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News briefs: Lake Tahoe Community College still accepting students for BA program

OCTOBER LAUNCH ON SOUTH SHORE FOR LTCC/SNC BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAM

Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) and Sierra Nevada College (SNC Tahoe) are jointly offering an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Global Business Management from LTCC’s South Lake Tahoe campus, with a program launch date of Oct.17. There is still time for interested community members and current LTCC students to apply and register. This new degree partnership between LTCC and SNC is bringing an accredited four-year bachelor’s degree option to LTCC’s South Shore campus for the first time, at a very competitive price.

Making this degree affordable has been a high priority for both institutions since the idea of bringing four-year options to the South Shore was first discussed. SNC Tahoe is offering a reasonable per-credit rate offer of $382 to LTCC students. This rate includes a significant discount in comparison to SNC Tahoe’s annual tuition, and allows students to take full advantage of previously earned credits, paying only for the courses they need to graduate. Depending on prior coursework and the degree program chosen, completing the final two years of this bachelor’s program at today’s pricing can cost as little as $17,190 in tuition charges, with an average tuition cost of $22,920.

The lower-level courses needed to earn the Global Business Management degree are already offered at LTCC, including Accounting, Principles of Micro and Macroeconomics, Business Writing, Business Law, and Introduction to Marketing. The required upper division courses will be offered on LTCC’s campus, allowing South Shore residents to earn a bachelor’s degree from SNC without having to relocate. This program will operate as a cohort, which is a group of students who work through a particular academic program together, with members of that group supporting each other to help improve overall academic performance.

In addition to the Global Business Management degree program, LTCC and SNC are also discussing bringing Psychology and Education bachelor’s degree programs to LTCC’s campus with a possible Spring 2017 launch. LTCC is also working on partnering with several other higher education institutions to bring even more four-year degree options to the South Shore. Potential partners include UNR, UC Davis, and CSU Sacramento, among other possibilities.

For more information about the LTCC/SNC Tahoe partnership, please contact LTCC’s Superintendent/President’s Office at 530-541-4660, ext. 210, or SNC Tahoe Business Department Chair Kendra Wong at kwong@sierranevada.edu. For more information on SNC Tahoe’s Global Business Management Bachelor’s Degree, visit SierraNevada.edu.

AL ANON MEETING

Al Anon meets every Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Unity at the Lake, 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd., in South Lake Tahoe. It’s a support group for people affected by alcoholism.

PLAY BRIDGE

An ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge game is planned for Tuesdays at 12:45 p.m. in the South Lake Senior Center. Call John Guerry at 530-543-0237 or 530-318-3887 and email jguerrysr!@gmail.com. This is a year-round event.

Lake Tahoe Men’s Bridge Club meets every Thursday to play bridge year-round. It kicks off at 9:30 a.m. at South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. It’s a casual game with lunch at noon.


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