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Our Mission

Mt Sierra College is dedicated to providing access to higher education and a practical, hands-on quality learning environment that is flexible and accessible to a geographically diverse and multicultural population. The College is committed to preparing students with the requisite knowledge and skills needed for successful careers in today’s rapidly changing and complex global marketplace.

Who We Are

Mt Sierra College was founded in 1990. For more than 25 years, the College has been known for its focus on effective use of technology, which has always been at the core of its educational mission. Mt Sierra College laid the foundation for its Bachelor of Science degree programs in 1994 and earned its accreditation in 1996. Leading edge programs in Media Arts, Network Communications and Information Technology prepare students for life-long careers. They acquire the cutting edge knowledge and skills that today’s industry demands, while learning in a caring and supportive environment.

Mt Sierra College offers approximately 25,000 square feet of space dedicated to student learning. The College provides instruction in state-of-the-art laboratories as well as spacious, traditional classrooms, all networked using the latest technology. Classes are small with an average of 15 students.

Preparing You For a Life-Long Career

  • Most instructors are still in the industry
  • Life-long learning opportunities throughout your career to remain marketable
  • Career services deptartment helps with placement upon graduation
  • Not only theory & lecture, but practical application, too

Gaining the Cutting Edge Knowledge & Skills the Industry Demands.

  • Gain the MOST up-to-date knowledge in one of three leading-edge programs
  • Phenomenal programs & course content, developed by industry professionals
  • Hands-on application in Core Class Labs
  • Course content imparts the most current technical skills

Learning From Professionals

At Mt Sierra College, you will learn from industry professionals who share their love for their profession through education with new professionals entering their field. Our programs are led by faculty who are published authors, have worked on the script and the visual effects of movies like “Hobbit”, “Mission Impossible”, ”Braveheart”, “Terminator”, “The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift”, and “The Passion of Christ”. Our faculty are professionals who have worked on games such as “Start Trek, Armada”, “Vampire: the Masquerade”, “Tony Hawk, Pro Skater II”, “NFL Game Day”, “Xiaolin Showdown”, “NFL Rush Zone” and many, many more. We have faculty who have developed and implemented the Business and Marketing Plans for multi-nationals as well as Silicon Valley high-tech start-ups.

Mt Sierra College Accreditation And Approvals

Accredited by:

  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 302 Arlington, VA 22201, (703) 247-4212
  • Authorized through the Department of Homeland Security to issue i-20s and admit International students
  • Authorized through the Department of Education to offer federal loans and grants to qualified students
Mt Sierra College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Since 1965, ACCSC has been at the forefront of establishing and advancing quality education at private, postsecondary career schools and colleges for more than 250,000 students who annually pursue career education at 800 accredited institutions.
The U.S. Department of Education recognizes the ACCSC as a national accrediting agency. More information can be found at
Mt Sierra College’s approval to operate as a private post secondary school in the State of California is based on provisions of the California Private Post Secondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009, (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8), effective January 1, 2010. The Act is adminis-tered by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, under the Department of Consumer Affairs.
Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Post Secondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833,, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897.

Meet Our Team

Leadership & Faculty

Join Our Team

Rhea Sanchez

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Nancy Feng

HR Director

Lida Castillo

Financial Aid Director

Darlene Perez

Financial Aid Advisor

Leonard Gonzalez

Technology Dept. Chair

Violet Grundy

AP Manager

Rhinda Thomas

H.R. Assistant

Heidi Liu

Assistant to CFO

Eva Zhang

Executive Assistant

Daniel Banyai

Director of Admissions
Isabel Monroy

Isabel Monroy

Assistant Admissions Manager

Dr. Jack Fei Yang

Executive Vice President of Global Academic Initiative

Angel Cruz

International Admissions Advisor

Juan Urena

Graphic Designer & Project Coordinator

Melissa Keipert

Director of Career Services

Joyce Boylan

Tim Peterson

Tim Peterson

I.T. Admin

Vanessa McNamee

I.T. Support
Andre Arsinian

Andre Arsinian

Academic Success Program Manager

Lisa Acosta

Student Advisor

Mike Pace


Paul Smith


Ted Dalton