Community & Technical

  • Decrease Text Size
  • Increase Text Size

Community Colleges  

Training at a community college can include to job related training or classes which will count toward a transferable degree to attend a four-year college (associate of arts, associate of science). Students can utilize their 2-year degree to prepare for many current in demand jobs.  Four-year public and private colleges in the state of Washington have articulation agreements with the community colleges to accept such credits. Community colleges with their smaller class sizes, variety of offerings, and cheaper tuition may be a good alternative for some students for the first two years of college.

For information on the offerings at local community colleges, use these links:

South Puget Sound Community College

Centralia College

Pierce College

Tacoma Community College

Other Washington State Community Colleges


Technical Colleges

Technical colleges are part of the state community and technical college system, although their programs are limited in their articulation to four-year colleges.

For information on the programs offered at local technical colleges, use these links:

Bates Technical College

Clover Park Technical College

Other Washington State Technical Colleges