Pierce College at Puyallup offers associate degrees, transfer degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education. Students enjoy small classes, personalized guidance from professors, and low tuition costs.The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees give students a broad foundation in the theory and application of the College̠s academic disciplines. Students will learn critical thinking skills, research skills, general literacy and awareness, and hands-on training when necessary.Direct Transfer Agreements (DTAs) make is easy for students to move from a two-year program at Puyallup straight to a four-year institution. They are specifically designed to satisfy the requirements of bachelor̠s degrees at nearby universities. Students who have a particular four-year college in mind should talk with an academic advisor before registering for classes to be sure that their academic track will satisfy all of the school̠s requirements.Puyallup offers many resources for students who are struggling academically or in other areas. The library and bookstore have hundreds of books, audio-visual materials, periodicals, and pamphlets that will help students get started on their coursework. Students can also seek peer tutoring in a variety of subjects or ask for individualized help from their professors.There are also counseling services for students who need help adjusting to college life, dealing with problems in their personal lives, and more. Career advisors are available to help students make plans for after graduation or to offer job placement advice. Counseling services are free to all students.Finally, the Veteran Student Center offers specialized support and care for former military personnel. Through this Center, students can connect with other veterans, receive guidance on transitioning to college and civilian life, and learn about financial aid and housing programs available to them.