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Walla Walla Community College

Why Choose WWCC for Career & Academic Preparation?

It’s never too late to improve your college or career prospects. Our Career and Academic Preparation (CAP) courses are designed to build your skills in reading, writing, speaking, critical thinking, technology and math. With CAP, you can:

  • Earn a high school diploma as an adult.
  • Pass the General Educational Development (GED) test.
  • Improve your English-language skills.
  • Prepare for college-level courses.

Advance Your Career

Why a Diploma Matters

If you didn’t finish high school, it’s worth getting your diploma or GED now. Workers with a high school diploma make on average 25% more than those without one. And your earning potential only grows with each level of school you complete. Having a diploma can pave the way for you to earn a college certificate or degree. And it can open up all kinds of job opportunities.

Courses in Career & Academic Preparation

Your courses will cover traditional high school subjects, like math, science, history and English. You can also take courses focused on building strong reading and writing skills. Plus, you’ll have the chance to learn useful workplace, technology and life skills.

Career & Academic Preparation Program Details

Entrance Requirements

Students may register any time during the quarter and there is a $25 fee per quarter.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will:

  • Demonstrate academic reading, math, and written and oral communication skills through the development of critical thinking and comprehension strategies.
  • Recognize themselves as learners and citizens capable of accomplishing their academic and professional goals and contributing to the larger community.
  • Engage in campus activities, utilize campus resources, and demonstrate the ability to transition to and navigate academic and professional environments.
  • Demonstrate an increase in computer literacy and proficiency in using technology for academic and professional purposes.
  • Use interpersonal skills and strategies in a multicultural context.

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Financial aid — grants, scholarships and student loans.
  • Workforce Education Services — support for students on workforce training pathways.
  • Warrior Pledge — covers needs not met by other financial aid.
  • Flexible payment plans — low monthly payments with no interest.
  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

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