What is Transitional Studies?
Transitional Studies offers basic skills classes designed to prepare students for success in entry-level college courses and beyond.
Students receive advising, orientation, instruction, and support geared towards success in college. Through this assistance, underprepared students build skills in reading, writing, math, study skills, and college orientation. They also build confidence in their academic success.
Who can enroll in Transitional Studies?
Students who are at least 16 years old, are not enrolled in a public school, and who are U.S. citizens, immigrants, permanent residents or refugees.
Where is Transitional Studies?
Transitional Studies is located in the Vocational Building, Room 159.
When can I start?
Before enrolling in Transitional Studies courses, students must take a CASAS appraisal to ensure they begin studies at the level that matches their current skills in reading, writing and math.
Why should I enroll in Transitional Studies?
It is never too late to learn to read, do math, or learn English!
Programs and Services
ABE - Adult Basic Education
For those 16 years or older who need to review or learn basic skills for college entrance, employment, or preparation for the General Education Development (GED) exam.
ESL - English as a Second Language
Low cost classes to help non-English-speaking adult immigrants learn English skills. The program emphasizes work, life and communication skills. Aprenda Inglés ahora.
I-BEST - Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training
Students can earn a certificate in a high-demand career while earning college credits towards a degree.
I-TRANS - Integrated Transitional Studies
One to three-quarter program allowing students to achieve more than one level of English or math in a single quarter.
More Information about Transitional Studies
see sections on ABE, ESL or GED
Clubs and Organizations
Academic I-BEST: An Instructional Team's Reflection
LCC Academic I-BEST faculty share their experience and discuss the benefits of contextualized learning in a team-teaching environment.
Note: video opens in Windows Media Player. File size: 338 MB, Length 30 min.
LCC student overcomes leukemia to earn high school diploma
The Daily News, December 2, 2011
I-BEST wows during higher education work session
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Legislative News, March 4, 2011
Learn about I-BEST, I-TRANS, GED Fast Track and Bridges
In an increasingly difficult economy LCC has developed creative solutions to help students move further and faster toward a career pathway, building better skills for better jobs.