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 new applied bachelor’s degrees.

Highline College Degree Programs

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 Education Paths. Plus, applied bachelor’s degrees are now available in certain fields.
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.

Now you can earn applied bachelor’s degrees at Highline in four programs: Cybersecurity and Forensics, Global Trade and Logistics, Respiratory Care, and Youth Development. These new 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.
Complete or enhance your high school education at Highline. One popular way is through our Running Start program.
If you did not finish high school and want to earn a diploma or GED, learn about the many options at Highline.
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.
Find a variety of personal and professional courses through Continuing Education.