Our Program

Group picture of large group of OLS students at a park for the 2019 student orientation.

Earn Your Associate Degree

Occupational & Life Skills Bellevue College (OLSBC) is a demanding, yet supportive program for neurodiverse students with learning disabilities. Our goal is for you to gain competitive work skills and lead a fulfilled life after graduation.

Over the course of four years, you will:

  • Get ready for the workforce
  • Create your own career path
  • Enhance your communication and social skills
  • Complete a 250+ hour internship

85% of our graduates are
30% enjoy upward career mobility.

The OLSBC Journey

Graphic representation of the OLS student Journey. Students begin by learning self-awareness, then learning learning self-advocacy, and students graduate as self-determined individuals.

Explore your strengths, needs and supports

Determine what you need to be successful and ask for it

Choose your unique career and life path, understand your choices and make decisions

Program Fast Facts

  • 16 students per class average for more personalized instruction
  • 8 credits per quarter (90 credits total)
  • 10-14 class hours per week
  • Morning and afternoon courses available
  • Community activities integrated in most courses
  • No classes in the summer quarter

Last Updated February 13, 2024