Professional technical jobs are some of the fastest-growing career fields in Washington.

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Did you know professional technical jobs are some of the fastest-growing career fields in Washington state right now?

Clean Energy Technology

Job potential is bright for clean energy graduates. Design solar electric energy systems, improve energy efficiency in buildings and implement green building systems through practical career training. In 2016, this industry grew 6 percent, with 22 percent growth just in solar. Over 100 local clean energy employers offer job opportunities for graduates. Choose from a one-year certificate or a two-year degree program at Shoreline Community College.

Criminal Justice

Criminal justice graduates are in high demand in Washington state. At Shoreline Community College, criminal justice instructors are experi­enced law enforcement professionals who share their firsthand knowledge from the field. An advisory board of in-service of­ficers ensures the program meets the cur­rent needs of the job market. Both online and in-person classes are available for this program leading to a two-year certificate or degree.

Design and Digital Media

The future is visual. With 6 percent industry growth over the next decade, the design and digital media field is ripe for creative entrepreneurs. Employers want graduates with job-ready skills in graphic design, game art/design, ani­mation for multimedia, creative project management and web design. Complete a certificate in as little as 10 weeks or continue on for a two-year degree from Shoreline.

Certified Nursing Assistant

The Certified Nursing Assistant program at Shoreline has relaunched. With classes just three days a week, you can gain practical, entry-level health care training and develop your classroom study skills at the same time in this supportive program. Shoreline prepares graduates for employment in this high-demand industry with 17 percent industry job growth projected over the next decade. Earn a certificate in just two quarters.

Purchasing & Supply Chain Management

Join an expanding global business field that combines everything from transforming raw materials to pro­duction, transportation, and product delivery to the consumer. Analysts predict over 1.4 million new workers will be needed by 2018. Qualified applicants can receive free tuition with the “Make it in Washington” initiative through Fall 2017. Stackable certificates make it easy to earn a certificate with as few as 23 credits in this fully online program at Shoreline.

Each of these five programs welcomes new students any quarter. To learn more or to apply to Shoreline Community College, please visit