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The PTEID 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.
Is the program accredited?
South Seattle College is accredited to offer associate and bachelor 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.
When will the program begin and how long will it take?
The Teach Tech BAS 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 PTEID Teach Tech 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 SSC 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 PTEID classes each quarter.
Who should apply for the Teach Tech program?
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.
Can I take courses without being admitted to the program?
Students who have not been formally admitted to the program may register for a maximum of 15 PTEID 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.
What are the program outcomes?
Students completing the Professional Technical Teacher Education BAS degree will be able to:
Is there a required sequence for courses that I should take?
Yes. For the sequence of courses for this program, please visit this page.
What are all the courses that will be offered through the program?
Please contact the BAS Program Manager or refer to the program requirements sheet available on South's web site. You should discuss your specific career and advising plans with a faculty advisor.
What days and times of the week will the classes be offered?
SSC knows that its students are busy and often need to work while attending school. The SBST BAS class schedule is conducive to the working student's lifestyle as classes are primarily offered online with some required face-to-face weekend sessions. Specific class times and dates are provided quarterly. Please check with the BAS Programs Office Manager for the latest information.
How do I apply for admission?
Admission to the PTEID 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 the Application Packet. Please note, the admissions process is different for international students, so contact the Center for International Education at (206) 934-5360 before applying to the BAS program.
What does the program cost?
There is a non-refundable application fee of $35.00 to apply to the program. See the Applied Baccalaureate Tuition page for current rates.
Will eligible students be able to receive financial aid for the BAS?
Yes! Students pursuing the PTEID 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, WA State Employee Tuition Waiver, 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.
Will eligible students be able to receive SSC scholarships?
Yes! Please see the Foundation Office web page or call (206) 934-5809 for details.
I am an International Student, am I eligible to enter the program?
Yes! Interested international students should contact the Center for International Education at (206) 934-5360 or visit the CIE web page.
How will the internship work?
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.
What if I have relevant experience that I think is equivalent to some courses?
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.
What if I have two years of college but not a technical associate’s degree?
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's degree or another post-secondary degree you may be eligible for provisional admission. Additionally, you may need to make up some lower-divisiongeneral education credits; however, most students in this situation should be able to complete their coursework within 6 quarters. Contact the BAS Programs Office for more information.
What if I am currently enrolled but have not yet completed my two-year associate degree?
You are still eligible to apply if you plan to complete your associate degree by the time classes begin at the start of each Fall quarter. Contact the BAS Programs office for more information.
Where can I find additional information about the program?
Please contact the BAS Programs Manager:
Phone: (206) 934-6783