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Bellevue College at the 2024 collegiate DECA state competition.

DECA team wins state competition, sights set on 10th national championship 

Bellevue College students won 19 individual first-place finishes, as well as the team title, at the collegiate DECA state competition last month. Next up? Nationals in April. 

Radiation Therapy professor Linda Schinman teaches a class at Bellevue College.

New BAS in Radiation Therapy Coming Fall 2025

Bellevue College will begin offering a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Radiation Therapy in 2025 with applications opening at the end of 2024.  

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Neurodiversity with Sara Sanders Gardner | Access Utah

Sara Sanders Gardner is the openly autistic designer and developer of Bellevue College's nationally recognized Neurodiversity Navigators program. As director of the program, they design curriculum, teach cohort classes, lead a team of staff, faculty, and peer mentors, and work to support disability inclusion and access across campus.

Exploring Pathways Career Panels Explore the Possibilities. Find Your Path.

Bellevue College Students Invited to Exploring Pathways Career Panels 

Held Jan. 30-Feb. 1, this event will include a career-focused series of speaker panels featuring working professionals, including Bellevue College alumni, in a variety of different careers. The event will kick off with a keynote address by a former college faculty member turned data scientist . Throughout the week, students will have the opportunity to learn more about what is involved in various career paths and how to better prepare themselves for entry into these careers.

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Bellevue College and Complexe Scolaire Renew Partnership 

Presidents of Bellevue College and Complexe Scolaire Bellevue recently renewed their strategic partnership to expand opportunities for international students in Africa. Complexe Scolaire Bellevue is a primary and secondary school named after Bellevue College and is based in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Bellevue College Discovery Day: Saturday February 10, 2024, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Learn About Bellevue College Degrees, Certificates, and Programs at Discovery Day 

Bellevue College invites all prospective students, their families, and community members to Discovery Day on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. With 14 bachelor’s degrees, 11 academic/transfer associate degrees, 22 professional/technical degrees, and 66 certifications, BC provides an exceptional experience for a wide range of career pathways.

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Colleges Expand Support for People with Autism, Other Developmental Disorders

Universities across the country are expanding new support services for students with autism and related disorders.

“Today there are approximately 75 support programs offered for neurodiverse students in 29 states, mostly at four-year colleges,” according to an article this month in the publication Insight Into Diversity.

The term “neurodiversity” is “often used in the context of autism spectrum disorder and other neurological or developmental disorders such as ADHD or dyslexia,” according to the National Institutes of Health.

AWS ‘Skills to Jobs Tech Alliance’ Involves 78 Universities

The AWS initiative will partner with several major companies, workforce development organizations (including Bellevue College) and international agencies to tailor technology and upskilling programs for the job market.

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To Help Students, Some Colleges Provide Double the Teachers | ABC News

Teachers say students who need extra help in subjects can struggle to learn if the content is taught in an abstract, isolated manner.

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425 Business | UW Bothell and Bellevue College Are Collaborating on New Program Offerings

The University of Washington Bothell and Bellevue College are collaborating to integrate the UW Bothell School of Business' former Eastside Leadership Center into new program offerings at the Bellevue College campus, UW Bothell has announced.