Notification of Suspension of Business Technology AAAS and Certificate of Proficiency 

This message is a notification to the campus of a significant program change that received temporary approval in Summer of 2019.  

The following two Shoreline offerings are on temporary hiatus (our accrediting body refers to this as “suspension”) for a minimum of one and maximum of two years, starting in Winter 2020: 

·         Business Technology, AAAS 

·         Business Technology, Certificate  

The rationale for putting these offerings on hold is not tied to the current budget review process, but is based on advisory committee feedback indicating the current curriculum is not adequately preparing students for jobs that are available in the region. A program planning exercise has already been conducted with the advisory committee, and there are plans in the works to develop new program options as part of the Business Technology program within the next two years.   Note that the Microsoft Software Applications Certificate of Completion (EPC 551A) is still active, as is the Business Technology program as a whole. In addition, the suspension of these program options has had no effect on any other programs within the Business Department (Accounting, Business Administration, Purchasing & Supply Chain Management).

If you have questions about this change, please contact Bayta Maring, Shoreline’s Accreditation Liaison Officer (;  206-546-6949). 

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