A small public community college located in Reno, Nevada, Truckee Meadows Community College offers its students academic and university transfer, occupational training, and career enhancement programs. Just a short walk or drive from the University of Nevada, Reno, around 12,000 students call Truckee Meadows Community College and the surrounding Reno community home. Settled in Northwester Nevada, Reno is known for its mild, dry climate and four lovely seasons. It is easy to get around town on the city bus, or students can reach exciting Lake Tahoe within an hour’s drive. San Francisco, California, is just a 4-hour car or bus ride away.
Shortly after the 1969 establishment of the community college system by the Nevada State Legislature, Truckee Meadows Community College was established (1971) under the name of Western Nevada Community College. Construction on the main campus, the Dandini Campus in Reno, was completed in 1976 and TMCC continued to grow and expand through the 80s. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s TMCC established the IGT Applied Technology Center, the Meadowood Center, the Nell J. Redfield Foundation Performing Arts Center, and the TMCC High Tech Center at Redfield.
Students at Truckee Meadows choose from over 50 career fields when electing classes, or a one-year certificate, certificate, or associate degree field of study. Some of the academic programs offered from the four academic divisions, the school of business & entrepreneurship, the school of liberal arts, the school of sciences, and workforce development & continuing education, include but are not limited to, architecture and design technology, aviation, dental hygiene, culinary arts, education teacher preparation, English as a second language, fire science technology, nursing, nutrition/dietetic technician, social sciences, veterinary technician, and visual and performing arts. Training and support services are offered through adult basic education, the child care center, the fire academy, industrial safety, the police academy, the tutoring and learning center, the veterans’ benefits office, and the veterans upward bound. Non-credit classes offered via the Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division are designed to provide the community with personal enrichment and professional success opportunities. Some of the WDCED programs are writing, auto emissions, arts & crafts, food & beverage, grant writing, professional skills, photography, personal trainer, translators & interpreters, U.S. citizenship courses, and more.
Students choose Truckee Meadows for the convenience of over 40 sites across the county, and flexible scheduling, with weekday, weekend, day, evening, internet, lecture, laboratory, hands-on, television and one-day classes offered. The many online education programs offered at TMCC include ProTrain, ed2go, Pronto Spanish, Mortgage-Education.com, JER Online, Gatlin Education Services and Cheetah Learning. As part of student services, all new students are welcome to attend the TMCC new student orientation, complete with a campus tour, academic advisement, and class registration assistance. New students may elect to participate in the TMCC online orientation, should making it to campus prove inconvenient or impossible. Several libraries are available to students, the main Elizabeth Sturm Library at the Dandini Campus, the Edison/IGT Applied Technology Center, the Meadowood Center, and the Redfield/High Tech Center.