Lower Columbia College invites you to explore your interests, gain new perspectives, and build your dynamic future with us.

We offer the advantage of a large institution with the safe, friendly, and supportive environment that a smaller campus provides.You can study English, choose from nearly a hundred degree programs, and get involved in clubs, sports, and leadership opportunities. You will receive personal service, have close connections to faculty and classmates, and enjoy America's beautiful Pacific Northwest region.

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Active & Collaborative Learning

You will learn in small classes taught by faculty who are accomplished scholars and who become partners in your educational goals. Join in lively discussions that help you develop analytical and problem-solving skills. Explore topics from different perspectives, expand your point of view, and express your ideas thoughtfully and with confidence.

Student Life

Enjoy a variety of concerts, theatre performances, guest lectures,films, and other activities tthroughout the year.Get involved in student clubs and organizations focused on leadership, community service, the arts, academic and professional themes, and other areas of interest. Develop your talents and skills and connect with others who share your interests.

University Transfer

LCC offers university-level classes taught by knowledgeable, dedicated professors. Our faculty and staff are committed to helping you achieve your educational and career goals.

LCC has direct transfer agreements with top-rated regional universities. These agreements allow students to transfer with greater ease. After earning your associate degree at Lower Columbia College, you can transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree.

LCC's University Center allows students to earn a four-year university degree without having to move away. You can transfer to one of our partner schools, or anywhere in the U.S. Our advisors will help create a transfer plan just for you!

Intensive English Program

The Intensive English Program (IESL) provides strong academic English preparation for students planning to enter a college or university academic program. Our instructors have years of experience in teaching English to non-native speakers and many have lived and worked abroad. LCC's Intensive English Program offers open enrollment. No English proficiency scores are required to enroll.

Short Term Programs

LCC offers short-term customized programs throughout the year. Programs may range from a few days to three weeks, depending on the needs of the group. Programs are open for groups from educational institutions, government agencies, and private or public corporations. Participants must be at least 16 years of age.

International Programs Office

Agents and those inquiring about short term programs please contact LCC President Chris Bailey at cbailey@lowercolumbia.edu, 360.442.2101

Director of International Programs

  Marie Boisvert

Homestay Questions / Host Family Support

  Laura Abelarde, Program Coordinator

Independent Living Questions

  Justin Ford, Program Coordinator

IESL Questions / Student Support

  Anna Davis, Program Coordinator

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