Lake Tahoe Community College, at 6,229 feet above sea level, is in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, and has the highest elevation of any college in California. The college was founded in 1975, and enrolls approximately 4,000 students each quarter.
In addition to the classrooms and labs, the 164-acre wooded campus features a 192-seat theater, extensive art labs and a demonstration garden. The college offers certificates and associate degrees from culinary arts to computer studies.
The campus also includes a 26,000-square-foot gymnasium with a dance studio and fitness education center and a student center, which includes a café, Internet terminals and teaching kitchens for the culinary arts program. In 2006, the college opened a 27,000-square-foot library and adjoining art gallery. The library is equipped with wireless Internet access.