Apr 22, 2019  
2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog

Support for Students


advising@shoreline.edu • (206) 546-4559

5000 Building (FOSS), Room 5229

Advising starts before students enroll in classes and continues as students complete their educational goals at the College. Advising provides students with the necessary information to make sound academic decisions and educational plans. While students are ultimately responsible for knowing and understanding the College’s requirements, seeing an advisor can provide invaluable information. It is strongly recommended that students meet with an advisor regularly to review their educational progress and discuss educational and career goals.

Advisors assist students with:

  • Identifying their educational goals;
  • Developing strategies to achieve these goals;
  • Obtaining information about admissions and registration, course placement and selection, transcript evaluation, graduation requirements, and transferring to a college/university;
  • Understanding program prerequisites;
  • Explaining the College’s policies and procedures; and
  • Accessing transfer and planning guides, course equivalency guides, and locating campus resources.

Advising can take place in the instructional divisions, in the Advising Center, or online. Instructional division advisors are contacted through posted office hours or by appointment.

Students may call the Advising Center to schedule an appointment with an advisor. Phone and online advising is also available for students. Drop-in advising is available daily.

Academic Success Coaches

(206) 546-4559 • 5000 Building (FOSS), Room 5229

Coaching is a student-centered, interactive approach that introduces students to resources and tools, and helps them explore strategies for creating a foundation for success in college and life. Students and the coach work together on study skills, goal setting, time management, balancing life’s priorities, and organization. Coaches also identify and connect students to available resources.

New Student Orientation

(206) 546-4559 • https://www.shoreline.edu/advising/new-student-orientation.aspx

Getting the most out of the Shoreline experience begins with students taking the right classes and then understanding the ins and outs of how college works. New Student Orientation is where students can learn all about life at the College and how to make it work for them. Before each quarter, Student Life and Advising Services partner to offer sessions where students learn about the services and resources available to enhance their personal and academic success. Students meet faculty, staff, current, and new students. A campus tour also is offered. The College strongly recommends incoming students attend New Student Orientation.

Assessment & Testing Services

(206) 546-4608 • 5000 Building (FOSS), Room 5100

Shoreline Community College’s Assessment and Testing Center provides a variety of testing services for potential, current, and returning students, as well as for those from other colleges who need proctor services, and those needing to take the GED. A copy of assessment results is available immediately. Students should take copies to orientation and/or advising appointments.

Determination of class placement may be made through transcript review, documentation of previous exam scores, an assessment test, or, in some classes, directed-self placement. Students are encouraged to contact an academic advisor directly to see what type of assessment tests are needed for the classes/programs in which they would like to enroll.

Potential and enrolled students who are non-native English speakers and who have been in the United States less than 4 years should have their English skills assessed, according to the policies and procedures of the English as a Second Language (ESL) program described in this catalog.

Community Employment Program (CEP)

(206) 546-5823 • 2900 Building, Room 2910

The Community Employment Program (CEP) at Shoreline Community College is a grant-funded program within Student Support Programs. CEP primarily serves adults with developmental disabilities and provides comprehensive individualized services in support of campus academics/integration and community-based employment. To receive services, students must be eligible for funding through the State of Washington Developmental Disabilities Administration. For those not eligible for this funding, there is a private pay option.


(206) 546-4594 • 5000 Building (FOSS), Room 5245

The Counseling Center provides free, confidential, and professional counseling services, resources, and referral to support the academic and personal success, health, and well-being of our students and campus community.

Students often visit the Counseling Center to discuss a wide variety of topics: depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, and stress management; indecision about major or career path; and academic concerns such as failing grades, struggling with a subject, or managing a learning disability. The Center also supports students who may be feeling suicidal or in crisis.

Counselors provide consultation to faculty, staff, parents, or friends who may be concerned about a student and facilitate guided referral to campus and community resources.

Beyond individual services, the Counseling Center offers a variety of workshops, presentations, and activities supporting wellness and health promotion.

Counselors also teach Human Development courses that focus on personal growth and student development and success. Topics include Career and Life Planning, College Success, Stress Management, and Improving Relationships.

Global Affairs Center

gac@shoreline.edu • (206) 533-6996

The Global Affairs Center (GAC) supports the Global Awareness general education outcome by providing co-curricular speakers, panel discussions, and workshops on global issues. GAC events encourage critical thinking, dialogue, and inter-cultural understanding regarding global issues, as well as local issues with global consequences. GAC programs are free and open to the public, supporting the College’s commitment to community engagement and education.

