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Pierce College welcomes new faculty in DHFT department


The Pierce College Diagnostic Health and Fitness (DHFT) department offers students a clear pathway to high-demand careers in a competitive industry.

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom hosts Rep. Denny Heck during panel discussion Sept. 22


Rep. Denny Heck is leading a panel discussion Sept. 22 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s Performance Lounge, focusing on communities of color and social justice. Heck will bring together community leaders, law enforcement and elected officials to discuss ways to improve safety and protect our communities for everyone.

Helping veteran students succeed


For many veterans, transitioning into civilian life can be a daunting experience, and navigating the benefits and services available to them can seem downright impossible. For those pursuing an education, managing classes, work and family life only adds to the pressure and challenge of leaving the structure of the military.

Pierce College teams up with Rally Point 6 to better serve veterans


In an effort to support the local military community, Pierce College is collaborating with a local organization that calls itself the state’s largest one-stop resource center for transitioning military members and their families. Rally Point 6 officially opened its doors earlier this month, and already has a roster of more than 700 service members seeking

VIP Bookstore events coming soon

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Feeling like a VIP will be easy this fall when Pierce College Bookstores host special shopping events featuring discounts, deals and more!

College Fair comes to Pierce College Puyallup Sept. 22

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For the first time ever, Pierce College Puyallup is hosting a college fair for local high schools in the Puyallup School District. The event will take place Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. in Pierce College Puyallup’s cafeteria.

New class introduces students to the worlds of science fiction, fantasy


Aliens, monsters, goblins and more will be the focus of many discussions in a new class by Lisa Hurtado starting this fall. In English 112, students will focus on science fiction and fantasy literature and how the genre helps shape our perception of humanity.

Get to know your fellow students at the New Raider Welcome event Sept. 15


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,

Pierce College to offer new course in social media for business


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

Summer quarter survey results are in!


 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