Retiree Programs

tree with the word telos next to itTELOS Art Class

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

With as many as 50 courses offered each quarter and over 1,000 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

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.

Please email if you are interested in teaching a class.

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.

To view the TELOS brochure, click on the image.

telos brochure

Last Updated March 6, 2018