Category Archives: Academics

Spring quarter registration is right around the corner! Are you ready?

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Spring quarter registration for currently enrolled students begins the week of Feb. 29. Current students can log in now to the MyPierce portal to view your specific date and time to register during that week.

Pierce College at JBLM introduces on-site tutoring services

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Pierce College at JBLM now offers students tutoring services twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. at the Stone Education Center in room C123.

Pierce College receives national recognition for excellence

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The prestigious Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named Pierce College to its list of the nation’s 150 best community colleges for its high standards for learning, college completion without delay, and service as a training ground for jobs that pay competitive wages.

At Pierce College, earn credit for prior knowledge and advance at your own pace


In an effort to provide new and innovative degree opportunities to busy students, Pierce College now offers a Competency-Based Education (CBE) business degree. Students can work toward their degree at their own pace, while earning college credit for prior knowledge and life experiences. Progress toward the degree is based on assessments of key competencies in

Pierce College SAIL course helps seniors stay healthy and active for life

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Thanks to Pierce College’s Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) course, students learn potentially life-saving skills centered around fall prevention strategies for older adults. Pierce College has teamed up with the Washington State Department of Health to provide SAIL training to health, fitness, nursing and senior care workers who wish to share these skills

Pierce College ranked No. 1 community college for veterans in the state


Pierce College is proud to announce the Military Times has ranked it as the best community college for veterans in the state of Washington, and No. 13 in the nation!  The Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 rankings is the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic

Meet Tiffany Smith, Professor of Nursing

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Making a difference in the world is what truly ignites Tiffany Smith’s passion in life. Teaching gives her the ability to make an impact on many people’s lives, which has been a big goal from a young age.

Prepare yourselves for winter quarter registration!


Registration for winter quarter is right around the corner. Are you prepared? Get ahead of the game, and schedule an appointment now with your advisor to make sure you’re on track to complete your degree or certificate on time.

Top 5 Study Habits for College Success


Amber Baillon, professor of College Success (College 110), dedicates her time to make sure students are getting the most out of their college experience.

Pierce College launches exciting new programs and initiatives this fall

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It’s an exciting time to be a student at Pierce College, with a number of innovative new programs and initiatives in the works. The college is committed to listening to the needs of students to truly understand the challenges they face each day.