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Pierce College At Spanaway courses are open to all Pierce College students and the community! These convenient courses and personalized advising are the first step towards your Career Pathway.

All courses offered on the Spanaway Lake High School campus will have an in-person component. Students should plan to meet with their faculty member and student group each week on the scheduled days and times. The additional course activity is completed online.

Significant Dates

  • Registration for spring term is open now
  • Spring term begins April 1, 2024

Offered this Spring at Pierce College At Spanaway

  • ECED& 105

Key Steps for Enrolling on any Campus

1. Apply for Admission Online or In Person

Pierce College has an open admission policy; your application provides our registrar the information needed to establish your academic record and welcome you to our community.

2. Explore Funding

Once your are registered for classes, your tuition will be due shortly on a specified date. Students taking courses at Spanaway have benefited from a variety of tuition assistance sources: federal or state financial aid, Pierce College special funding programs (including worker retraining and veterans benefits), and professional development assistance for Bethel School District classified employees. Follow the links on the Pierce College home page to explore these potential sources and other ways to get help with education costs. Tuition assistance is also available through Running Start.

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3. Determine Your Starting Point

Pierce College is committed to providing the course sequences and support students need to succeed in college. High school or college transcripts and a self-guided placement activity are the most common tools used to determine each student's preparedness to succeed in college-level courses. Staff are available to help you determine the information/tools needed to determine your starting point.

All certificate and degree-seeking students must enroll in a College Success course in their first quarter.

4. Get Connected

Once you've completed the online Student Guide and any recommended assessment activity, you'll be scheduled to review your draft education plan with a faculty advisor or student success coach. In this important private conversation focused on your interests, goals, and assessment results, you'll determine your career pathway, discuss your starting point in sequenced courses, and map courses. This appointment is also an ideal opportunity to discuss any personal circumstances or support needs.

5. Register for Classes

Course registration is completed online. When searching on the class schedule, choose "Spanaway Lake" on the drop-down site menu.