Certificate Programs

Our Certificate Programs allow students to study college level classes for 3 – 12 months. After successfully completing all required courses, students will receive a Certificate of Completion. Students usually take these programs because they prefer to study for a short period and return to work. Often these programs are connected to student’s personal interests.

Admission Requirements:

  • International Student Application for Admission
  • Official Bank Statement dated within last six months showing adequate funding to support the applicant for one academic year (3 quarters) for the following programs:
    • Intensive English Program: US$17,787
    • Academic/College Level: US$19,306
  • $50 non-refundable Application Fee payable by credit card, check or money order, made to "South Seattle Community College"
  • Provide a copy of applicant’s passport photo page

 

English Proficiency Requirement: Please visit the English Proficiency page.

 

Also note that some of our certificate programs may require pre-requisite courses.

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Accounting
Technical Education (206) 764-5394
Certificate: One Year
Students receive background in accounting, communication skills, law, and finance and gain an understanding of today's business world and business technology.
TOTAL CREDITS: 58 – 60

Auto Body Collision Repair
Automotive Collision Technology Training Center (206) 764-5391
Individuals employed in automotive collision, repair, and refinishing face constant challenge and variety. Career opportunities include frame technicians, body technicians, refinish technicians, as well as advanced positions such as shop managers and owners, damage appraisers, and insurance adjusters. The curriculum is modular and competency-based. Certificate completion generally requires seven quarters. Advanced standing may be granted for work experience and/or related training.
TOTAL CREDITS: 55

General Service Technician (GST)
Automotive Technology Training Center (206) 764-5391
The automotive technology program qualifies students for employment in auto maintenance and related fields. Career opportunities include advancement to auto shop supervisor, service department head, auto service advisor, sales representative, and shop owner. Meets NATEF General Service Technician (GST) requirements. Students completing this program are qualified for entry-level work in the automotive industry.
TOTAL CREDITS: 30

Minor Certificate (NATEF Certified Minor)
Automotive Technology Training Center (206) 764-5391
The automotive technology program qualifies students for employment in auto maintenance and related fields. Career opportunities include advancement to auto shop supervisor, service department head, auto service advisor, sales representative, and shop owner. Students completing this program are qualified for entry-level work in the automotive industry.
TOTAL CREDITS: 32

Master Certificate (NATEF Certified Master)
Automotive Technology Training Center (206) 764-5391
The automotive technology program qualifies students for employment in auto maintenance and related fields. Career opportunities include advancement to auto shop supervisor, service department head, auto service advisor, sales representative, and shop owner. Students completing this program are qualified for entry-level work in the automotive industry.
TOTAL CREDITS: 31

Aeronautical Technology: Aviation Airframe Mechanic
Aviation Maintenance Division (206) 764-5133
South offers both certificate and degree programs in Aviation Maintenance and Aeronautical Technology.
The Aviation Maintenance certificates program offers a preparatory program in airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanics. The two-year (8 quarters) curriculum provides training on current aviation airframes and powerplants. Students who successfully complete the curriculum are awarded a certificate of completion qualifying them to take the Federal Aviation Administration examination for the airframe and powerplant mechanic license. Either the airframe or the powerplant component may be taken separately. Completion of both components is highly recommended for increased employment opportunities. The aviation maintenance airframe and powerplant curriculum is approved by the F.A.A. (Air Agency Certificate # HQ6T596N).
TOTAL CREDITS: 96

Aeronautical Technology: Aviation Powerplant Mechanic
Aviation Maintenance Division (206) 764-5533
South offers both certificate and degree programs in Aviation Maintenance and Aeronautical Technology.
The Aviation Maintenance certificates program offers a preparatory program in airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanics. The two-year (8 quarters) curriculum provides training on current aviation airframes and powerplants. Students who successfully complete the curriculum are awarded a certificate of completion qualifying them to take the Federal Aviation Administration examination for the airframe and powerplant mechanic license. Either the airframe or the powerplant component may be taken separately. Completion of both components is highly recommended for increased employment opportunities. The aviation maintenance airframe and powerplant curriculum is approved by the F.A.A. (Air Agency Certificate # HQ6T596N). TOTAL CREDITS: 96

Aeronautical Technology: Aviation Maintenance Airframe & Powerplant
Aviation Maintenance Division (206) 764-5133
South offers both certificate and degree programs in Aviation Maintenance and Aeronautical Technology.
The Aviation Maintenance certificates program offers a preparatory program in airframe and powerplant (A&P) mechanics. The two-year (8 quarters) curriculum provides training on current aviation airframes and powerplants. Students who successfully complete the curriculum are awarded a certificate of completion qualifying them to take the Federal Aviation Administration examination for the airframe and powerplant mechanic license. Either the airframe or the powerplant component may be taken separately. Completion of both components is highly recommended for increased employment opportunities. The aviation maintenance airframe and powerplant curriculum is approved by the F.A.A. (Air Agency Certificate # HQ6T596N).
TOTAL CREDITS: 147

Medical Office Clerk
Technical Education (206) 764-5394
The Medical Office Clerk certificate program prepares individuals to work in a variety of medical office facilities including hospitals, clinics, physician, dental, optical, chiropractic and physical therapy offices, insurance companies, and government offices. Emphasis is on interpersonal communication, insurance billing, medical terminology, software programs and conversational skills in a medical setting. Skill development includes clerical functions, keyboarding, billing, and patient relations.
TOTAL CREDITS: 64 – 66

