On Monday, Nov. 9, students will have an opportunity to check out the most extensive array of four-year degree programs that have ever been showcased at Truckee Meadows Community College’s annual Transfer Day.
Colleges from throughout the West are sending representatives to Reno, and there will also be universities presenting information about online degree programs.
- When: Monday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Where: V. James Eardley Student Center
“It’s such a great mixture of colleges and universities – there should be something for everyone,” said Staci Miller, Academic Advisor and Transfer Coordinator. “There will be out-of-state colleges, online programs, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Nevada, Reno. UNR typically sends an academic advisor from each of its colleges.”
Miller adds that some of the higher ed institutions have not attended previous Transfer Day events. The list of colleges registered so far include:
- American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA) – New York and Los Angeles
- American Public University (APU) – online university
- Chamberlain College of Nursing – online RN to BSN degree
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – FL, AZ and online
- Great Basin College – Elko, NV
- Linfield College – McMinnville and Portland OR
- Nevada State College – Henderson, NV
- NewSchool of Architecture and Design – San Diego, CA
- Oregon Institute of Technology – Klamath Falls, OR
- Pacific University – Forest Grove, OR
- Roseman University of Health Sciences – Henderson, NV
- Sierra Nevada College – Incline Village, NV
- Southern Utah University – Cedar City, UT
- Union Institute and University – Sacramento and Los Angeles
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- University of Nevada, Reno
- University of the Pacific – Stockton and Sacramento, CA
- Weber State University – Ogden, UT
- Western Governor’s University – online university
“The word is getting out about our transfer events here at TMCC,” Miller said. “It keeps growing. Some schools even emailed me to find out if they could attend before I had the chance to send an announcement.”
Students attending Transfer Day will receive a card that lists helpful questions to ask the college reps. This card also has a section to record five initials at the various tables. Those returning the card with five stamps can trade it in for a prize – Transfer Center USB drives on lanyards are available while supplies last.
Four-year degrees in UAS, law, pharmacy, performing arts, design, architecture and more
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has an online program, Bachelor of Science in Unmanned Systems Applications. This degree offering may be of interest to those completing the Unmanned Aerial Systems Technician Certificate of Achievement at TMCC.
The University of the Pacific has a law school in Sacramento, the McGeorge School of Law. This is one of the programs closer to Reno for students interested in becoming a lawyer.
Students interested in a pharmacy degree have three tables to visit at Transfer Day. Pacific University is located west of Portland, OR. Their three-year program leads to a doctor of pharmacy degree, Pharm.D. Roseman University of Health Sciences in Henderson, NV offers a unique program where students can work toward a combined Pharm.D. and MBA degree. The University of the Pacific hosts their pharmacy program in Stockton, CA at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.
Performing arts and architecture students also have multiple representatives they can speak with.
The American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA) has programs in acting, music theatre, dance theatre, and performing arts – a foundation in all performance areas including singing, acting, improv and stage combat. Some of their famous alumni are:
- Paul Sorvino, actor on NBC’s “Law & Order”
- Jesse Tyler Ferguson, actor on ABC’s “Modern Family”
- Tyne Daly, actress in CBS’s “Cagney & Lacey”
Southern Utah University’s College of Performing and Visual Arts offers degrees in Art and Design, Arts Administration, Dance, Music and Theatre. The college also hosts the Center for Shakespeare Studies. SUU also hosts a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design.
Students can study dance, music and theater at Weber State University, or enroll in their Visual Art & Design course, which provides instruction in graphic design, photography, web and media design, and arts administration. There is also a minor in Art Teaching available.
Graphic Communications majors may be interested in NewSchool of Architecture & Design, located in San Diego. NewSchool’s Media Design School of Digital Arts offers bachelor’s degrees in media design, animation, game development and game programming. Product design, strategic design and management, and global design are programs at NewSchool’s Domus Academy School of Design. Their Bachelor of Interior Architecture & Design and other programs at Domus Academy focus on sustainability and socially responsible design theories.
The School of Architecture & Construction Management at NewSchool provides both undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture, and bachelor’s and master’s programs in construction management.
Western Governor’s University (WGU)
Western Governor’s University (WGU) is a nonprofit online university that was launched in 1996 with the help of 19 state governors who sought to create an innovative competency-based teaching and learning model. The college is based in Salt Lake City, Utah and is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the same body that accredits TMCC, UNR and UNLV.
“It is a college that fits well into the schedule of working adults – you can test out of classes that you already have experience with,” Miller said. “It is a set tuition per semester, no matter how many credits you take. The classes are self-paced, you can complete a class in a few weeks and then take another class, or stretch out a class based on your schedule. It’s a more affordable online option, especially if you have work experience.”
WGU is comprised of four colleges: the online Teachers College, College of Business, College of Information Technology and College of Health Professions.
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) is unable to attend Transfer Day this year, but is hosting a free Fall Open House on Saturday, Nov. 14 at each of their four campuses, complete with tours and interaction with current students and college advisors. Campus locations include San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County. For more information, to RSVP and find directions to one of the Open House sites, please visit their event page.
For more information about college rep visits, workshops or making an appointment with a transfer advisor, contact the Academic Advisement, Transfer Center, and International Student Advising Services at 775-673-7062, or email Staci Miller.