantage. This curriculum takes students from their first select statement to orchestrating big data workflows in the cloud.


Game Design and Development with Unity

According to Burning Glass Technologies, “Professionals who have Unity skills earn over $20,000 more than their peers without Unity skills.” and “Unity is one of the most in-demand IT skills and has one of the highest forecasted growth rates at over 35% over the next two years.”

Whether you’re just getting started in your games industry career or have some experience, the Unity Developer certification can help your résumé stand out in a crowded field. Once you’re certified, you’ll receive a verifiable digital badge from Acclaim: An online credential that you can share with the world. Add it to your résumé, college application, website, or blog, put it in your email footer, or share it on social networks, such as Unity Connect, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

We are starting with the Unity Certified Developer course and then adding two more certifications. In total, we have 2 certification programs and you can sign up for one or all of them.

  1. Unity Certified Developer
  2. Unity Certified 3D Artist
  3. Unity Certified Game Programmer


Content for all 3 certifications are supplied by Unity. The tracks all include competency-based hybrid curriculum, skill checks, exercises, game projects, capstone and exam prep. Certification exams are designed into the curriculum and exams are offered on-site through our PearsonVue testing center. When complete, you will be Unity certified!

Each certificate is approximately 55-80 hours of in-class and online instruction. In addition, Unity provides access to badges offered through Acclaim and fully vetted by Unity and Bellevue College Continuing Education.



OS/Swift Developer

Mobile App development has been ranked as one of the hottest jobs in our area with the job market having been predicted to skyrocket by 32% through 2020. Developers  who can code in iOS Swift programming language have been in high demand over the years.

Learn Apple’s industry standard development tools for creating iMac and mobile Apps. Bellevue College Continuing Education will be rolling out their iOS Swift App Development program. The curriculum is designed by Apple and Code Fellows and uses Swift, one of the world’s most popular programming languages. The 200-hour course will prepare you for the many employment opportunities available to Apple developers. In the iOS Swift course, you will learn to code and design fully functional apps, gaining critical job skills in software development and information technology.

Get ready to step into the world of Apple development!




Last Updated November 30, 2018