Mt Sierra College

Introduction

About Mt Sierra College

Mt Sierra College is located in the beautiful City of Monrovia, CA just 20 miles northeast of Los Angeles at the base of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains, just eight miles east of the City of Pasadena in Los Angeles County.

Monrovia has everything from world-class cultural facilities to glorious recreational outlets to top-rated education and healthcare facilities within minutes for its residents. Residents will find they are close to everything that is Los Angeles: the Rose Bowl, Hollywood, Universal Studios, Palm Springs, the Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and other Southern California attractions are all just a short drive away.

History of the College

Mt. Sierra College was founded in January of 1990 and continues to serve the ever-growing need for leaders in design and media arts, business and technology. The effective use of technology has always been at the core of its educational mission.

During the early days of its existence, the College was known as Computer Technology Institute and briefly as Pasadena Career Institute. The college changed its name to Mt. Sierra Career College in January 1991. Short courses in computer software applications were offered at that time. In 1992, the College became a Novell Education Academic Partner and was authorized to offer Novell courses. In 1993 the College began its long-standing partnership with Microsoft and was authorized to offer Microsoft certification preparation courses.

The College laid the foundation for its Bachelor of Science degree programs in 1994 and changed its name to Mt. Sierra College. Now the cornerstone of its mission, the College’s bachelor degree programs undergo continuous review to insure that students are receiving the education they need to succeed. After receiving accreditation in April of 1996, Mt. Sierra College offered its first courses leading to degrees in Telecommunications Technology, Multimedia Design Technology and Computer Information Technology. In the Fall of 2002, Mt. Sierra College launched its first business degree program, a Bachelor of Science in eBusiness.

Since then, the College has introduced new programs in the Media Arts and Design department, including the innovative Game Arts and Design program. The College now offers two additional business degrees, Business Administration and Entrepreneurship, as well as an additional degree in technology, Information Security.

Mt Sierra College offers year-round enrollment, and applications are accepted for the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer quarters. The degree programs at Mt Sierra College are open to all qualified applicants who have successfully earned a high school diploma or the equivalent. Acceptance to Mt Sierra College is based primarily on a review of applicant’s high school and/or college transcripts and entrance assessments results.

All Mt. Sierra College degree programs have two components: a core curriculum, which are the courses directly relating to the field of study, and a general education curriculum. The core curriculum for each degree major will provide students with a solid foundation in their field of study, preparing them for the working world or graduate study. The majority of core courses include hands-on experience to maximize their education.

Bachelor of Art Degree Programs

Media Arts & Design with a Concentration in Graphic Design Media Arts & Design with a Concentration in Visual Effects & Digital Video Media Arts & Design with a Concentration in Game Arts & Design

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

Information Technology with a Concentration in Information Security Information Technology with a Concentration in Computer Information Technology Network Communications Business Administration Business Entrepreneurship The student community of Mt Sierra College is one where you can find groups of students studying or working together on class projects, or discussing the latest trends in their industry. Faculty are always close by and accessible to help students along the way. Peer tutors are constantly available to ensure that our students have every resource available to be successful. The artistic and imaginative student who has an interest in information security, graphic design, visual effects, computer information systems, or business entrepreneurship will find a home at Mt Sierra College surrounding by peers who have the same goals and interests and who challenge and encourage each other throughout the academic experience. Hands-on experience We prepare students for real world opportunities through the academic learning experience by attracting proven industry professional as faculty and by providing continuous opportunities to engage the community in special projects and internships. The ability to test student skills against actual industry needs helps us to continuously improve our methods, delivery and outcomes. We constantly search for real-world opportunities through internships and partnerships with members our local community. It provides students an excellent opportunity to test their skills, to develop portfolio pieces that have passes real-world requirements and helps them develop confidence in their skills. The Right Tools From the latest iMac® student stations in our Mac Lab to our fully-functional private theatre; we offer advanced hardware and software to give students an edge in their chosen industries. Career Services From the moment you arrive to the culmination of graduation and beyond, we are involved in your career plan. We look for constant opportunities to celebrate your new skills, successes and goals by engaging the community through multiple venues. We begin to work with for internship opportunities, resume development, employer contacts, industry associations, conducting mock interviews, and both on and off-campus employer events where students and alumni can engage potential employers. Mentored Learning is an Academic Experience At Mt Sierra College, your academic experience is one that challenges you to step outside of your known limits and stretch your imagination. It is one that encourages you to learn amazing new skills that allow you to bring your ideas to life. As a student you are guided through the technical skills necessary to prepare to compete for new career opportunities in your chosen field. Proven faculty will guide you through the development of your new skills as you gain confidence and begin to test your own creative abilities. Through your entire experience, we hope to create a sense of community and philanthropy and believe this will help our students develop into contributing members of their own community and profession. Diverse Cultural Awareness Today’s marketplace requires new professionals to have a global awareness of technology, industry and culture. Mt Sierra College embraces diversity by ensuring our programs are accessible, applicable and provide the necessary skills for our students to become employable. We integrate community and cultural awareness in the student life experience at Mt Sierra College which helps students learn to embrace the ideas of their peers, develop teamwork skills and improve their ability to communicate effectively in various professional settings. Comprehensive Education Students graduate with a theoretical and practical basis for understanding the forces that shape society and are taught to think critically and communicate effectively. Students will be given an opportunity to join theoretical knowledge and practical application in classrooms and labs which helps increase their confidence, skills, and ability to communicate effectively as a member of the professional community.

