Welcome to the Transitional Studies Area of Study

Programs under this Area of Study strive to

  • Develop skills in reading, writing, oral communication, critical thinking, technology, and mathematics
  • Prepare students for success in an academic or vocational program in the workplace

The table below outlines the various programs or pathways that you can pursue here at Walla Walla Community College.  On the degree type below for a brief description what that that degree can do for you!

Types of Degrees Available:

Open Doors

Open Doors

For students ages 16 to 21 working to get a high school diploma or GED, referred by their school district.

English Language Acquisition

English Language Acquisition

For non-native English speakers working to improve English skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, including basic computer skills combined with English language skills.

High School Completion (HS+)

High School Completion (HS+)

A competency-based program to help students ages 19 and above in gaining their high school diploma.

GED Preparation

GED Preparation

Classes and supports to help students pass the GED exam, which includes tests in Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Mathematical Reasoning.

Pre-college

Pre-college

Classes in math, reading, writing and computer skills that help students gain the skills and confidence to be successful in college-level classes.