Programs

At North Seattle College you can prepare for transfer to a four-year school, continue your education beyond an associate degree with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree, or train (or retrain) for a career with an Associate of Applied Science degree or short certificate programs. The college also offers effective college readiness programs and a wide array of continuing education classes to enrich your life.

North’s faculty members are well-qualified to share their knowledge. Ninety percent of full-time faculty hold a master’s degree or higher. And North instructors are here because they love to teach and they care about your future. Diversity in North’s classrooms—a cross-section of ages, educational backgrounds, ethnicities and life experience—enriches the college experience for everyone.

Learn from the best—when and how you want. Online, on campus, daytime or evening (including the Associate of Arts and Associate in Business evening/hybrid degree programs), or a mix of all.

North’s STEM programs (science, technology, engineering and math) have a strong reputation, and students highly endorse the interdisciplinary learning experiences offered through Integrated Studies. North student researchers have been honored locally and nationwide, and the college is a regional leader in nanotech education—with some nano grads earning upwards of $90,000 within the first year of graduating from the program.

Train for nursing, EMT, aerospace jobs, accounting, and watchmaking, get studio art skills or learn one of seven languages. Prepare for your future in high caliber programs and receive strong academic support in person and online through the resources of the Student Learning Center or at North’s Library.

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College to Career

Undecided on what to study or career options? Browse program listings and career options with the Seattle Colleges' College to Career website. 

Welcome to North Seattle College!

No matter what your goals, you’ll discover many advantages to choosing North Seattle College for your college education. We offer affordable tuition and extensive financial aid resources, an open-door policy with all applicants accepted, and a variety of programs/classes to suit your specific needs.

You can prepare for transfer to a four-year school, continue your education beyond an associate degree with a Bachelor of Applied Science in International Business degree, in Early Childhood Education or in Application Development, or train for a career, complete high school as an adult, take college classes while still enrolled in high school, enhance workplace skills or retrain, or simply take classes to enrich your life. Seniors, veterans and current members of the military, international students, and non-native speakers seeking stronger English language skills are all accommodated in our programs.

From Accounting for Small Business to Zumba, the Continuing Education program at North Seattle College provides a wide array of non-credit classes for everyone in the community with a desire to learn and have fun. Geared toward lifelong learners, our reasonably priced, quality courses are led by instructors who teach their passion and profession. You’ll find our personal enrichment and professional development courses conveniently offered on both weekdays and weekends, daytime and evenings, and one-time workshops or multiple-sessions.

We’re here for you! Please contact us to get on our mailing list, receive a print catalog, register, or learn more about our classes.
Visit: https://continuinged.northseattle.edu/about

Vision Statement

eLearning inspires community engagement and inclusive learning environments through the use of emerging technologies.

Mission Statement

Our dynamic team serves the college community by providing training, research, and flexible support services. Through creative problem solving, collaboration, and reflection we provide an environment for growth in teaching and learning in an effort to best support our students, faculty and staff.  

North’s eLearning Support Center provides support and information to distance learners as well as on-campus students in hybrid and web-enhanced classes. Academic divisions offer many credit courses and curricula through several non-traditional delivery modes, including fully online and hybrid learning. 

These delivery modes bring new learning options and opportunities to students who have diverse learning styles, those who require flexibility in their schedules, and those who do not live within commuting distance. Students can earn an A.A. degree and/or receive specific certificates through fully online courses.

North Seattle College (NSC) proudly offers both credit and non-credit elearning courses that require few (if any) on-campus visits. Online courses use computer technologies that translate traditional classroom instruction into learning in new and innovative ways. Classes are designed to provide close interaction with instructors when and where it best serves student needs.

eLearning classes utilize technology and cover the same material as on-campus classes. Most of North Seattle eLearning courses start at the beginning of the quarter and end at the same time as on-campus courses. Credits earned through online courses are transferable and appear on transcripts just like any other class.

Why learn at North Seattle College?

We offer over 200 different fully online and hybrid elearning courses. You can complete your A.A. degree through convenient online classes. Each elearning class is designed by the instructor who is teaching it, and the "virtual classroom" closely blends with each instructor's own teaching style.

