Pierce College


Pierce College

Infobox_University
name = Pierce College


established = 1967
type = Community college
staff =
faculty =
chancellor = Michele Johnson, Ph.D.
president = Denise R. Yochum (FS)
Tana L. Hasart, Ed. D (P)
students =
mascot = Raider
graduated =
city = Lakewood (FS)
Puyallup (P)
state = WA
country = USA
campus = Suburban
free_label =
free =
website = http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/
:"For the college of the same name in Los Angeles, California, see Los Angeles Pierce College; for the similar-sounding college in Philadelphia, see Peirce College"Pierce College is a community college district operating in and serving Pierce County in the U.S. state of Washington. The district consists of two colleges, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom in Lakewood and Pierce College Puyallup and auxiliary campuses on Fort Lewis, McChord Air Force Base, and in South Hill.

In 2006 the Library won a national Excellence award.

Academics

Pierce College offers associate's degrees, mainly in the arts and sciences. There are also certificate programs in early childhood education, social services, dental hygienist, and others. Classes are held on the quarter system.

Athletics

The Pierce College Raiders Athletics Department competes in the Western Region of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges. The Raiders currently field six teams and compete in soccer, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, baseball, and fastpitch. Raiders Athletics currently play off-campus until the 2007-2008 season when the volleyball and both basketball teams will play at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom in the new Health Education Center.

History

In 1967, Clover Park Community College opened its administrative offices and library in an abandoned grocery store on Bridgeport Way Southwest, now the site of QFC. It was nicknamed Albertsons' U. Classes were held, however, at various Pierce County locations such as high schools, military bases, and hospitals.

Later that year, on March 24, the Washington State Legislature passed the Community College Act. This law shifted the control of community colleges from the school districts to the state. On April 3, Governor Dan Evans signed the bill into law.

Consequently, the site of the new campus was chosen on a convert|140|acre|km2|sing=on site in Fort Steilacoom. By 1970, the college changed its name to Fort Steilacoom Community College. Until the opening of the main building in 1974, classes were taught in portables.

As a result of increasing enrollment over the years, the college sought a name that encompasses the students who live throughout Pierce County. So in 1986, the name was changed once more to Pierce College.

In 1989, a new campus was being built in Puyallup, just east of the South Hill Mall. The school later opened in the fall of 1990. By 1999, the status was upgraded to a full-service college.

External links

* [http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/ Pierce College Official Website]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pierce College (LACMTA station) — Infobox Station name= Pierce College image size= image caption= address=Winnetka Ave. / Friar St. Westbound: 6425 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367 Eastbound: 6424 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367 line= other= platform=Side platform… …   Wikipedia

  • Los Angeles Pierce College — This article is about a community college in Los Angeles. For the community college near Tacoma, Washington, see Pierce College. Infobox University name =Los Angeles Pierce College native name = latin name = established =1947 type =Public… …   Wikipedia

  • College of the Canyons — Coordinates: 34°24′15.89″N 118°34′04.45″W / 34.4044139°N 118.5679028°W / 34.4044139; 118.5679028 …   Wikipedia

  • Pierce Charles de Lacy O’Mahony — (* 9. Juni 1850 in Dublin; † 31. Oktober 1930 in Grange, County Wicklow), bis 1901 bekannt als Pierce Mahony, ab 1912 auch als The O’Mahony of Kerry, war ein irischer Anwalt, protestantischer Nationa …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pierce Brosnan — in Cannes (2002) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pierce Charles de Lacy O'Mahony — Pierce [Some sources give ‘Peirce’. This seems definitely to be incorrect, perhaps resulting from a confusion with his father who was Peirce.] Charles de Lacy O Mahony (June 9, 1850 – October 31, 1930), known up to 1901 as Pierce Mahony, and from …   Wikipedia

  • College City, California — College City   census designated place   …   Wikipedia

  • Pierce — may refer to:Places*Pierce, Colorado, a US town *Pierce, Idaho, a US city *Pierce, Nebraska, a US city *Pierce, Wisconsin, a US town *Mount Pierce (New Hampshire), USA, a peak in the White Mountains * Pierce County, several places * Pierce Range …   Wikipedia

  • Pierce Dod — (1683 1754) was a British physician and opponent of smallpox inoculation. He graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford in 1701, received his MA in 1705, MD in 1714 and was elected a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1720. He was made a… …   Wikipedia

  • Pierce Lyden — (January 8 1908 – October 10 1998) was an American actor best known for his work in television and film Westerns. Early lifePierce Lyden was born in a sod house on a ranch near Hildreth in rural Franklin County, Nebraska, on January 8, 1908. Son… …   Wikipedia