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High School Students

As you approach graduation, you are probably feeling excited and a little anxious about your plans after high school. Your career opportunities and college choices are truly limitless which is great, but can also be very overwhelming. Whether you decide to join the military, attend a two- or four-year college, or enroll in an accelerated college program at a school like Sumner College, education is still the best investment you can make in yourself.

It is completely normal to be unsure of what career path to choose, but we encourage you to research a variety of career options and work with your parents and high school guidance counselors to help guide you toward careers and colleges that are a good fit for you.  The healthcare field is a great career to explore, and if you decide that is your path, Sumner College can help.

You are probably wondering why and how people choose Sumner College when there are so many options available.

Why Students Choose Sumner College:

  • Location –   Whether you live in SW Washington, Gresham, Woodburn, or west of the metro area in Forest Grove, Sumner can be easily accessed from wherever you live. Our  campuses are located minutes from downtown Portland and can be easily accessed from Carman Drive off I-5, and our Cascade Station campus is located near the Portland Airport.
  • Programs - The curriculum at Sumner is career-focused, which means our programs are accelerated and designed to prepare you for your career in the shortest amount of time possible so you can get on with your life and start working. Our programs focus on the exact skills and knowledge that is required to succeed in your career field.
  • Each class you take is specific and directly pertains to your career.
  • You don’t have to fight to get into a class or stand in line at a bookstore for your books. As a Sumner student, your classes are scheduled for you and you receive your books on the first day of class.  We want to make the process and your time at Sumner College as easy as possible, so you can focus on your studies and your goals.
  • The student services and career services are available to all students and graduates.  The Student Services department is available to help you overcome life obstacles that may affect your studies.  Although we can’t promise you a job, we do promise that with our Career Services department we will utilize all of our available resources to help you find and land the job that’s best for you.  Career Services works with you from the minute you become a Sumner Student and long after you’ve become a Sumner Graduate.

For High School Seniors in Oregon and Southwest Washington

To help local high school seniors get ahead, we have designed a High School Scholarship that is only available to graduating seniors in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Award amounts depend on the program of interest. For the application, contact your high school guidance counselor or get it here as a PDF: Sumner College High School Scholarship Application

Are You A High School Guidance Counselor?

If you would like more information about Sumner College programs or would like a Sumner College Representative to visit your school, please contact Admissions at 503-223-5100 or email admissions@sumnercollege.edu



"I decided to come to Sumner College because I found a fast track program, which only took me 13 months to obtain a career."

- Riziell P.

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