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Academic Programs

Excellence. Innovation. Diversity.

These values define the Tacoma Community College experience.

Established in 1965, TCC is fully accredited by The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities as a 2-year public college. We are committed to helping you reach your goals for education, degrees, and employment.

2-Year Associate Degrees for University Transfer

Professional & Technical Programs

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Fast Track - High School Completion


2-Year Associate Degrees for University Transfer

2 years at TCC + 2 years at a University = American bachelor's degree*
University Transfer Programs allow international students to complete the first 2 years of coursework at TCC and then transfer to universities around the U.S. to finish their bachelor degree.

See all 50+ Areas of Study for Unviersity Transfer

See TCC's Direct Transfer Admission University Partners

*Note: some high-impact degrees take more than 4 years to complete. For example, specialized degrees in fields like medicine, law, engineering, and nursing.


Professional & Technical Programs

Earn an American Associate Degree and Start Your Career!

TCC offers professional and technical programs in 15 areas of study, including health care, computing and technology, business and management. Individual certificates and specializations are also available to help you begin a fulfilling career.

See all 15 Areas of Study for Professional & Technical Programs


English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Learn English at TCC! The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program helps students to improve their English proficiency while also preparing them with the academic skills to succeed in an American college environment.

Advanced EAP classes earn college-level credit, which may apply directly to your associate degree. Students can also take other college level classes while completing advanced EAP classes.

Fast Track - High School Completion (Dual Degree)

Save time and money! International students enrolled in the High School Completion program take college level classes at TCC that count for dual credit. These credits lead to a Washington State high school diploma and TCC associate degree for university transfer at the same time.

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