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Basic Education for Adults

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This is a draft version of the LCC Catalog and is intended for review purposes only.

Basic Education for Adults


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.

For more information, or to enroll, contact the Transitional Studies Department office at 360.442.2580, stop by Vocational Building, room 159, or visit lowercolumbia.edu/transitional/abe.

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.

For more information, or to enroll, contact the Transitional Studies Department office at 360.442.2580, stop by Vocational Building, room 159, or visit lowercolumbia.edu/transitional/esl.

High School 21+ 

Students, 21 years or older, 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 21+ program (HS21+).

Tailored for adults with busy schedules, HS21+ high school credit bearing classes are available morning, afternoon, and evening at several locations including LCC and Woodland and in a variety of formats including face-to-face, hybrid, and online.

Different than traditional high school completion programs, High School 21+:

  • 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.

For more information, or to enroll, contact the Transitional Studies Department office at 360.442.2580, stop by Vocational Building, room 159, or visit lowercolumbia.edu/transitional/hs-21.

I-BEST

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

Integrated Basic Education & Skills Training (I-BEST) is a proven program for student success.  I-BEST students have double the certificate/degree completion rate, a result of hands-on training combined with twice the support and instruction to help students excel.

I-BEST faculty and professional/technical faculty work together in the classroom in a team teaching partnership and I-BEST instructors are available for up to five hours or more each week to assist students in an academic support classroom where instruction is targeted to classroom studies. College credits earned can be applied toward two year Associate degrees in high demand career fields, including:

  • Business Management
  • Diesel Technology/Heavy Equipment Preventative Maintenance
  • Manufacturing Occupations--Welding & Machine Shop
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Business Technology Administrative Support
  • Certified Nursing Assistant/Health Occupations Core
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Reception
  • Welding

For more information call 360.442.2584 or visit lowercolumbia.edu/transitional/ibest.

 

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