The GAC partners with several local organizations to bring programs to Shoreline, including:

  • Global Washington
  • The Evans School of Public Affairs/UW
  • The Henry M. Jackson School of International Affairs/UW
  • The Washington Council on International Trade
  • The Washington State China Relations Council
  • The World Affairs Council of Seattle
  • Departments, other programs, and student clubs at the College

International Education

(206) 546-4697 • (206) 546-7854 - Fax
9000 Building (PUB), Third Floor

Shoreline Community College is committed to global education and engagement. We welcome international students from around the world to study in our university transfer, professional/technical, and English as a Second Language programs. The International Education (IE) department provides services to assist international students with admissions, immigration, college orientation, cultural adaptation, academic advising, and social and leadership activities. International Education engages with local, national, and international partners and organizations, offering programs to advance global awareness, understanding, and cultural exchange.

Study Abroad

Shoreline Community College encourages students to study abroad. As a member of the Washington State Community College Consortium for Study Abroad, the College is committed to providing opportunities for students to travel and study abroad. The International Education department provides study abroad advising to students and support to faculty members leading Shoreline’s study-abroad programs.

Library and Learning Commons

Ray W. Howard Library • (206) 546-4556 • 4000 Building

The Library and Learning Commons, centrally located in the 4000 building, provides instruction and instructional support to students and faculty across all College programs.

The Library and Learning Commons offers a variety of individual and group study areas including a state-of-the-art information and research classroom/lab and open computer access. Library services, tutoring, student learning centers, and an open computer lab are co-located. Recently-updated furnishings and study areas provide students with spaces designed for research and learning in the 21st century.

On the building’s lowest floor, Technology Support Services is located in 4122, while the 4100 level also houses servers for the campus computer and internet systems. An Open Student Lab available for all current Shoreline students is found in 4102.

Also on the first floor are faculty offices for Performing Arts and Digital Film Department, alongside a Black Box Theater that serves as a rehearsal and performance space for the department. In addition, 4106 serves as The Honors College Student Lounge.

The second and third floors of the Ray W. Howard Library houses a collection of books, magazines, journals, music, and film. The Library’s digital holdings include newspapers, journals, books, encyclopedias, streaming voice, DVD/CDs and other non-print media. To support student academic success, full-text periodical and reference databases are available online via a Library home page (www.shoreline.edu/library) that features reviewed web sites, online reference services, research tutorials, and links to other libraries.

In addition to quiet, reading and study areas, the second floor includes an information/research and media classroom, computers available for student use, copy machines, and group study rooms equipped with media playback units. Internet connectivity is provided for students through the building’s wireless network. Digital cameras and other media equipment are available for student use.

Faculty and staff are on hand throughout the building to assist students with research, information, and technology questions. Librarians and staff provide both general and subject-specific guidance as well as research and information literacy instruction. Tutoring Services, the Math Learning Center, the Biology/Chemistry Learning Center, The Writing and Learning Studio, and other student learning services are co-located with the Library on the second and third levels of the building to provide students with easy central access to academic support.

Multicultural Center

(206) 533-6618 • 9000 Building (PUB), Room 9301

The Multicultural Center is a place for people to meet, explore their cultural origins, and work toward understanding, respect, and appreciation of the diversity within our campus community and society.

The Center provides information and services that support students’ academic, personal, and professional success. Students may explore strategies for reaching their educational goals, and receive information about college and community resources. Students are encouraged to share life experiences and learn from one another during social and cultural gatherings.

The Multicultural Center offers opportunities for skill and leadership development through workshops, conferences, and community service. The Center also sponsors presentations and performances that highlight aspects of diversity. Resources are available for College employees interested in integrating multicultural theory and perspectives into the curriculum or work settings.

Parent Child Center

(206) 546-4690 • 1900 Building

Shoreline Community College’s Parent Child Center (PCC) provides child care and early learning services for children of students, College employees, and community members. Children of students and employees receive priority enrollment status. The PCC accepts Working Connections Child Care subsidies and students are eligible for discounted rates. The PCC is supported by funds from the Associated Student Government.

The PCC is licensed by the State of Washington Department of Early Learning. The PCC participates in Early Achievers, the State’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). The PCC has been rated at a level 3 of 5.

The PCC is located in building 1900. It serves children six weeks to kindergarten age. It is open from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The PCC is open year round including between quarters. Part-time and full-time options are available. The program provides breakfast, lunch, and two afternoon snacks, which are prepared on site.

The PCC follows Shoreline Community College’s calendar for federal and state holidays. In addition, the PCC is closed for Convocation, for one week in August, and several Friday afternoons for professional development and training of staff. The Parent Child Center serves as a lab school for student interns and works in collaboration with Parenting Education and Early Childhood Education faculty.

