Debbie Murphy - Fort Steilacoom: 253-964-6657, DMurphy@pierce.ctc.edu
Christy Crandall - Puyallup: 253-840-8463, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Hayes-Garcia - District Program Coordinator: 253-912-3657, email@example.com
Pierce College Adult Diploma (PCAD) - Earn a Washington State High School Diploma by completing high school courses at Pierce College. Parts of this program were formerly known as "High School Completion (HSC) requires 20 high school credits, including the completion of Pierce College's required College Success course. Students who are 18 years or older and whose high school class has graduated can enroll in the program
Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) - Brush up on your reading, writing, and math skills, or set the groundwork for completing a High School diploma or the GED program. Students who are younger than 19 yrs old, who have not yet graduated from high school must submit a release from the school district in which they reside
English as a Second Language - These courses are designed to help you gain language skills to open up new pathways for further education. We cannot accept the following Visas in our program: B-1, B-2, F-1,F-2, M-1, J-1, J-2, W-1, C-1. If a student identifies one of these Visas, they must be directed to Pierce College’s International Education department.
General Education Development (GED) - This program can help you earn your high school-equivalency certificate, which is required for college financial aid.Students who are younger than 19 yrs old, who have not yet graduated from high school, must submit a release from the school district in which they reside.
Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (I-Best) - This is a unique, integrative program for students who need basic skills and professional-technical career training.
Females and males, 16 – 18 years of age at the time of entry into the program. Applicants who are 15- years old and who will turn 16 during the Residential phase can attend if approved by the Program Director, but such applicants must be enrolled in a high school credit recovery track to allow for their eventual return to high school. Applicants will not exceed 18 years of age on the first day of the Residential Phase.
High school dropout or at risk of dropping out due to credit deficiency.
A resident of Washington State and a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
Unemployed or underemployed.
Free of felony charges and no pending court proceedings.
Willing to be free from use of illegal drugs or substances while enrolled in the program.
Physically and mentally capable to participate in the program with reasonable accommodation for physical and other disabilities.
Student has the potential of earning up to 8 credits in 5 1/2 months!