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Sierra College

95677 5000 Rocklin Road
(916) 660.7330 

The College was officially founded in 1936 and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Now, the college offers approximately 125 degree and certificate programs are offered in a wide variety of configurations taught by 950 full and part-time faculty members. Faculty typically has the minimum of a Master’s degree in their fields and enhance their teaching with research, authorship and industry expertise. 

Sierra College prepares many graduates to transfer to top quality public and private institutions to complete their final two years of undergraduate work including guaranteed transfer for students meeting academic requirements. Total amount of students – 17,000.

The emphasis at Sierra College is on student learning and high quality teaching.

Sierra College is also recognized nationally for excellence in athletics.


English as a Second Language
The faculty are all highly-trained with Master's degrees in the field of TESOL, class size is limited to 15 to 25 students so there is plenty of opportunity for student participation and contact with the instructors.

There is a 7-level ESL Program beginning at the Novice (beginner) level and progressing up to the Advanced College level (the equivalent of English 1A or English 101 at most universities). At least one year of ESL adult education is recommended for resident students entering at the novice level. There are 4 classes at most levels: Writing/Grammar, Reading/Vocabulary and Listening/Speaking.

All Sierra College ESL classes are credited college classes of 3 units each. Some of them have degree and transfer credit for Community Colleges, California State Universities, The University of California (they do not meet the composition requirements at the University of California though) and private universities and colleges. In addition to 3 hours of classroom instruction for each class, there is a 1-hour laboratory requirement for Grammar, Reading/Vocabulary and Listening/Speaking courses that is competed in the ESL Lab.

$181 per unit in addition to the enrollment fee

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