New students at Pierce College are invited to attend the New Raider Welcome event Sept. 15, where faculty and staff will be on hand to make sure everyone is prepared to take on fall quarter. At the Fort Steilacoom campus, the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cascade building, and from 3-6 p.m. at Pierce College Puyallup in the College Center building.
Pierce College is proud to offer a brand new course designed to introduce students to social media best practices for business, starting fall quarter. Introduction to Social Media Marketing (Business 134) will be taught completely online, and will give students hands on experience using social media, creating blogs and exploring other emerging technologies.
Students can expect to spend at least 10 hours per week on the class, and will walk away from the course with practical experience and an online portfolio showcasing their abilities.
Pierce College made some important changes to the summer quarter schedule to better meet the needs of busy students. A new block schedule, with most classes taking place only two days a week, was implemented to meet the needs of working students, and a shorter term allows all students to finish their classes and still enjoy the summer.
In the past year, Pierce College instructors have been working hard to adapt the College Success course to better meet the needs of students. The course itself is designed to help students learn about college resources and the learning tools they will use throughout their schooling.
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In the past academic year alone, the Pierce College Foundation has distributed more than $160,000 in scholarships to students who need it most, and a new round of awards will be available soon. Starting Aug. 28, students can begin applying for scholarship funds by completing a profile on theWashBoard.org.
The Pierce College Science Dome will be filled with do-it-yourselfers of all ages on Aug. 9 during the second annual Lakewood MakerFest. Sponsored by the Pierce County Library System, City of Lakewood, Lakewood Computer Clubhouse and Pierce College, this free event is geared to new and experienced makers, as well as those looking for a little DIY inspiration.
Pierce College math instructors are working harder than ever to improve student success rates in developmental math courses. Through their renewed focus on math automaticity, meaning math fact fluency, instructors hope to improve students’ ability to learn advanced skills more quickly.