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Gain a competitive edge in any field, trade, or industry with the Pierce College business programs. Take a variety of courses, develop critical skills, and stand out in the marketplace. Earn a specialized certificate in just one year or an associate's degree in two. Getting ahead was never this easy!

Enroll today
Enrollment is open throughout the year. Start in the fall, winter, spring, or summer quarters.

Prerequisites
Students must have a GED or high school diploma, and are advised to take a skills assessment test through the Pierce College testing center.

Program length
Certificates can be earned in about a year (40 to 50 credits). The associate in business takes about two years (90-plus credits).

Special fees
Lab fees may apply for students taking some hybrid or online courses.

Transfer possibilities
The Pierce College Associate in Business – AT degree (professional technical) transfers directly to:

  • The Evergreen State College
  • Brandman University (Organizational Leadership program)
  • Western Governor’s University (online)
  • Central Washington University (ITAM--MOSTLY online)
  • City University
  • DeVry University

Employment possibilities
Pierce College business programs are designed to prepare students for career advancement across all work areas. A stable future starts here!

Other info
Special funding assistance may be available for unemployed workers or low-wage working parents.

Paul Gerhardt
Professor and Business Department Coordinator
253-964-6429
(FS)
Faculty Website

Douglas Edison
F/T Faculty
253-964-6644
(FS)
Faculty Website

Linda Saarela
F/T Faculty
253-840-8360
(PY)
Faculty Website

Tommie Redwine
P/T Distance Learning Instructor
253-588-3603
Faculty Website

Bruce Higdon
PT Faculty
253-964-6679

John Besaw
P/T Faculty
253-964-6679
Faculty Website

Ann Stolz
P/T Business Management & Fashion Merchandising Instructor
253-964-7326 ext 4078
Faculty Website

Wendy Hinand
PT Faculty
253-840-8330
Faculty Website

Jerome Tuisl
Part Time Faculty

Taryn Givenchy
PT Online Instructor
253-964-6679

Office of Professional/Technical Education
253-964-6644