Nevada State College in southern Nevada is planning a joint venture with Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno to provide baccalaureate degrees not available through the University of Nevada, Reno.
Jowel Laguerre, TMCC vice president of academic affairs, said
such a partnership would allow students to earn their associate of
applied science degrees in certain fields such as graphic arts from
the community college.
Students could then get their third and fourth year of courses
taught through the Nevada State College to earn their baccalaureate
"So we are very much open to working with the Nevada State
College in any way that will enhance the educational opportunities
for our students in northern Nevada," Laguerre said.
The plan calls for the state college and TMCC to build a
60,000-square-foot facility at the Redfield Campus in south Reno,
with classrooms and laboratories staffed by instructors from both
institutions, TMCC President Philip Ringle said.
The Redfield Campus opened last year on Wedge Parkway and is
jointly operated by TMCC and UNR. With the addition of Nevada's
state college, it might be the only one like it in the country,
"I'm not sure there is any place that has three institutions
where, instead of just hosting classes on a campus, they actually
are sharing a campus," he said. "I think it would be great
because it really would give people a full range of higher
opportunities on just one site."