Areas of Study

What are you aiming for? Wherever you hope your dreams will take you, it starts with the answer to that question. You can pursue many dreams at TCC. Set a course today, and watch your dreams take flight.

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Launch your dream

The more you know about the destination you’re reaching for, the more likely you are to get there. Take a look at all that TCC programs have to offer – and then reach for the sky.

Programs to Reach Your Unique Goals

I want a 4-year degree. I want a technical certificate. I want to start over.

TCC students may have different goals for their education and career. They may come from very different backgrounds and levels of education and training. But they all have one thing in common... they're ready to start reaching.

And TCC is the right place to start looking up! From anthropology to zoology and for paramedics or paralegals... No matter what you're reaching for, TCC has the classes and programs you need.

College Transfer
Earn an associate degree in 2 years at TCC, then transfer to a 4-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree. Learn more about the transfer degree options, individual program descriptions, and advising sheets for 56 college transfer options at TCC.

Career Training
Degree and certificate options, individual program descriptions for 13 career training programs

Transitional Studies
Description of individual programs available for developmental studies, adult basic skills and English for academic purposes

Learning Options (ABE, GED, HS)
Options for non-traditional students, including Running Start and Fresh Start for high school students, online learning, Adult Basic Education and Worker Retraining.

Continuing Education
Non-credit classes for the Tacoma community to improve job skills and enrich their personal lives.

Corporate Education
Workforce education for companies that want to bring their business to a higher level.