Associate in Arts - Bridge to Native Pathways

Designed for residents of tribal communities in Western Washington, this degree leads directly into The Evergreen State College's Native Pathways BA program. Most of the courses are taken online.

Grays Harbor College, The Evergreen State College, and the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges have partnered to provide improved access to the transfer Associate in Arts Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree to residents of tribal communities in Western Washington. This liberal arts program is intellectually rigorous and culturally relevant. It honors indigenous knowledge and Western European scholarly traditions.

Students enrolled in this cohort program earn the GHC direct transfer Associate in Arts Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) degree and can matriculate directly into Native American Pathways BA program at The Evergreen State College, a liberal arts degree which has served six Western Washington tribal communities with positive outcomes since 1989.

A cultural feature of the Bridge to Native Pathways program are the hybrid elective credits that take place at the Evergreen Longhouse for student presentations, guest speakers, lecture, and seminar.  Although these classes meet at The Evergreen State College twice a quarter, the credits are part of the GHC curriculum monitored and taught by GHC faculty. Check with program advisors for specific course selections.

Degree Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate critical thinking
  • Demonstrate information literacy
  • Demonstrate quantitative literacy
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility
  • Demonstrate social responsibility
  • Demonstrate preparation for upper division study

More Information on the Native Pathways Program