The BAS, Teach Tech program is a unique bachelor degree designed to meet the needs of postsecondary, industry specific, education. To date, no other bachelor level program exists in the State of Washington that targets professional technical instructors in industries such as: Diesel Technology, Aviation Maintenance, Welding Fabrication, Automotive Maintenance, Auto Body Repair, Computer Technology, Wine Technology, Culinary and Pastry Arts, and many more.

Frequently Asked Questions about the BAS Program

South Seattle College is accredited to offer two-year and four-year degrees by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

The BAS, Teach Tech program is cohort oriented and begins each fall quarter (exceptions to fall quarter start date are made on a case-by-case basis and require the approval of the BAS Committee). All students will be able to finish the program within 6 quarters.

Classes are scheduled in a hybrid model to minimize interference with work schedules. This means that all BAS students will be in the same peer group for the duration of the program. All program specific PTE classes will be delivered in a hybrid, online and face-to-face format. Students must be able to meet the BAS course delivery schedule in order to participate.

Since courses are not offered every quarter it is imperative that each student works with SOUTH staff to ensure you develop a plan for finishing the program. Students admitted to the BAS program are expected to take at least 10 credits of upper-division PTE classes each quarter.

If you have an associate's degree or another post-secondary degree and a minimum of 2-years professional work experience, this program is for you. Current workers in the industry with some college should also contact the college to find out how they could become eligible to apply.
Students who have not been formally admitted to the program may register for a maximum of 15 PTE credits with faculty permission. You will be considered a non-matriculated student and will remain under this status until you apply and are formally admitted to the program at the following fall quarter start date.

Students completing the BAS, Teach Tech degree will be able to:

  1. Manage learning environments
  2. Develop outcomes, assessments and curricula
  3. Develop and review programs
  4. Provide student instruction
  5. Provide support and guidance to students
  6. Perform administrative functions
  7. Create and maintain a professional environment
  8. Promote the program and recruit students
  9. Learn and adapt new technologies
  10. Perform program management functions
Your program advisor will help you design a program of study that will help you get the most benefit from each course.
Please contact the BAS Department or refer to the program requirements sheet available on South's web site. You should discuss your specific career and advising plans with a program advisor.
South knows that its students are busy and often need to work while attending school. The BAS class schedule is conducive to the working student's lifestyle as classes are primarily offered online with some required face-to-face sessions. All mandatory in-person lectures are to be held on weekends.
Admission to the BAS, Teach Tech degree program is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission as the number of qualified applicants may exceed the number of available enrollment spaces. Preference is given to earlier applications. Please use the application form and follow the directions enclosed in this packet or download the information from the BAS web site. Please note, the admissions process is different for international students, so please contact the International Programs office at (206) 934-5360 before applying to the BAS program.
There is a non-refundable application fee of $35.00 to apply to the program. See the Applied Baccalaureate Tuition page for the current cost per credit (this does not include parking fees, student identification card fee etc).
Yes! Students pursuing the BAS, Teach Tech program will be eligible for Federal, State and institutional grant funds, such as the Pell Grant, WA State Need Grant, South Seattle College Grant, Educational Opportunity Grant, and work study. To determine whether you are eligible for financial aid you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. Find out more information about financial aid by visiting the financial aid web page or calling (206) 934-5317.
Yes! Please see the Foundation Office web page or call (206) 934-5809 for details.
Yes. Interested International Students should contact SSCC’s International Programs office at (206) 934-5360 or visit the International Programs web page.
The internship requires 500 hours of teaching experience prior to graduation. Students will be required to work with their faculty advisor to secure an internship site and complete the required paperwork.
You may be able to earn credit for prior learning and/ or work experience for some courses. Students have a number of different options to do this such as, challenging a course by successful completion of a challenge exam or demonstration of certification in a relevant area. When you are admitted to the program, your program advisor will review your transcripts, discuss your work experiences with you, and explain the options available.
All students must earn a minimum of an associate's degree before they can graduate from the BAS program. If you are within 25 credits of finishing an associate degree or another post-secondary degree you may be eligible for provisional admission. Additionally, you may need to make up some lower-division credits however most students in this situation should be able to complete their coursework within 6 quarters. Contact the BAS Department for more information.
You are still eligible to apply if you plan to complete your two-year degree by the time classes begin at the start of each fall quarter. Contact the BAS programs office for more information.
If you still have questions, please contact Katie Frazier, Manager of Baccalaureate Degree Programs. Phone:(206) 934-6783, Email:


Gene J Colin Education Hall


6737 Corson Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98108


For general program inquiries including advising appointments and application packets contact:
Crystal Florez, Program Coordinator of Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Office hours: 

Fridays 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm


(206) 934-5375