Admissions

Mt. Sierra College is proud to accept qualified international students. Applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States and wish to study in the United States will need to apply as non-immigrant (international) students. Non-immigrant students are governed by the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS provides information on becoming a non-immigrant student on their website at http://uscis.gov. The United States Immigration & Customs Enforcement website at www.ice.gov is also useful. To support our international students, the College offers assistance from the initial inquiry through graduation. International applicants must meet the basic admission requirements to the College as explained in the preceding sections. In addition, international applicants must meet all USCIS requirements. Mt. Sierra College does not offer English language services, nor does it provide English Language Learners instruction. All instruction occurs in English. Mt Sierra College offers year-round enrollment, and applications are accepted for the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer quarters. The degree programs at Mt Sierra College are open to all qualified applicants who have successfully earned a high school diploma or the equivalent. Acceptance to Mt Sierra College is based primarily on a review of applicant’s high school and/or college transcripts and entrance assessments results.
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Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology

Campus Full time Part time 48 - 96 months September 2017 USA Monrovia + 1 more

Computers are essential for everyday life and business life – we just can’t get by without them. Those with a technology degree in California will be in high demand to keep these important tools up and running. Computer information technology is a hands-on, technological and communication-based area. [+]

Computers are essential for everyday life and business life – we just can’t get by without them. Those with a technology degree in California will be in high demand to keep these important tools up and running. Computer information technology is a hands-on, technological and communication-based area. A degree will be the stepping stone to these great jobs, and the Computer Information Technology program at Mt. Sierra is the place to start. You’ll learn the basics along with advanced techniques – things that will help you as you enter the workforce. Our program emphasizes hands-on experience with operating systems, systems design and network management. You’ll learn both theory and practice from knowledgeable faculty that want you to grow and succeed in computer information technology. How much will this program cost me? Tuition and fees: $67,960 Books and supplies: $6,000 On-campus room & board: not offered What financing options are available to help me pay for this program? Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below: Federal loans Private education loans Institutional financing plan [-]

Bachelor of Science Degrees in Business Administration

Campus Full time Part time 48 - 96 months September 2017 USA Monrovia + 1 more

With a presence in virtually every sector of the economy, Business Administration continues to be a heavily sought-after skill with a universal appeal. When you include the integration of technology into standard business practices, then you have moved into the business of the twenty-first century. [+]

With a presence in virtually every sector of the economy, Business Administration continues to be a heavily sought-after skill with a universal appeal. When you include the integration of technology into standard business practices, then you have moved into the business of the twenty-first century. Business Administration graduates have skills fostered by hands-on labs and small classes taught by faculty with years of industry experience. General education courses selected for their applicability to Business Administration create a balance of knowledge. Students study technology challenges that face today’s businesses. The result: graduates who are prepared to take on national and global business needs, grounded in a fundamental and sound understanding of management and technology. Business Administration graduates have skills fostered by hands-on labs and small classes taught by faculty with years of industry experience. General education courses selected for their applicability to Business Administration create a balance of knowledge. Students study technology challenges that face today’s businesses. The result: graduates who are prepared to take on national and global business needs, grounded in a fundamental and sound understanding of management and technology. Preparation sets the Mt. Sierra College graduate apart from the competition. Challenging courses emulate future workplace tasks. When that first day on the job arrives, graduates have the confidence and skills to communicate effectively, evaluate strategies, and implement vision. Graduates with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration are equipped to move into the professional world in positions such as entry to mid-level Administrative Manager, Business or Office Manager, Management Analyst, Budget Analyst, Market Research Analyst, Sales Representative, and Sales Manager. How much will this program cost me? Tuition and fees: $67,960 Books and supplies: $6,000 On-campus room & board: not offered What financing options are available to help me pay for this program? Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below: Federal loans Private education loans Institutional financing plan [-]

