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Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA)

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree with a concentration in Linguistics and World Languages. Completion of this degree opens doors to a variety of careers in sectors including non-profit, healthcare, international business, government, entertainment, legal and education. It also ...

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Arts-Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree with a concentration in Linguistics and World Languages. Completion of this degree opens doors to a variety of careers in sectors including non-profit, healthcare, international business, government, entertainment, legal and education. It also allows you to transfer at the junior level into a Linguistics/World Languages program at a four-year college or university.

Students in this pathway develop skills in verbal communication; analysis and research; multicultural awareness; basic computer skills such
as typing and using a computer in different languages, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; group communication and collaboration; interpersonal
communication; and language acquisition.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Units
Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (LASDTAA) Full time : 6 90

You may need more or fewer units depending on your transferred credits, individual situation, and goals.

Sample Schedule and Quarterly To-Do List

90 Units

A sample schedule and quarterly to-do list are below. The schedule and to-do list will help you explore courses and complete tasks on time. The guide assumes a fall quarter start, but you can begin in any quarter.

See an advisor to create a personalized educational plan by the end of your second quarter. Your plan will include prerequisites, graduation requirements, and transfer preparation if you plan to transfer to another college or university to earn a bachelor's degree.

Apply and register at North Seattle College anytime (the application is always free). Once you become a student, register for classes using the online class schedule and go to the academic calendar for registration dates and tuition deadlines.

Note about the sample schedule: Courses are offered in various formats and may not be offered each quarter. Click the button with arrows throughout the map to expand the section and view detailed information.

Before Quarter One

 

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Quarter 1
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
ENGL&101
English Composition I
5 units
MATH&107
Math In Society
5 units
Elective (or option to take World Language I)
5 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
Integrated Studies: ENGL&102
Composition II
5 units
Integrated Studies: Individuals/Cultures/Societies
5 units
Elective (any elective or option to take World Language II)
5 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
10 UNITS
To-Do List
HUM105 or CMST205
Choose a course
5 units
PSYC&100 or SOC&101 or Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Update your educational plan and confirm your program of study with your assigned advisor.
  • Write your personal statement for university applications.
  • Explore travel abroad programs and community service options for expanding linguistic experience.
  • Contact Linguistics or World Language departments at potential universities.

 

World Language I or Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
Choose a course
5 units
ENVS&101 or Natural World
Choose a course
5 units
ANTH&206 or Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Apply for financial aid for the upcoming academic year in Winter or Spring quarter to maximize your funding options.
  • Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships.
  • Explore possible world language internships.
  • Look into a conversation hour for your language at the Student Learning Center (SLC) or other forms of practice through Meetups.
  • Apply for the AA-DTA degree in ctcLink. Check with your assigned advisor to be sure you are meeting degree requirements.
World Language II or elective
5 units
BIOL&100 or Natural World
Choose a course
5 units
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
5 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Check in with university for transfer plan.
  • Order cap and gown for commencement and join alumni association.
  • Attend on-campus graduation fair and commencement ceremony.
World Language III or elective
5 units
Natural World
5 units
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
5 units

More Information

A World Languages pathway can lead to various career opportunities. Examples include:

  • Interpreter
  • Educator
  • Community Advocate
  • Translator
  • Healthcare and Legal field professions
  • Trades
  • Foreign Service

A Bachelor's degree or higher may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit
www.bls.gov/oes.

Once you complete the AA degree, additional educational opportunities include:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Linguistics or specific World Languages that apply to your area of interest or another related field at a field at a four-year college or university.
  • A Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree at one of the Seattle Colleges.

North Seattle College has direct transfer agreements with four-year institutions throughout Washington state, including the University of Washington, Washington State University, and Seattle University. Political Science graduates from North have also transferred to out-of-state institutions.

Program and admissions requirements vary from college-to-college. Contact an advisor to create an educational plan tailored to transfer to the institution of your choice.

Learn more about the Transfer process, Transfer agreements, and Bachelor’s degrees including transferring to top universities around the state and nation, such as Historically Black Universities and Colleges.

Financial Aid and Funding Resources

It's time to apply for Financial Aid for next year by completing
either the FAFSA or the WASFA 2022-23.

Need help paying for college?

To apply for financial aid, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back, visit North's Financial Aid Department for details. Part-time and full-time students can qualify for financial aid funds.

Area of Study

Social Sciences, Humanities, and Language

Program Contact

Department Coordinator
Cristina Zahajko
email
(206) 934-4539

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Division

Location
IB 2312

Division Contacts
(206) 934-3709

Mailing Address
NSC Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Division
9600 College Way N
3nc2312
Seattle, WA 98103