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Pierce College Professional/Technical Programs

Pierce College's professional/technical degrees and certificates are designed to provide students with the technical and related skills needed for successful employment. The degrees and certificates emphasize practical, work-related skills that translate to effectiveness and expertise in the workplace.

What's more, these degrees are hot, and getting hotter. Over the next five years, it is estimated that more than 60 percent of all job openings in Washington state will require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree. Some of the projected fastest growing fields include dental hygiene, nursing, database administration and digital design. And you can train for all of these at Pierce College.

Moreover, some of our professional/technical programs have university transfer tracks, so if you decide to continue your education later, you can pick up where you left off.