Bachelor of Science Degrees in Business Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time Part time 48 - 96 months September 2017 USA Monrovia + 1 more

As a significant contributor of jobs and innovations, entrepreneurship is vital to the stability of the American economy. Having a million dollar idea is one thing, but having the education and skill to execute the idea and turn it into a successful business is another. Enter Mt. Sierra College and the true entrepreneur. [+]

As a significant contributor of jobs and innovations, entrepreneurship is vital to the stability of the American economy. Having a million dollar idea is one thing, but having the education and skill to execute the idea and turn it into a successful business is another. Enter Mt. Sierra College and the true entrepreneur. Knowledge is indeed power when starting a new business or when integrating skills with other forward-thinking companies. The Entrepreneurship degree provides students with the skills to both launch a new business or to function successfully in an established corporation that employs entrepreneurial management strategies. As students analyze business strategies and explore how to secure funding, they also learn how to write business plans, develop marketing strategies, and examine potential markets ripe for an entrepreneurial enterprise. Via faculty and networking opportunities, students are introduced to industry innovators who provide invaluable perspectives on starting and operating a business. Students in the Entrepreneurship Program receive a solid foundation in a variety of business-based courses taught by faculty with years of professional experience, rounded out with courses in computer and information technology. Classes are designed to enhance an understanding of business and technology assessment, analysis, organizational growth, and management. In addition, students gain a working knowledge of essential computer and information technology. General education courses selected for their applicability to entrepreneurship make up the balance of classes. Hands-on labs and optional faculty-supervised internships put classroom learning into action. With the bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship, graduates are especially equipped to start a business of their own or to enter the work force in entry to mid-level positions such as Management or Technical Consultant, Market Researcher, Budget Analyst, Risk Analyst, Sales Analyst, Sales Representative, and Sales Manager. How much will this program cost me? Tuition and fees: $67,960 Books and supplies: $6,000 On-campus room & board: not offered What financing options are available to help me pay for this program? Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below: Federal loans Private education loans Institutional financing plan [-]

Bachelor of Science Degrees in Network Communications

Campus Full time Part time 48 - 96 months September 2017 USA Monrovia + 1 more

Network Communications is the electronic transmission of information in the form of voice, sound, data, facsimile, picture, or video across a distance from a sender to receiver in a usable and understandable format using either analog or digital techniques. Instant availability of current and pertinent information is the goal of the Network Communications Program. [+]

Telecommunications is the electronic transmission of information in the form of voice, sound, data, facsimile, picture, or video across a distance from a sender to receiver in a usable and understandable format using either analog or digital techniques. Instant availability of current and pertinent information is the goal of Telecommunications. The program has the following eight areas of focus: general telecommunications, telephony and data communications, wireless technologies, emerging technologies, networking, Internet and intranet technologies, computer information systems, and general education. Voice and data communication, local and wide area network administration, switching systems, computer/telephony integration, Windows, UNIX and LINUX operating systems, broadband, Internetworking, wireless technology, and transport protocols are covered in detail. Project management is also a key part of the Telecommunications program. All core courses include a hands-on lab to maximize the educational experience. Students learn how to integrate the various aspects of telecommunications into practical solutions for today’s business and professional environment. The program also includes business and management courses to prepare students for the growth challenges that will face them in their careers. Students are given the opportunity to explore areas of interest through the requirement of technical and general education electives. Telecommunications Technology is designed for those students interested in computer hardware, establishing and maintaining network systems, and telephony and data communications. Graduates are prepared for careers such as network administrator, telecommunications systems analyst and manager, information manager, and network and traffic engineer, LAN/WAN administrator, voice/data analyst, traffic engineer, wireless communications specialist, telephone wiring specialist, data processing specialist, information service administrator, router engineer, project manager and other related fields. Learn how a degree in Telecommunications Technology can land you a job as a telecommunications equipment installer. How much will this program cost me? Tuition and fees: $67,960 Books and supplies: $6,000 On-campus room & board: not offered What financing options are available to help me pay for this program? Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below: Federal loans Private education loans Institutional financing plan How long will it take me to complete this program? The program is designed to take 48 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2013-2014, *% finished in 48 months. [-]

