International Education - Professional/Technical Program

Pierce College's Professional/Technical Program trains students for careers in high-demand fields. Students train from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the program, acquiring valuable skills they can use in the job market. Many courses in this program also transfer to universities for further study.

(Note: To enroll in classes in the Professional/Technical Program, students must demonstrate proof of English proficiency. Students whose English is not yet at college level are required to begin in the Intensive English Program.)

Students can earn a certificate or degree in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Business
    • Business
    • Customer Service
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Fashion Merchandising
    • Human Resource Management
    • Marketing
    • Retail Management
    • Sales
    • Supervision & Management
  • Business Information Technology
    • Administrative Assistant
      • Office Management
      • General Office
      • International Business
      • Medical Office Assistant
      • Medical Transcriptionist
    • Integrated Business Technology
    • Office Assistant: General
    • Office Assistant: Medical
    • Office Assistant: Medical Billing
  • Computer Information Systems (CIS)
    • Computer Network Engineering
    • Database Management and Design
    • Health Infomatics and Integrated Technology
  • Computer Network Engineering
    • Computer Network Engineering
    • Computer Systems Administration
  • Construction Management
    • Construction Management
    • Construction Safety
  • Criminal Justice
    • Criminal Justice
    • Corrections/Protection Officer
    • Forensic Technician
  • Database Management and Design
  • Dental Hygiene*
  • Diagnostic Health and Fitness Technician
    • Diagnostic Health and Fitness Technician/Instructor
    • Athletic Coaching
  • Digital Design
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Health Information Technology
    • Health Informatics and Integrated Technology
    • Healthcare Database Management and Design
  • Language Interpreting
  • Nursing (ADN)*
    • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Occupational Safety & Health Technician
    • Construction Safety Technician
    • Safety Inspection
  • Project Management
  • Social Service/Mental Health
  • Veterinary Technology*

* Special admissions procedures apply.

For additional details on any of these training programs, visit the Professional/Technical Program website.

General Inquiries

international@pierce.ctc.edu
Voice: 253-964-6229
Fax: 253-964-6256

Pierce College International Programs
9401 Farwest Drive S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98498-1999
USA

Submission of Applications

internationalapp@
pierce.ctc.edu

Fax: 253-964-6256

Pierce College International Programs
9401 Farwest Drive S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98498-1999
USA

Study-Abroad Opportunities

For American students

Shannon Scott
Program Specialist/International Education Admissions
253-964-6656

Mary Meulblok
Manager, International Student Services
253-964-6725

Housing and Homestay

homestay@pierce.ctc.edu