Arts & Sciences Transfer Education
Peninsula College awards five associate degrees designed for transfer to baccalaureate institutions awarding Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees. These include the Associate in Arts, the Associate in Science, the Associate in Business, the Associate in Math Education, and Associate in Nursing. In addition students may receive an Honors degree in the Associate of Arts, the Associate of Science, or the Associate in Business.
An individual holding an associate transfer degree who is admitted to a Washington state public baccalaureate institution is considered to have completed the lower division or general education requirements for that institution.
Professional & Technical Education
The Associate in Applied Science and the Associate in Applied Science–Transfer degrees are awarded to students completing an instructional program designed to prepare them for entry into a specific occupation. Professional and technical education programs in which associate degrees and certificates are offered are listed below. See specific programs for degree options.
- Addiction Studies
- Administrative Office Systems
- Advanced Manufacturing / Composites Technology
- Automotive Technology
- Business Administration
- Commercial Driver’s License
- Computer Applications Technology
- Criminal Justice
- Cybersecurity & Computer Forensics
- Early Childhood Education
- Emergency Medical Technician
- Family Life Education
- Food Service Management
- Green Building
- Green Building/Sustainable Agriculture
- Health Information Management-Medical Billing and Coding
- Homeland Security / Emergency Management
- Hospitality and Ecotourism
- Information Technology
- Medical Assisting
- Multimedia Communications
- Physical Therapy Assistant Cooperative
- Radiology Technology Cooperative
Bachelor of Applied Science
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management (BAS-AM) program at Peninsula College is designed to enable applicants with AAS, AAS-T, AA, and AS degrees to combine their lower-division technical or transfer preparation with upper-division credits in business management, resulting in a practical, application-oriented, four-year degree. The BAS-AM Program has been developed to meet the employment needs of the Olympic Peninsula and to prepare its graduates for entry-level manage- ment positions and career advancement in the wide range of fields found on the Peninsula and elsewhere.
In addition to meeting the employment needs of the Olympic Peninsula, Peninsula College’s BAS-AM degree is designed with the academic rigor that enables graduates to apply directly to the University of Washington, Washington State, and other university MBA Programs.
Several one-year-or-less certificate programs are offered in Addiction Studies, Administrative Office Systems, Advanced Mftg/Composites Technology, Automotive Technology, Business Administration, Carpentry, Computer Applications Technology, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Entrepreneurship, Food Service Management, Green Building, Hospitality & Event Planning, Multimedia Communications, Medical Assisting, Sustainable Agriculture and Welding.
Community and Business Education
Community education courses are offered on the main cam- pus, extension sites, and other locations throughout the region as well as online. These courses provide lifelong learning and self-enrichment opportunities in many areas of study, including professional development and job training.
Community Education courses and career training programs are offered online through the ED2GO Program. Through this program, a wide range of highly interactive six-week courses are available that a student can take entirely online. Visit www.pencol. edu/ce/online-courses-and-career-programs for more information on online class options.
A quarterly schedule describing Community Education courses offered throughout the region is available on the website prior to each quarter. Limited summer courses are also offered. For additional information, visit: www.pencol.edu/ce or contact email@example.com or (360) 417-6504.
The Entrepreneur Institute is a training program that provides timely and relevant entrepreneurial education to help people and businesses grow. Through education, we promote the awareness of entrepreneurship as a career, help new and existing businesses to prosper, and contribute to economic growth on the North Olympic Peninsula. For more information, visit www.pencol.edu/pcei or contact: (360) 417-6504.
Customized Training Programs
Customized training and education programs are available in a wide variety of topics serving business, governmental, and nonprofit groups. Training can include development in basic education and skills, technical skills, job-related instruction, skills assessment and evaluation, as well as training equipment, materials, facilities and supplies. All of the training is customized to meet specific training needs.
Customized training also includes our Leadership and Management Series that provides professional management training for incumbent managers as well as new managers or supervisors.
For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 417-6504.
Distance eLearning at Peninsula College provides expanded learning opportunities through the use of interactive television (ITV) and online instruction. These methods allow you to customize a flexible schedule that will meet your individual needs and open educational opportunities to those who are unable to attend all classes in person. The Distance eLearning department sup- ports all Peninsula College classes with online technology as well as other emerging technologies as they become available. These emerging technologies support learning for everyone – not just those separated by distance.
For additional information and current course offerings visit: www.pencol.edu.
