Truckee Meadows Community College

Truckee Meadows Community College

Truckee Meadows Community College, or TMCC, is a community school situated in Nevada, United States. The college has over 500 faculty members. The campus locations of TMCC include:

  • Dandini Campus
  • High Tech Center at Redfield
  • IGT Applied Technology Center
  • Meadowood Center
  • Nell J. Redfield Foundation Performing Arts Center

Truckee Meadows Community College offers a wide variety of applied technical programs and a university-transfer program. The Workforce Development & Continuing Education department of the college offers non-credit courses in different areas of study.

From 1971 to 1979, TMCC was known by the name of Western Nevada Community College. TMCC serves more than 12,000 pupils with programs in over 40 occupational and academic areas. The programs offered by the college lead to certificates and associate degrees.

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Truckee Meadows Community College
7000 Dandini Blvd
Reno , NV 89512-3999
General Phone: (775) 673-7000

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Truckee Meadows Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts368minority and gender studies, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, anthropology
Science56physical science courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine53EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement49criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, fire-fighting, security and protective services
Medical Support and Technology40dental assistant, dental hygienist, radiation therapist, mental health services tech
Business and Management18business, business management, accounting, accounting technology, accounting and related services, management information systems
Law17advanced legal research, legal secretary, legal assistant
Photography and Commercial Art17commercial art
Engineering Technician14electronics tech, environmental control tech, drafting, architectural drafting, engineering technician
Education and Teaching14elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education
Architecture and Planning12architecture, architectural services
Mechanics and Repair11HVAC, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Computer Science and Engineering9computer applications programming, computer graphics, computer networking
Cooking and Culinary Arts7culinary arts, pastry, chef training
Fine Arts5fine arts, fine arts studies
Therapy and Counseling3substance abuse counseling
Production Trades3welding
Construction Trades2electrician, building inspection and management
Office and Administration1administrative assistant
Conservation and Resource Management0conservation, natural resources management
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate
Media0graphic communications, printing equipment operation
Family and Social Work0food and nutrition, child care management
Landscaping and Horticulture0landscaping
Medical Administration0medical office assistant, medical secretary
Design0design and visual communication

Number of programs and degrees for Truckee Meadows Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years4033
Associate's degree46026
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years20134

Truckee Meadows Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Truckee Meadows Community College had a total enrollment of 12,166 students (7,009 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 69%
Black 3%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 7%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 19%
20-21 20%
22-24 18%
25-29 15%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown4%

Truckee Meadows Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 42 %

Truckee Meadows Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Reno, Nevada for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Nevada Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Truckee Meadows Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 1,920
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 7,629
Books and supplies $ 1,092

Financial Aid:
Truckee Meadows Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2107700)

Truckee Meadows Community College Faculty

Truckee Meadows Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1424
Non-tenured and not on tenure track139

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year6$66,1576$61,373
Instructorcalendar year3$51,0903$67,948
All faculty totalcalendar year9$61,1359$63,565

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year63$70,49046$71,652
Instructoracademic year24$44,47130$49,890
All faculty totalacademic year87$63,31276$63,062

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Truckee Meadows Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Architecture and Related Services, Other

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Management Information Systems and Services, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Design and Visual Communications, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Advanced Legal Research/Studies, Gen (LLM, MCL, MLI, MSL, JSD/SJD)
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Graphic Communications, General
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Physical Sciences, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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