General Ed/Transfer

Your program courses focus on teaching you the necessary skill sets to fulfill the technical requirements of your career choice. General education classes are designed to improve your math, communication and human relation skills for your certificate or Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. General Education classes also meet the transfer requirements needed for an Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree, an Associate in Science-Transfer for a Major Related Program (AS-T/MRP) degree, or a Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) for certain Major Related Programs (MRP) such as Business, Pre-Nursing, and Pre-Engineering.
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Transfer Classes

The purpose of transfer is to facilitate the smooth transition of college course work taken at one college institution to another college for the benefit of the individual student. These courses are generally intended to move the student towards a baccalaureate degree. Bellingham Technical College provides educational course work and degree programs which “transfer” to upper-division institutions, both public and private. The notion of transfer is grounded in the peer-based accreditation status of the participating colleges in supporting student mobility of course work between and among the colleges.

**Note: If a Washington State Community or Technical College offers a similar course with an ampersand ("&") in the course prefix, it is easily transferable among CTC colleges. Students should check with 4-year colleges for acceptance/non-acceptance when transferring individual CTC courses.

  • Business

  • ACCT& 201Principles of Accounting I5 CR
  • ACCT& 202Principles of Accounting II5 CR
  • ACCT& 203Principles of Accounting III5 CR
  • BUS& 101Introduction to Business5 CR
  • BUS& 201Business Law5 CR
  • Communications

  • ENGL& 101English Composition I5 CR
  • ENGL& 102English Composition II5 CR
  • ENGL& 235Technical Writing5 CR
  • Computer Science

  • CS& 131Computer Science I C++5 CR
  • Engineering

  • ENGR& 104Introduction To Engineering & Design5 CR
  • ENGR& 204Electrical Circuits5 CR
  • ENGR& 214Engineering Statics5 CR
  • ENGR& 225Mechanics Of Materials5 CR
  • Humanities

  • CMST& 210Interpersonal Communications5 CR
  • CMST& 220Public Speaking5 CR
  • HIST& 146United States History I5 CR
  • HIST& 147United States History II5 CR
  • HIST& 148United States History III5 CR
  • HUM& 101Introduction to Humanities5 CR
  • SPAN& 121Spanish I5 CR
  • SPAN& 122Spanish II5 CR
  • Mathematics

  • MATH& 107Math in Society5 CR
  • MATH& 141Precalculus I5 CR
  • MATH& 142Precalculus II5 CR
  • MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics5 CR
  • MATH& 151Calculus I5 CR
  • MATH& 152Calculus II5 CR
  • MATH& 163Calculus 35 CR
  • MATH 238Intro to Differential Equations5 CR
  • Physical and Natural Sciences

  • BIOL& 160General Biology with Lab5 CR
  • BIOL& 241Human A & P 15 CR
  • BIOL& 242Human A & P 25 CR
  • BIOL& 260Microbiology5 CR
  • CHEM& 110Chemical Concepts w/Lab5 CR
  • CHEM& 121Intro to Chemistry5 CR
  • CHEM& 131Introduction to Organic/Bio-Chemistry5 CR
  • CHEM& 161General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 CR
  • CHEM& 162General Chemistry w/Lab II5 CR
  • NUTR& 101Nutrition5 CR
  • PHYS& 110Physics for Non-Science Majors w/Lab5 CR
  • PHYS& 114General Physics I w/lab5 CR
  • PHYS& 221Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 CR
  • PHYS& 222Engineering Physics II w/Lab5 CR
  • PHYS& 223Engineering Physics III w/Lab5 CR
  • Social Sciences

  • ECON& 201Micro Economics5 CR
  • ECON& 202Macro Economics5 CR
  • POLS& 202American Government5 CR
  • PSYC& 100General Psychology5 CR
  • PSYC& 200Lifespan Psychology5 CR
  • SOC& 101Introduction to Sociology5 CR
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General Education Classes

Your program courses focus on teaching you the necessary skill sets to fulfill the technical requirements of your career choice. General education classes are designed to improve your math, communication and human relation skills for your certificate or Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. General Education classes also meet the transfer requirements needed for an Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree, an Associate in Science-Transfer for a Major Related Program (AS-T/MRP) degree, or a Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) for certain Major Related Programs (MRP) such as Business, Pre-Nursing, and Pre-Engineering.

