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.
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.
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).
Seventy-eight percent of students completing job-training programs in Washington’s community and technical colleges in 2011–12 were employed seven to nine months after leaving college, despite the sluggish economy.
Source: 2012–13 Academic Year Report. Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (December 2013).