Future Students

Look up, look around. At TCC you can find a new class, a new career, or a new challenge to take up. All you have to answer today is, “What am I reaching for?”

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The Sky’s the Limit

TCC students come from many backgrounds, speak many languages, and stretch toward many goals – to brush up job skills, earn an associate or bachelor’s degree, set the foundation for a bachelor’s degree or move on to graduate school. As they rise, TCC students lift us all.

Reach your goals

A better job. A 4-year degree. Certification in a specific field. You've set your goals for your education and career... now all you need is the right college to get you started.

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Looking for help choosing your college? Do you have 3 minutes? Sign-up here for your personalized TCC email newsletter! You'll receive updates on deadlines and program information tailored to fit your interests. InsideTCC is also your personal view into the "Students-Only" portal area, where you'll get an inside look at life on campus.

Why Start Moving Up at TCC?
Because we are committed to giving you every opportunity to reach your goals with a low-cost, high-quality education. We create a positive learning environment that gives you confidence to succeed. That's why TCC is the #1 Community College in Washington State and #17 nationwide.

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

High quality, affordable education

Get your college start at TCC for an affordable alternative to tuition at a 4-year institution. Worried about the cost? Nearly 50% of TCC our students benefit from financial aid. Learn More: Costs & Aid

College Transfer & Career Training

Take classes that let you earn the first 2 years of a bachelor's degree and transfer to a 4-year institution OR earn a 2-year associate degree. You can earn a degree that transfer to almost any major or choose from more than 40 professional and technical degrees and certificates. Learn More: Areas of Study

Diverse culture and active campus life

As part of our 9,000 member Titan family (approximately 300 international students) you can participate in athletics, student government, student media and community involvement. Learn More: Campus Life

Contact Us

Well be glad to talk with you about college choice and how TCC can help you reach your educational goals. Give us a call, email, or stop in to say hello! Outreach & Recruitment Services

Important Links to Learn More

  • Apply Now!
    Fill out the online form and get started today!
  • Academic Programs
    See examples of areas of study for college transfer study and 40+ professional career training degrees and certificates. 
  • Continuing Education
    Classes for personal enrichment and workforce training to advance your career in a competitive market.
  • Course Descriptions
    Browse the details of hundreds of course offerings.
  • Enrollment FAQs
    Everything you need to know to get started at TCC.
  • Running Start
    Information for high school students.
  • Fresh Start
    Information on TCC's Fresh Start program.
  • Get Oriented
    Learn all about being a student at TCC.
  • Visit Campus
    Schedule a personalized tour, and visit some of our state-of-the art facilities and get a feel for our beautiful campus!
  • Early Learning Center
    Expert, on-campus care and learning for your children.

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“The Business Education Center (BEC) is part of our Learning Network -- here to help students succeed in every class!”