Certificates, Workforce Training and Degree Programs within a 30 Minute Drive

smiling cap & gown graduates tossing capsPierce County residents have access to Northeast Community College, where 70 percent of graduating high school students go. In addition, Wayne State, a four year university, is only 45 minutes away. This makes it easy to earn a certificate or degree while living at home.

Northeast Community College is among the top ten in the nation and offers diverse study programs. Many of our high school students take classes there and graduate high school with a certificate or associate’s degree through the “Friday’s at Northeast” program. This “workforce ready” approach ensures that high school graduates can apply their skills to employment as young as 18. In fact, many of our high school students intern or apprentice before graduating, getting in the workforce even earlier.

Those who wish to continue their education can easily do so at Wayne State College or the University of South Dakota, both of which are 45 minutes from Pierce County off Hwy 81. 

Explore the higher education opportunities in the surrounding area: