In addition to the subjects listed elsewhere on the Olympic College web site, there are many other possible educational directions you may pursue after achieving your educational goals at Olympic College. Contact the Advising Center or see the All Programs View for more information.
For example, all Associate in Applied Science – Transfer (AAS-T) degrees are designed to transfer to at least one specific institution. Also, some colleges will accept professional-technical degrees in transfer, although usually with some limitations such as a higher GPA or minimum number of fully transferable credits.
The Evergreen State College has an "Upside Down Transfer Option" designed to provide students earning a technical associate degree (AAS, AAS-T, ATA) the opportunity to complete an Evergreen bachelor's degree with just six additional quarters of full-time work at Evergreen. Students who qualify for the Upside Down Transfer Option will receive a total of 90 quarter hours of lower division transfer credits after successfully completing the process. All 90 transfer credits will count toward an Evergreen BA degree. This transfer option is designed for students who have completed a technical associate degree who generate less than 90 transferable quarter credits in a course-by-course transfer credit evaluation. Students with technical associate degrees take more focused coursework at the community or technical college. To ensure these students complete broad, liberal arts coursework, they are required to take 32 quarter-hour credits at Evergreen in an interdisciplinary program outside the area of their technical degree. After the successful completion of 32 credits at Evergreen, the student will receive a block of 90 transferable quarter-hour lower division credits.
Be sure to check with an advisor at your future college before finalizing your educational plan to make sure you do not end up retaking courses. If you plan to continue your education after completing a professionaltechnical degree (Associate in Technical Arts or Associate in Applied Science), it is generally better to select courses which are generally accepted in transfer whenever possible. For example, choose ENGL& 101, English Composition I, rather than BSTEC 150, Business English; and MATH&107, Math in Society, rather than BMGMT 140, Business and Personal Math. See the Associate in Arts degree for more information on which courses are fully transferable. Even if a given degree is not considered transferable, courses will be evaluated individually by the receiving program.