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Transitional Studies

Transitional Studies


Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes are designed to help adult students, 16 years or older, acquire the skills needed to keep up with a demanding, technology driven job market, affordably and conveniently. To accommodate busy schedules, classes are available morning, afternoon, evening, and in a variety of online formats to help students:

  • earn credits required to complete a Washington State High School Diploma
  • prepare for the General Education Development (GED) exam
  • develop or refresh the knowledge and skills required for college-level classes
  • prepare for college entrance exams

Students study English and math in the context of science, history, government, occupational education, health, fine arts, and digital literacy.  Classes are available on campus, online and at various locations including LCC and Woodland Middle School. Tuition is just $25 per quarter. Financial assistance is available for those who need it. See below for contact and other important information.

Phone number: (360) 442-2580
Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/transitional/abe
Located in Vocational  (VOC 159)

English as a Second Language (ESL)

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are designed to help adult students, 16 years or older, acquire the English skills needed to pursue a career pathway in a demanding, technology driven job market, affordably and conveniently. To accommodate busy schedules, classes are available morning and evening to help students:

  • develop the English language skills required to transition into Adult Basic Education
  • earn credits required to complete a Washington State High School Diploma
  • prepare for the General Education Development (GED) exam 

Students study English in the context of science, history, government, occupational education, health, fine arts, and digital literacy. Classes are available on campus, and at various locations including LCC, the Broadway Learning Center and Woodland High School. Tuition is just $25 per quarter. Financial assistance is available for those who need it. See below for contact and other important information.

Phone number: (360) 442-2580
Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/transitional/esl
Located in Vocational  (VOC 159)

High School Plus

Students who want to finish, or earn, a Washington State High School Diploma and prepare for college or career conveniently and affordably, enroll in the High School Plus program.

Tailored for adults with busy schedules, High School Plus credit bearing classes are available morning, afternoon, and evening at several locations including LCC, Goodwill, and Woodland and in a variety of formats including face-to-face, hybrid, and online.

Different than traditional high school completion programs, High School Plus:

  • awards credit for prior learning achieved through work, life, and military experience
  • awards credit for previous high school and college transcripts
  • offers a diploma that is more accepted by the military than other equivalency options
  • opens the door to federal financial aid for college
  • helps to develop or refresh the knowledge and skills required for college-level classes
  • helps students prepare for college entrance exams

Students must demonstrate competency in English and math in the context of required subjects including science, history, government, occupational education, health and fine arts. Tuition is just $25 per quarter. Financial assistance is available for those who need it. See below for contact and other important information.

Phone number: (360) 442-2580
Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/transitional/hs-plus
Located in Vocational 159 (VOC 159)

I-BEST

I-BEST helps students with a fast track to career and student success.

  • I-BEST students get twice the instruction and support.
  • I-BEST students learn in a team teaching environment with up to five hours or more each week of assistance.
  • I-BEST students can apply credits toward a professional-technical degree in a high-demand career field.

College credits earned can be applied toward two year Associate degrees in high demand career fields, including:

  • Business
    • General Business
    • Retail Management
  • Business Technology
    • Administrative Support
    • Basic Office Skills
    • Medical Reception
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Healthcare
    • Allied Health/Health Occupations Core
    • Medical Assisting
    • Nursing Assistant
  • Vocational
    • Diesel/Heavy Equipment
    • Machine Trades
    • Manufacturing
    • Welding

See below for contact and other important information.

Phone number: (360) 442-2584
Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/transitional/ibest
Located in Vocational  (VOC 159)

 

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