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University Credit (UC) - Program Laddering

Many NWCC career programs such as Applied Coastal Ecology (ACE), Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Social Service Worker include university credit (transferable) courses.

After completing university credit courses or an Associate Degree, students may choose to take a more direct route on their chosen career path by enrolling in a career program at Northwest Community College or another post-secondary institution. Credits from completed UC courses can transfer* to the career program - another great way to get a head start on a career!

Obtaining a credential in a career program is of benefit for university credit students or university graduates as it augments their academic and theoretical knowledge with applied learning skills, improving employment potential and career advancement opportunities.

Visit the University Credit Courses section for a comprehensive list of all UC courses.

*Students who plan to transfer credit to another NWCC program or postsecondary institution should first consult with the institution to determine admission requirements and appropriate university credit electives. For more information about course transferability visit