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Department of Community and Human Services

Division: Community Services Division

Chinook Building
401 Fifth Ave., Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98104

Greg Ferland, Division Director
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Phone: 206-263-9062
Fax: 206-296-0156
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Department: Community and Human Services
Adrienne Quinn, Director

Learning Center North at Shoreline Community College

LearningCenterStudentsLearning Center North at Shoreline Community College serves youth ages 16 to 21 who have not completed high school but who want to attain their GED and go on to college, technical training and/or employment. This program is operated in partnership with the King County Work Training Program.


  • Individualized instruction to help students earn their GED.
  • Post-GED studies to further improve math and writing skills in preparation for college.
  • Assistance in transitioning to Shoreline Community College’s Career Education Options (CEO) Program. This free-of-charge program supports youth who have never attended college in enrolling and succeeding in all of Shoreline’s professional and technical degree programs. Students receive such support until they are 22 years of age.
  • Assistance in preparing for employment, in finding a job, and in accessing WorkSource services
  • Paid internships (for those eligible for this particular type of assistance)
  • Basic computer software and hardware skills training. Also provided is an intensive five-month Cisco A+ hardware/networking class.
  • Assistance in dealing with barriers to academic and employment success like housing, parenting issues, legal issues, and substance abuse.
  • Individualized support and counseling as well as some emergency financial assistance.


Any student age 16 to 21 who has dropped out of high school is eligible to attend. There is no fee for any of the services.

How to Access Services

Learning Center North enrolls students on an ongoing basis. To find out more, please schedule an orientation appointment by calling Learning Center North at 206-533-6733.