Category Archives: Academics

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.

At Pierce College, finish your high school diploma while earning college credit

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In an innovative new program, Pierce College allows students to finish their high school diploma while earning college credit simultaneously. For $25 per quarter, students can take as many classes as they would like while working toward their high school diploma.

Meet Leesa Thomas, early childhood education professor


Leesa Thomas, professor of early childhood education, is approaching her second year of teaching at Pierce College. She is passionate about training the next generation of teachers and keeping them up to date with current changes within the field. For Thomas, her biggest goal as a teacher is to help her students truly understand that

Important dates for Summer and Fall 2015 registration!

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Have you scheduled an appointment with your advisor yet? With Summer and Fall 2015 registration dates looming on the horizon, it’s more important than ever to meet with your advisor as soon as possible to make sure you’re on track to meet your goals.

ENROLL NOW! Popular Online Courses Still Available!


Due to student demand, Pierce has added a new “FALL 2” term with five popular online courses. These courses run for eight weeks, beginning October 21 and ending December 17. You can register online using your current RAC; Fall 2 will be the default in the online registration system. In addition, alternative MIL Fall 2

Emergency Management Program a good fit for international students


Pierce College is playing a role in helping to keep the people in small south Asian countries safer the next time they face a natural disaster such as 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Over the past two years, The Homeland Security Emergency Management program has graduated two stellar students from Indonesia, a country hit hard by