Highline Community College To Begin Offering Classes In Burien Sept. 20th
Highline Community College announced Wednesday (Sept. 1st) that they will begin offering evening classes at the Burien Community Center Annex beginning Sept. 20th.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to provide higher education access to the Burien community,” said Rolita Flores Ezeonu, the college’s dean for Transfer and Pre-College Education. “By locating these classes close to where people live and work in Burien, we hope to make it more convenient for local residents to fit college into their busy lives.”
Fall quarter classes will begin Monday, Sept. 20th, and will include Art Appreciation from 6pm – 8:10pm Mondays and Wednesdays, as well as American Government from 6pm – 8:10pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The introductory general-education classes are designed to meet basic requirements for transfer to a four-year college or university.
The college plans to offer two courses each quarter. Future offerings may include Saturday courses and pre-college credit classes.
“Right now, we’re focused on offering enough courses to help people get a good start on a college degree,” Ezeonu said. “We plan to provide the kind of courses that most students take in their first year or two of study, regardless of their eventual major.”
The center is located at 425 S.W. 144th Street in the “old” Community Center building, near downtown Burien transit facilities. On-site registration assistance is available from 4pm – 7pm Mondays through Thursdays starting Sept. 8th.
For more information, call (206) 878-3710, ext. 3373, or visit www.highline.edu/burien.
Highline Community College was founded in 1961 as the first community college in King County. With approximately 18,300 students and 350,000 alumni, it is one of the state’s largest institutions of higher education. The college offers a wide range of academic transfer and professional-technical education programs, with day, evening and weekend classes. Alumni include former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice, entrepreneur Junki Yoshida, Washington state poet laureate Sam Green, and yes, even B-Town Blog Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer.