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  Highline College is currently operating remotely while the physical campus remains closed to all students, faculty, staff and the general public.

Fall Hours of Operation are in effect September 8, 2020

 Staff are available remotely 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday and Friday 8am-12pm.


View Covid-19 updates here.

Zoom Instructions

 Zoom Instructions Click Here!

See Advisor contact information and drop-in zoom & phone schedules below:

Laquita Fields



Laquita's Drop-in Advising Q&A

Available to answer questions for current WorkFirst students whose last name starts with A-I. Open  Zoom hours are Mondays & Thursdays 2pm -3:30pm and available for other times by appointment.


·       WorkFirst Advising – last name: A-I

·       Emergency Funding & WISH (While In School Housing)

Zoom ID : 472031183

Zoom Link: Click Here to ZOOM!   

Zoom Password:



Zoom Phone:  +1 253 215 8782


Jean Munro



Jean's Drop-in Advising Q&A All welcome!

Available to answer questions for new and returning Women’s Programs & WorkFirst students. Open Zoom hours are Mondays, Wednesday, and Thursday 12:00-2:00 PM and available for other times by appointment.

·       WorkFirst Advising Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 12-2pm

·       Women’s Programs Advising  (Individuals in transition or need addional individualized assistance)

·       WorkFirst Alpha case load: J-Q   (WorkFirst Work-Study Student's can email me

       & WorkFirst Weekly Orientations for summer quarter are: Thursdays 3-4pm by ZOOM or Call - In

Orientation Zoom Click Here!


Meeting ID: 975 5610 0791

Password: 115561

One tap mobile

+12532158782,,97556100791# US (Tacoma)


For Monday, Wednesday & Thursday Drop in Advising Hours:

Zoom ID : Click Here to Zoom!

Topic: Drop In Advising & Q&A
Meeting ID: 287 418 546
Password: 232816
Phone in: +1 253 215 8782


Callie Moothart


Callie's Drop-in Advising Q&A

Available to answer questions for current WorkFirst students whose last name starts with R-Z. Open Zoom hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 9:00-11:00 AM and available for other times by appointment.

 ·  WorkFirst Advising – last name: R-Z

 · WorkFirst Life Skills


Persons In Transition that are not receiving TANF are welcome to make an hour advising appointment to review other funding options, exiting benefits with DSHS and services you can receive with Women's Programs off TANF.

Spring  Quarter will start on April 6th please follow up with Women's Programs & Workfirst Services for your updates of your educational plan for every Quarter.  GED and ESL students start on 04/06/2020.  We have continual enrollment options every day is a great day to get started call 206.592.3340 to learn how.

--Please check in 15 minutes prior to your appointment  Not applicable during COVID-19 online advising sessions

At your WorkFirst Advising Appointment you will complete the following:

  • Class scheduling/Review

  • Book Account set up with date for access free shipping of books by college bookstore due to COVID-19 Book Store  (email your advisor to set up any new or revised book accounts)

  • Participation planning for IRP (35-40 hrs.)

  • Communication to DSHS case worker with plan for approval & Education and Training updates

  • Learn how to track your class and supervised study time to stay in compliance with DSHS per your signed IRP

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible for WorkFirst funding if you are a parent currently receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits from DSHS.

What is tuition assistance?

WorkFirst funding assists with tuition costs and helps pay for required textbooks.

Funding is available to students who want to gain the skills needed to obtain a career or to upgrade their skills to enhance their employability, to gain higher wages and/or to develop a career path for "wage progression."  Focus for retraining is Workfirst approved for 1 year or less for non-transfer programs: Professional Technical.

EXAMPLES of WorkFirst funded training are:

GED Prep and High School Completion, ESL, ABE  click here for department information

Extended Learning Classes, Click here for examples:

Flagger, NAC, Real Estate, ACHIEVE-for students with low basic skills and learning disabilities

Professional Technical Programs, Click here for most updated list of certificates:

Accounting, Administrative Assistant, Bookkeeping, C++Programming, CAD/Technology, Customer Service Specialist, Data Recovery/Forensic Specialist, Early Childhood, Human Services, Youth Development Specialist, Catering and Event Planning, International Business and Trade, Professional Coding, Personal Fitness Trainer, Small Business/Entrepreneurship, Web/Database Developer, Urban Agriculture...

 I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education Skills Training), Click here for examples:

Business Technology, Health and Wellness, & Education and Library Services