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Sierra College, a California community college, has its main campus located in Rocklin, California. The campus covers 300 acres and the college also has a campus in Grass Valley in the neighboring Nevada County, a campus center in Truckee, and a campus center in Roseville. Sierra College was officially established in 1936. Today the college offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs in various fields of study. These are taught by over 700 full and part-time faculty members.

Some of the notable alumni of the college are Elmo Daley, author of "Islands of My Inland Seas"; Hans Ostrom, writer and professor; Heather Rene Smith, Playboy playmate of the February 2007; and James LeVoy Sorenson, inventor and entrepreneur.

Sierra College's sports teams are nicknamed the Wolverines.

Profile of Sierra College

Sierra College is located in a rural site not far from an urban area, in Rocklin, California. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Sierra College top out at the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study science and liberal arts.

Sierra College Selectivity

Sierra College maintains an open-admission policy.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, Sierra College tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 18, 859 students (10, 945 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Many students live in housing on or near campus.

Sierra College Tuition and Affordability

Tuition is fairly low at the school.

Sierra College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 479liberal arts and sciences, social services, humanities, American Sign Language, women's studies, library assistant, speech and rhetoric, English
Science273biological and physical sciences, biology, physics, geology, chemistry
Business and Management249business management, accounting, business, sales and marketing, small business management
Security and Law Enforcement170criminal justice and police, fire-fighting, corrections
Nursing and Emergency Medicine51registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, EMT paramedic, nursing assistant
Computer Science and Engineering46computer programming, system administration, computer support, computer networking, information technology, web design, webmastering
office and Administration28administrative assistant, data entry
Design28graphic design
Mechanics and Repair28automobile mechanics, electrical installation and repair, industrial electronics tech, computer repair
Media19digital communications, broadcast journalism
Family and Social Work19child development
Construction Trades17construction, apparel and textile marketing, carpentry, apparel and textile manufacture
Production Trades11cabinetmaking, welding
Real Estate and Construction Management10real estate
Landscaping and Horticulture9applied horticulture
Engineering Technician9architectural drafting, mechanical drafting, drafting, manufacturing tech, laser/optical tech, hazardous materials tech
Photography and Commercial Art8commercial photography
Art Studies7art studies, visual and performing arts
Animal Science and Care4equestrian studies, animal husbandry
Conservation and Resource Management2forestry
Medical administration1medical secretary
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy
Therapy and Counselling0psychology
Agricultural Science and Management0agriculture
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical education, parks and recreation studies, sports and fitness management
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Contact: Sierra College

Sierra College

5000 Rocklin Road

Rocklin, California 95677-3397

General Phone: (916) 624-3333


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