Basic Education for Adults
Adults, with or without a high school diploma, may enroll in a variety of classes designed to upgrade basic education in reading, writing, and mathematics. They may work individually or in small groups to acquire skills needed to reach their educational and occupational goals, including skills brush up for transition to college classes.
Adults 21 and over may complete coursework and competency-based activities to complete a high school diploma from Peninsula
Adults 16 years of age or older who have not completed high school may attend basic skills classes to prepare for the General Educational Development (GED) test. Instruction focuses on the subject areas covered on this high school equivalency exam. Students between the ages of 16-18 must have a signed release from a Washington State high school before they take the official GED test.
Classes in English Language Acquisition are offered to individuals who want to improve their career and college readiness. Instruction is designed to help them acquire academic skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing English. For information and class locations, call (360) 417-6380.
Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) allows students to begin a workforce education career pathway program while
improving their basic English, reading, writing, or math skills. Peninsula College offers a variety of I-BEST programs including Medical Assistant, Automotive Technology, Welding, Early Childhood Education, and others. Call (360) 417-6380 for more information.
Complete Your High School Education
Peninsula College offers adults 19 years of age or older who did not complete high school the opportunity to acquire a valid diploma which meets State of Washington requirements. An individual (21 years or older) who completes an Associate degree, or a Running Start student who completes an Associate degree, may be awarded a state high school diploma from the college upon written request from the student. For information, contact: Student Services at (360) 417-6341.
Peninsula College also offers the HS21+ program which is designed for adult learners, 21 years of age and older, who are interested in acquiring their high school diploma. HS21+ classes prepare students for college and career pathways while fulfilling the high school diploma requirements of Washington State. Credits earned in HS21+ courses count toward a high school diploma only and cannot be used as dual high school/college credits. Stu- dents have the potential to use life experience to earn high school credit and credit is awarded based on competency rather than seat-time. For more information, contact the Transition Center at (360) 417-6380. High School Programs (Dual Credit)
High School Programs
Created by the Washington State Legislature, Running Start is a program providing academically qualified students with the opportunity to simultaneously earn high school and college credits.
To qualify for Running Start, students must be a high school junior or senior, under the age of 21, and qualify at college-level in English and/or math on the placement test or through an approved alternative placement.
Those who qualify may choose to take a combination of high school and college courses or enroll exclusively in college courses. All college-level courses (numbered 100 or above) successfully completed may be applied toward degrees at Peninsula College. Therefore, it is possible for high school students who begin Running Start as juniors to graduate from high school with two years of college already completed.
College credits earned through Running Start are usually transferable to colleges and universities in and out of the State of Washington. Information on the transferability of credits is available from an educational planner in the Student Development Center as well as from the respective college or university to which a student wishes to transfer.
Running Start students will be responsible for the cost of books, supplies, transportation, and fees. Tuition is covered up to 15 credits per quarter as long as the combined course load be- tween the college and high school stays below 1.2 FTE (full-time equivalency). Students with combined high school and college schedules that exceed 1.2 FTE during any college quarter must pay college tuition on the additional credits. Please note, waivers may be available for students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program through their school district.
For more information regarding Running Start, contact: RunningStart@pencol.edu or (360) 417-6341, toll-free in Washington at 1 (877) 452-9277, ext. 6341.
Professional Technical Education Program
The Professional Technical Education Program is a dual credit opportunity for high school students to gain Peninsula College credit for specially designed courses taken at their high school. To find out if your school participates in the program, contact: Student Services at Peninsula College.
An educational program designed to develop the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary for students’ to earn a two or four-year college or technical degree. High school students from low income and first generation families may be eligible for services. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education, enroll in, and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
Upward Bound services include the following:
- Academic instruction and tutoring in reading, writing, math, study skills, and other subjects necessary for success in education beyond high school.
- FREE six-week summer program which includes:
- 4 weeks of academic courses with the opportunity to earn college and/or high school credit 1-week residential field science trip A tour of Washington State Colleges
- Academic, financial, and personal counseling.
- Exposure to academic programs and cultural events.
- Leadership development.
- Early career assessments, planning and exploration.
- Mentoring programs.
- Information on postsecondary educational opportunities.
- Assistance in completing financial aid applications.
- Researching and applying for scholarships.
- Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams (PSAT, SAT, ACT) and completing college applications.
Peninsula College’s Upward Bound program is 100% funded through a U.S. Department of Education five-year, $1,248,440 grant. For information, contact: Upward Bound Office at (360) 417-5693 or toll-free at 1 (877) 452-9277, ext. 5693.