General Information

Candidates for all degrees, diplomas and certificates must:

  • Complete at least 30 credits at South Puget Sound Community College to be granted an Associate’s degree or the last 15 credits at South Puget Sound Community College to be granted a certificate, unless the program planning guide specifies otherwise.
  • A minimum cumulative, college-level grade point average of 2.0.

The following college-wide abilities are embedded into each program:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Think logically and critically
  • Evaluate and process quantitative and symbolic data
  • Understand themselves in relation to others in a multicultural world
  • Understand ethical responsibilities and consequences

Placement testing results may indicate that students need to complete basic skills and/or pre-college English and math in preparation for course work in their program. Often, pre-college courses are prerequisites for college-level courses necessary for graduation. Students will complete college-level English and math prior to earning their first 45 college-level credits.

These requirements may be met by taking courses at South Puget Sound Community College, or may be waived based on previous college course work or testing.

Students who have not completed 30 credits of college level course work are required to take CCS 101: Pathways to Success (3 credits) within the first two quarters of enrollment. Some students may qualify for an exemption. To see if you qualify, fill out the CCS 101 Waiver Form.

Diversity-designated courses at South Puget Sound Community College provide opportunities for students to develop awareness of their own social and cultural identities, seek understanding of others, and cultivate skills to communicate across cultures and differences. All programs require the completion of a diversity course.

Applications for admission and financial aid are available in Building 22, The Center for Student Success, or at or by calling (360) 596-5241.

Tuition is subject to change by the State Legislature. Detailed tuition information is available in the quarterly class schedule. Tuition and fees do not include the cost of textbooks and supplies.

Cooperative Work Experience is the internship program at South Puget Sound Community College and offers students an opportunity to receive college credit for paid or unpaid work experience related to their educational goals.  This program gives students an opportunity to apply their skills while still in college.

For more information or an appointment, contact the Cooperative Work Experience/Internship office at (360) 596-5359, Building 22, Suite 250, Room 253 or at students/career-services.

South Puget Sound Community College’s equal opportunity policy prohibits discrimination in our services and in employment against any person on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, Vietnam-era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental disability except in the case of a bona fide occupation qualification.  South Puget Sound Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).