Summer and fall term registration begins June 1, 2020.
For summer term, our classes are taught online.
Pierce College Adult Diploma (PCAD) program offers curriculum based on the student's credit needs for achieving their goals. Regardless of how long it has been since a student's education was interrupted, students can get back on track, earn college credit, and obtain a Washington State High School Diploma. Courses include writing, mathematics, reading, history and science. Classes meet 4 times per week Monday-Thursday and are available mornings, afternoons or evenings. Classes are offered at the Fort Steilacoom and Puyallup campuses.
A Pierce College Adult Diploma (PCAD) requires 20 high school credits, including the completion of Pierce College's required College Success course and an ITRANS college transitional class in English or Math. Graduates from the Pierce College Adult Diploma program will have developed college ready skills.
This program is for adults age 21 years or older. However, students who are 19 or 20 years old are welcome to take classes, but the high school credits that are earned will not appear on Pierce's transcripts until the student turns 21.
- Students who are 19-20 yrs old can enroll in the Adult High School Completion (HSC) program.
- Students who are 16-18 yrs old can enroll in GED classes with a release from the school district in which they reside.
New students for the PCAD program need to meet with a high school completion advisor to evaluate their transcripts. Transcripts can be unofficial to enter the program, but official high school transcripts must be on file before a high school diploma can be issued. After meeting with the advisor, the student will attend an orientation and be scheduled for state required testing. Students are then enrolled in classes based on their skills assessment results.
For questions, more information, or to start your enrollment process, please contact:
- Debbie Murphy - Fort Steilacoom
253-964-6657 or DMurphy@pierce.ctc.edu
- Christy Crandall - Puyallup
253-840-8463 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ann Hayes-Garcia - District Program Coordinator
253-912-3657 or email@example.com
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