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Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Brush up on your basic reading, writing, and math skills, or set the groundwork for completing a GED program.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

English as a Second Language (ESL)

If you don't yet speak English, these courses are designed to help you gain the language and life skills necessary to live and thrive.

General Education Development (GED)

General Education Development (GED)

This program can help you earn your high school-equivalency certificate, which is often required for jobs and college financial aid.

High School Completion

High School Completion (HSC)

Earn a Washington State High School Diploma by completing high school courses and a culminating project at Pierce College.

I-BEST

I-BEST

If you are pursuing skills in Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, or GED, you may be eligible for additional support to complete a professional-technical program at Pierce College.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction

This is a peer-assisted study program that targets math and science courses for small group study with peer tutors. Students are able to compare notes, ask questions, discuss important themes, and take practice tests and quizzes.

Pierce College offers classes to residents of Pierce County: Bonney Lake, Buckley, Carbonado, DuPont, Eatonville, Edgewood, Fife, Fircrest, Gig Harbor, Graham, Lakewood, McKenna, Milton, Orting, Parkland, Puyallup, Roy, Ruston, South Prairie, Spanaway, Steilacoom, Sumner, Tacoma, University Place, and Wilkeson.

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