We understand the demands of working and going to school can be a major undertaking. Therefore, we have identified programs that are high in demand and are accessible to you as a working adult. (Note: BAS indicates the program is a Bachelor of Applied Science program.)

Information Technology

Seattle is a global hub for the technology industry. IT jobs are exploding at companies such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Boeing. Many small start-ups and mid-sized employers are also hiring all the time for these high-demand skills.


With four jobs available for every one healthcare worker, Seattle healthcare professionals have choices. The healthcare industry needs people across all areas of patient care as well as office and administrative roles.

Business and Accounting

Business and Accounting programs prepare you for entry-level industry jobs in accounting, business administration, and more. These programs can help you develop core skills, including communication, organization, technology, financial and marketing analysis, human resources, and business ethics.

Manufacturing and Industrial Programs

The manufacturing process requires many different roles, skills, and expertise. Whether you are building circuits, operating machines, fabricating composites, or driving long haul trailers, your skills will be in high demand.

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education (ECE) certification leads to opportunities to teach and guide children in settings such as daycare facilities, preschool programs, licensed in-home day care programs, and others. More and more programs require preschool teachers to have a bachelor’s degree. We have pathways from a certificate through a bachelor’s degree so you can get there.

To learn more about all program offerings at Seattle Colleges, please visit our Programs page and the College to Career website. “Worker Friendly” designates programs offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults.