Program Information

The Career Education Options program offers 16 to 21-year-olds without a high school diploma the chance to return to school for the education and job training needed for a successful career. The CEO program provides the needed tools to succeed in the college environment.

What does the CEO Program provide?

  • Classes toward a high school diploma
  • Education and training for a professional career certificate or degree
  • Courses and preparation for transfer to a 4-year college
  • Tuition, fees and books
  • Career exploration and educational planning
  • Individual support services


To qualify for the Career Education Options (CEO) Program, you need to be 16 to 20 years old, as of September 1 of the current school year.  If you turn 21 after September 1, you remain eligible for the entire school year.  You cannot be enrolled in high school upon entering the CEO Program.              

You can enter CEO whether or not you've earned a GED, but NOT if you have a high school diploma.  The program is intended for individuals for whom graduation from high school is highly unlikely.

How to Apply to CEO

It's easy! Just give us a call at 206-546-7844 or drop by Room 5100 in the 5000 Building at Shoreline Community College. You will first need to attend an information session, and then sign up for an appointment with one of the CEO staff.

Contact Us

Shoreline Community College
5000 Building, Room 5100

16101 Greenwood Avenue N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696
Phone 206-546-7844
Mon - Thurs 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.