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Truckee Meadows Community College

Reno, Nevada

 Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) is a comprehensive community college located in Reno, NV and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. The College serves over 25,000 each year in credit and non-credit programs at four educational sites and more than 20 community locations.

Students can begin their higher education at TMCC and then transfer to a 4-year institution, prepare to enter the workforce directly, upgrade their job skills, or even take classes for personal enrichment.

We encourage our students to "Create a future you will love with accessible, innovative educational opportunities at TMCC. Together we can make it happen."


Last Updated: 2021-03-31


Passport Block


The Passport Block listed here is for general information only.
Students must see the institution's website for access to its official block.

TMCC's Passport Block aligns to its General Education (GE) for bachelor's and associate-level transfer degrees but has additional requirements in Oral Communication, Teamwork & Value Systems, and Natural Sciences, where studens must take a Life Sciences and a Physical Sciences course. Thus, students wishing to pursue the Interstate Passport should work with an Academic Advisor to make sure they are fulfilling both GE and Passport requirements.

Students must take 1 of the courses below to fulfill the Oral Communications Passport Learning Outcomes.

Oral Communication
Courses in Oral Communication
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
COM 101 Oral Communication
COM 113 Fundamentals of Speech Communicaitons

Students must take ENG 102 or 114 to fulfill NSHE General Education requirements for a bachelor's, AA Transfer, AS Transfer, or Associate of Business degree.

The following courses reinforce and the Written Communication Passport Learning Outcomes and will fulfil them if ENG 101 is also taken: ENG 202, 205, 220, 221, 222, 224, 231, 232, 243, 245, 252, 261, 267, 275, 298; ECON 102, 103, PHIL 101, 135, 210.

Written Communication
Courses in Written Communication
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ENG 100 Composition Enhanced
ENG 101 Composition I
ENG 102 Composition II
ENG 113 Composition I for International and Multilingual Students
ENG 114 Composition II for International and Multilingual Students

Students must take MATH 119 or higher to fulfill the Nevada System of Higher Education's General Education requirements for a bachelor's, AA Transfer, AS Transfer, or Associate of Business degree.

Students may take the suite of Diesel Technician (DT) courses to fulfill the Quantitative Literacy Passport Learning Outcomes (PLOs): DT 101, 102, 110, 130, 201, 250.

The following courses reinforce the Quantitative Literacy PLOs and may be considered in combination for students who place out of MATH: ANTH 102/110; BIOL 106, 190L, 191/191L, 251; CHEM 100, 121, 122, ECON 102, 103, 261, 262; ENV 101, GEOG 103, 200; GEOL 100, 101; NUTR 121; PHYS 151, 152, 180/180L, 181/181L.

Quantitative Literacy
Courses in Quantitative Literacy
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
MATH 119 Fundamentals of College Mathematics II
MATH 120 Fundamentals of College Mathematics
MATH 126 Pre-Calculus I
MATH 127 Pre-Calculus II
MATH 176 Introductory Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
MATH 181 Calculus 1
STAT 152 Introduction to Statistics

Students must take 1 course in Life Sciences and 1 couse in Physical Sciences.

Life Sciences
Courses in Life Sciences
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ANTH 102/110 Physical Anthropology
BIOL 100 General Biology for Non-majors
BIOL 106 Introduction to Evolution and Adaptation
BIOL 112 Introduction to Animal Behavior
BIOL 113 Life in the Oceans
BIOL 190A Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
BIOL 190L Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
BIOL 191A/191L Introduction to Organismal Biology/Laboratory
BIOL 251 General Microbiology
NUTR 121 Human Nutrition

Physical Sciences
Courses in Physical Sciences
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
AST 104 Introductory Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies
CHEM 100 Molecules and Life in the Modern World
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II
ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Science
GEOG 103/104 Physical Geography of Earth's Environment/Physical Geography Lab
GEOG 200 World Regional Geography
GEOL 100 Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Natural Disasters
GEOL 101 Geology: Exploring Planet Earth
GEOL 102 Earth and Life Through Time
GEOL 206 Geology of Geothermal Energy Resources
PHYS 100 Introductory Physics
PHYS 151 General Physics I
PHYS 152 General Physics II
PHYS 180/180L Physics for Scientists and Engineers I/Lab I
PHYS 181/181L Physics for Scientists and Engineers II/Lab II

Students must complete 1 course from the table below o fulfill the Human Cultures Passport Learning Outcomes. Several of these courses overlap with the Human Society & the Individual area; however, students must take 1 course in each area to satisfy Nevada System of Higher Education and TMCC General Education requirements.

