Peninsula College, Port Angeles, Washington State


Innovative. Student-centered. Outstanding, caring faculty. Small, face-to-face classes. Remarkable new learning facilities featuring striking architecture and advanced classrooms and equipment. International learning experiences. Community involvement. Championship athletic teams.

Once you visit Peninsula College you’ll understand why so many students choose to come here. Our unique environment makes so many things possible, possibilities you might not have dreamed of before you arrived. And what you sense intuitively when you visit becomes crystal clear once you are a student. Take learning, for example.

At Peninsula College, learning is not confined to enclosed classrooms or the lecture hall. Instead, the entire campus and the Olympic Peninsula become teaching laboratories as students and faculty move outdoors to take full advantage of all that our unique area has to offer. Anyone familiar with the college would not be surprised to find a language, philosophy, or literature class meeting in the middle of the college plaza on a bright sunny day, or to see our incredible PC Jazz Ensemble performing in front of the Pirate Union Building (PUB) Student Center. Nor is it unusual to find small groups of students and their teachers embarking at dawn for field trips to the nearby ocean, Olympic National Park, or the rain forests to discover and study native marine life, fauna, and flora in their natural habitats.

You can even spend one or more quarters studying in another country if you choose or take language and cultural classes from visiting professors from other countries. Indeed, to not do so would be to miss much of what education is all about. That’s why, at Peninsula College, we have developed a special educational habitat for students that allows you time—and room—to discover who you are and what you want to do.

The Olympic Peninsula provides an extraordinary setting for Peninsula College. Our close proximity to mountains, forests, and the ocean provides you with opportunities to participate in outdoor learning and recreational experiences that are unequalled at other college locations in Washington’s community and technical college system. The services and activities of Port Angeles, the largest city on the North Olympic Peninsula, are easily accessible, and students and community members alike enjoy the opportunity to work together on projects and special festivals that involve both groups. Major cities, such as Seattle and Victoria, British Columbia, are only a few hours away, while major Native American museums and a United Nations World Heritage Site—Olympic National Park—are practically on our doorstep.

Our facilities include a Student Services Center; Maier Hall, our new Arts and Humanities Building, completed in 2011; a new Science and Technology Building and a Longhouse, both completed in 2007; a new Library/Media Center, completed in 2008; computer labs; a lecture hall; and a student union building, known as the Pirate Union Building or PUB. The PUB houses a theater, art gallery, food services, a bookstore, lounge area, Internet café, performance areas, and student government offices.

Study at Peninsula College

Peninsula College is an excellent choice to consider. We have an outstanding faculty, a supportive staff, a beautiful campus, and a strong commitment to teaching and learning. Peninsula College offers a wide range of AA degrees that transfer directly to four-year institutions, a four-year BAS in Applied Management, and AAS degrees designed to get you into the workforce straight out of school.

Associate in Arts

Associate in Arts (DTA); Associate in Arts Honors (DTA); Associate in Business (DTA/MRP); Associate in Elementary Education (DTA/MRP); Associate in Math Education (DTA/MRP)

  • DTA stands for Direct Transfer Agreement
  • MRP stands for Major Related Program

Associate in Science

  • Associate in Science (Transfer Track)

Associate in Applied Science (Professional Technical Degrees & Certificates)

The following Professional Technical programs offer Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Associate in Applied Science - Transfer (AAS-T) degrees and Short-Term Certificates:

  • Addiction Studies; Administrative Office Systems; Advanced Manufacturing - Composites Technology; Automotive Technology; Business Administration; Commercial Driver’s License; Computer Applications Technology; Criminal Justice; Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics; Early Childhood Education; Emergency Medical Technician; Energy and Innovation Entrepreneurship Program; Energy Efficiency; Family Life Education; Food Service Management; Green Building; Homeland Security & Emergency Management; Information Technology;Medical Assistant; Multimedia Communications; Nursing; Nursing Assistant Certificate; Water Quality Control; Welding

Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management program at Peninsula College is designed to enable applicants with AAS, AAS-T, AA, and AS degrees to combine their lower-division technical or transfer preparation, regardless of the discipline, with upper-division credits in business management, resulting in a practical, application-oriented, four-year degree.

Honors at Peninsula College – A One of a Kind Experience

This unique educational program is for highly motivated students who seek to be engaged in an intensive learning process where they make connections among ideas while developing critical thinking skills as they pursue an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree. Through in depth learning, students discover their intellectual interests, and thus, the gateway to a culminating capstone experience. This distinct honors program leads to sustained academic success after transfer, and lifelong success after college.

International tuition rate

US$ 3,322,40 for courses worth 18 credits

Tuition includes a student self-assessed building fee of US$ 2.90 per credit, fitness fee of US$ 2.00 per credit and a US$ 5.00 bus pass fee.

NOTE: Additional fees may apply.