CSUS offers classes at Sierra College this fall


California State University, Sacramento, will offer five upper-division courses at Sierra College’s Rocklin campus next semester in a growing partnership between the schools, officials at both schools said this week.

The three-credit classes are available to anyone not currently enrolled at Sacramento State. They will be held weekday evenings and Saturday mornings starting the week of Aug. 31. Three classes are CSUS business school offerings and two are general education courses.

Jenni Murphy, associate dean of the College of Continuing Education at CSUS, said the courses are “one of the first steps to help identify the market, build a presence and serve the area.”

Separately, Sierra College and CSUS already have agreed to work together on a satellite CSUS campus on the east side of Placer Ranch, a 2,200-acre development site 3 miles north of downtown Roseville. That project is still years away.

It’s not the first partnership to integrate coursework between the colleges. Students from Sierra, as well as American River and Sacramento City colleges, already attend CSUS as part of a collaboration that can accelerate studies toward a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

“Because they are co-enrolled, that allows them to finish faster,” said Willy Duncan, Sierra College president.

The CSUS upper-division courses offered in Rocklin this fall are Business Communication, Data Analysis for Managers, Management of Contemporary Organizations, Popular Culture and Multicultural America.

Courses run through the week of Dec. 7, with finals the following week. Enrollment opens in July.