Hybrid vs. Fully Online
In the hybrid program, Early Childhood Education upper-division (ECE) BAS courses are offered in the evenings and require students to be on campus twice per week. At the time of admission, you will be assigned to a cohort and that cohort will meet on the same two nights per week for the entire academic year. ECE courses begin at 6:30 p.m. and end by 9:30 p.m. Classes are held at Seattle Central College in the Broadway Edison Building. If the student still needs general education and/or additional elective courses, these can be completed in whatever way is best for the student's schedule. Some students may prefer to take courses online; others may wish to take them during evenings or in the summer quarter, etc. It is recommended that those courses be taken through North Seattle College, but if the student has need to take the courses elsewhere and their funding will cover it, we will support them in doing so.
Fully Online Program
In the fully online program, all ECE BAS upper division courses are offered fully online. Once quarterly- typically the Saturday following the first week of the quarter- we will host a required workshop that will typically last from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Students may apply for travel funding to help defray costs. Students who live more than 100 miles away and cannot travel to us are permitted to use Zoom, an online conferencing technology, to attend the meeting remotely. Any remaining general education and/or elective courses may also be taken fully online through North Seattle College. The online program is an affordable bachelor's degree option for any domestic student regardless of location. All domestic students pay resident in-state tuition at the Seattle Colleges.
Two or Three Year Program
Both hybrid and fully online programs have a 2 year option and a three year option. Most students need 2-3 years to complete if they have 100 or less credits transferring and work full time, especially if they still need to complete their prerequisites. Students with more than 100 credits transferring in OR who work less than full time may be able to complete in 2 years.
The number of credits transferring in is determined by official transcript evaluation, which takes up to 8 weeks to complete once all of your documents are in. For an unofficial transcript evaluation and to discuss the program with an advisor, schedule an appointment at https://anniegarrett.youcanbook.me. If you are ready to apply, you can do so now.