About TCC

An open door to success. An engine to rev up the economy. A part of the Tacoma community for almost 50 years. There’s a lot to get to know about your community college.

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Looking Up

TCC has grown up in the past half century, with a modern campus, relevant program offerings, a clear mission, and strong leadership. The results are documented in contributions to the economy and the community. Take a look.

What are YOU reaching for?

Your first college experience?  Solid grounding for a 4-year university? Training for a new career? Upgraded skills for a competitive edge?

TCC has the programs you need and exceptional staff and learning facilities

  • 60+ areas of transfer study with 46 professional and technical degrees and certificates
  • Small class sizes in 2 main locations

TCC has the diverse culture and active student body you want to be a part of

  • 200 international students attend TCC each quarter
  • Study abroad around the world
  • Athletics, student government, student media and community involvement

TCC has the latest technology to keep you on top of your education

  • Student email and online registration and classes
  • Wireless internet, Web Cafe and laptop checkout
  • Information technology building on the Tacoma campus

Wherever you are now, wherever you want to go,
you'll find the next step up at Tacoma Community College.

Apply now! TCC is ready when you are. Classes start every September, January, April and June. Apply online or in person.

Money matters. Get your college start at TCC for an affordable alternative to tuition at a 4-year institution. Worried about costs? Nearly 50% of TCC students benefit from financial aid. TCC's Financial Aid team can help you find scholarships, loans and work study.

Jared Abwawo helps TCC students connect math to their academic goals.

“I grew up loving math. Most of my family members loved math – my dad, my aunties… But teaching math, you deal with a lot of anxiety.”

-- Math instructor Jared Abwawo. Watch the video now about how he makes math relevant for his students.