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Green River Community College 2014

Green River

g r e e n r i v e r. e d u

Community College

Our mindset

Think Student Mission Ensure student success through comprehensive educational programs and support services responsive to our diverse communities.

Then Decide

Welcome to Green River Community College! Congratulations on your decision to attend college! Selecting the right college is an important choice and researching your options is a great first step. Founded in 1965, Green River Community College is home to nearly 10,000 full and part-time students that come from all over the world to learn, grow and enrich their lives. In addition to Green River’s main campus, which stretches over 180 acres of beautifully forested land, there are three branch campuses located in downtown Auburn, Kent and Enumclaw. Green River Community College is a top choice for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university. We offer transfer programs in Business, Engineering and Information Technology, as well as a wide variety of other majors in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences. We also provide more than 40 professional and technical programs that afford our students valuable and necessary training for employment in high demand industries. Students can also earn their high school diploma or GED, learn English, and maintain their lifelong commitment to learning through Continuing Education courses. Our high-quality faculty and motivated staff advise, counsel and support students in their chosen educational careers, creating an atmosphere where achievement is expected and encouraged. You will discover plenty of hands-on learning opportunities outside the classroom, through internships, field work, study abroad, community service and other opportunities enabling you to gain valuable real-world work experience. I invite you to visit our campuses, meet our faculty and staff, and connect with other students. Seeing our college first-hand will help you gain an even better understanding of what Green River can offer you. Sincerely,

Eileen Ely President

Talented faculty make all the difference Our faculty members make our programs unique. They are dynamic and diverse, and they have real-world experience that help enhance their courses. Working with new technologies and globalized knowledge, our faculty members provide individualized attention to help you succeed.


Average class size


Rating in the state for support for learning among community colleges!

Pre-College and Basic Skills Education Green River offers GED® test preparation, High School Completion, Basic Skills and Adult Education programs, as well as English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes.

Continuing and Community Education = Lifelong Learning Whether it’s for professional development, computer skills update or personal enrichment, our Continuing and Community Education Office can help you keep learning.

Online Learning Opportunities You have the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree entirely online, after you have completed any necessary pre-college level classes. Our rigorous online classes may be the right fit for you.


36.3% Students of Color

International students

19,266 Students


Running Start students

Earn college credit in high school

Study Abroad

Green River is proud to be home to one of the largest Running Start programs in the state. You may also earn college credit through career training courses taken at your high school through Tech Prep, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses. See an advisor to determine eligibility for AP or IB credits.

The distinction of studying in a foreign country can be invaluable to your future in today’s competitive job market. Green River manages several successful study abroad programs each year in Australia and New Zealand, Costa Rica, Italy, Japan, London, South Africa and Spain.

Areas of Study

Health Occupations

Fundamentals of Caregiving Occupational Therapy Assistant Practical Nursing Physical Therapist Assistant

Professional Prep Accounting Administrative Assistant Business Applications Specialist

Business Management Captioning Court Reporting Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Forensic Technology Legal Administrative Assistant Math Education Medical Office Assistant


Aviation Technology Design Drafting Technology Geographic Information Systems Information Technology Natural Resources Wastewater Technology Water Supply Technology



Green River provides solid educational preparation and sound guidance to prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university. At Green River, you have the opportunity to take lower division general education classes and degree-related requirements in smaller classes and at a far lower cost than you will find at most four-year schools.

Students enrolled in transfer programs

Career Training Programs You will find more than 40 different job-training programs at Green River, each capable of preparing you for incredible career opportunities. In just three to nine months, students can also complete short term training certificates and certificates of proficiency to help gain employment. Many of our career training programs are in high-demand, high-paying fields preparing you for a bright future.


Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Auto Body Technology Automotive Technology Carpentry Technology Machining & Manufacturing Technology Welding Technology

Transfer Prep Broadcasting Business Fine Arts General Education Pre-Nursing Science Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Geology, Earth Science Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Atmospheric Science

33% Students enrolled in career training programs

Engineering: Biological Or Chemical Pre-Engineering Engineering: Computer Or Electrical Pre-Engineering Engineering: Mechanical/Civil/ Aeronautical/Industrial/Materials Science Pre-Engineering

For a complete list of degrees and certificates, visit

Live on Campus

Campus Corner Apartments, Green River’s on campus housing, offers you: • The option to establish your independence in a supportive learning environment • Easy access to college resources such as the Holman Library

• The opportunity to live with students from around the world • Fully furnished apartments with private bedrooms

Come visit! We’ll show you around! To schedule a visit, please go to for tour dates and times. You can also call the Zgolinski Welcome Center at 253-333-6000 to arrange a tour.



Enrolled full-time

Average age of all students

Getting Involved in Your College! Academics are only part of the college equation. Get involved in your campus through our active student leadership program or by participating in the many activities we offer. We also have a variety of sports that compete with other two-year colleges in the northwest. For more casual competition, you can play intramural sports every day in addition to a fitness center and miles of hiking trails for an active lifestyle.

37% First generation students

Services to Support a Successful Learning Environment

If it is academic help you need, we offer a Tutoring and Resource Center, Math Learning Center, Public Speaking Center and Writing Center. Committed faculty and student tutors dedicated to helping you succeed, staff the centers at no cost to you every quarter.

We offer many student support services which empower students to take initiative and responsibility for their development. Through departments such as Career and Advising, TRiO, Women’s Programs, Disability Support Services, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Service Learning Center, Veterans Services, and Counseling & Health Services, you’ll find personalized attention to help you succeed.

The Child Development Center is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is designed to enable parents to pursue their educations and careers. The center, adjacent to Green River’s main campus in Auburn, provides a safe, nurturing environment for children ages six weeks to kindergarten.

Ready to Get Started? College is expensive. Green River is your affordable option. WA Private 4-year


$30,000 $25,000 $20,000

Estimated Annual Tuition and Fees


WA Public 4-year


200+ Scholarships available


of Community Colleges in the State!

Here’s what you need to do: 1. Apply for financial aid and determine how you’re paying for

college at

2. Apply for admission online at


$10,000 $5,000

Students may qualify for grants, scholarships, loans and workstudy employment. In 2011-2012, Green River students were awarded over $30 million.

3. Determine your placement in classes. Take the COMPASS



assessment or bring a transcript with previous college credit. Visit for more details.

0 Based on 15 credit hours 2012–2013 tuition rates * This does not account for books. The cost of books can vary greatly between programs of study. * * Tuition rates are set by the Washington State Legislature and are subject to change during each fiscal year.

Please visit for current tuition rates.

4. Attend an orientation session to register for classes. 5. Confirm your registration, pay for tuition and start classes! For a complete list of steps to getting started, visit

Green River Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, religion, disability, genetic information or on any other unlawful basis. The college is committed to preventing and stopping discrimination, including harassment of any kind and any associated retaliatory behavior. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Vice President of Human Resources, 12401 SE 320th Street, Auburn, WA 98092, (253) 288-3320. To receive this information in an alternative format, please contact Disability Support Services at (253) 833-9111, ext. 2631; TTY (253) 288-3359. Green River Community College has made reasonable efforts to provide information that is accurate at the time of publication. However, the college reserves the right to make appropriate changes in procedures, policies, calendars, requirements, programs, courses, and fees. When feasible, changes will be announced prior to their effective dates, but the college assumes no responsibility for giving any particular notice of such changes. Nothing herein shall be construed to create any offer to contract or contractual rights. All statistics in this publication are from the 2012 – 2013 school year. MarCom 11-13

Auburn Main Campus Green River Community College 12401 SE 320th St. Auburn, WA 98092 (253) 833-9111

Downtown Auburn Center Green River Community College 110 2nd St. SW, Suite 135 Auburn, WA 98001 (253) 833-9111

Kent Campus Green River Community College 417 Ramsay Way, Suite 112 Kent, WA 98032 (253) 856-9595

Enumclaw Campus Green River Community College 1414 Griffin Avenue Enumclaw, WA 98022 (253) 288-3400

Green River Community College Viewbook 2014  

A visual guide to what Green River has to offer YOU!

Green River Community College Viewbook 2014  

A visual guide to what Green River has to offer YOU!