Community College & Vocational Programs

Sierra College-Nevada County Campus

The Sierra College Nevada County Campus offers excellent educational opportunities in a breath-taking setting. Course work at the Nevada County Campus is available in most degree and certificate areas, with some exceptions. The campus is also home to Ghidotti Early College High School, which bridges the divide between high school and college. 

Osher Lifelong Learning

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Sierra College offers non-credit tuition-free short courses for adults with inquiring minds. Many of the courses are on campus.

Career Technical

Career Technical Education Program, formerly known as ROP, the Placer County Department of Education serves Nevada County residents too!

Connected Communities Academy (CCA)

Connected Communities Academy is Nevada County’s newest Technology Training Center. We have a lineup of beginner’s classes to help you get a sense of a range of option that exist in the technology industry. Don’t let the seemingly foreign-sounding terms scare you - our instructors and online content will try to de-mystify the jargon and help you understand the opportunities and demands of every type of work. 

There are all kinds of “regular” people from all walks of life and all ages that are retraining in the tech field and finding decent paying, stable careers to support themselves and their families, often from rural areas such as Nevada County.

Aviation and Electronic School of America


Training in electronics, fiber optics, computers, telecommunications, and much more!

California Post-secondary Education Commission

California Post-secondary Education Commission (CPEC) is dedicated to maximizing quality in higher education opportunities for Californians and has a vast search engine for colleges and Universities.

Truckee Meadows Community College

Truckee Meadows Community College provides students choices: over 50 programs of study that lead to more than 160 degree, certificate and other completion options, university transfer, convenience, flexible schedules and affordability.