Visit: https://continuinged.northseattle.edu/

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We appreciate that you have again put your faith in North to help you realize your goals. North faculty and staff will do everything we can to ensure that you succeed.
As a currently enrolled or former student at North, you don’t need to reapply!
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Get up-to-date information on your enrollment and degree verifications at no charge with the Student Self-Service through the National Student Clearinghouse. Print enrollment verifications for health insurance or other organizations, view your enrollment history, and print Good Student Discount certificates to obtain discounts on auto insurance, etc. Use your SID and PIN to login.

Students have multiple options to begin and easily complete their pre-college studies at North Seattle College. Don’t let limited education or access to education be a barrier between you and your dreams.

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to ensuring you succeed and receive the resources that will help you along the way. And tuition for many programs is only $25 per quarter.

You can also take college-level classes and receive both high school and college credit at the same time. Funding for this is available through Ability to Benefit.

Options include:

ABE/GED

If it’s time for you to get your high school diploma, complete your secondary school education or work on basic skills, NSC’s Adult Basic Education/General Education Development (ABE/GED) program is your resource. 

ESL

Whatever your background or current English language skills, NSC’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program will help you meet your goals.

Intensive English (IEP)

As an international student, you can improve your English skills to prepare for college study in the United States or for entry into the business world through NSC’s Intensive English Program (IEP). 

High School+

If you are an adult 21 years or older needing a high school diploma, there’s a new way to get one - through High School+.

High School Completion

North’s High School Completion program provides adults 19 years or older an opportunity to earn a high school diploma in a college setting.

 I-BEST

Get job training (Phlebotomy certificate or Nursing Assistant-Certified) using the I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training) model — one instructor in the classroom teaching the academic coursework and one to help you improve basic skills while you earn college credits.

Pre-college English

Take college preparatory English to help you develop reading and writing skills — beginning with grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension — with the goal of advancing to college-level composition and reading.

Pre-college Math

If you have taken less than 3 years of math in high school or need a refresher before entering college-level mathematics, enroll in NSC’s pre-college Math.

Thank you for your interest in our college!

As one of the top colleges in the state of Washington, North Seattle College’s International Programs is designed to help young adults find the best fit for their academic goals while living in Seattle, a city offering world-class attractions and unrivaled natural beauty.

Cost
We offer lower tuition than 4-year universities.

Check out the quarterly costs.

Apply for admission
If you are interested in attending our college, learn how to apply now!

Help from Dedicated IP Staff
NSC has an International Programs office dedicated to helping you succeed in your studies and adjust smoothly to your life in Seattle. The office has full-time staff ready to help you with anything you need.

International Programs advisors will provide an orientation and information about special enrollment needs, registration, cultural adjustment, academic progress, transfer and immigration issues. The staff can also assist you with personal concerns or refer you to the appropriate services or agencies for assistance with medical issues, legal rights and responsibilities, financial matters including U.S. income taxes, and preparation to return home. There is also a housing coordinator to help you find the homestay, apartment or roommate that is perfect for you.

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You don’t have to wait until you graduate from high school to get the benefit of enrolling at North Seattle College.

Running Start
Through Running Start, you can earn high school and college credit at the same time, with low cost or free tuition. As a high school junior or senior at a public high school in Washington state, get started in college early and experience challenging courses in a supportive environment. Attend part time and blend high school and college courses. Attend full time and have the option of completing high school requirements more quickly and earning your associate degree at the same time. Choose a career training program and begin gaining skills to enter the workforce and earn money. Start college now through Running Start.

College in the High School
North Seattle College also offers an alternative to Running Start through the College in the High School (CHS) program, in which capable high school students take college-level courses while remaining at their high school. Credits appear on a North Seattle College transcript as well as on the student’s high school transcript. CHS courses are taught by selected high school teachers whose qualifications match those of typical North faculty members.

Underage Admissions
Learn how to apply to North Seattle College as an underage student. If you are under 18 and want to be considered for admission to North on a course-by-course basis, get information about applying here.

Tech Prep
Explore Tech Prep—a way to earn college credits in high school for free. Tech Prep is a partnership between Seattle Colleges and local high school districts to ensure high school students have the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school, as well as explore career choices.

Interested in other high school programs?

  1. ABE/GED
    If it’s time for you to get your high school diploma, complete your secondary school education or work on basic skills, NSC’s Adult Basic Education/General Education Development (ABE/GED) program is your resource. 
  2. High School Completion
    North’s High School Completion program provides adults 19 years or older an opportunity to earn a high school diploma in a college setting.