You may have already earned college credit by completing Career and Technical Education
(CTE) courses at your high school. Career and Technical Education credits provide
a seamless pathway between articulated high school CTE classes and LCC professional/technical
programs. See below for contact and other important information.
Phone number: (360) 442-2496Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/cteLocated in the Admissions Center (ADC)
The LCC College in the High School program is a cooperative program between local
school districts and LCC. The program allows high school students the opportunity
to earn LCC college credit while simultaneously earning high school credit for approved
advanced high school courses. The courses are taught by high school teachers who work
closely with LCC faculty partners to ensure the course is equivalent to a similar
course taught on campus.
Phone number: (360) 442-2370Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/chsLocated in the Admissions Center (ADC)
Lower Columbia College is an official GED testing center. Adults who did not finish
high school may earn high school credentials by taking this series of four tests.
Practice and instruction is available to help you prepare for the GED test through
College and Career Preparation. See below for contact and other important information.
Phone number: (360) 442-2360Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/gedLocated in the Main Building (MAN)
Instruction (College and Career Preparation):
Phone number: (360) 442-2580Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/transitional/abeLocated in Vocational 159 (VOC 159)
Students who want to complete 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+:
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) 442-2580Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/transitional/hs-plusLocated in Vocational 159 (VOC 159)
Open Doors is a youth re-engagement program that provides education and services to
older youth, ages 16-21, who have dropped out of school, are behind on credits and
not expected to graduate on time, or are failing to thrive in the traditional high
school environment. Area school districts, including Longview and Kelso, have partnered
with LCC to offer this alternative path to a GED, high school diploma, and/or vocational
training. Students complete high school courses in a flexible, competency-based program.
Classes are available face-to-face, hybrid and online, and instructors and staff are
available to assist every step of the way. Eligible students can also begin work on
a certificate or college degree while applying those same classes to their high school
requirements. Tuition, books, supplies, tutoring and individual career guidance are
provided at no cost.
Phone number: (360) 442-2691Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/transitional/open-doorsLocated in Physical Science 106 (PSC 106)
Running Start allows qualifying Washington State high school juniors and seniors to
enroll into college level courses and earn college and high school credits at the
same time. The program covers tuition costs for those who meet minimum academic requirements.
Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch may also receive assistance with fees
and books. Visit LCC's Running Start webpages or call the Running Start Office to
learn more. See below for contact and other important information.
Phone number: (360) 442-2442Webpage: lowercolumbia.edu/running-startLocated upstairs in the Student Center (STC - second floor)