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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

  • 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

Start-Up Hustle Incubator

If you have dreamed of starting a business, you can now apply to be part of the "Start-up Hustle Incubator." It is being sponsored by Hacker Lab in partnership with Sierra College to provide start-ups with resources that will increase their success.

Teams will join a community of entrepreneurs and get amazing support from Oct. 1 to Nov. 12, 2015 to jump-start the first phase of their businesses. Winners will receive prizes to accelerate the launch of the venture.

Learn more by going to and be sure to apply by the Sept. 24, 2015 deadline.

Hacker Lab Powered by Sierra College Opens

Please stop by to check out the new Hacker Lab location, brought to Rocklin by Sierra College. The maker and co-working space is located at 4804 Granite Dr., Rocklin, next to Wells Fargo.
The innovation space is open to the public with the goal of providing education, inspiring innovation, meeting the needs of businesses, offering real-world experiences for students and supporting start-ups. Companies can benefit from the creative atmosphere and collaboration to develop new products and create prototypes.
The maker space includes: Shop Bot CNC router, industrial sewing machines, 3D printer, laser cutter and computer lab. Membership allows 24/7 access and members can also use the midtown Sacramento location. Businesses can become sponsors to promote branding, recruit employees and engage with members. Learn more here.

Hacker Lab Open House
Sept. 22 & Oct. 20

At the Open House on Sept. 22 and Oct. 20, find out how you can benefit from the creative community forming at the new Hacker Lab powered by Sierra College in Rocklin. Develop new skills, connect with innovators, use tools to make prototypes and pursue our passion by taking classes and joining Hacker Lab. There are also special events planned to inspire young people and build their tech skills. Come by between 5:30 and 8PM for the open house at 4804 Granite Dr., Rocklin CA.

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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