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2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Occupational and Life Skills, AAS

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Unlike any other program in the nation, Occupational & Life Skills (OLS) at Bellevue College is an accredited degree program for adults with learning disabilities. In our uniquely supportive program, students learn to identify and develop a career pathway, grow interpersonal skills, build friendships, and gain marketable, workplace-ready skills. OLS creates a guided pathway for graduating students to become gainfully employed, contributing citizens.

More information is available at www.bellevuecollege.edu/ols/

Admissions to the Program

The Occupational and Life Skills Associate in Arts degree is a selective admissions program. To be considered for acceptance into the program, students must take part in the admissions process. Current information can be found online at www.bellevuecollege.edu/ols/application-process/ 


All OLS students complete an internship facilitated by the OLS internship coordinator. 200 hours are required and are completed over six month period in the student’s chosen career pathway. Current information about OLS Internship Information can be found at www.bellevuecollege.edu/ols/discover/internships/

Program Contact Information

The first step is to attend an Information Session. These informative meetings are held for potential students, families, counselors, service providers, and special educators so they can find out more about the OLS experience. To learn more or to RSVP go to www.bellevuecollege.edu/ ols/application-process/information-sessions/

Degree Requirements

OLS students are exempted from the GPA requirement since OLS courses are graded Credit/No Credit. The college only takes into consideration the completion of OLS specific degree requirements when determining if an OLS student is eligible for graduation.  

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