What We Offer
If you are ready to learn, we offer a starting point that is right for you. Do you want to earn a short-term certificate to get a job in a specific field? Are you looking to earn an associate degree to transfer? Or do you want to earn a high school diploma while earning college credit? We offer all of that and more, including applied bachelor’s degrees.
Learn skills for a new or current job
If your goal is to get a job right after graduation in a specific field or build professional skills for your current job, begin by earning a certificate or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Explore our Professional-Technical degrees and certificates.
Earn college credits for transferring
If your goal is to transfer to a regional or state college or university, begin by earning an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree at Highline. Washington students have statewide transfer agreements that allow them to earn the first 90 credits at a community college and transfer those credits to public—and most private—colleges and universities in the state. Check with an adviser and the intended transfer institution about other transfer options. Visit Highline’s Transfer Center for helpful resources and information.
The Honors Scholar Program is another valuable resource and offers students who take Honors Seminar personalized coaching in the college transfer process.
Earn a bachelor’s degree
You can earn applied bachelor’s degrees in seven programs: Cybersecurity and Forensics, Global Trade and Logistics, Respiratory Care, Youth Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education and Integrated Design.
These applied bachelor’s degree programs build on Highline’s strong AAS degree programs. You can also earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree on Highline’s main campus through Central Washington University–Des Moines.
Enhance your high school education
Earn a high school diploma
Prepare for college-level courses
Find a variety of noncredit courses to help you improve academic skills, prepare for the GED or earn a high school diploma. These pre-college level courses include English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Education Development (GED).
You can learn English at Highline. We have a wide range of classes for you. You can be brand new to English. Or, you may just need to brush up before taking college-level courses.
Highline College Athletics: Home of the Thunderbirds
The Highline College Athletics Department is a member of the Northwest Athletics Conference and consists of nine sports: Men’s and Women’s Basketball; Men’s and Women’s Soccer; Men’s Wrestling; Women’s Volleyball; Women’s Tennis; Women’s Fastpitch; and Women’s Golf. Visit the Athletics Website.
Take enrichment courses
Find a variety of personal and professional courses through Continuing Education.