Mt. Sierra College Mt. Sierra College Mt. Sierra College Mt. Sierra College Mt. Sierra College

  • 800 Royal oaks drive suite 101
    monrovia, CA 91016


Mt Sierra College is deeply committed to the academic and professional success of its students. The College maintains a staff of highly qualified professionals to meet student needs.

To ensure students make a smooth transition to classes, all new students are required to attend an orientation session prior to the start of their first term. During orientation, students will be introduced to the departments and individuals who make up the College’s Student Services team. This will help familiarize the student with the valuable resources available to help them throughout their academic journey.

We welcome the challenge of helping you acquire the skills in Business, Media Arts and Technology that will help you begin your new career. We are here to help and throughout your experience we will challenge you to learn, gain confidence, and develop competencies in marketable skills in these special career fields.

Bachelor of Art Degree Programs

Media Arts & Design with a Concentration in Visual Design 
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
Information Technology with a Concentration in Network Communications 
Business Administration 

Academic Calendar

All Mt Sierra College degree programs are four years (48 months) in length. Mt Sierra College operates year-round under a quarter calendar, offering four 11-week quarters per calendar year. By definition, an academic year is 33 weeks in length and requires completion of 36 quarter credit hours.

Credit and Clock Hours

The following terms refer to classroom contact hours and credit hours:

  • Quarter 11 weeks
  • One contact hour One fifty-minute class session
  • One clock hour One contact hour
  • One quarter credit hour Eleven hours of lecture, or Twenty-two hours of lab, or Fifty-five hours of externship

Mt Sierra College uses quarter credit hours as the measurement of all course work. One quarter credit hour is equivalent to two/thirds semester credit hour.

Schedule of Classes

Degree programs at Mt Sierra College have a sequenced curriculum, and students complete a specific list of courses to graduate. Program outlines are included in the chapter “Academic Programs”, showing both the courses required for graduation as well as the order in which courses should be completed. The curriculum has been carefully developed to be completed in 48 months by attending full time in accordance with the sequencing as laid out in the program outlines.

Military Training Credit

Military training and experience will be considered for academic credit upon submission of an official American Council on Education (ACE) transcript. Based upon the ACE recommendations, credit will be granted for training equivalent in content and equal in credit hours to courses required for the program of enrollment.

Credit by Examination

College provides the opportunity for proficiency exams in three subjects: DES-140: Introduction to Macintosh Computers, MTH-135: College Algebra and DES-105: Fundamental Drawing . There is a $10 fee. Requests for exams should be submitted to the Academics Department for review. The Media Arts & Design Department Chairperson’s approval is required for the DES-140 and DES-105 proficiency exams.

Other Academic Policies

Please refer to the most current college catalog for all other policies. The most current catalog is always available online at