Parenting Education Program

(206) 546-4593

The Parenting Education Program encourages parents to develop child guidance skills and a personal philosophy of family relations. Child development, parenting roles in home and society, and family communications are studied in a supportive environment. Parents enroll in college-level, credit-bearing courses. Up to 6 credits of Parenting Education courses may be used toward the AA-DTA transfer degree.

Cooperative preschools are located throughout the college district. These programs are affiliates of the College and have varying hours depending on the number of participants. Each preschool is a separate non-profit corporation, with responsibility for the financing and operation of their cooperative preschool. The college provides the instructors for the Parenting Education courses. The seven affiliated Parenting Education Cooperative Preschools serve parents of children from infants through age 5. For information on the schedules of these affiliated preschools, please call (206) 546-4593. To enroll, contact the cooperative preschool directly.

Student Support Programs (SSP)

sas@shoreline.edu • (206) 546-4545; (206) 546-4520 (TTY)

5000 Building (FOSS), Room 5226

Programs for students in Student Support Programs (SSP) include Veterans Programs, Student Accessibility Services, Assessment & Testing Center, Tutoring and Academic Support, and Community Employment Program (support for students with disabilities working with outside funding sources such as the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation or Labor & Industries).

Student Accessibility Services

All students who qualify as having a disabling condition under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Washington Core Services bill, or the Americans with Disabilities Act, may request accommodation or assistance from Student Support Programs staff. Students with questions about qualification should contact the program office. The SAS program ensures that legal mandates are followed and that all students have access to educational programs, campus services, and activities. Examples of possible accommodations include testing accommodation, note-taking assistance, materials in alternative format, and referral for tutoring. Students requesting accommodation should call the Student Accessibility Services office at (206) 546-4545 or (TTY) (206) 546-4520 to make an appointment for assistance. Students who are working with outside funding sources such as the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation or Labor & Industries may also call (206) 546-4645.

Veterans Programs

Shoreline Community College is a long-time supporter of student veteran success. By implementing new and innovative services and policies geared toward military-connected students and veterans, Shoreline Community College Veterans Programs have earned the distinction of being a “Best for Vets College” and a “Military Friendly College” each year since 2011. Our nationally-recognized Veterans Programs Office takes a hands-on approach to student success. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Help accessing and understanding GI Bill benefits
  • A veteran-specific orientation and academic advisor
  • Military transcript evaluation
  • Support in determining tuition discount eligibility
  • Connection with the campus VETS Club
  • Referrals for on-campus disability resources, mental health & wellness counseling
  • Access to an on-site Vet Corps representative for assistance navigating community resources
  • Access to our Veterans Resource Center (VRC)

Veterans Resource Center (VRC)

206-533-6674 • 5000 Building (FOSS), Room 5225A

Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*
Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.*

*Hours may differ during Summer quarter

Shoreline Community College’s VRC is a robust community of student veterans, military-connected students, and dependents who understand that the transition from military life to campus life can be difficult. The VRC provides a safe place for students to collaborate academically, share information and resources, and mentor and support one another as they take on the challenges of adjusting from military to student life. The VRC is staffed by work-study student veterans who are readily available to answer any question regarding the College’s policies and procedures as well as provide basic information on VA regulations and eligibility.

Military-connected students and student veterans may be eligible for a tuition waiver based on the Washington Administrative Code (WAC), section 478-160-163. A tuition waiver is offered to eligible dependents and spouses based on the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 28B.15.621. Please see the “Veteran/Dependent Waiver” section under the Types of Aid section in the Information about Enrollment  section of this catalog.

Students do not need to be eligible for GI Bill Education Benefits to use Veterans services. All military-connected students, veterans, and dependents are encouraged to visit the VRC.

Teaching and Learning Assistance Centers

Tutoring Services

pttutors@shoreline.edu • (206) 546-4776
4000 Building (LIBRARY), Room 4228

Tutoring Services provides free one-on-one tutoring for a majority of the classes taught on campus. Students may apply to receive individualized tutoring support for each class in which they are registered. Tutoring services also hosts a variety of smaller drop-in centers and conversation groups. Students may also find jobs as tutors through Tutoring Services.

Biology/Chemistry Learning Center (BCLC)

pttutors@shoreline.edu • (206) 546-4776
4000 Building (LIBRARY), Room 4201

The Biology/Chemistry Learning Center (BCLC) serves students in all Chemistry and Biology courses. This is a drop-in center where tutors and faculty provide assistance. The BCLC has a variety of scientific models, equipment, and texts to use in the Center.

