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Located in the Sierra Foothills community of Grass Valley, the Sierra College-Nevada County Campus serves the citizens of Western Nevada County, including Grass Valley, Nevada City, North San Juan, Penn Valley, Lake Wildwood, Lake of the Pines, Cedar Ridge, and in Chicago Park.

The Campus is within an hour's driving distance from Lake Tahoe and Sacramento, as well as many historic gold mining communities of the Sierra Foothills. Outdoor enthusiasts are also within an hour's driving distance from Rollins Lake, Bullards Bar Lake, and Bowman Lake, as well as the winter ski resorts on Donner Summit and Squaw Valley USA.

The beautiful 105-acre campus was built overlooking the city of Grass Valley atop what was formerly Litton Hill. The campus was built in support of the District's ongoing commitment to the orderly development of its physical resources to support the educational mission of the College.

The completion of Phase I of the Sierra College-Nevada County Campus was the most significant addition to the physical resources of the College since the construction of the Rocklin Campus in 1961. Sierra College-Nevada County Campus opened its doors to almost 2500 students in the Fall of 1996. 

The Sierra College-Nevada County Campus offers excellent educational opportunities in a breath-taking setting. Course work at the Nevada County Campus is available in most degree and certificate areas, with some exceptions. 

The campus is also home to Ghidotti Early College High School, which bridges the divide between high school and college. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Sierra College offers non-credit tuition-free short courses for adults with inquiring minds. Many of the courses are on campus.

In the interest of public health Sierra Joint Community College District is a smoke-free and tobacco-free District. The smoking of any substance and the use of any form of tobacco is prohibited at all times.

Campus Map

250 Sierra College Drive
Grass Valley 95945
(530) 274-5300


From Highway 49 

  • Take the Dorsey Drive exit and turn west.
  • Continue west past Nevada City Highway, where Dorsey Drive becomes Sierra College Drive.
  • Proceed on Sierra College Drive to the roundabout.
  • Turn right on Robert Ross Way at the entrance to Sierra College.

For information on the next Parents Night, call Counseling at (530) 274-5303.

Nevada County Campus

Bus service is available on campus with connections to local communities.

For more information and bus schedules for Grass Valley, Nevada City, and outlying communities, contact Gold Country Stage.


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  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945
  • Fall and Spring M-Th: 8:30am - 12:00pm
    M-Th: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    F: 8:30am - 12:00pm
  • (530) 274-5301
  • (530) 274-5335

Erica Reich-Zuazo Administrative Assistant, Nevada County Campus

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  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

Julie Holcomb Administrative Assistant, Nevada County Campus

  • N2 102
  • 250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945

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