Lake Tahoe Community College

Introduction

Mountains, deep blue water, and sheer rugged beauty -- Lake Tahoe.

At 6,229 feet above sea level, Lake Tahoe Community College, set in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, is located at the highest elevation of any college in Northern California.

Opened in 1975, approximately 3,000 students come through the doors each quarter. Beyond the classrooms and labs, the 164-acre wooded campus also features a 192-seat black box theater, a world-class soccer field, extensive art lab, a Child Development Center, and much more. A 26,000-square-foot gymnasium with a dance studio and fitness education center, plus a Student Center, which includes a café and commercial-grade kitchen for the culinary arts program were opened in 2002. In 2006, the college opened a new 27,000-square-foot library and adjoining art gallery.

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 Lake Tahoe Community College. The college is also approved for veteran's benefits.

The college calendar is based on the quarter system, with each quarter 12 weeks long. Following the three quarters, there is a six-week summer session. For dates and deadlines, check out the Academic Calendar.

With 31 associate degree options plus 28 career and technical certificates to choose from, students can pursue a wide variety of interests such as our Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy program and offerings in allied health, business administration, commercial music, criminal justice, digital media, and wilderness education. Transfer degrees prepare students for admission to California State University campuses.

Outdoor recreation can be found all year in South Lake Tahoe, a town of about 21,000 residents. Students are within minutes of three ski resorts. There are a total of 14 resorts located around Lake Tahoe. Summer brings water sports, fishing, hiking, camping, and an extensive network of mountain biking trails. The sun shines an average 75 percent or 274 days each year, giving students plenty of opportunities to get out and explore the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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Programs

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Associate Degree

Associate in Arts in Wilderness Education

Campus September 2019 USA South Lake Tahoe

The Wilderness Education program at Lake Tahoe Community College offers academic field courses across the Sierra Nevada. Our courses challenge students to learn not only from books but also from the natural landscape. Because learning and living are integrated with the field, our courses provide the opportunity for both intellectual and personal growth. We seek students with a curiosity about the natural world, a willingness to work hard, and the ability to travel and study cooperatively in an outdoor setting. [+]

The Wilderness Education program at Lake Tahoe Community College offers academic field courses across the Sierra Nevada. Our courses challenge students to learn not only from books but also from the natural landscape. Because learning and living are integrated with the field, our courses provide the opportunity for both intellectual and personal growth. We seek students with a curiosity about the natural world, a willingness to work hard, and the ability to travel and study cooperatively in an outdoor setting.

The Wilderness Education degree or certificate is designed to prepare students to become theoretically and technically competent wilderness specialists who can apply their skills as outdoor leaders to diverse groups and environments in a world with a growing population and finite wilderness resources. The curriculum provides a balanced foundation for all aspects of wilderness education/outdoor recreation. Students will gain basic competencies in outdoor-based activities, wilderness first aid skills, experiential educational theory, group dynamics, leadership theory and skills, and environmental awareness. There is an emphasis on the integration of academic work and technical field skills. The completion of the major is appropriate for students who are outdoor-oriented and who seek individual enrichment and growth.... [-]


Associate of Arts

Associate in Arts Degree in Psychology for Transfer

Campus September 2019 USA South Lake Tahoe

The Psychology program at Lake Tahoe Community College provides students with general background knowledge in the field of psychology. In addition, students will gain a broader understanding of human behavior from various theoretical perspectives. [+]

Overview

The Psychology program at Lake Tahoe Community College provides students with general background knowledge in the field of psychology. In addition, students will gain a broader understanding of human behavior from various theoretical perspectives.

Program Learning Outcomes Demonstrate familiarity with major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends. Explain different research methods used by psychologists and demonstrate knowledge of when to apply these methods and their strengths and limitations. Apply psychological principles to the analysis of personal, social, and organizational issues. Demonstrate awareness of the complexity of sociocultural diversity and its impact on psychological processes ... [-]

Associate in Arts in Business

Campus September 2019 USA South Lake Tahoe

The Business program at Lake Tahoe Community College provides students with an introduction of the major components of a business organization in our global environment. Students pursuing this degree will also have the option of exploring such diverse fields as economics, business law, ethics, entrepreneurship, human resources, E-business, professional communication, and technology. [+]

Overview

The Business program at Lake Tahoe Community College provides students with an introduction of the major components of a business organization in our global environment. Students pursuing this degree will also have the option of exploring such diverse fields as economics, business law, ethics, entrepreneurship, human resources, E-business, professional communication, and technology.

Areas of concentration include Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Small Business Ownership, and General Business.

The Business Administration AS-T degree at Lake Tahoe Community College is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus, but not to a particular campus or major.... [-]


Associate in Arts in Natural Science

Campus September 2019 USA South Lake Tahoe

The Natural Science degree program at Lake Tahoe Community College provides students with an introduction to the nature of living things, our physical environment, matter, energy, and their interactions. The core areas covered by the degree are biology, chemistry, geology, geography, mathematics, and physics. Additionally, students pursuing this major have the option of exploring such diverse fields as environmental science and physical science. [+]

Overview

The Natural Science degree program at Lake Tahoe Community College provides students with an introduction to the nature of living things, our physical environment, matter, energy, and their interactions. The core areas covered by the degree are biology, chemistry, geology, geography, mathematics, and physics. Additionally, students pursuing this major have the option of exploring such diverse fields as environmental science and physical science. Many of the courses emphasize exploration and study Lake Tahoe and the surrounding areas, a natural lab of outstanding beauty and richness.

The Geography and Geology programs at Lake Tahoe Community College each provides students with general background knowledge through lecture, lab, and field-based courses. Students will gain a broader understanding of their physical environment and the interconnectedness between it and other disciplines.... [-]


Contact

Address 1 College Drive
96150 South Lake Tahoe, California, USA