PLEASE REFER TO PROGRAM OUTLINES FOR SPECIFIC COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Note: Courses in distribution areas may vary from college to college. You may apply your transfer course(es) to the same distribution area as your sending institution - see Reciprocity Agreement

  • Communications

  • ENGL& 101English Composition I5 CR
  • ENGL& 102English Composition II5 CR
  • ENGL& 235Technical Writing5 CR
  • Humanities

  • AENGL 100Applied English5 CR
  • CMST& 210Interpersonal Communications5 CR
  • CMST& 220Public Speaking5 CR
  • HIST& 146United States History I5 CR
  • HIST& 147United States History II5 CR
  • HIST& 148United States History III5 CR
  • HUM& 101Introduction to Humanities5 CR
  • SPAN& 121Spanish I5 CR
  • SPAN& 122Spanish II5 CR
  • Mathematics

  • AMATH 100Applied Occupational Math5 CR
  • AMATH 111Applied Technical Math5 CR
  • MATH 098Elementary Algebra5 CR
  • MATH 099Intermediate Algebra5 CR
  • MATH& 107Math in Society5 CR
  • MATH& 141Precalculus I5 CR
  • MATH& 142Precalculus II5 CR
  • MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics5 CR
  • MATH& 151Calculus I5 CR
  • MATH& 152Calculus II5 CR
  • MATH& 163Calculus 35 CR
  • MATH 238Intro to Differential Equations5 CR
  • Physical and Natural Sciences

  • BIOL& 160General Biology with Lab5 CR
  • BIOL& 241Human A & P 15 CR
  • BIOL& 242Human A & P 25 CR
  • BIOL& 260Microbiology5 CR
  • CHEM& 110Chemical Concepts w/Lab5 CR
  • CHEM& 121Intro to Chemistry5 CR
  • CHEM& 131Introduction to Organic/Bio-Chemistry5 CR
  • CHEM& 161General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 CR
  • CHEM& 162General Chemistry w/Lab II5 CR
  • NUTR& 101Nutrition5 CR
  • PHYS& 110Physics for Non-Science Majors w/Lab5 CR
  • PHYS& 114General Physics I w/lab5 CR
  • PHYS& 221Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 CR
  • PHYS& 222Engineering Physics II w/Lab5 CR
  • PHYS& 223Engineering Physics III w/Lab5 CR
  • Social Sciences

  • ECON& 201Micro Economics5 CR
  • ECON& 202Macro Economics5 CR
  • POLS& 202American Government5 CR
  • PSYC& 100General Psychology5 CR
  • PSYC& 200Lifespan Psychology5 CR
  • SOC& 101Introduction to Sociology5 CR
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Certificate or AAS Classes

45+ Credit Certificate and AAS General Education Requirements

The courses below fulfill the three areas for certificates of 45 credits or more and AAS general education requirements. Both BTC course offerings and accepted courses alternatives for transfer students are listed. Choose one course from each area. A minimum of three credits in each area are required for certificates of 45 credits or more. A minimum of five credits in each area are required for an AAS. Many programs require certain courses to meet the general education requirements of their certificate or AAS.

See degree audit for specific program requirements. Check with your advisor and/or program.

Click on this Transfer Student Evaluation link for more information and options.

  • Communications

  • Take one of the following courses

  • BTC General Education Offerings (3-5 Credits)
  • AENGL 100Applied English5 CR
  • ENGL& 101English Composition I5 CR
  • ENGL& 102English Composition II5 CR
  • ENGL& 235Technical Writing5 CR
  • BUS 171Technical Communications5 CR
  • Mathematics

  • Take one of the following courses

  • BTC General Education Offerings (3-5 Credits)
  • AMATH 111Applied Technical Math5 CR
  • AMATH 100Applied Occupational Math5 CR
  • MATH& 107Math in Society5 CR
  • MATH& 141Precalculus I5 CR
  • MATH& 142Precalculus II5 CR
  • MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics5 CR
  • BUS 150Math for Business5 CR

  • Commonly Accepted Course Alternatives
  • MATH& 151Calculus I5 CR
  • MATH& 152Calculus II5 CR
  • MATH& 163Calculus 35 CR
  • MATH& 153Calculus III CR
  • MATH 238Intro to Differential Equations5 CR
  • MATH& 254Calculus IV CR
  • Human Relations

  • Take one of the following courses

  • BTC General Education Offerings (3-5 Credits)
  • CMST& 210Interpersonal Communications5 CR
  • PSYC& 100General Psychology5 CR
  • SOC& 101Introduction to Sociology5 CR

  • Commonly Accepted Course Alternatives
  • ANTH& 100Survey of Anthropology0 CR