Shasta College, founded in 1948 is part of the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District. The district serves residents in Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity Counties, including parts of Lassen, Modoc and Humboldt Counties — an area that is more than 10,000 square miles.
The campus was originally a fur and trading center of the Wintu Indians, later owned by a soldier and his family after the Mexican-American War. In 1964, voters approved a bond issue for construction of a 337-acre campus at the main campus location.
Because of the diversified goals and needs of its students, the college offers a wide range of programs and services, including counseling, tutoring, financial aid, performing arts and athletic events, student activities, veterans’ services, cultural events, lecture series, workshops, and art exhibits.
The college offers many courses on the Internet and through Interactive Television (ITV). It also offers instruction and student services at the Downtown Campus, Intermountain Campus, Tehama Campus, and Trinity Campus with each location using ITV and computer assisted learning to supplement on site courses.
The college has articulation agreements to facilitate transfer to the University of California and California State University systems, and many private college campuses.