Sierra College provides a challenging and supportive learning environment for students having diverse goals, abilities, and needs interested in transfer, career and technical training, and life long learning. The College’s programs and services encourage students to identify and to expand their potential. Sierra College students will develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to become engaged and contributing members of the community.
Sierra College has an excellent reputation for general education transfer preparation and in career/ technical programs and training. Sierra College is also recognized nationally for excellence in athletics.
The emphasis at Sierra College is on student learning and high quality teaching. Approximately 125 degree and certificate programs are offered in a wide variety of configurations taught by 950 full and part-time faculty members. Faculty typically has the minimum of a Master’s degree in their fields and enhance their teaching with research, authorship and industry expertise.
Quality instruction contributes to Sierra College being ranked first in Northern California in transfers to the University of California and California State University systems.
Sierra College prepares many graduates to transfer to top quality public and private institutions to complete their final two years of undergraduate work including guaranteed transfer for students meeting academic requirements. Graduates with two-year degrees pursue careers in businesses and industries throughout the region. Sierra College graduates receive high praise from these institutions and employers.
The main campus of Sierra College, in Rocklin, California, is located near the foothills of the beautiful Sierra Nevada, one half-hour from the State Capitol, 108 miles northeast of San Francisco and 110 miles southwest of Reno NV. In addition to the 300 acre Rocklin campus, the District has a 115 acre Nevada County Campus in Grass Valley, a new campus in Truckee and a campus in Roseville. The Sierra Community College District, a district that covers over 3,200 square miles – an area larger than the state of Delaware – serves Placer, Nevada and parts of El Dorado and Sacramento counties.
Quick Facts about Sierra College
Small Town Setting
Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
On-Campus Housing Available
Parking Permit Required
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