Lower Columbia College was established in 1934 as Lower Columbia Junior College. In 1961 it was elevated to a community college. In 1967 it joined the state-supported community college system.

Today, the college is a comprehensive community and technical college offering over 90 program options in eight career pathways. Students can also prepare for college level studies or complete high school with our College and Career Preparation programs.

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Programs of Study

Whether your goal is to enter the workforce or transfer to a university, there are many programs to choose from.


Whether your classroom is fully online, hybrid, or on campus, Lower Columbia College is here to ensure that technology works for you as you fulfill your learning goals.

Community & Visitors

Higher education improves quality of life, not only for degree and certificate seeking students, but for the entire community.


Lower Columbia College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

College Leadership

LCC has been recognized as an innovator and early adopter of programs that help students overcome obstacles to college completion.


LCC is getting a new computer system in March 2020, called ctcLink, which streamlines old functions and adds new tools.

Diversity & Equity

Celebrating and embracing diversity of all kinds, including differing beliefs, cultures, people, and experiences.

Employment at LCC

Exciting employment opportunities to make a positive impact on student learning and the community.


Tax-exempt 501(C)(3) non-profit organization providing financial support to the college where public funds are not sufficient.

Guided Pathways

Guided Pathways is a whole new way of organizing college to maximize the student experience.


Use this technology tool to check your to-do list, find campus resources, communicate with your advisor, and more.

News & Media

News and media about LCC tell the story of our commitment to higher education, our faculty and staff, and our students' success.


Fact Books

Facts on student enrollment, demographics, personnel, financial data, facilities and resources, community, and more!

News and Media Contact:

 Wendy Hall, Vice President, Effectiveness & College Relations, Lower Columbia College

  (360) 442-2491