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High School Completion

Pierce College Adult Diploma (PCAD)

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

Adult Basic Education

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.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

English as a Second Language (ESL)

These courses are designed to help you gain language skills to open up new pathways for further education.

General Education Development (GED)

General Education Development (GED)

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



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

For questions, more information, or to start your enrollment process, please contact:

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.

Fort Steilacoom Campus

Debbie Murphy
Program Support Supervisor
Cascade Bldg – CAS 302

Puyallup Campus

Kylie Brodie
Basic Skills Program Coordinator
Gaspard Administrative Bldg – ADM 106