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Transitional Studies

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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+

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+ program.

Tailored for adults with busy schedules, High School+ credit bearing classes are available morning, afternoon, and evening.

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

  • 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 a 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.

I-BEST instructors are available to students for up to five hours or more each week in an academic support classroom. College credits earned can be applied toward two year Associate degrees in high demand career fields.

Accounting & Business

  • Business: General Business - Certificate of Proficiency (COP)
  • Business: Retail Management Certificate of Completion (COC)
  • Business Technology: Administrative Support - Certificate of Proficiency (COP)
  • Business Technology: Basic Office Skills - Certificate of Completion (COC)
  • Business Technology: Medical Reception - Certificate of Proficiency (COP)

Teacher Education & Early Learning

  • Early Childhood Education: (State Certificate) - Certificate of Proficiency (COP)
  • Early Childhood Education: (State Short Certificate) - General - Certificate of Specialization (COS)
  • Early Childhood Education: (State Initial Certificate) - Certificate of Completion (COC)
  • Early Childhood Education: (State Short Certificate) - Infants & Toddlers - Certificate of Specialization (COS)
  • Early Childhood Education: (State Short Certificate) - School Age Care - Certificate of Specialization (COS)
  • Early Childhood Education: (State Short Certificate) - Family Child Care - Certificate of Specialization (COS)
  • Early Childhood Education: (State Short Certificate) - Administration- Certificate of Specialization (COS)

Health Sciences & Wellness

  • Allied Health: Health Occupations Core for the Healthcare Worker - Certificate of Completion (COC)
  • Medical Assisting: Certificate of Proficiency (COP)
  • Nursing Assistant: Certificate of Completion (COC)

Manufacturing, Trades & Transportation

  • Automotive Technology: Maintenance and Light Repair - Certificate of Proficiency (COP)
  • Diesel/Heavy Equipment: Preventative Maintenance - Certificate of Proficiency (COP)
  • Manufacturing: Manufacturing Occupations - Certificate of Proficiency (COP)
  • Welding: Welding Technology - Certificate of Proficiency (COP)
  • Machine Trades: Certificate of Proficiency (COP)

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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