Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Student Services


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.

New Student Orientation

(206) 546-5862 • https://www.shoreline.edu/new-student-orientation.aspx

New Student Orientation takes place right before fall, winter, and spring quarters to offer incoming students information and resources to help them kickoff their Shoreline experience. Participants will meet faculty and staff and have an opportunity to learn about campus life, online tools, financial services, and much more! For more information and to RSVP, visit the link above.

Assessment & Testing Center

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

Shoreline Community College’s Assessment & Testing Center provides a variety of placement/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 might be 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.

Career Center

(206) 533-6655 • 9000 Building (PUB), Room 9203

Shoreline’s Career Center is available for all current and former students, as well as members of the community, to receive assistance with career exploration and job preparation. We can assist you with:  

  • Aligning your interests with occupations you want to pursue  
  • Exploring Shoreline degrees and certificates that can help you reach your goals  
  • Finding internships and jobs  
  • Preparing resumes, cover letters, and job applications  
  • Interview preparation and practice  
  • and more!  


Shoreline Community College is a WorkSource Connections site. We partner with King County to support community members as they seek meaningful employment by providing career and training services.  

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 community-based employment. To receive services, students must be eligible for funding through the State of Washington’s Developmental Disabilities Administration or through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. For those not eligible for this funding, there is a private pay option.


(206) 546-4594 • 5000 Building (FOSS), Room 5251

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, such as Stress Management.

Gender Equity Center

(206) 546-4715 • 9000 Building (PUB), Room 9202


The Gender Equity Center is a friendly, supportive environment for people of all gender identities to explore, celebrate, and educate the campus community about gender equity. The space, which is open to everyone at Shoreline Community College, promotes dialogue and advocacy by offering a variety of year-round programming and support services.

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. 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. The Tutoring Center, the Math Learning Center, the Biology & Chemistry Learning Center, The Writing 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 9201

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 childcare and early learning services for children of students, College employees, and community members. Children of students and employees receive priority enrollment status, based on space availability. 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 between the ages of six weeks and five years. It is open from 7:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. The PCC is open year-round including between quarters. Part-time (children of students and employees only) 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 works in collaboration with Parenting 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 Accessibility Services (SAS)

sas@shoreline.edu • (206) 546-4545

5000 Building (FOSS), Room 5226

Students with disabilities may be eligible to receive reasonable accommodations to help them succeed at Shoreline Community College. Federal and state laws, as well as Shoreline Community College policy, prohibit discrimination of students on the basis of learning, physical, and psychiatric disabilities. Students who have a disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Washington Core Services bill, and the Washington Law Against Discrimination, may request accommodations or assistance from Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Students with questions about eligibility should contact the SAS office. The SAS program ensures that legal mandates are followed and that all students have equal access to educational programs, campus services, and activities. Examples of possible accommodations include testing accommodations, notetaking assistance, materials in alternative format, and sign language interpreters. Students who would like to request accommodations may contact the Student Accessibility Services front desk in 5226, email at sas@shoreline.edu, or call (206) 546-4545 in order to make an appointment with the SAS Program Specialist. 

Information for students new to SAS, as well as accommodation-related forms for continuing SAS students, may be found online on the SAS webpage.


Fall-Spring Quarters: Mon-Th: 8:00am-5:00pm; Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm*

*Summer Quarter: Mon-Th: 8:00am-5:00pm

Veteran & Military Student Services (VMSS)

5000 Building (FOSS), Rm 5226


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 Veteran & Military Student Services (VMSS) strives to provide every military-connected student with the resources and support to achieve their goals. 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)

Shoreline Community College proudly adheres to the DOD MOU, Principles of Excellence, and 8 Keys to Veteran Success.

Shoreline Community College follows the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) when evaluating military training and education records. Typically, a student veteran pursuing a transfer degree may earn a maximum of 15-credits in the form of restricted electives for prior military training & service. Student veterans pursuing professional / technical degrees are referred to their faculty advisor for an evaluation of military credits on a case-by-case basis. It is sometimes possible to award credit for military service that is directly applicable to the intended professional/technical degree.

Active duty, reserve members, veterans, and eligible family members receive priority registration. 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 Veteran & Military Student Services (VMSS). All veterans and military-connected students (including dependents) are encouraged to visit the VRC.


I certify that:

This institution does not provide any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on success in securing enrollments or financial aid to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting or admission activities or in making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.

The information contained in this catalog/application form is true and correct in content and policy and I am aware that the institution or facility must comply with applicable statutes and regulations and that failure to comply may lead to suspension or withdrawal of programs by the WSAC/SAA and/or DVA.

