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Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC)

One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA

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About
Lake Tahoe Community College, located in South Lake Tahoe, California, was founded in 1975 but lacked a campus, instead utilizing a closed motel as an interim site. The school currently enrolls nearly 3000 students annually, and maintains a modern campus to ensure students receive the best education possible. The school has been steadily adding programs and services over the years and constructing facilities that ensure such programs may be properly taught.

Academics
Lake Tahoe Community College offers a number of programs that allow students to pursue transfer or career training opportunities. Transfer programs allow students to complete the first two years of a four year education, followed by transferring to a four year college or university to complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree. Career training programs prepare students for entry into the workforce by providing education and training in a high demand industry or field. Programs typically take between one and two years to complete, resulting in an associate degree or certificate.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
As an open enrollment institution Lake Tahoe Community College admits any individuals who have graduated high school or are eighteen years of age or older. Interested individuals should s complete an application for admission, pay all fees, provide transcripts and test scores, and may be required to take a placement exam. Prior to registration students are encouraged to participate in orientation and meet with a counselor to discuss programs and curriculum. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships which are awarded based on need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $1,200-$1,500
    • Out-of-State: $6,600-$7,956
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $31-$37 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $170-$200 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid39%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships39%$3,568

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 13%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Lake Tahoe Community College may offer student services like:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Lake Tahoe Community College compared to community colleges located in California, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 LTCCEl Dorado CountyCalifornia
Graduation Rate38.7%-22.8%
Transfer-out Rate22.0%-14.2%

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

  • Photographic and Film Technology (C)

Computer and Information Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Child Care Provider (A, C)

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (A, C)

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences (A)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Personal and Culinary Services

  • Cooking and Related Culinary Arts (A, C)

Psychology

Recreation and Fitness Studies

  • Parks and Recreation (C)

Security and Protective Services

  • Fire Science (C)
  • Fire Protection and Safety Technology (A, C)
  • Police Science (A)
  • Corrections (A)

Social Sciences

  • Social Sciences (A)

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art Studies (A)
  • Drama (A)

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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