At 6,229 feet above sea level, Lake Tahoe Community College, set in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, is the highest college in California.
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, each quarter being twelve weeks long. Following the three quarters there is a six week summer session. For dates and deadlines go to Calendar.
The college offers certificates and associate degrees from culinary arts to computer studies. With 49 full-time faculty members students come first.
Assisting students in reaching their educational goals by providing quality student and academic support services is the primary goal of Student Services at Lake Tahoe Community College.
Through a wide variety of programs and services designed to address the needs of each individual student, College provides opportunities for students to succeed academically, broaden their horizons, and learn more about themselves.
All students are encouraged to contact Student Services for more information on programs and services.
Online learning offers the opportunity for students to attend classes at times that will fit in their busy schedule. Although online classes are not self-paced, they do provide with flexibility as to when students “attend” class.
An online course is identical to a traditional face-to-face course in terms of the content that individuals will be learning. The difference revolves around the learning environment. Online courses utilize the Internet as the primary means of providing and delivering the course to students. Further, online courses don’t have formal meeting times and students have flexibility to “take” their online course during times most convenient to them. There are, however, set deadlines for coursework so students must be disciplined enough to submit assignments on time.