Transitional Studies

Where learning begins

Prepare for college level studies, earn a high school diploma, or improve your English skills for just $25 a quarter with scholarships available. No need to wait for the start of the quarter - you can join Transitional Studies classes in progress anytime.

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Apply for financial aid

Are you eligible to attend college for free?

Washington state has one of the most generous financial aid programs in the country. Don't miss out - apply for spring quarter or the 2023-24 academic year today!

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Medical Assisting

Apply now to become a Medical Assistant

Apply January 17 - April 17 to start in 2023-24. Degree and certificate options available. 

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learning commons

Get help from a tutor - for free!

Free, in-person and online tutoring is available through the Library/Learning Commons. Hours are M-Th, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm and F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. 

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Running Start

High school juniors and seniors - attend LCC tuition-free through Running Start!

The best thing since sliced bread - earn an associate degree and high school diploma at the same time, tuition-free. 

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Earn a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree from LCC

Now accepting applications for our Organizational Leadership & Technical Management OR Teacher Education program (to start in 2023-24 academic year). 

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News & Noteworthy

LCC holds job, education fair for future educators in February

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Northwest Voices event set for January 24

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Washington Legislature looks to aid rural districts, expand trades, cut costs for students

Filed state education bills that would have a direct effect on Southwest Washington prioritize students earning dual credit while in high school and eliminating ...

Lower Columbia College announces President's and Dean's lists for Fall 2022

To be named on the President’s List, students must be enrolled in 12 or more credits and earn between a 3.8 and 4.0 grade-point average for the quarter. To ...

Free lecture series on books kicks off in January at Lower Columbia College

The theme for the “Winter 2023 Community Conversations” lecture series is “Books that Move Us.” Organizers say discussions will focus on literary giants, popular ...

Cred for Washington's community colleges

With concerns about student debt mounting and the value of traditional, four-year degrees up for debate, the role of community colleges is expanding. ...

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