Areas of Study

You can choose from more than 100 areas of study at Highline College. Here you’ll find similar fields of study grouped together in pathways to show related programs and courses. These pathways make it easy for you to find a career or program that matches your skills, interests and abilities.

Professional-Technical Education

For specific job training, look at Professional-Technical Options under each pathway. Some programs offer Certificates of Achievement (19 credits or less) while others offer AAS degrees and new applied bachelor’s degrees at Highline. Check with an adviser to help you plan your schedule.

Transfer Education

If you plan on transferring to a four-year school, see Transfer Options listed under each pathway. Some Professional-Technical programs also offer applied transfer degrees. Because transfer requirement vary, check with an adviser and the intended transfer institution to help you plan.

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Take a look at the wide range of Profession-Technical degrees and certificates Highline offers.

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Pathways

People who have good communication skills and are highly creative—such as graphic designers, journalists, artists and musicians—work in this area.

Teachers and librarians are just some of the professionals in education and library services. People in this area typically enjoy helping others and have good communication skills.

If you enjoy working with people and want to help others, you may be interested in the health and wellness field. This field includes nurses, fitness trainers and medical office workers.

Transfer Options

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiologic Technology / Ultrasound Technology
  • Veterinary Medicine