Derek Levy

Dean of Student Support & Success

VA Pending Payment Compliance

Facility Name/Address: Shoreline Community College / 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline 98133

DVA Facility Code: 14913447

Person/Title Completing Addendum: Joshua Salois, Program Specialist II/Certifying Official

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Veteran Readiness and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. This school will not:

  • Prevent the students enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to;
  • Require student secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny their access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

• Produce the Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class;
• Provide written request to be certified;
• Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies

I, Joshua Salois, Program Specialist II/Certifying Official, do hereby certify this addendum to be true and correct in content and policy.

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 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.

Teaching and Learning Assistance Centers

The Student Learning Center (Tutoring Services)

https://shoreline.libguides.com/tutoring • slc@shoreline.edu • (206) 546-4776
4000 Building (LIBRARY), Room 4213

Comprising two primary learning centers (the Math and Sciences Learning Center and the Writing Studio), the Student Learning Center (SLC) provides free tutoring, in-person and online, for most of the classes taught on campus. Students can schedule appointments through Starfish or drop by one of the two centers, located in the 4000 building. Students may also find jobs as tutors and front-desk staff through the tutoring website.

Math and Sciences Learning Center (MSLC)

https://shoreline.libguides.com/tutoring/mslc • slc@shoreline.edu • (206) 546-4776
4000 Building (LIBRARY), Room 4213

The Math and Science Learning Center (MSLC) offers academic assistance and tutoring for most MATH, CHEM, BIO, PHYS, ENGR, and CS classes offered on campus. Equipped with computers, calculators, videos, scientific models, and printed materials, the MSLC provides a supportive environment for students studying math and sciences. Students may schedule individual or group appointments on Starfish or drop by the center in 4213.

The Writing Studio (WS)

https://shoreline.libguides.com/tutoring/writingstudio • WriteLearnStudio@shoreline.edu • (206) 546-7663

4000 Building (LIBRARY), Room 4301

The Writing Studio (WS) provides opportunities for students to develop writing, reading, and study skills in a friendly lab environment. Resources include English lab credit courses; instructional handouts; books about writing, reading and vocabulary development, and study strategies; eight computers, and free tutorial assistance for reading, writing across the curriculum (e.g. essays, reports, research papers, etc.), and writing for personal advancement (e.g., personal statements, resumes, etc.).  Walk-ins are always welcome, though students may also schedule appointments through Starfish.



Shoreline students can also access free online tutoring through the college’s membership in the Western eTutoring Consortium (WeTC). Students can interact with tutors in an online chatroom, submit eQuestions (for example, if you’re stuck on a particular math problem), or submit papers to the online writing lab (expect a response within 2 - 48 hours). 

Transitional Studies Learning Center

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

The Transitional Studies Learning Center provides ESL, ABE, and GED students with additional assistance in language skills, basic math, and digital literacy activites for academic, professional, or personal enhancement. The Center offers access to dedicated computers, training modules, and workshops to support students’ transition to college level classes and career goals. Students are supported by Center staff, tutors, and volunteers. Students may visit in-person and online during open hours.

Technology Support

Classroom Support Services

206-546-6966 • media@shoreline.edu

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

206-546-6966 • Building 1200 • elearning@shoreline.edu

eLearning Services provides support for students taking online, hybrid, and web-enhanced classes using Canvas, Panopto, and other online learning tools. 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 courses. Laptop availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Technology Support Services

206-546-5872 • tss@shoreline.edu

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 LinkedIn Learning (https://www.linkedin.com/learning). 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

206-546-5845 • benefitshub@shoreline.edu • Building 9000 (PUB), First Floor, Room 9102


Shoreline is host to a United Way of King County Benefits Hub, providing emergency assistance 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

WorkSource Job Connections Center

workforce@shoreline.edu • (206) 546-5882
5000 Building, Room 5101

WorkSource partners are equal opportunity employers and providers of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for persons with disabilities. Washington Telecommunications Relay 711.

Services include:

  • Access to computers, phone, copier, fax, onsite job board
  • Connections to community resources (childcare, foodbank, healthcare)
  • Information on paying for your education
  • Onsite Employment Security Representative who can help with:
    • Finding employment, resumes, cover letters, & interview skills
    • Completing Unemployment Insurance paperwork including Commissioner Approved Training/Training Benefits applications (CAT/TB)
    • Navigating Employment Security’s website: http://www.worksourcewa.com