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BTC is a great place to begin your journey towards earning a bachelor’s degree. Many of BTC's AAS and AAS-T degree programs are designed to be transferrable to local and regional four-year colleges and universities.

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Direct Transfer Degrees

Direct Transfer Degrees (DTA/MRP/AS-T) are designed for students who intend to complete a bachelor's degree at a four-year institution before entering the workforce

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Other Transfer Options

AAS-T and AAS degrees and transfer options to other colleges

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Washington 45

BTC students can complete the first year of a bachelor's degree (45 quarter credits of general education requirements)

For more information, contact the Admissions and Advising Office, located in the College Services (CS) building, Rm 106. Phone: 360-752-8345.

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Direct Transfer Degrees

Direct Transfer Degrees (DTA/MRP/AS-T) are designed for students who intend to complete a bachelor's degree at a four-year institution before entering the workforce. Completion of these BTC degrees prepare students to transfer with junior status to a participating college or university. Click below to explore BTC’s direct transfer degrees.

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Other Transfer Options

Accounting

Civil Engineering Technology

Computer Networking

Computer Software Support

Culinary Arts

Dental Hygiene

Diesel Technology

Electrician

Electro Mechanical Technology

Fisheries & Aquaculture Sciences

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Instrumentation & Control

Nursing

Process Technology

Radiologic Technology

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Washington 45

BTC students can complete the first year of a bachelor's degree (45 quarter credits of general education requirements) by taking general education courses at Bellingham Technical College and transferring them to any other public, and most private, higher education institutions in Washington State.

First Year Transfer List of general education courses

  • Communications: 5 Credits

  • 5 credits

  • ENGL& 101English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

  • Humanities: 10 Credits

  • 10 credits in two different subject areas or disciplines

  • ENGL& 102English Composition II5 credits

    Intermediate academic essay writing. Emphasis on critical reading and writing, synthesis of cross-disciplinary texts, documentation of sources and argumentation.

    Prerequisite:

    Engl& 101 with a C or above

  • HIST& 146United States History I5 credits

    Survey of Native American societies, European explorers, and the lifestyles of the new continent, the independence movement, and the problems of a new nation.

  • Mathematics: 5 Credits

  • 5 credits

  • MATH& 107Math in Society5 credits

    College level coverage of practical applications in many fields of study. Topics will include probability, statistics, finance, geometry, graphing, growth & decay, and right triangle trigonometry. This course may require Microsoft 2003 as well as the equation editor program.

    Prerequisite:

    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

  • MATH& 148Business Calculus5 credits

    Limits, derivatives, marginal analysis, optimization, antiderivatives, and definite integrals. Prerequisite: MATH& 141 with a C grade.

  • MATH& 151Calculus I5 credits

    Study of functions, limits, continuity,limits at infinity, differentiation of algebraic,exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses.

    Prerequisite:

    MATH& 142 with a C grade.

  • Physical and Natural Sciences: 10 Credits

  • 10 credits in two different subject areas or disciplines

  • BIOL& 160General Biology with Lab5 credits

    This course provides introduction to basic concepts of biology, with an emphasis on the cells as the fundamental unit of life. Topics include cell structure, basic chemical and biochemical concepts, metabolism, cell division, principles of genetics, biological diversity, and methods of scientific inquiry and critical thinking. Course establishes foundation necessary for continued biology study, especially in human anatomy and physiology. Lab included.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100 and Accuplacer Algebra score of 75 or a C grade in MATH 098.

  • CHEM& 121Intro to Chemistry5 credits

    Introductory course for non-science majors, nursing, and environmental science students. Includes basic concepts of inorganic and organic chemistry, the nature of atoms, molecules and chemical bonds, chemical notation, chemistry of solutions, scientific reasoning, and problem-solving in the study of the theory and application of chemistry. Lab work is included.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100 and BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

  • CHEM& 161General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 credits

    For programs requiring strong backgrounds in chemistry. Atomic theory, stoichiometry, periodic table, nomenclature, reactions in aqueous solutions, gases, and thermochemistry. Lab included.

    Prerequisite:

    College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

  • CHEM& 162General Chemistry w/Lab II5 credits

    Atomic periodicity, chemical bonding theories, solid and liquid states and solutions.

    Prerequisite:

    CHEM& 161 with C grade.

  • ENVS& 101Fundamentals of Environmental Science5 credits

    Basic lab science course designed to give students a solid foundation in ecology and current human disturbances of ecological systems. Topics will include basic ecosystem structure and function, including energy flow, biochemical cycles, limiting factors, climate, population dynamics, and community interactions. Course will also focus on human population growth, pollution of various ecosystems, and agriculture. Special focus in lab will be on understanding aquatic ecosystems and human induced disturbances of marine, lake, and riparian systems. Prerequisite: Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in COM 170.

  • 10 credits in two different subject areas or disciplines

  • Social Sciences: 10 Credits

  • 10 credits in two different subject areas or disciplines

  • PSYC& 100General Psychology5 credits

    An overview of the factors affecting behavior including topics related to theories of learning, the senses, perceptions, nervous system, emotions, personality theory, motivation, abnormal behavior and therapy, and social psychology.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

  • SOC& 101Introduction to Sociology5 credits

    This course introduces the major concepts and definitions of the science of sociology. Basic sociological inquiry is covered, and how social forces shape communal and individual behaviors and attitudes. Topics include socialization, cultures, deviance, social control, inequality, power, social class, race, gender, and institutions. Students learn the basic theories and perspectives of sociology and how those theories apply to the social landscape.

    Prerequisite:

    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

  • Electives: 5 Credits

  • Additional 5 credits in different discipline can be taken from any category listed

 

NOTES:

  • Taking courses in the Washington 45 will not guarantee admission to a four-year institution, nor will it replace the Direct Transfer Agreement, Associate of Science Tracks I and II or any Major Related Program agreement.
  • For transfer purposes, a student must have a minimum grade of C or better (2.0 or above) in each course completed from this list.
  • Students who transfer Washington 45 courses must still meet a receiving institution's admission requirements and eventually satisfy all their general education requirements and their degree requirements in major, minor and professional programs.
  • Although these courses are listed under categories, the actual course may satisfy a different general education category at a receiving institution.

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The "&" in a BTC course number indicates Washington State Community and Technical College Common Course Numbering (CCN). CCN identifies common courses within the 34 community and technical colleges in Washington State, and makes transferring between those institutions, and to four-year colleges and universities, as easy as possible for students, advisors, and receiving institutions.