Career Pathways is a partnership between college and high school instructors designed to guide local students into high-skill, high-wage careers with local industries.

High school students can earn college credit for high school classes, without leaving high school or doing additional homework!

Dual credit is applied for career and technical education (CTE) courses, which then transfer to college programs. Once you finish high school you can apply your Career Pathways credits to one of Lower Columbia College's professional-technical programs.

Career Pathways courses earned through Lower Columbia College will transfer to any Washington State two-year institution or college, and some four-year colleges.


Reasons to participate:

  • Save time and money
  • Earn college credit while in high school
  • Get hands-on experience
  • Get a solid foundation in a marketable career
  • Choose a career pathway while still in high school

How to get started:

  • Talk to your high school counselor to choose a Career Pathways program
  • Enroll in supporting classes offered at your high school at SERS
  • Complete the online registration form. Download the CWCDC Registration Guide to help you along.
  • Submit registration form to LCC's Career Pathways office.
  • Earn a B or better grade in Career Pathways classes and receive college credits

Partner high schools:

  • Battle Ground High School
  • Castle Rock High School
  • Clark County Skills Center
  • Clatskanie High School
  • Kalama High School
  • Kelso High School
  • Longview High Schools
  • Rainier High School
  • Toledo High School
  • Toutle Lake High School
  • Wahkiakum High School
  • Woodland High School

Contact Career Pathways

Career Pathways is conveniently located in the Career & Employment Center in the Admissions Center. Make an appointment to discuss your future by visiting in person during regular business hours, call 360.442.2330, or email careerhlp@lowercolumbia.edu.

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