Seattle Central College is a state college located in Seattle, Washington, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. It is one of the three colleges that make up the Seattle Colleges District. Its programs include Information Technologies, Business Administration, Healthcare, Apparel Design, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Graphic Design, and other programs. The college has been called one of the nation's most diverse colleges. There is a substantial international student population served by the International Education Programs division as well as many immigrant and refugee students taking ESL courses through the Basic and Transitional Studies division. Seattle Central College also encompasses the Wood Construction Center and Seattle Maritime Academy, which are on separate campuses in order to house the very specific tools and workspaces needed.
Seattle Central College offers two accredited bachelor's degree programs, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Behavioral Science, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Allied Health. The applied nature of the degrees places increased emphasis on teaching practical skills, versus theory. In addition, two-year associate's degrees are offered that comply with Washington's Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA). The DTA guarantees that all credits taken will be accepted for transfer to any state university in Washington for completion of a bachelor's degree at that institution for persons wanting to pursue a B.A. or B.S. outside of Seattle Central.