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Better Skills. Better Jobs. Better Life.

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Washington's 34 public community and technical colleges offer many choices for adult learners. They help students train for jobs and careers, learn English, and prepare for college or university degrees.

Serving the Educational Needs of Local Communities

  • Basic reading, writing, spelling, and math for adults
  • GED and high school diplomas
  • Job training and career skills
  • Prepare for university-level education

Facts About Community and Technical Colleges

  • They serve 60 percent of all students enrolled in public higher education in the state. That is nearly 500,000 students in Washington each year.
  • Each year, they enroll 37% of Washington’s high school graduating class.
  • About 40% of university graduates in Washington began their studies at one of the community colleges.

Learn English and More

Whether you want to learn a new job skill, learn English, or want to prepare to transfer to a university, your local college has a program for you.

Ask about English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at your local college or community-based organization (CBO).

They can help you find an ESL class. They can also help you find services and education in basic skills (reading, writing, spelling, and math), high school diploma, GED preparation and testing, computer basic skills, citizenship, and more.

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