Professional Technical Education & Instructional Design


Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission are an Applied Science Associate degree with a minimum of 25 Quarterly General Education Credits, which must include college level: algebra (or above), English (ENGL& 101), psychology (PSYC& 100 or equivalent), and a minimum of five credits in natural world (NW) electives, and five credits in humanities (VLPA) electives. In addition, you will need to submit your application packet to include references two letters of recommendation and your personal statement. You can read more about admission in the Application Portal.

Admission Status

Students may be admitted to the Professional Technical Education & Instructional Design program under one of the following conditions:


  • You will be fully admitted to the program when all admission requirements have been completed and accepted by the Executive Dean.


  • If you are within 25 quarter credits of completing an associate degree, including the program entry requirements, you may be admitted provisionally into the program on a space available basis. This is in addition to the conditions cited above regarding journey card status and other associate degrees.


  • If you have a cumulative GPA below 2.5, you may be admitted under probationary status. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for the first 30 quarter credits and then petition to the BAS Programs Manager for full admittance.


  • You can take up to 15 credits in the Professional Technical Education & Instructional Design program prior to admission. Non-matriculated students must gain permission from a Faculty Coordinator to join classes prior to admission.

Priority will be given to students with a Washington State AAS-T degree

Priority will be given to students with a Washington state AAS-T degree or equivalent.  Students with a Washington state Associate of Arts-Transfer or Associate of Science-Transfer degree may also be admitted to the program permitting that they meet the 2-year minimum work experience requirement. Students entering with any degree type will need to complete all upper-division courses with a GPA of 2.0 or higher, earn a minimum of 180 college-level credits, and will be required to work with the BAS Department to develop appropriate substitutions for lower-division general education requirements.

Program Requirements

Everyone admitted to the program must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and must be registered for a minimum of 10 PTEID credits each quarter. Please note: You need to be registered for a minimum of 12 credits per quarter to be considered a full-time student by the financial aid department.