English as a Second Language (ESL/GED) Computer Lab

(206) 546-6624 • 1700 Building, Room 1721

The ESL/GED computer lab provides students with additional assistance towards learning English as a second language. The lab is equipped with computers and training modules to enhance the study of the language. Students may drop in during open lab hours.

Math Learning Center (MLC)

(206) 546-5825 • 4000 Building (LIBRARY), Room 4213

The Math Learning Center (MLC) serves students in math courses from arithmetic through calculus. The MLC provides individual assistance and the opportunity for students to work in groups. Equipped with computers, graphing calculators, videos, and printed materials, the MLC provides a supportive environment for students studying math.

The Writing & Learning Studio (TWLS)

(206) 546-7663 • 4000 Building (LIBRARY), Room 4302

The Writing & Learning Studio (TWLS) provides opportunities for students to develop writing, reading, and study skills in a friendly lab environment. Resources include student success workshops, English lab credit courses, instructional handouts, and free tutorial assistance for reading and writing across the curriculum (e.g. essays, reports, research papers, etc). Walk-ins are always welcome.

Technology Support

Classroom Support Services (CSS) assists students using classroom technology systems, online video conference services, and media tools. CSS is located in the 1200 building.

eLearning Services provides support for students taking online, hybrid, and web-enhanced classes using Canvas, Panopto, and other online learning tools. eLearning Services is located in the 1200 building. Prospective and current students are encouraged to take SmarterMeasure, a survey that helps you determine how ready you are to take an online class. Laptops are available for check-out at the Library for students enrolled in at least one online coures. Laptop availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Technology Support Services (TSS) provides and supports computer systems and peripherals, network infrastructure and management, communications systems, email, data storage, software support, technology consulting, and technology procurement services. TSS is located on the lower level of the Library Technology Center in room 4122. Online technology training is available to the entire campus community via Lynda.com. Wi-Fi access is available in all campus buildings. Various special purpose computer labs are located across campus and an open computer lab for all Shoreline students is located in the Library Technology Center.

United Way Benefits Hub

9000 Building (PUB), First Floor, Room 9302

Shoreline is host to a United Way of King County Benefits Hub, providing emergency assistance and and important income supports for students, including:

  • Food pantry
  • Utility bill and grocery assistance
  • Paying for the bus
  • Free tax preparation
  • Financial coaching
  • Understanding your credit report
  • Creating a savings account

Workforce Education and Job Connections Center

workforce@shoreline.edu • (206) 546-5882
5000 Building (FOSS), First Floor

The Workforce Education and Job Connections Center provides students and the community with resources to find employment-be it a part-time job during school or a professional career after completion of a training program. The Center posts announcements about current job openings, upcoming job fairs, and companies that are hiring.

Students who are uncertain about their future choice of career or program of study can access WOIS software-a career assessment tool that includes interest inventories, as well as information about various careers and training programs.

Staff is available by appointment to help students use the Center’s computers to access job banks, career information, and labor market information.

Staff is also available to critique résumés and provide workshops on job search strategies.

The Workforce Education and Job Connections Center also houses the Worker Retraining, Opportunity Grant, Basic Food Employment and Training, and WorkFirst programs. Employment Security, Department of Social and Health Services, and other Community Based Organizations are also represented.

For information on services call:

Front Desk/Information (206) 546-5882
Posting Job Openings (206) 546-7842
Worker Retraining program (206) 546-6957
Employment Security co-location (206) 546-7842
Opportunity Grant program (206) 546-6961
Basic Food Employment & Training program (206) 546-7843
WorkFirst Program (206) 533-6754

Employment Security Co-location

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Washington State Employment Security Department has a representative on campus at Shoreline Community College to save students the time of traveling off campus for service. The co-location representative is located in the Workforce Education and Job Connections Center and offers a full range of support services including, but not limited to:

Unemployment Insurance Benefits Information and Assistance

  • Help in understanding and completing Unemployment Insurance paperwork
  • Assistance in completing Commissioner Approval for Training (CAT) applications for the Worker Retraining and other training/retraining programs
  • Assistance in completing Training Benefits applications for the Worker Retraining and other training/retraining programs
  • Liaison support between claimant and the Employment Security Claims Center in resolving issues and problems regarding Unemployment Insurance

Employment Information and Job Referral

  • Access to Employment Security web site for job listings and job referral: www.worksourcewa.com
  • Individual résumé assistance, labor market information, and job referrals