|Shoreline Community College|
|Type||Public community college|
|Faculty||150 permanent, 76 associate|
|Students||13,795 (2004-05 academic year)|
Lake Forest Park, Washington, United States
|Campus||Shoreline: 83 acres
Lake Forest Park
Shoreline Community College is a community college in Shoreline, north of Seattle, Washington. It is located in a residential area east of Shoreview Park. The college contains 83 acres (340,000 m²) and continuously serves 12,000 full and part-time students.
Shoreline Community College (SCC)has been operating for over 40 years, offering a wide variety of degree and certificate programs. Faculty and professional staff help students choose between two transfer degrees and more than 50 professional-technical programs, some short-term, others taking up to two years to complete. Career training, worker retraining, WorkFirst, Running Start, CEO and Study Abroad programs are a few of the other educational opportunities offered by SCC.
A satellite campus, located at the Lake Forest Park Town Centre, offers extended learning classes in computer basics and web design, technology certificate preparation programs, business and professional skills classes and personal enrichment courses in addition to degree classes.
Shoreline Community College was the brain-child of Dr. Ray W. Howard, Superintendent of the Shoreline School District. He felt that Washington state's increasing host of high school graduates did not have adequate opportunities for higher education, and in 1959 he brought forward the idea of a community college in Shoreline.
After several years of research and development, Shoreline Community College began operations on January 2, 1964. Dr. Howard resigned his position as superintendent to serve in the temporary position of Administrative Officer of Shoreline Community College until the college had hired its first president, William K. Ramstad.
During its first two years, evening classes were held at Shoreline High School until the college had established its permanent campus. Initial enrollment comprised 850 students. Through local levies and a grant from the Washington State Board of Education, the college was able to purchase land from the Boeing family, and construction of the campus began in the fall of 1964. The campus opened to students in January, 1966.
The Ebbtide is the SCC's student newspaper. http://www.shoreline.edu/ebbtide
In 2006 Shoreline Community College was recognized as one of 27 colleges nationwide to offer NAFTC's Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) training and outreach center. The school's automotive program has received statewide recognition for its specialized program.