Category Archives: Academics

Meet Leesa Thomas, early childhood education professor

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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!

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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

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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

Pierce dental hygiene grads earn high scores on board exams

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All 16 June graduates of the Pierce College dental hygiene program have passed their board examinations with flying colors, making them eligible for licensure. “Our graduates must successfully pass seven separate examinations to be eligible for licensure,” according to Monica Hospenthal, director of the dental hygiene department. “These tests include an eight hour comprehensive written exam

FALL 2 Term Has Been Added

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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. In addition, alternative MIL Fall 2 courses are also available. If you have questions about the calendar,

Help Pay for School with a Foundation Scholarship

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Hurry! Deadline is October 10 Need cash for college?  Scholarship money is waiting to be awarded for winter and spring quarters through the Pierce College Foundation— but don’t delay.  The deadline is midnight, Thursday, Oct. 10. Visit the scholarships page on the Pierce College website for additional information (http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/dist/scholarships/).  Approximately 30 scholarships will be awarded.

Pierce College awarded $1.8 million federal grant to help students succeed

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Pierce College recently learned it has been awarded a $1.8 million, five-year U.S. Department of Education Title III “Strengthening Institutions Program” grant. The funds will help support the college’s efforts to improve student success, with a particular focus on low-income students. “There is so much we need and want to do to provide more support

Test drive eCampus this week

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Pierce students no longer have an “Angel” (learning management software) on their shoulder, but you can use this week to get used to its replacement — eCampus — before classes get underway September 23. The eCampus Tutorial at www.pierce.ctc.edu/el walks you through the basics of eCampus, which connects users to classrooms, instructors and classmates. After you take

Finish or lose it: GED test-takers reminded to complete tests by December 2013

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The current GED test ends Dec. 31, 2013 and all previous scores for those who haven’t completed their GED become invalid. Register for Fall classes NOW. Register for GED classes at Pierce College now by contacting Debbie Murphy at Fort Steilacoom (253) 964-6657 and Kylie Brodie at Puyallup (253) 840-8463. To register for the Computer-Based