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Welcome to Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

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

Course Schedule

View the current Pierce College at JBLM Online Course Schedule.

Course Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fee information.

Contact Information

If you have questions or need additional information, please email our Advising & Outreach Department at MilAdvising@Pierce.ctc.edu or call (253) 964-6606 at McChord or (253) 964-6567 at Fort Lewis.

Online Academic and Technical Support

Your primary resource for academic assistance is your instructor, so please don’t hesitate to request help when needed. For additional resources, please see our support services and advising webpages.

Assistance with Canvas.