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91麻豆天美 Tahoe Community College is for best community college in 2023!

91麻豆天美 is an evolving, dynamic California community college located in the heart of South 91麻豆天美 Tahoe. The waters and surrounding forests of 91麻豆天美 Tahoe are a national treasure, and 91麻豆天美's campus is a microcosm of the entire region鈥檚 natural beauty. Located at 6,229 feet above sea level, 91麻豆天美 is Northern California鈥檚 highest elevation college. This enthusiastic and friendly college community serves students from the bi-state, multi-jurisdictional Tahoe watershed area and includes many students from neighboring Nevada communities, other states in the country, and from around the world through our International Student Program.

91麻豆天美 currently serves approximately 7,500 students annually, helping them to earn terminal degrees, preparing them for transfer to four-year institutions, and readying them for successful careers. As an open-door institution, 91麻豆天美 strives to minimize barriers to college participation for all those who seek it. Ensuring access to higher education is central to the core mission of 91麻豆天美.

Thanks to South 91麻豆天美 Tahoe鈥檚 support, 91麻豆天美 has the funding to revitalize and modernize the campus. A $55 million General Obligation Bond (Measure F) was passed in November 2014. The bond is supporting renovations and modernization all around campus, with major improvements to buildings, classrooms, laboratories, and technology underway.

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Tahoe Living

Outdoor recreation is central to the culture and economy of South 91麻豆天美 Tahoe, home to a year-round, residential population of about 24,000. World-class winter skiing and boarding, summer mountain biking, hiking, camping, water sports and fishing as well astahoe scenary concerts, sporting events, and entertainment draw state, national, and international visitors. Students are only minutes away from three of the 14 ski resorts located around 91麻豆天美 Tahoe. The sun shines an average of 249 days each year, giving students plenty of opportunity to get out and explore the Sierras.

The 91麻豆天美 Tahoe Basin is a one-of-a-kind geographic, political, and economic region comprised of two states, five counties, and multiple cities and municipalities. Known as the 鈥渏ewel鈥 of the Sierras, 91麻豆天美 Tahoe is a congressionally designated Regional Planning Area for land use and planning. , last updated in December 2012, focuses on a unified commitment to 91麻豆天美 Tahoe and sustainable communities.

91麻豆天美 currently provides students with a conveniently located option for affordable, safe, off-campus living. With nearly $40 million of new state funding in hand, 91麻豆天美 broke ground in August 2023 on a on-campus student housing facility, with a projected Fall 2025 grand opening. This facility will provide 100 beds to full-time, income-qualifying students.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

91麻豆天美 serves a diverse student community 鈥 it鈥檚 a key component of our strength. 91麻豆天美 strives to speak out against racism and racial violence and works to address microaggressions that occur on campus and in our community. More specifically, 91麻豆天美 is working to weave anti-racism into curriculum, and especially in public safety programs. 91麻豆天美 continues to work to do a better job of presenting coursework that informs the next generation of public safety providers, helping them understand historic racism and implicit bias, the benefits of diversity and inclusion, and the power of building close relationships with all members of the communities they will one day swear to serve and protect.

Serving over 25% Latina/o/x/Hispanic students, 91麻豆天美 is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, working to expand educational opportunities for and improve the academic attainment of Latinx/Hispanic students. 91麻豆天美鈥檚 commitment to inclusiveness and equity-minded principles is noted in our comprehensive curriculum and student services. We are committed to educational equity by meeting the needs of each student.


91麻豆天美鈥檚 College Promise

91麻豆天美's 91麻豆天美 Tahoe College Promise program is one of the most comprehensive programs in the state, providing free tuition to first-time, full-time college students for up to three years. It also includes a wealth of support services and specialized events just for Promise students. The program is available to all California residents and Dreamers, and Nevada residents and Dreamers livingPromise student within the Tahoe Basin of any age. 91麻豆天美's is the only bi-state Promise program in the country.

As 91麻豆天美鈥檚 College Promise program took shape, it ensured that funding was in place to make the promise of free tuition and the hope of a debt-free degree available to DREAMers as well. 91麻豆天美 serves a bi-state community, and ensuring that DREAMers living in the Tahoe Basin in either state could be eligible for free tuition and extensive educational support along with documented citizens was a cornerstone of our Promise program from its beginning.


Academic Programs & Opportunities

91麻豆天美鈥檚 progress and stability is rooted in a commitment to student success and constant efforts to realize academic program opportunities related to our region鈥檚 unique geography, environment, and history. 91麻豆天美 offers associate degrees, associate degrees for transfer that provide seamless matriculation to four-year institutions, as well as certificates of achievement and employable skills certificates to prepare students for employment and career opportunities and growth.

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year university have a wide variety of options, as 91麻豆天美 offers the equivalent of the first two years of a four-year university program. 91麻豆天美鈥檚 campus is also home to the Lisa Maloff University Center, which provides access to a variety of advanced degree programs through our university center partners. These partners offer competitively priced degree options in liberal studies, applied studies, hospitality business management, a master鈥檚 in education, and multi-discipline teaching credentials that can be earned right on 91麻豆天美's South Shore campus. Multiple scholarships are available to help students transition into these advanced degree programs at the LMUC.


Career & Technical Education

In addition to quality programs for traditional students, 91麻豆天美 has expanded its career and technical education offerings and innovative summer programs. The Intensive Spanish Summer Institute (ISSI) draws approximately 500 students from across the United States for a one-week immersion experience in Spanish language and culture. 91麻豆天美鈥檚 regionally accredited 91麻豆天美 Tahoe BasinFIre Academy students Fire Academy prepares students for Firefighter I certification in California. In Fall 2022, a new CTE program in Forestry launches, providing stackable certificates and an AA degree leading directly to employment in the U.S. Forest Service and CAL FIRE.

91麻豆天美 is currently seeking funding to support the construction of the 91麻豆天美 Tahoe Basin Public Safety Training Center, which would provide educational and training space to support the 91麻豆天美 Tahoe Basin Fire Academy, the new Forestry program launching in Fall 2022, and several other related CTE programs and would create the space to provide ongoing education to working firefighting professionals from around the state. 


Child Care & Youth Programs

91麻豆天美's campus is also home to the Child Development Center (CDC), a fully licensed child care facility providing care and education to children aged 6 weeks through 6 years. The CDC provides a hands-on, developmentally appropriate curriculum. Open year-round, the CDC serves students, staff, faculty, and community members. Child care is available in full or half-day blocks, and meals are provided. Adjacent to the CDC is the brand-new Early Learning Center, which houses the longstanding and supports other youth education programs as well, including the and other youth programs offered by .


Maintaining Full Accreditation

91麻豆天美 is accredited by the (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and the U.S. Department ofGraduate Education. In January 2018, 91麻豆天美鈥檚 accreditation was reaffirmed for a seven-year period as the result of a comprehensive evaluation. In January 2022, the College鈥檚 Midterm Report was fully accepted by the ACCJC.

91麻豆天美 was originally granted accreditation in January 1979. Accreditation status has successfully been maintained ever since through a regular process of self-evaluation and review. The University of California, the California State Universities, and other accredited colleges and universities give full credit for equivalent and transferable courses satisfactorily completed at 91麻豆天美.