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Academic Transfer degrees - This College is a great place to start the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. You can earn a two-year Associate degree suitable for transfer to any public four-year school in Washington State or one tailored to the transfer school of your choice. For some programs, you can even complete your bachelor's degree right here on the GHC Campus.

Our Workforce Training programs can prepare you to enter the world of work, or upgrade your job skills, after just one or two years. In some cases, the training time is even shorter. And, depending on the program, you can earn a college degree, a certificate, or both.

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Basic Skills programs can help you work toward earning your GED® or high school diploma (HS21+), improve your skills to college level, or improve your English skills in our English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Call 538-4167 to Get Started.

GHC Continuing Education offers a wide variety of subject matter and skills training opportunities that range from single day seminars to 2-6 week classes. Programming is offered throughout Grays Harbor and Pacific counties. View the Continuing Education Course Catalog for current offerings and to register Online.

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Student Events & Activities
Important datesSummer Quarter

The Campus will be closed on Fridays through August 29. The Library will be open from 9 am to 1 pm. on these Fridays.

August 14
On Campus Instruction Ends (6 weeks)

August 27
WAOL Instruction Ends (8 weeks)


September 16 -17 
New Student Orientation

September 22
First Day of On-Campus and GHC Online Classes 

September 25
WAOL Instruction Begins

December 3
WAOL Instruction Ends

December 8
Last day of on-campus & GHC online classes

December 9 - 11


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child care assistance grant
Partial Assistance Grant

If you are a student at Grays Harbor College with a child(ren) enrolled at Wunderland Childcare and have a significant childcare need you may be eligible for some partial assistance.

Download the Grant Application
(application deadline is September 5, 2014)


Central Washington’s Law & Justice program begins on the GHC main campus this fall!

CWU-Aberdeen is located at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, Washington. This partnership provides the opportunity for students to earn their first two years of a bachelor's degree at GHC and stay on campus to complete their bachelor's degree at CWU-Aberdeen.

The Bachelor of Arts major in Law and Justice (LAJ) is designed to prepare students for professional employment in the criminal justice system and/or entry into graduate or law school. It retains the humanistic emphasis of the liberal arts while assisting students to prepare for graduate school, careers in law enforcement, corrections, paralegal professions and the practice of law following law school. Classes will be available through face-to-face, interactive television, and Online.

According to JEB Thornton, GHC’s assistant dean who helped finalize the new agreement with CWU, the size of this first bachelors degree class in the Fall could mean additional classes taking place on our campus, and eventually other Central bachelors programs as well. For more information, contact CWU representatives at

Related link: Baccalaureate Opportunities at GHC


Ride along on our next EDventure!

Oysterville - Bringing the Past into the Present-
Friday, August 22
Visit the original Pacific County seat and learn more about midnight raiders who kidnapped county records in 1893. Local author, Sydney Steven will be guiding the tour of Oysterville, the community located at the tip of the Long Beach Peninsula. Take this ED-venture and enjoy lunch at the original Oysterville church built in 1892, with other stops at Nahcotta, Ocean Park and Seaview. Cost of the trip is $67.50, which includes lunch, snack and transportation, leaving main campus at 8:30 am, and later from Riverview and Columbia Education Center locations. Sign up NOW with Bethany Barnard at Whiteside Continuing Education Center, , 360.533.9733.  Space is limited- Sign-Up Today!


Brandon Reeson receiving the first of 9 Automotive Service Excellence certificates from GHC

With his diploma from Grays Harbor College, Brandon Reeson of Aberdeen  is ready for his next step. And with the 9 Automotive Service Excellence certificates he earned while at GHC, employers will easily recognize that he is qualified and ready to go to work.

The graduate in Automotive Technology, earning an Associate in Applied Science, plans on transferring to Western Washington University in Bellingham. He will work part-time in an auto repair shop while pursuing a degree in business administration.

By taking the ASE certification exams as a student, which is a brand-new offering at GHC and other community colleges in the State, Brandon can show prospective employers that he has the auto job skills. He is the first to earn these certificates at GHC. By next Fall, GHC Automotive Technology instructor Denis Samson plans on incorporating the certification process into his curriculum for second-year auto students.

The certification tests are computerized and Samson worked with Brandon to prepare him for the process.  They are similar to certification tests given to professionals in the auto industry.  The College’s auto tech program also has received Masters accreditation through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). NATEF is a key partner in the ASE student certifications.

For more information about GHC’s Automotive Technology program, contact Mike Kelly, 360.538.4013,


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GHC Alert allows registered users to receive emergency alerts (and weather-related campus closures and delays) on their cell phones or other mobile devices. Sign-up Now!

Optional Alert: Canceled Classes
Would you like to be notified whenever classes are canceled due to severe weather conditions or instructor illness? These notices can be sent to your cell phone by subscribing to "GHC Alerts". Be sure to check the "Class Cancellations" option on the GHC Alert sign-up page.
Note: The cancellation notices can also be viewed Online.


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1620 Edward P. Smith Drive | Aberdeen WA 98520

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or toll-free (in WA state) 800-562-4830

Fax: (360) 538-4299

Community Education Centers

Riverview Education Center, Raymond: 360-875-9466, Fax: 360-875-9467
Columbia Education Center, Ilwaco: 360-642-9433, Fax: 360-642-9434 GHC Pacific County Facebook
Whiteside Continuing Education Center, Aberdeen: 360-533-9733, Fax: 360-533-9779