Four-Year College Visits to TMCC Expand

K. Patricia Bouweraerts
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Staci Miller, Academic Advisor and Transfer Coordinator, meets with Chris Marshall, Transfer Coordinator from Sierra Nevada College. A rep from SNC will be at TMCC on March 24 and April 14.

More college and university reps are visiting Truckee Meadows Community College than ever before, and a new transfer workshop by Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) takes place on Tuesday, March 10.

The free informational meeting will be held from 1-2 p.m. in the Red Mountain Building, Academic Advisement, room 111-112 lab.

“FIDM has campuses in San Francisco and Southern California, so we’re excited about them coming to TMCC,” said Staci Miller, Academic Advisor and Transfer Coordinator. “They will talk about what degrees they offer, how to transfer there, and careers available in fashion and design fields.”

FIDM teaches programs in fashion, interior design, graphics, and entertainment industries including apparel industry management, merchandise marketing, film and television costume design and many others.

Information tables will be hosted in the V. James Eardley Student Center

Sierra Nevada College, based in Incline Village, will expanding opportunities for TMCC students to get information about their degrees offered in person and two that are fully online – business and psychology.

“We have an articulation agreement with SNC, which helps our students transfer,” Miller said. “They also have campus housing available to Nevada residents.”

Sierra Nevada College reps will be at TMCC on these dates from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 24
  • Tuesday, April 14

“We have one of the only four-year ski business and resort management degree programs in the country,” said Chris Marshall, SNC Transfer Coordinator. “Another standout program is the outdoor adventure leadership program that brings leadership skills into wilderness backpacking, whitewater rafting and climbing.”

In addition to science and technology programs such as biology and environmental science, students may study English or fine arts.

“The brand new art facility, the Holman Art Center, rivals facilities at large universities,” Marshall said.

Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon, will be visiting TMCC on Wednesday, March 25. This liberal arts college boasts small class sizes and pre-professional programs including nursing. More than half of Linfield’s graduates have participated in studies abroad, according to their website.

Multnomah University, based in Portland, Oregon, houses an in-person, live in the classroom, school of theology in Reno. Students can transfer to Multnomah University to work towards a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology. A representative will be visiting TMCC on March 26.

Transfer, Co-admissions and LEAP sessions are scheduled throughout spring

Transfer Admissions Program (TAP) workshops cover general information about the University of Nevada, Reno, steps to transfer, special services offered, and introduces the co-admissions process. Attendance at these workshops has tripled this school year, Miller said.

Co-admissions is a unique way to help students transition from TMCC to UNR. The program provides students with access to the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center (library), all university services including advising, and transcript sharing between the two institutions, Miller said.

TAP and Co-admissions sessions hosted by UNR in Red Mountain Building, room 111 take place:

  • TAP Workshop, Wednesday, March 18 from 1-2 p.m.
  • TAP Workshop, Wednesday, April 15 at from p.m.
  • Co-admissions session, Wednesday, April 15, time TBA

LEAP represents the Learn, Explore, and Plan path for transfer success, and is a series of workshops new this academic year.

These workshops are applicable for students transferring to any college or university, within Nevada, or out of state. Explore Your Major explores how to search for transfer degrees in a student’s major and researching colleges. Plan to Transfer is a session that helps students create a checklist for scheduling campus visits, financial aid and scholarship planning, and making the transition easier between colleges. All meetings take place in Red Mountain Building, room 111.

  • Explore Your Major, Tuesday, March 24 from 3-4 p.m.
  • Explore Your Major, Friday, March 27 from 9-10 a.m.
  • Plan to Transfer, Tuesday, April 14 from 9-10 a.m.
  • Plan to Transfer, Friday, April 17 from 3-4 p.m.

Students may sign up for TAP, Co-admissions, and LEAP workshops online.

Nevada Bound Tours are offered at UNR

UNR offers campus tours to take the mystery out of the bigger, more spread-out campus than TMCC students are accustomed to navigating.

“We encourage students to take the free Nevada Bound tours of the UNR campus, especially the ones directed to transfer students,” Miller said. “It gives them an opportunity to meet instructors, students in different majors, have lunch and tour the campus.”

Tour times may be scheduled online or by calling 775-784-4700, option 1:

  • Friday, March 27
  • Friday, April 3
  • Friday, April 10
  • Friday, May 1
  • Friday, June 19

For more information about college rep visits, workshops or making an appointment with a transfer advisor, visit the transfer Web pages, call the Academic Advisement Office at 775-673-7062, or email Miller.