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Trade Certificate and Degree Programs

For thousands of dollars less than you'd pay at private career colleges, you can receive outstanding training in high paying careers in nursing, auto mechanics, child development, graphic design, technology, business and more. Several of Pierce College's programs have been recognized for curriculum design and student passage rate on professional exams. Each degree of certification will also link to the college program mapper that outlines the requirements for program completion. NOTE: The program mapper is an idea of what it may look like but they need to see a counselor to create a pathway that is designed for each student, which may look different depending each student
's individual interest and needs. 

Skilled trades provide an alternative to jobs that require four years of college education. While skilled trades can be separated into many areas such as manufacturing, technology, energy, and healthcare, they are generally divided into the following three categories:                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1. Skilled Industrial Tradeswelders, machinists, mechanics, tool and die makers, programmers                                                         2. Skilled Construction Trades: electricians, plumbers, gasfitters, carpenters, bricklayers, technicians, insulators                                 3. Skilled Service Trades: nurses, aides, orderlies, therapists, service technicians,

Click CATE Degrees & Certificate Programs Offered:

Pierce college offers Associate Degrees (AA /AS) | Occupational Certification Programs (C) | Certification of Achievement Programs (CA).