Bellevue College (BC) is an accredited two-year institution that offers a variety of Associate degrees and certificate programs. Students who wish to transfer to a four-year university in the United States to earn a bachelor's degree will need to complete the Associate in Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree at BC. The AAS degree is considered as the first two years of the four-year degree study in the U.S. or often called "lower division" courses. Upon completion of an AAS degree at BC, students may transfer to any four-year university in the U.S. to complete the last two years of study (upper division courses) that are necessary for a bachelor's degree. For general requirements of the AAS degree at BC, please visit http://bellevuecollege.edu/programs/degrees/transfer/aas/
Students who wish to join the workforce rather than transferring to a four-year university will need to complete the Associate in Arts (AA) degree at BC in their field of interest. To view the Professional Technical degrees and certificate programs offered at BC, please visit http://bellevuecollege.edu/programs/degrees/proftech/
An Associate degree requires a minimum of 90 college level credits. One quarter is 10 weeks or approximately three months. A minimum of six quarters is required to complete a degree. For example, a student may take at least 15 credits (three 5-credit classes) each quarter to complete 90 credits (15 credits x 6 quarters = 90 credits). The length of study may vary from student to student due to their college English and Mathematics assessment test results. For example, a student placed directly into the English 101 (Written Expression) class may be able to finish sooner than a student who was placed into English 070 (Developmental English) class.
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