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Bachelor in Game Arts and Design

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Monrovia

People once called them games. Now we call them training for pilots and soldiers, learning tools for children, and totally-blow-your-mind-graphics. [+]

People once called them games. Now we call them training for pilots and soldiers, learning tools for children, and totally-blow-your-mind-graphics. What was once a cottage industry is now an 11 billion dollar market that desperately needs programmers and designers. With the hands-on education Mt. Sierra College offers, students become skilled professionals. Graduates of the Games Arts & Design program enter the field eager to develop the next generation of games and simulations for a growing industry. Students enrolling in the Game Arts and Design area of specialization will take courses that build a solid foundation in multimedia arts and design and will take specialized courses in game and simulation development. Students specializing in Game Arts and Design will be prepared for employment in the areas of game and simulation development. Students will possess strong design abilities and will explore the world of interactivity so prevalent in the gaming, defense and health occupation arenas. [-]

Bachelor in Graphic Design

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Monrovia

Using traditional design concepts along with today’s technology, Mt. Sierra College Graphic Design graduates will be prepared to tackle complex design challenges using a wide variety of software, hardware and proven design applications. [+]

Using traditional design concepts along with today’s technology, Mt. Sierra College Graphic Design graduates will be prepared to tackle complex design challenges using a wide variety of software, hardware and proven design applications. Students will learn how to create a distinctive “look” for promotional, print, graphic designs, brochures, logos, packaging, illustrations, billboards and advertisements. From idea conception to delivery of the finished product, students create materials that effectively promote products and services. Mt. Sierra College graduates use their trained artistic eyes to create strategic visions in this market-driven field. Students specializing in Graphic Design will receive intense study in Publication Design, Information Design, Pre-Press Design, Packaging Design, and additional electives to gain expertise in other areas of media arts and design. [-]

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media Arts and Design

Campus Full time Part time 48 - 96 months September 2017 USA Monrovia + 1 more

Using traditional design concepts along with today’s technology, Mt. Sierra College Graphic Design graduates will be prepared to tackle complex design challenges using a wide variety of software, hardware and proven design applications. Students will learn how to create a distinctive “look” for promotional, print, graphic designs, brochures, logos, packaging, illustrations, billboards and advertisements. From idea conception to delivery of the finished product, students create materials that effectively promote products and services. Mt. Sierra College graduates use their trained artistic eyes to create strategic visions in this market-driven field. [+]

Using traditional design concepts along with today’s technology, Mt. Sierra College Graphic Design graduates will be prepared to tackle complex design challenges using a wide variety of software, hardware and proven design applications. Students will learn how to create a distinctive “look” for promotional, print, graphic designs, brochures, logos, packaging, illustrations, billboards and advertisements. From idea conception to delivery of the finished product, students create materials that effectively promote products and services. Mt. Sierra College graduates use their trained artistic eyes to create strategic visions in this market-driven field. Students specializing in Graphic Design will receive intense study in Publication Design, Information Design, Pre-Press Design, Packaging Design, and additional electives to gain expertise in other areas of media arts and design. Graphic Design graduates are prepared for a variety of eventual career opportunities including Graphic Artist, Digital Imaging Specialist, Digital Illustrator, Layout Artist, Production Artist, Art Director, Desktop Publisher, Production Manager, and Creative Director. How much will this program cost me? Tuition and fees: $68,200 Books and supplies: $5,000 On-campus room & board: not offered What financing options are available to help me pay for this program? Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below: Federal loans: $45,236 Private education loans: $0 Institutional financing plan: $0 [-]

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101 E. Huntington Drive

CA, 91016 US
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Mt Sierra College
101 E. Huntington Drive

Monrovia, California, 91016 US