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Sierra College: Real skills offer real jobs

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TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8211; Sierra College’s Tahoe-Truckee campus offers an intensive, hands-on Mechatronics class from June 27 – July 30 and thatand#8217;s not all, it is time to register for the fall 2011 semester. Fall courses range from core academics to arts and social sciences to accounting, human development, administration of justice and web design courses.

Mechatronics meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and offers students an introduction to electronics technology. Mechatronics, the term used to describes automated systems that are a huge part of everyday life, allows students to prepare for careers related to electronics, mechanics and computers. Think ski lifts, ATMs, medical lab equipment, water processing facilities, industrial robots, food and beverage manufacturing and more.

Participants, including current high school aged young adults, will apply scientific principles to basic circuits and microprocessors as they learn about the fundamentals of Mechatronics. TTUSD high school students enroll in the class for just three dollars. Others students pay $26 a unit for the three unit class this summer. Learn about the Mechatronics program at

Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee promotes certificates in Human Development, Accounting and Mechatronics and associate degrees as well as transfer to four year colleges. For those seeking an education but not interested in committing to a whole semester, there are a variety of not-for-credit community education classes. Visit to view offerings in Truckee and surrounding areas. The public is invited to visit campus at 11001 College Trail Drive in Truckee or find out more online at

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