institution of higher education on the Olympic Peninsula. Peninsula College is a public community The mission of the college is to provide college founded in 1961. educational opportunities in the areas of The college is one of 34 community and academic transfer, professional and technical colleges in Washington. technical, basic skills and continuing The college’s service district encompasses education. Clallam and Jefferson counties — an area The college also contributes to the of more than 3,600-square-miles — and cultural and economic enrichment of extends from the Pacific Ocean at Neah Bay Clallam and Jefferson counties. to Brinnon on the Hood Canal, a distance of Peninsula College serves more than 5,000 about 140 miles. students annually with a student/teacher Peninsula College’s main campus is ratio of approximately 17:1. located in Port Angeles and occupies 75 Writing, math and computer labs provide acres in the foothills of the Olympic individualized instruction to help students Mountains. succeed. Extension sites are in Forks, 57 miles The college offers several in-demand west of Port Angeles, and in Port bachelor’s degree options and direct Townsend, 46 miles to the east. transfer degrees including Associate in Arts, Peninsula College is the only resident Associate in Science, business and math.
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Peninsula College also offers an honor’s program and competitive professional technical programs including nursing, multimedia communications, welding, business administration, addiction studies and more. Those needing a GED can upgrade basic skills in reading, writing and math or prepare for the GED test in the college’s adult basic skills program. High school diplomas also can be earned in the HS21+ program. In addition, the college offers community education classes to enhance professional skills or hone a new hobby. Theater, art, music and sports events also provide educational enrichment and entertainment for college students and area community members. For more information, visit pencol.edu.
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