2022-2023 Pierce College Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Therapist Assistant Program with Whatcom Community College

Note: Pierce College has partnered with Whatcom Community College (WCC) to provide Pierce County students a designed pathway into the WCC online/hybrid Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program. If you are admitted to the PTA program you will become a student at WCC, completing all coursework online and attending labs one weekend per month in Bellingham.

1. College Success


  • Note: The College Success course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following. Your advisor will assist you in selecting either the 3- or 5- credit version of the course. Should you choose to repeat a College Success course you must enroll in a College Success course with the same credit amount as the original course; a COLLG 110 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 110 course and a COLLG 115 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 115 course. 

Action Item: Meet with Advisor

Meet with an advisor to discuss the application process and timeline for completion of all prerequisites. All prerequisites must be completed by the end of summer quarter for fall application. (November)

2. Math Course Recommendation

Choose one

4. English Composition I


  • Note: Your advisor will assist you in reviewing your Guided Self Placement and selecting either the 5-credit or the 7-credit co-requisite ENGL& 101 + ENGLC 101 course. 

Action Item: GPA Check

GPA check with your advisor. You should also have knowledge of the application process and have setup job shadowing hours. 

Action Item: Meet with Advisor

Complete the application checklist and setup an appointment with an advisor to sign off on application checklist. After advisor review, submit the application to Whatcom Community College. 

Total Credits 39

Program Code: 34C