Programs of Interest
Washington’s community and technical colleges play a significant role in educating our workforce for today and tomorrow.
Two-year colleges prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, train for workforce skills, or gain adult literacy education to get better jobs.
Exciting programs have expanded the role of community and technical colleges:
- Applied Bachelor’s Degrees allow students to transfer certain applied two-year degrees to one of seven community and technical colleges to earn an applied bachelor degree.
- Centers of Excellence each focus on an industry strategic to the economic growth of a region or state. The twelve centers are built on reputations for fast, flexible, high quality education and training programs.
- Customized Employee Training provides training assistance to businesses that provide employment opportunities in Washington.
- I-BEST Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training pairs English as a second language and adult basic skills instructors with professional-technical instructors in the classroom to provide students with literacy education and workforce skills at the same time.
- Major Related Programs help transfer students better prepare for competitive admission programs at four-year colleges and universities
- Opportunity Grants help eligible students pursuing approved pathways with college and textbook costs, individual student support services, one-on-one tutoring, career advising, college success classes, emergency child care, and emergency transportation.
- University Contracts bring specific university degrees to community college campuses to meet the needs of local employers.
Contact Laura McDowell, Director of Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 360-704-4310, to learn how two-year colleges make a difference in their communities, the economy, and the state.
See the College Directory to connect with your nearest college.
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