Lake Tahoe Community College, or LTCC, is a two-year college that focuses on exemplary education in a friendly and safe environment. With a faculty of 42 full-time teachers, this is a college where all of its students get a hands-on, integral, and personalized education. This this is made possible by keeping classrooms small, with an average of 17 students per class. LTCC’s efforts pay off, as its student transfer rate to four-universities is the fourth highest in the state and its student GPA is consistently above the state average.
Apart from its sophisticated and integral campus, LTCC also prides itself in offering certificates and associate’s degrees in a wide variety of program majors of the highest quality, including business, economics, psychology, mathematics, and liberal arts and sciences (which is the school’s top program).
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Students interested in attending LTCC are welcome to apply. There is generally no application deadline, but students are encouraged to fill out their applications as early as possible. There is no kind of screening done to applicants; no SAT or ACT scores are required, and all that any person needs to do is fill out LTCC application form. LTCC applicants are required to have a high school diploma or an equivalency diploma. If an applicant does not have a diploma or GED, special accommodations may be made if the applicant is over the age of 18 and ready to benefit from the education that the college has to offer.
Lake Tahoe Community College does not offer on-campus accommodation for its students, so costs associated with room and board and transportation may vary depending on whether or not you live close to campus or whether or not you live on your own. LTCC offers a wide variety of programs, including free waivers (only available for residents of the state of California), grants, scholarships, and student loans. LTCC tries to assist all of its students in getting the financial aid they need. All aid is given on a need-basis, but it is also given on a first-come first-served basis, so it is recommended that all students in need of financial aid fill out their applications and get the process underway with time to spare.
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LTCC has a student body comprised of over 3,000 students; given that the college offers no dormitories for students, none live on its 164-acre campus. LTCC offers its students many other facilities including a 192-seat black box theater and a 26,000 square foot gymnasium fully equipped with a dance studio, a student center, internet terminals, teaching kitchens, and a fitness education center, among other commodities.
Given that LTCC is located in Lake Tahoe, students have access to a multitude of recreational sporting activities including skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and climbing. There are a number of student clubs that help students have fun, such as the Performing Arts League, Geology Club, International Club, and Rotoract. Other recreational activities sponsored by LTCC include the Welcome Back BBQ, PAL movie nights, the pumpkin carving contest during Halloween, and many others.
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In the mid-1990s, LTCC had men’s and women’s cross-country running teams competing in the Golden Valley Conference. Following the success of these two teams, LTCC added women’s volleyball and a Nordic ski team. Unfortunately, due to lack of support and resources, LTCC’s athletics program was cancelled and there are presently no LTCC athletics teams available.
LTCC started presenting the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009 to honor past graduates who have managed exemplary achievement in their professional careers. The two alumni that have received this award are:
- Jory John – writer, columnist, cartoonist
- Carl Young – meteorologist; Program Director of the League to Save Lake Tahoe
Additional School Information
LTCC is a school that prides itself in providing high-quality education and guidance for anyone interested in and capable of learning. LTCC welcomes international students and special college courses are available for high school students in grades 9 through 12. High school students interested in taking college courses at LTCC can do so by following a process that is called Special Admission.
LTCC has a Student Services office to assist students in achieving their individual academic goals. The LTCC Foundation also works for the student body’s benefits, procuring resources for improving the school’s campus and for providing further financial assistance to those who need it.
- About LTCC, http://www.ltcc.edu/about.asp, web, 25 July, 2011
- Academics, http://www.ltcc.edu/about.asp, web, 25 July, 2011
- Admissions, http://www.ltcc.edu/prospective.asp?scatID=7&catID=135, web, 25 July, 2011
- Alumni, http://www.ltcc.edu/parents.asp?scatID=30&catID=190, web, 25 July 2011
- Financial Aid, http://www.ltcc.edu/studentservices.asp?scatID=17, web, 25 July 2011
- Prospective Students, http://www.ltcc.edu/about.asp, web, 25 July, 2011