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On Site Training

Sierra College offers customized on-site employee training in customer service, communication, management and other business skills in Rocklin, Roseville and throughout Placer and Nevada Counties.

Sierra College offers industry training at your work site and can bring a mobile computer lab to your office for software training. Read More

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Process improvement & technical skills

Improve quality and productivity with employee development in areas such as IPC soldering, value stream mapping, quality, lean manufacturing, visual controls, SMED and other technical training. Northern California Manufacturers also rely on the Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) to teach critical business skills such as supervision, business math, report writing, project management and other training courses. Read More


Additive Manufacturing

To help growing companies develop products more quickly and cost effectively using rapid prototypes, the Sierra College CACT has placed 3D printers at Sacramento Hacker Lab

Sierra College CACT also produced a report that compares 3D printers: Additive Manufacturing Industry Evaluation and Recommendations

Ignite CTE Students' Math Skills

Find out how to seamlessly infuse math into your welding or other CTE curriculum during this practical webinar co-taught by Bill Wenzel, chair, Welding Department and Katie Lucero, chair, Mathematics Department at Sierra College. The activities were used successfully in multiple welding classes to raise students' math scores.

IGNITE Math in Welding Materials

Watch Sierra College IGNITE Webinar on Your Tube

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2015 Lean Training

  • Workplace Organization - January 14 & 28
  • Lean Principles - March 11
  • Current State Mapping - May 6 & 20
  • Workplace Organization - June 10 & 24
  • Lean Principles - August 5
  • Project Management - Aug. 26, Sept. 9 & 23
  • Current State Mapping - Oct. 7 & 21
  • Practical Problem Solving - Nov. 4 & 18

Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) provides training with the Continuous Improvement Network (CIN). Register at

Hacker Lab is Coming to Rocklin

Sierra College is partnering with Hacker Lab to establish a Sierra College Rocklin Hacker Lab. The new co-working and maker space is expected to open this Spring. Join Sierra College and the Hacker Lab community by participating in upcoming events to plan this new innovation space.

Meet Up Mixer - February 11 at 6PM at Boneshaker Community Brewery (4810 Granite Drive, Rocklin)

Hacker Lab 3rd Anniversary - Feb 17 at 6pm - 1715 I Street in Sacramento.

Meet Up for volunteers & teachers - Feb 18th at 6pm at Rocklin Hacker Lab, 4804 Granite Drive

Meet Up for Sierra students - March 4th time and location TBD

Meet Up for Regional Partners and Sponsors - Date and time coming soon! at Rocklin Hacker Lab, 4804 Granite Drive

Grand Opening Party at Rocklin Hacker Lab in April/May, date and time TBD

For more information, go to

Firms hire graduates

Sacramento region employers are hiring Sierra College Mechatronics students and find they get up to speed quickly because of their technical skills and professionalism. Watch the movie of employers describing their experiences with Mechatronics graduates. Sierra College Mechatronics EMPLOYERS Source for Well Prepared Technicians

Contact us if you'd like connected with Sierra College faculty in Engineering, Mechatronics, Welding, and Drafting & Engineering Support or Career Technical Education high school teachers in your area.

Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies and Economic and Workforce Development
(916) 660-7801
Sierra College Training & Development
Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT)
  Placer, Nevada and parts of El Dorado and Sacramento Counties
Rocklin - Roseville Auburn Truckee Nevada City Grass Valley
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