Enrollment open for summer, fall at Sierra College Truckee campus

Special to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Current and graduating high school students and community members are encouraged to explore career and technical education plus degree and enrichment opportunities through on-site classes at Sierra College’s Tahoe-Truckee campus located at 11001 College Trail in Truckee.

“Learn about accounting and best business practices, hone your graphic design and computer skills or advance your understanding of mechanical systems and electronics at Sierra College,” shares career education liaison Nicole Cheslock.

Managers may want to consider professional development opportunities for themselves as well as employees. In addition, general education requirements for associate degrees as well as transfer to four-year colleges and universities are offered on the Tahoe-Truckee campus.

Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee offers a condensed summer schedule (June 27 through July 28). Summer classes meet three or four times a week Monday through Thursday. Morning classes include ceramics, English and psychology. Afternoon classes include U.S. history and humanities.

Fall semester, August 22 through December 10, includes fifty-seven classes including a variety of business courses, architectural drafting, early childhood education, EMT, graphic design, fire technology, Mechatronics and photography.

A personal development class titled “College Success” offers students the chance to understand and practice strategies for creating success in college, career and life. “English for Work Success” offers non-native English speakers the opportunity to practice listening to and speaking English. Grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing skills are also addressed.

“The diversity of students — from high school teens to life-long learners in their ‘60s, ‘70s and even ‘80s — is one of the things I most love about working at Sierra College,” says Christopher Old, a full-time counselor at Sierra College who also teaches psychology and personal development classes.

He encourages students to become involved in campus life. Special events include gatherings such as meetings of the new mindfulness club, the Sierra College Insights series, career and job seeking workshops and employment fairs.

Tuition is $46 per unit (classes range from one to six units), and the majority of students qualify for financial aid. Local high school students can enroll for just one dollar per unit. The class schedule for summer and fall semesters is available through the “Class Schedule” at

Visit the front desk for personal assistance applying and registering for classes. For more information, visit or call 530-550-2225.

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