Check Out TMCC for Further Education

Today I wanted to take a few minutes to talk to you about Truckee Meadows Community College here in Reno, Nevada.  Established in the 1970’s, it originally went by Western Nevada Community College.

This community college’s main campus is located just north of Reno.  Credit and non-credit classes are held here as well as four other college sites and over 20 community locations.  The college offers 40 programs of study that can lead to over 100 different degrees.  The Associates of Arts (AA) and the Associates of Science (AS) degrees are designed for those who plan to transfer to a four year college or university to continue towards a bachelor’s degree.  This is an economical way to get the first two years of your degree out of the way for a fraction of the cost.

TMCC is also a great place to earn a certificate of achievement in a specific occupational area.  This type of program is shorter than a degree program and more specialized to your chosen field.  Certificate programs are offered in a number of areas, such as:

  • Web Development
  • Dietetic Technician
  • Health Sciences
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Automotive Certified Technician
  • Music
  • Solar Energy Technician
  • Nursing
  • Paramedic
  • Welding
  • Veterinary Technologies

TMCC is well known in the area as a job college, establishing or strengthening job skills for students to contribute to the local community.  95% of students end up staying in Reno after completing their schooling.  Affordability and flexibility are keys to success for the diverse student population at this institution.

The TMCC Re-entry Center was established to assist those returning to school and/or the workplace.  Some of the services they provide are:

  • vocational assessment
  • counseling
  • work experience
  • job search assistance
  • referrals

In addition, financial assistance  can be available for tuition, childcare, books, supplies and transportation.  The campus also offers students child care at the campus’ on-site day care center,  the E.L. Cord Child Care Center.

Don’t be afraid to ask about other services available on campus to help you succeed.  What services would make going back to school a reality for you?




  1. I agree that TMCC can be a great, super cost efficient place for vocational training or the start of a 4 year degree. My other suggestion is for students who plan on a 4 year degree – be sure to talk to an advisor at the school you plan to attend next, so you can confirm that all your classes will count toward your 4 year degree. This saves you time and money in the long run!

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