North Seattle College (NSC or North Seattle) is a public college in Seattle, Washington. It is one of the three colleges comprising the Seattle Colleges District and part of the Washington Community and Technical Colleges system.
Founded in 1970, NSC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and offers associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and certificate programs as well as continuing education and college preparation programs. The Seattle Community Colleges District Board of Trustees voted unanimously in March 2014 to change the name of the District to Seattle Colleges and to change the name of the college to North Seattle College.
NSC programs include academic degrees, college prep and transfer, cross-disciplinary, continuing and senior adult education programs. NSC is also home to the Watch Technology Institute, the only two-year program in the art of Swiss watchmaking and technology in the Western United States. NSC also provides Running Start, where high school Juniors and Seniors can take college classes to earn high school credits as well as college credits.
Since 2010, as part of a new Washington State educational initiative, North Seattle College began offering Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree programs to students that have previously completed a two-year degree.