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Highline Community College is located near Seattle, in Des Moines, Washington.
Community College
2400 South 240th Street
Des Moines, Washington
98198 U.S.A.

ph 206-870-3725
fx 206-870-3738

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(Scholarships available)

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Highline Community College near Seattle, Washington

Highline Community College has earned a reputation for academic excellence and outstanding student services. Located just 20 minutes from the excitement of downtown Seattle, the campus area is surrounded by mountains and lakes perfect for hiking, skiing, and other activities. Highline's beautiful campus offers a spectacular view of the Puget Sound waterway and Olympic Mountains. Seattle is known for popular music, professional sports, and industry leaders such as Microsoft and Starbucks.

Highline Community College is a public, two-year institution that offers the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science (for university transfer) and Associate of Applied Science (for career training) degrees. Classes taken for the Associate of Arts degree are similar to the first two years of general education courses required at university. Students from Highline have successfully transferred to the University of Washington, Washington State University, Seattle University, New York University, Columbia University, and many others around the country.

Highline's residential setting in the Seattle area makes it an ideal choice for students that want to combine opportunities for cultural and recreational activities with a world-class education. Currently, more than 10,000 students (including 200 international students) study at Highline.

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Highline Community College near Seattle, Washington

College / University Transfer Degrees
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Students who are interested in transferring to university to complete their Bachelor's Degree start their education at Highline. Students complete an Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree, and the Highline staff helps make the transfer and transition to a four-year university as smooth as possible. Highline offers a wide variety of majors for university transfer:

American Sign Language
Behavioral Science
Computer Science
Culture, Gender, Global Studies
Fine Arts
Foreign Languages
Life / General Sciences
Physical Education
Political Science

Professional / Technical Programs and Certificates
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Professional and Technical Programs at Highline lead to Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees or Certificates of Completion. Students who earn an AAS degree can work in the U.S. for one year after completing their program. Highline students have been hired by respected companies such as Alaska Airlines, Nintendo, Disney, The Hilton Hotel, the Port of Seattle and many others.

Administration of Justice
Administrative Assistant
C++ Programming
Client-Server Programmer
Computer Information Systems
Computer Network Specialist
Customer Service Specialist
Database Management
Dispensing Optician (Apprenticeship)
Drafting / Design Technology
Early Childhood Education
Forensic Science
Graphic Design (Production Illustration)
Hotel / Tourism Management
Human Services Technology
Import / Export Business Management
International Cargo Transportation
Interior Design
International Business
Journalism / Mass Media
Law: Paralegal
Library Technician (Apprenticeship)
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marketing / Selling
Medical Assistant
Medical Transcriptionist
Microcomputer Support Specialist
Nursing - Registered Nurse
Office Management
Parent Education
Paraeducator (Education)
Patient Care Specialist
Printing - Offset Press
Production Illustration
Respiratory Care
Small Business Entrepreneurship
Travel / Transportation
Transportation Agent (Air Transportation)
Visual Basic Programming
UNIX System Administration

Intensive English for College Preparation
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Kaplan English Programs provides English as a Second Language (ESL) training on the Highline campus to prepare students for college. Students who complete the Intermediate level at Kaplan can transfer to Highline with no TOEFL. Our Bridge Program allows students to take courses at Highline and Kaplan so they can start college while continuing to improve their English skills.

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Scholarship Opportunities

Highline Community College offers several financial awards to qualified international students. The dollar amount, terms, eligibility, and submission requirements of each award vary, so please contact us by expressing your academic preference and completing the form. Examples of awards:

  • Academic Scholarship: Recipients pay only resident tuition for their second year at Highline.
  • Associate of Arts Transfer Scholarship / Professional and Technical Scholarship: $1000 tuition reduction for up to three quarters at Highline.

Housing Options

  • Homestay: Our local agencies arrange for students to experience American daily life by living with a family
  • Dormitory: Students can live in our dormitory, which is located just five minutes from campus
  • Apartment: Students are welcome to find their own apartment to live alone or with friends

Highline Student Life

Highline students enjoy an active campus life through clubs, fun activities, or just hanging out with friends. International student leaders plan events, parties, trips, and other activities to make it easy to build friendships. Our Conversation Pal program helps international students meet American students on campus and chat for one hour each week. Clubs and organizations offer a comfortable atmosphere for students to meet others, have fun and gain leadership skills. Whether you're interested in anime, math, Vietnamese culture or political affairs, there's a club for you!

We look forward to welcoming you to Highline Community College! To proceed with the inquiry process, review all of our academic programs, and select the ones that interest you. Then complete the inquiry form, and we'll respond to you directly. Thanks!