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Tacoma Community College » Areas of Study » Transitional Studies

Transitional Studies

Photo of a wall in Building 7 with signs for ABE, GED, and ESL. At TCC, we're committed to helping all students reach their goals for education and employment.

Wherever life takes you ... you're moving up!

Beyond our traditional college transfer and career training programs, we offer a variety of courses and support services to help students upgrade skills in reading, writing, communicating and mathematics.

We also offer English-language classes for non-English speakers.

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

Important Numbers

253.566.5144
Basic Skills Center

253.566.5144
CASAS Testing

253.566.5295
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

253.566.5020
GED Testing

253.566.5229
I-BEST Programs

253.566.5190
International Student Visas

 

 

 

"I want to go to college, but I don’t think my English and math skills are good enough."

  • Adult Basic Skills - Improve your basic reading, writing, math, conversation, employment, computer literacy and life skills. We'll also help you prepare for your GED exam.
  • Developmental Studies: Written Communication & Math - Develop the academic skills you need to enter college-level courses.

"I want to begin a certificate or degree program now, but I assessed below college level."

  • Career Pathway Training (I-BEST) - Improve your English-language or basic skills while you earn a college-level certificate or 2-year degree in a specific career program.

"I want to go to college, but I need to improve my English language skills. English is not my first language."

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) -
    Bring your English up to a classroom-ready level and prepare to earn your degree with college-level courses at TCC.
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