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  Nov 24, 2017
2016-2017 Bellingham Technical College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Transitional Studies

Building A
Phone: 360-752- 8494

The mission of the Transitional Studies program is to prepare students for lifelong success by facilitating basic academic learning, college preparation, and workplace behaviors and attitudes.

The Transitional Studies program offers:

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) including reading, writing, and math
  • High School Equivalency preparation (GED or High School diploma)
  • Youth Reengagement Program (IMPACT!)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) for immigrants and Limited English Proficient-LEP(DSHS) clients
  • Career Pathway planning
  • Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST)

The Transitional Studies program is open to adults who meet the following requirements:

  • Complete a basic academic skills assessment (CASAS)
  • Participate in orientation sessions
  • Commit to regular attendance
  • Have ability to participate positively in an adult learning environment
  • 16 years or older and not enrolled in a K-12 school

Developmental Education

Developmental education classes are courses often required as prerequisite to college-level (100 and higher) courses, but are not college-level.

  • Math-Pre-Algebra, Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra
  • English-Reading Skills, Fundamentals of English

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