Professional/ Technical

Applied Science Degrees

NSC's Career and Technical Education programs offer three types of Associates degrees, two of which will transfer directly to a bachelor’s degree programs. 

1.) Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The AAS degree does not require that you take transfer level English and Math classes and is designed for students who are not going to transfer to a baccalaureate program.  Students in an AAS program may often specialize in a specific skills set or trade. 

2.) Associate of Applied Science – Transfer (AAS-T) degree. The AAS-T degree is designed for students who intent to transfer to specific baccalaureate programs including one of NSC’s three Bachelor’s degrees: International Business, Application Development, Early Childhood Education and Property Management.   The AAS-T is designed to transfer to Washington State’s Bachelors of Applied Science Degrees, Evergreen University’s “upside down degree” or Western Governors University business degree.   The degree requires transfer level English and Math classes.

Applied Science Degrees


You can study with American students, earn college credits and receive a North Seattle College certificate in as little as one year.

  • • Some of the most popular certificates include:
  • • Early Childhood Education
  • • Medical Assisting
  • • Computerized Accounting Technology
  • • Electronics Technology
  • • Pharmacy Technician
  • • Aviation Electronics
  • • Nanotechnology
  • • Network & Server Administration
  • • Real Estate
  • • Watch Technology

Review the full list of  Eligible Certificate Programs currently offered.