Schools & Education

Sierra College

Conveniently situated less than one minute from Highway 80 and a short walk from historic Truckee, Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee is a higher education gem within the community. With small class sizes, award winning faculty and affordable tuition, the Tahoe-Truckee exemplifies the value and flexibility of community college.

The Tahoe-Truckee campus serves students in Truckee and its outlying areas including Tahoe City, Kings Beach, and the west shore of Lake Tahoe. In addition the campus is designed to serve a student body of approximately 1,000, delivering quality education including general education courses – many attend with the goal of transferring to CSU, UC, or private schools as well as career and technical education and enrichment courses. Signature programs include Accounting, Business Administration, Mechatronics, Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, and Transfer Programs. Growing and emerging programs include Administration of Justice. Career and technical education (CTE) programs include Accounting, Applied Art and Design, Business, Drafting, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Human Development, Photography and Mechatronics.

Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee students enjoy the advantages of learning through involvement with local community organizations through internships, tours and guest speakers. Active student organizations offering leadership opportunities include a Business Club, Outdoor Adventure Club and Mindfulness Club, among others.

Community events include an annual career / job fair in October and Sierra College Insights, a monthly Friday evening program offered during fall and spring semesters. These events are open to the entire community and offered at no cost.

Current local high school students enroll in classes for just one dollar per unit and standard tuition is $46 per unit. The majority of students qualify for financial aid.

Student services include a learning resource library, tutoring, academic counseling, administration and faculty office hours. In the interest of public health Sierra Joint Community College District is a smoke-free and tobacco-free District.

Current students may schedule Academic and Personal counseling appointments by calling 530-550-2225

The most up to date campus news is accessible on Facebook.