Founded in 1990, what was briefly known as Computer Technology Institute, and Pasadena Career College, is now called Mt Sierra College, and located in Monrovia, Southern California. Mt Sierra is a private university with a student population of approx. 500, and offers bachelor degrees in media arts & design, information technology, and business. They also have Microsoft preparation certification courses. The well informed and helpful faculty, when combined with the small class sizes, are a huge plus. Students can also make avail of the green-screen room for special effects video, and the Career Services Department for job placement. Mt Sierra hosted the Global Game Jam in 2015, and was named San Gabriel Valley’s Best, receiving the Readers’ Choice Awards in the same year. Located just 20 miles south of LA, the college is perfectly located for students to benefit from both the entertainments of the big city, as well as the academic atmosphere of a suburban setting.