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Wondering what’s next? Thinking of college?

If you’re an adult returning to college or attending for the first time, you’ll feel right at home here. Many Pierce College students are returning adults, some complete high school here before moving into college classes, others need help learning the English language. Like you, they want to find a new job, complete their education, gain skills or move ahead in their current fields.

We offer flexible programs, workforce training, financial aid and lots of support from our faculty and staff. We will help you succeed, whatever your goals.

Ready to Get Started?

In today’s fast-changing world, it’s a smart move to attend Pierce College.  Check out your options today or call 253-964-6500 to talk to an advisor.


Our Programs


Get training and assistance to find work or re-enter the workforce. You may qualify for state funding for worker retraining programs.

Basic Education for Adults

Take refresher courses before enrolling in high school completion or college classes or taking the official GED test.

Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (I-BEST)

Gain basic skills along with professional-technical career training to help you succeed in the workplace.

Veterans and Military

If you’re a veteran or active military member, Pierce College offers one of the largest programs in Washington state, available at several locations, including JBLM (Joint Base Lewis-McChord).

GED Program

Prepare for the GED exam, equivalent to a high school diploma.

Professional/Technical Degrees and Certificates

Gain practical technical skills to succeed in today’s high-demand careers.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Take courses in a variety of subjects in this integrated program for students for whom English is not their first language.