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At Pierce College at JBLM, we support your advancement toward your personal, career and life goals, including your military career. Whether you know exactly which career and degree you wish to pursue or you’re still deciding, we provide easy-to-use tools to help you explore and set career goals.

If you change your mind along the way, your Pierce College at JBLM support network will help you move to a career path that’s right for you.

In the military and beyond, we’ve got you covered!

Pierce College Career Pathways

Career Pathways at JBLM

Career Pathways at Main Campus

To view our full menu of career pathways with associated degrees and certificates, please visit our Pierce College Career Pathways page. There you will find six career pathways that will support achievement of your academic and career goals and additional resources for career exploration.

Programs for Military Advancement

General Education Mobile (GEM)

Pierce College at JBLM is proud to partner with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) through the General Education Mobile (GEM) program and offer general education courses that meet CCAF AAS degree requirements.

Getting Started

  1. Attend your installation’s TA briefing
  2. Apply for tuition assistance (Note:You must apply no later than 7 days prior to the course start date.)
  3. Select Pierce College as your GEM institution when completing the Air Force Tuition Assistance (TA) request process.
  4. Register for GEM-approved courses (after TA approval)
  5. Purchase required course materials
  6. Access your course on the start date

GEM Approved Courses

Distribution Area Course Number Course Title
ORAL COMMUNICATION CMST& 101
CMST& 220
Introduction to Communications
Public Speaking
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION ENGL& 101
ENGL& 102
ENGL 107
English Composition I
Composition II: Argumentation and Research
Composition III: Writing About Literature
MATHEMATICS MATH& 107
MATH 114
MATH& 141
MATH& 146
Math in Society
Applied Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry
Precalculus I
Introduction to Statistics
SOCIAL SCIENCE ECON 110
ECON& 201
ECON& 202
HIST& 126
POLS& 101
POLS& 202
PSYC& 100
PSYC& 200
SOC& 101
Survey of Economics
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
World Civilizations I
Introduction to Political Science
American Government
General Psychology
Lifespan Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
HUMANITIES ART& 100
ART 105
ENGL& 111
ENGL& 112
ENGL& 244
GERM& 121
HUM& 101
RUSS& 121
SPAN& 121
SPAN& 122
Art Appreciation
Introduction to Art
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Fiction
American Literature I
German I
Introduction to Humanities
Russian I
Spanish I
Spanish II

Associate in Technology General (AT-G)

A graduate of any approved occupational/vocational program from a regionally accredited college, military service school, vocational/technical institute, technical college, licensed private college, vocational school, industry, apprentice-based training, or university may be granted up to 70 quarter credits in transfer toward the Associate in Technology - General degree.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 5 quarter credits is required from each of the following areas:

  • Communication (choose one): BTECA 115; ENGL& 101 English; ENGL& 102; ENGL 107; ENGL& 235; BUS 250
  • Computation (choose one): BTECA 117; MATH& 107; MATH 114; MATH& 141; MATH& 142; MATH& 146; MATH 147
  • Human Relations (choose one): BUS 240; PSYC& 100; PSYC 201; PSYC 210; SOC& 101; SOC 211 Family and Intimate Relationships
  • Related Instruction (choose one): Choose one course from the General Transferable Elective list from the Associate of Arts (AA-DTA).
  • Free Electives (70 credits): Any course numbered 100 or above; credit from military transcript; credit from approved regionally accredited occupational/vocational program; credit from apprenticeship program; credit from CLEP/DSST; or Washington 45 courses.

For course details, please visit our academic catalog for descriptions and prerequisites.

Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • Successful completion of at least 90 quarter hours to meet credit requirements toward degree completion.
  • A minimum of 20 college-level quarter hours or 25% of their degree with Pierce College, whichever is less.

Military Healthcare Programs

Military Nursing Programs

The following are the Pierce College equivalent courses required for entry into the program. Please connect with the program manager for your respective service for the full list of entry requirements. Students who do not have a degree should consider completing the Associate in Pre-Nursing (DTA/MRP).

  • ENGL& 101 Composition I
  • MATH& 146 Elementary Statistics
  • CMST& 220 Public Speaking
  • PSYC& 100 General Psychology
  • PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology
  • BIOL& 241 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL& 242 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • CHEM& 121 Introduction to Chemistry
  • CHEM& 131 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry

For course details, please visit our academic catalog for descriptions and prerequisites.

Interservice Physician Assistant Program

The following are the Pierce College equivalent courses required for entry into the Interservice Physician Assistant Program. Please connect with the program manager for your respective service for the full list of entry requirements.

  • ENGL& 101 Composition I
  • MATH& 141 Precalculus I
  • PSYC& 100 General Psychology
  • BIOL& 241 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL& 242 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • CHEM& 161 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM& 162 General Chemistry II
  • BTECA 150 Medical Terminology I

For course details, please visit our academic catalog for descriptions and prerequisites.