IP Short-Term Certificate

If you are interested in studying in the U.S. for a short period of time without completing a degree, consider enrolling in an IP Short-Term Certificate (IP-STC). This program allows you to take college classes for between three and 12 months and earn a certificate. If you are enrolled in an IP-STC, you may also have the chance to take advantage of other learning opportunities offered at Seattle Colleges, such as internships and volunteering.

These IP-STCs also offer the option to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), which gives students on an F-1 or M-1 visa the opportunity to pursue a paid internship or employment to gain practical, on-the-job experience relevant to their field of study.

Business in a Global Society

Learn about business practices, trends, and issues within an interdisciplinary, global context.

Sample Classes:
- Survey of Economics
- Diversity Issues in Business
- Internet Law

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Computer Science & Technology

Focus on how computing systems and information support research, communications, and business.

Sample Classes:
- Information Systems Concepts
- Programming Concepts & Fundamentals
- Project Management

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Cultures & Communication

Learn about culture, communication, media, and society in local, national, and global contexts.

Sample Classes:
- Intercultural Communication
- Contemporary Issues in Anthropology
- Marketing Fundamentals

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General Studies

Design your own program for maximum flexibility and an opportunity to take the widest variety of subjects.

Sample subjects include:
- Art
- Business
- Science

MBA Preparation

If you're a student in a non-business field, take the core business courses you need to meet graduate school requirements.

Sample Classes:
- Principles of Accounting
- Macroeconomics
- Business Law

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Descriptions for all our IP Short-Term Certificate classes are available in our course catalog. Please note that some classes in the above lists have prerequisites. This means that prior to enrolling in those classes, you must have already completed the courses noted in the prerequisite section. Additionally, not all classes are available every quarter. To see classes offered in an upcoming or recent quarter, visit our quarterly class schedules: North | Central | South.