Human Cultures (Stand Alone)
Courses in Human Cultures (Stand Alone)
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
AAD/HUM 201 History of the Built Environment
ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 201 Peoples and Cultures of the World
ANTH 202 Archaeology
ANTH 208 Fundamentals of Cultural Diversity
ANTH/SOC 205 Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies
CH 201 Ancient and Medieval Cultures
CH 202 The Modern World
CH 203 American Experiences and Constitutional Change
GEOG 106 Introduction to Cultural Geography
HISST 209 World History II
HIST 101 U.S. History to 1877
HIST 102 U. S. History since 1877
HIST 105 European Civilization to 1648
HIST 106 European Civilization since 1648
HIST 208 World History I
HIST 215 History of Sexuality in the United States
HIST 217 Nevada History
HUM 101 Introduction to Humanities I
HUM 102 Introduction to Humanities II
PHIL 213 Introduction to Modern Philosophy
PHIL 245 Contemporary Moral Issues
PSC 211 Introduction to Comparative Politics
PSC 231 Introduction to International Relations
THTR 210 Theatre: a Cultural Context
WMST 101 Introduction to Women's Studies

No additional courses are required. Students who complete TMCC's General Education will meet the Critical Thinking Passport Learning Outcomes.

Students must take 1 of the courses in the table below to fulfill the Creative Expressions Passport Learning Outcomes.

Creative Expression
Courses in Creative Expression
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
ART 100 Visual Foundations
ART 101 Drawing I
ART 124 Introduction to Printmaking
ART 141 Introduction to Digital Photography
ART 211 Ceramics I
ART 212 Ceramics II
ART 260 Survey of Art History I
ART 261 Survey of Art History II
ART 263 Survey of African, Oceanic, & Native American Art
ART 265 Introduction to Contemporary Art
ART 270 Women in Art
ENG 205 Intro to Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry
ENG 220 Writing Poetry
ENG 221 Writing Fiction
ENG 222 Intermediate Fiction: Novel Writing
ENG 224 Introduction to Screenwriting
ENG 230 Writing Creative Non-Fiction
SOTA 101 Introduction to the Arts
THTR 105 Introduction to Acting I
THTR 210 Theatre: a Cultural Context


TEAMWORK AND VALUE SYSTEMS

 Students must take 1 course from the table below to fulfil lthe Teamwork & Value Systems Passpot Learning Outcomes.

Teamwork & Value Systems
Courses in Teamwork & Value Systems
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
BIOL 190L Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
BIOL 190L Introduction to Organismal Biology Laboratory
BIOL 251 General Microbiology
DT 101 Basic Diesel Engines
DT 102 Basic Heavy Duty Electrical Systems
DT 110 Heavy Duty Electrical Systems
DT 130 Heavy Duty Hydraulics
DT 201 Diesel Brakes and Pneumatics
DT 250 Preventive Maintenance
ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering Design

Students must take 1 course from the table below to complete the Human Society & the Individual Passport Learning Outcomes. Several of these courses overlap with the Human Cultures area; however, students must take 1 course in each area to satisfy Nevada System of Higher Education and TMCC General Education requirements.

Human Society & the Individual
Courses in Human Society & the Individual
RequiredOnline Option Available Course Prefix Course Number Course Title
AAD/HUM 201 History of the Built Environment
ANTH 101 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 201 Peoples and Cultures of the World
ANTH 202 Archaeology
ANTH 208 Fundamentals of Cultural Diversity
ANTH/SOC 205 Ethnic Groups in Contemporary Societies
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 103 Principles of Macroeconomics
GEOG 106 Introduction to Cultural Geography
HIST 101 U.S. History to 1877
HIST 102 U.S. History Since 1877
HIST 105 European Civilization to 1648
HIST 106 European Civilization Since 1648
HIST 215 History of Sexuality in the United States
HIST 217 Nevada History
PHIL 213 Introduction to Modern Philosophy
PHIL 245 Contemporary Moral Issues
PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics
PSC 211 Introduction to Comparative Politics
PSY 101 General Psychology
SOC 101 Principles of Sociology
WMST 101 Introduction to Women's Studies


Program Highlights


TMCC offers over 150 degrees and certificates to prepare students to continue their education at a 4 year institution, enter the workforce, or upgrade job skills.

  • 5 select bachelor's degrees in Cyber-Physical Maufacturing, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Management & Homeland Security, Logistics Operations Management,Career & Technical Education, and RN-BSN.
  • AA and AS Transfer degrees in a variety of disciplines
  • AAS degrees in career and technical education and allied health fields
  • Certificates of Achievement (>30 credits) 
  • Skills Certificates (< 30 credits)


Contact Info

Institutional Liaison: Melissa Deadmond
Student Contact: Academic Advisement




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