Business Information Technology
Technical Education (206) 934-5394
TYPE OF DEGREE
Certificate
This program prepares students for employment as specialists in information processing and office administrative assistant positions requiring computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet, and database business applications.
TOTAL CREDITS: 45 – 47

Computer-Aided Drafting & Design Technology
Academic Programs (206) 768-6600
This program provides training for employment in civil, architectural, and mechanical drafting positions. Instruction includes a combination of technical knowledge and skill development in areas such as orthographic projection, descriptive geometry, sections, dimensions, auxiliaries, materials and processes, presentation graphics, design models, and surveying, culminating in a comprehensive design/drafting project. Training in computer-aided design (CAD) is an integral part of the program.
TOTAL CREDITS: 46

Culinary Arts: Banquets & Catering
Culinary Arts Department (206) 934-5344
Hospitality industry leaders recognize that the Culinary Arts program at South Seattle Community College provides outstanding culinary arts training. The prestigious American Culinary Federation Educational Institute also accredits South’s Culinary Arts program. The department works closely with the hospitality industry to develop innovative, realistic programs that provide students with skills needed for successful employment. Culinary Arts students learn the production skills necessary to operate the multifaceted food service operation on campus. A food court features a cafeteria with classic and contemporary menus, a short order grill, grab-and-go items, and a delicatessen. Two waited-service dining rooms, The Café Alki and Alhadeff Grill, feature cooked-to-order menus with preparation typical of upscale restaurants in the Northwest. Food management classes train students in inventory control, operations analysis, purchasing, production, supervision and personnel management. These hands-on laboratories prepare students for entry-level positions in dining room service, food production, and supervision for hotel, restaurant, catering and institutional food service operations.
TOTAL CREDITS: 119

Culinary Arts: Pastry & Baking Arts
Culinary Arts Department (206) 934-5344
TYPE OF DEGREE
Certificate
The Pastry and Baking Arts program covers basic and advanced skills in pastry and specialty baking and decorating. This includes cakes and Danish; French and Swiss pastries; fancy desserts; confections; tortes; fillings; specialty breads; decorating; and sugar and chocolate work. Graduates are prepared for pastry positions in hotels, fine restaurants and clubs, and a variety of positions with retail and wholesale bakeries. The American Culinary Federation Educational Institute Accrediting Commission accredits this program.
TOTAL CREDITS: 130

Landscape Horticulture
Technical Education (206) 764-5394
Training is offered in landscape design and construction, greenhouse and nursery operations, irrigation systems, plant problem diagnostics, pruning, plant identification, soil science and much more. Students may choose between a certificate program, and Associate of Applied Science degree, or individual courses to meet specific needs. Graduates typically find employment in landscape construction firms, pest management services, tree care companies, garden centers, wholesale nurseries, park maintenance departments and greenhouses. There are many opportunities for self-employment in this field.
TOTAL CREDITS: 48 – 49

Supervision & Management
Technical Education (206) 764-5394
Designed for the middle managers seeking to sharpen their skills or attain a promotion, the Supervision and Management program is also open to employees who are interested in advancing to management. Levels of recognition are provided during progressive phases of the program, including a Certificate in Personnel Management (upon completion of six specific courses), a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership (upon completion of six specific courses), a Certificate of Achievement (upon completion of a minimum of 55 credits), and an A.A.S. degree (upon completion of the required course of study). The Supervision and Management program is articulated to four-year institutions.
TOTAL CREDITS: 55

Logistics
Professional Technical (206) 764-5350
The Following five courses: LOG 235, LOG 236, LOG 237, LOG 238, and LOG 239 make up the Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program. This is 19 Credit Short Term Training program is designed for working adults who are interested in the logistics industry. Initially classes will be offered at night with an on-line component. The internship class is not required to complete the program.
TOTAL CREDITS: 19

Wine Industry: Wine Making
Culinary Arts (206) 764-7942
The program provides introductory and professional development classes relating to the wine industry. Options include the following: Winemaking (learning to produce quality wines and develop an individual style of wine); Wine Marketing and Sales; and Food and Wine Pairing (the intricacies of bridging food and wine). The program prepares individuals for a career in the wine industry, and provides advanced skill training for those already employed in the industry.
Must be 21 years or older to apply.
TOTAL CREDITS: 57 – 60

Wine Industry: Wine Marketing and Sales
Culinary Arts (206) 764-7942
The program provides introductory and professional development classes relating to the wine industry. Options include the following: Winemaking (learning to produce quality wines and develop an individual style of wine); Wine Marketing and Sales; and Food and Wine Pairing (the intricacies of bridging food and wine). The program prepares individuals for a career in the wine industry, and provides advanced skill training for those already employed in the industry.
Must be 21 years or older to apply
TOTAL CREDITS: 49 – 52

Wine Industry: Food & Wine Pairing
Culinary Arts (206) 764-7942
The program provides introductory and professional development classes relating to the wine industry. Options include the following: Winemaking (learning to produce quality wines and develop an individual style of wine); Wine Marketing and Sales; and Food and Wine Pairing (the intricacies of bridging food and wine). The program prepares individuals for a career in the wine industry, and provides advanced skill training for those already employed in the industry.
Must be 21 years or older to apply.
TOTAL CREDITS: 55 – 58