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Choose a Pierce College Major That Matches Your Personality

Research shows that students who choose a college major or career that matches their personality get better grades, graduate on time, and have greater job success and satisfaction.

Four Steps to a Good Match and Decision

  1. Take The Career Key® test using Pierce College's code and identify your strongest Holland personality types.
    Don’t have a code? Contact Monica Nucciarone, Faculty Counselor/Advisor at 253-964-6242.
  2. Come back to this page to explore CCRI programs below for your top two personality types identified by The Career Key® test.
  3. Learn as much as you can about the programs that interest you . Visit the Pierce College website. For help with your Career Key test results and making a career or major decision, contact Monica Nucciarone, Faculty Counselor/Advisor at 253-964-6242.
  4. Make a good decision using the ACIP method – it is simple and effective.

Click on or scroll down to explore the Pierce College majors that match your personality
Read how they were scientifically grouped.



Safety & Law Enforcement
Associate in Technology-EMS (Tacoma Fire Dept)
Correctional Specialist
Corrections/Protection Officer
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Forensic Technician
Emergency Medical Services (JBLM)
Explorer/Cadet Pre-Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement Officer
Reserve Pre-Law Enforcement

Construction Safety Technician
Electrical Apprenticeship
Occupational Safety & Health Technician

Transportation & Distribution
Transportation Technology (Bethel SD)

Construction Crafts & Support
Custodial Technology (Bethel SD)
Maintenance Technology (Bethel SD)

Food Prepartion
Child Nutrition Program Management (Bethel SD)



Health Sciences
Veterinary Technology

Computer Science & Technology
Computer Network Engineering
Computer Network Engineering (JBLM)
Computer Systems Administration
Database Management & Design
Digital Design
Health Informatics and Integrated Technology
Healthcare Database Management & Design



Community Interpreting
Language Interpreting
Legal Interpreting
Medical Interpreting


Nursing, Therapy & Health Promotion
Associate Degree Nursing
Dental Hygiene
Physical Therapist Assistant (Collaboration with Whatcom College)
Social Service/Mental Health

Child & Adult Care
I-BEST - Nursing Assistant Certified
Nursing Assistant-Certified

Educational & Library Services
Early Childhood Education (General)
Early Childhood Education-State Certificate
Family Child Care (Cert)
Infant-Toddler (Cert)
School-Age Care (Cert)

Athletic Coaching Certificate
Diagnostic Health & Fitness Technician (DHFT)
Diagnostic Health & Fitness Technician/Instructor



Sales & Purchasing
Fashion Merchandising

Busniess Adminstration
Administrative Assistant: General Office
Business (JBLM)
Construction Management
Human Resource Management
Project Management
Pupil Transportation Supervision

Government & Public Adminstration
Fire Command & Administration
Homeland Security Emergency Management

Customer Service
Supervision & Management




Mathematical Detail
Practical Accounting

Financial Detail
Retail Management

Materials & Records Processing

Administrative Detail
Administrative Assistant: International Business
Administrative Assistant: Medical Office
Administrative Assistant: Office Management
Integrated Business Technology Cert (I-BEST)
Medical Office Assistant
Office Assistant: General
Office Assistant: Medical Billing