Location: Shoreline is located in Seattle, Washington in a safe, quiet neighborhood with direct bus access to downtown. Within minutes you are in the center of this exciting city on the northwest coast of the U.S. that is rich in cultural and outdoor activities. Seattle's spectacular natural setting features emerald forests, snow-capped mountains and beautiful Puget Sound, making it one of the best places to live in the United States.
Easy to Transfer to University: Shoreline offers a two-year degree that makes it easy to transfer to university for the final two years of your bachelor's degree. Shoreline is recognized for sending a high percentage of its graduates on to four-year universities, including the nearby University of Washington and Seattle University -- as well as other nationally known universities. For the student who wishes to earn a bachelor's degree at a U.S. university, a degree from Shoreline opens many doors.
Start College Courses While You Complete ESL: Shoreline offers a comprehensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program that allows international students to take college classes while completing the higher levels of their ESL training. This unique combination of ESL and academic course work allows Shoreline international students to enter the U.S. educational system in a supportive environment. Shoreline faculty work together to ensure international student success!
No TOEFL: Shoreline does NOT require international student applicants to take the TOEFL examination. Instead, each Shoreline student is asked to take an ESL proficiency test upon arrival in the U.S. in order to place them in the appropriate classes.
Quality Education at an Affordable Price: Shoreline Community College is well known for its excellent academic programs and dedicated professors. At significantly less cost than attending comparable programs at U.S. universities, Shoreline is the affordable choice for high-quality U.S. higher education.
Shoreline offers many choices, from university transfer programs for those wishing to receive a degree from a four-year college or university, to professional / technical programs. The university transfer programs award AAS and AS Degrees. In essence, two years at Shoreline are equal to the first two years of university:
2 years at Shoreline + 2 years at University = 4-year University Degree
Shoreline Community College can prepare you to transfer to a four-year university in the following areas of study:
Arts and Sciences: American Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Art (Ceramics, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture), Art History, Asian Languages and Literature, Astronomy, Atmospheric Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, China Studies, Cinema Studies, Classics, Communications (Media Studies, Editorial Journalism, International / Intercultural Communication), Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Drama, Economics, English, Environmental Engineering Geology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Ethnomusicology, General Studies, Geography, Geological Sciences, Geophysics, Germanics, History, Humanities, International Studies, Journalism, Japan Studies, Jewish Studies, Korea Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Music, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, Neurobiology, Peace and Strategic Studies, Philosophy, Physical Education / Exercise and Sports Science, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Recreation, Religious Studies, Romance Language and Literature, Russian, East European and Central Asia Studies, Scandanavian Language and Literature, Slavic Language and Literature, East European Language and Literature, Society and Justice, Sociology, South Asian Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, Speech and Hearing Communication, Statistics, Theater Arts, Women Studies, Zoology
Business Administration: Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Business Administration, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Management Info Systems, Marketing, Production / Operations Management
Dentistry: Dental Hygiene, Dentistry
Education: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Educational Administration, Human Services
Engineering: Aeronautics and Astronautics, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Technical Communication
Forest Resources: Wildland Resources, Forest Engineering, Forest Resources Management, Pulp and Paper Sciences, Urban Forestry, Wildlife Science
Health Sciences: Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health, Medical Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician's Assistant, Physician, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Respiratory Therapy, Veterinary Medicine
Ocean and Fishery Science: Fisheries, Oceanography
Social Work: Social Welfare
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For students interested in professional / technical training, Shoreline offers state-of-the-art programs in many of today's most popular fields. These focused programs enable students to gain the professional skills they need to get a job after returning to their home country. Examples of our quality programs include:
Computer Applications: This program will prepare you for a career in microcomputer support or sales. You will be skilled in business computer applications, operating systems, local area networks, systems analysis and design, as well as database and programming languages.
Music Technology: The Music Department at Shoreline Community College, with more than 20 faculty members, is the largest among Washington state's community colleges. This depth allows a student to choose from a full range of offerings, including a two-year classical music theory series, popular music theory, songwriting, private and group vocal and instrumental instruction, music appreciation, jazz history, technical training in audio engineering, ProTools, sound reinforcement, and MIDI composition and production. The Music Technology program at Shoreline is designed to familiarize the student who is interested in music merchandising, audio engineering, Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) composition / production, and performance practice with the current trends of the profession. Specific options include Digital / Audio Engineering, MIDI Music Production, Music Merchandising, and Performance. Approved electives may include Introduction to Music Theory, Music in World Cultures, Rhythm Section Techniques, Pop and Commercial Music Theory, Advanced Studio and Sound Maintenance.
Graphic Design: You will learn to use computer software applications for graphic design, illustration, web design, and multimedia. Graduates of the Graphic Design option may find employment in a variety of settings including advertising agencies, public relations firms and design studios.
Business: Accounting, Beauty Salon Management, Business Administration (General Business, Integrated Technology, International Business, Management, Marketing, Retail Management, Small Business Management), Business Technology, Computer Information Systems (Accounting, Business Administration, Business Technology, Networks, PC Tech Support, Programming, Web Developer), Cosmetology, Marketing - Visual Communication Technology, Purchasing Management
Health Occupations: Dental Hygiene Program, Health Care Information, Health Information Technology, Medical Reimbursement Specialist, Medical Transcription, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nursing
Humanities: Dietetic Technology, Visual Communication Technology (Digital Interactive Media, Digital Photography and Video, Graphic / Print Production, Offset Printing, VCT - Marketing)
Intra-American Studies / Social Sciences: Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement, Education (Bilingual / Bicultural Education, Early Childhood Education, In-Home Care Provider, Para-educator / Instructional Aide, Special Education)
Science: Biotechnology Lab Specialist, CAD / Drafting, Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology