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About Us

About Highline College

Highline College is nationally and internationally recognized as a premiere community college, a reputation earned through the development of an institutional culture that values innovation, globalization of curriculum, and community participation.

The college takes great pride in its supported employment and other programs contracted with King County and serves approximately 560 adults with disabilities per quarter. (from the Highline College Fact Sheet)

About Our Services & Classes

Highline College opened its campus on the current site in 1961 and has provided services for employment training, job placement and follow-along services for students with a wide range of disabilities since the mid 1970s. Since that time our services have grown to include a wider range of educational and employment goals.

Community & Employment Services has been accredited by CARF through June 2017 for the following services:

  • Community Employment Services: Employment Supports
  • Community Employment Services: Job Development
  • Employment Planning Services
  • Transition Services

For more information about CARF and the accreditation process visit

About Our Staff

Community & Employment Services employs over 60 full-time and part-time staff members to meet the academic and employment goals of our students. The CES leadership team members have an average of 14 years experience per person working with adults with disabilities. They lead a dedicated staff that recognizes each students ability, responsibility, and right to lead a self-determined and self-directed life. We support people in the design and implementation of a person-centered and community inclusive plan that is based on individual desires, gifts, strengths and capacities.

About Our Outcomes

Community & Employment Services establishes performance goals to improve the application of best practices. To view a graphic demonstration of 2008-2009 Performance Outcomes click here. To view a graphic demonstration of 2009-2010 Performance Outcomes click here.

Policy on Conflict of Interest

We, the Management Team of Highline Community College, Community & Employment Services, resolve that no member of the staff employed by the department shall participate in any discussion or have influence on any matter in which he or she or a member of his or her immediate family has potential conflict of interest due to having funding or service involvement as a program participant regarding the matter being discussed. When such a situation presents itself, the employee must announce his or her potential conflict, disqualify himself or herself, and be excused from the meeting until discussion is over on the matter involved. The Manager or the designated chair of the meeting is expected to make inquiry if such conflict appears to exist and the staff member has not made it known.

For general questions on any of our programs or the services we provide please contact 206-878-3710, ext. 3222 or

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