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Coastline Community College

Degree Associates
Coastline Community College

Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust (BHMT) has partnered with Coastline Community College to provide a completely online solution to help you reach that goal. Coastline is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. As a Coastline Community College student, you will have more than 28 AA/AS degree programs to choose from.
A typical AA/AS degree with CCC requires 60 semester hours (approximately 20 classes) to complete. If you qualify for admission, BHMT will pay your tuition directly to Coastline for courses required for your Associate Degree.
A degree is not your only option. Coastline also offers 27 Academic Certificates to help get your feet wet.
Highly-Recommended: If you are new to distance learning or just need a refresher course, take EDUC C108 to build a solid foundation and help you succeed online.


Who Should Enroll?

Anyone with prior college-level experience wishing to complete their AA or AS degree.


This program is open to BHMT bargaining unit members employed at Kaiser Permanente who are eligible to receive benefits from the Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust and Tuition Reimbursement program. See a BHMT Career Counselor for options if you have not met this criteria.



How Do I Get Started In This Program?
  1. Go to Update your information or create a new account if you have not done so. (required)
  2. Meet with your Career Counselor to determine your eligibility. Your Career Counselor will also provide the information you need for next steps. Contact your regional career counselor.


TIP: You may apply for the BHMT Individual Stipend Program to use while obtaining your degree.



  • You must be a KP Union Alliance or Coalition Employee with “active” KP employment status.
  • You must have completed your probationary period.
  • You must be a benefited employee typically working 20 or more hours per week.
  • Have computer access with Internet

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  • Participants must have a reliable computer with a high speed internet connection.
  • If you don’t have access to a reliable computer, we can lend you one! Learn more.
  • They also need a current version of a common browser (such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox).


Academic Calendar



View Coastline’s Academic Calendar for registration and drop deadlines.



Academic Plan

Creating a Coastline Academic Plan is essential to success and required for all participants in the Degree Completion Program. Every student will be expected to complete their Academic Plan before their third 8-week session at Coastline. More information is available on the Coastline Academic planning webpage.



TRANSFER IN – Make your experience at Ben ‘U’ work for you. Students enrolled at Ben ‘U’ education partners will be able to transfer many credits they have taken from our Ben ‘U’ providers and apply them to Coastline’s program.


Official transcripts from all institutions are subject to review by Coastline to determine the appropriate articulation of each completed course. A counselor from Coastline will help you identify how transfer courses can be applied to your major.


Thinking about an Associate’s degree but haven’t taken a Ben ‘U’ course yet? Talk to your BHMT Career Counselor or Academic Success Coach about which Ben ‘U’ classes would transfer into the AA/AS degree you want to pursue.


TRANSFER OUT – Coastline has several articulation agreements with institutions within California that offer guaranteed admission to community college students who meet specific requirements. Coastline also has several degree pathways with private or out-of-state schools that are for students planning to complete their Associate’s Degree with Coastline and later transfer to a four-year institution. To view the degree pathways, refer to the specific Associate’s Degree you are interested in.


Coastline’s Online Associate to Bachelor’s Degree Program (Learning 1st)

Learning 1st (L1st) is an online academic pathway program available through a collaborative partnership between Coastline College and four nationally recognized, regionally-accredited public 4-year institutions – Pennsylvania State University, Troy University (Troy), the University of Illinois-Springfield and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Learning 1st students receive an academic plan that leads to a Coastline associate (AA/AS) degree to a baccalaureate (BA or BS) degree. In addition, students receive advising support and access to various online student support services, resources, and libraries from both institutions.

Learning 1st is now available to BHMT participants with an educational goal in Human Services or Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management at Troy University; BHMT benefits will cover tuition for both institutions. Those wishing to pursue the other Learning 1st Pathways may use their KP Tuition Reimbursement benefit toward those pathways.

Please visit for more information about this program.


Career Counseling

Your first step is with your BHMT Career Counselor who will help you to develop an overall career plan. During your time at Coastline, you will be required to check-in with your Academic Success Coach. This certificate will allow you to remain active in the Degree Completion Program. BHMT Career Counselors are available to assist you with your overall career plan and to discuss how previous course work may fit. Your BHMT Team—Career Counselors, Academic Success Coaches and Project Managers, can also ensure that you are accessing all the tools available to help you in your studies. Contact your regional career counselor.



Student Agreement

This program and participation is governed by the terms of the BHMT Student Agreement. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the student agreement; by registering and participating in this program you are agreeing to comply with it.



Unsuccessful Course Completion and Dropped Class Policy

Ben U programs require your time and effort on a consistent basis as well as communicating with the course instructor, tutor, or BHMT Career Counselor if you are having difficulties or conflicts. Should you not complete your program successfully with a ‘C’ or better, pass, or drop the course by the institution’s 1st drop date, your participation in Trust programs may be suspended for a period of twelve months.