Shasta College has been serving Redding and the surrounding areas for over 70 years. Established in 1950, the District encompasses the counties of Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity and covers approximately 10,000 square miles. The College is located four miles east of Redding, which is the population center of the upper Sacramento Valley. Located 220 miles northeast of San Francisco, the campus is situated on 337 acres and commands spectacular views of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen, and the Trinity Alps.
Shasta College enrolls approximately 11,000 students, including on-campus day and evening classes, with off-campus students taking classes in extended education campuses throughout the District. The College Currently employs 175 full-time faculty and administrators, 300 part-time instructors, and 200 support staff.
The City of Redding, with a population of around 90,000 is the financial, industrial, medical, and retail center of far Northern California. Redding has outstanding municipal services, distinguished schools, four hospitals, and offers a variety of cultural activities.
The recently restored historic Cascade Theatre and the Shasta College Health Sciences Center are at the heart of the downtown revitalization. Also located in Redding are the Civic Auditorium, Turtle Bay Exploration Park and the renowned Sundial Bridge.
Nearby are some of the most outstanding recreational areas in the western United States, including Shasta, Trinity, and Whiskeytown Lakes. There are three private four-year colleges, National University, Simpson University and Shasta Bible College. The Redding area has a moderate spring and fall; hot, dry summers; and cool, wet winters with temperatures that seldom fall below freezing.