Find the Right Path for You

We offer a variety of academic programs that can help you open new doors while exploring what interests you most — be it inspiring creativity, increasing knowledge, or gaining new skills.

Discover Careers

Take a Career Assessment to learn more about yourself, including your talents and interests, to help discover what educational path is right for you based on your individual goals and aspirations.

Explore Academic Options

Sierra College offers more than 150 degree and certificate programs that we’ve grouped into nine interest areas. Whether you’re planning to transfer to a four-year university or enter the workforce, we can help you get there.

View Class Schedule

Find out what classes we offer. You can search courses by term, campus, subject, instructor, instructional method, days of the week and much more.

Learning for Everyone

Whether you’re looking for online courses, lifelong learning opportunities, or just something new, we have the right program or course for you. Explore our options.

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Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Sierra College offers more than 20 CTE programs that prepare students for entry into professional level employment opportunities. We also offer Workforce Training and Development for Placer and Nevada County employers and manufacturers interested in creating customized workforce development solutions.

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Community Learning

Learn about our not-for-credit personal enrichment and active adult courses open to the community. We offer Community Education courses. We also have Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Sierra College, which offers classes specially designed for adults ages 50 or better.

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Credit for Prior Learning

Find out how you may be able to count your background experience, knowledge and skills towards a degree or certificate.

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Noncredit Education

Learn about tuition-free courses and certificates that can help you develop foundational skills and provide a smooth transition to credit programs and employment.

Helpful Resources

Online Catalog

The Sierra College catalog is the official publication of record regarding courses offered, degree and certificate program information and requirements, and policies and procedures.

Academic Calendar

Use our events calendar to find important academic dates, including registration dates, deadlines, financial aid disbursements, and holiday-related campus closures.