Category Archives: Academics

A look inside Pierce College Writing Centers


With both professional and peer tutors on staff, the Pierce College Writing Centers provide students with an opportunity to work with highly qualified tutors on writing projects from any class.

Pierce College nursing students pass national boards at record-breaking rate


For the first time in the program’s history, 100 percent of Pierce College nursing students passed their state board examination. This feat has only been achieved by three other associate in nursing programs in the state within the past three years.

Pierce College ranked top community college for veterans in the state – and No. 3 in the nation


Pierce College was recently named the top community college in the state for veterans in a comprehensive annual list by the Military Times. The Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings highlight veteran and military students’ success.

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom receives AANAPISI Grant


Pierce College Fort Steilacoom recently won a $1.5 million federal grant to enhance services to Asian American and Pacific Islander students pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors.

Professor Corrina Wycoff publishes new novel


For the past seven years, Pierce College English Professor Corrina Wycoff has spent every break between quarters investing countless hours into her latest novel, “Damascus House.”

Pierce College to offer BAS in Teaching starting in January


Pierce College is proud to announce the development of a Bachelor of Applied Science in Teaching, its second four-year degree offering in its history. The program is slated to begin in January 2017.

Pierce College to receive an NWCCU Regional Accreditation Visit

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The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) will perform a comprehensive accreditation evaluation visit to Pierce College on November 14-16, 2016.

Pierce College receives grant to enhance student success


College Spark Washington and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges selected Pierce College as one of five colleges in the state to receive a Guided Pathways implementation grant totaling $500,000 over five years.

Pierce College expands use of open educational resources


Pierce College has received a grant to create new degree programs using high quality open educational resources (OER). The OER Degree Initiative, which involves 38 community colleges in 13 states, is designed to help remove financial roadblocks that can derail students’ progress and spur improvements that will increase the likelihood of degree and certificate completion.

International students find success at Pierce College


Pierce College has made a name for itself both at home and abroad, and is quickly becoming a destination for international students hoping to complete the first two years of their bachelor’s degree.