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WNC Construction Management

Students who are looking for a career that flexes their brain more than their muscles should take a look at Western Nevada Collelge’s Bachelor of Technology Degree in Construction Management.

It leads to a career that offers the freedom of working outside as much as inside. Construction managers are the leaders of the job site. With a WNC BTech in Construction Management, they have the ability to apply their knowledge in making on the spot corrections to projects that could have an impact of millions of dollars.

According to WNC Construction Management program instructor Robert Ford, “Construction is one of the oldest industries in America. It’s time to become a leader in a respected field and end every day feeling productive.”

This spring, WNC is offering classes in Soils and Sitework, Estimating, and Electrical Distribution.

“In the bachelor’s program, we’re offering courses in Construction Law, Management, and Scheduling, and more,” Ford said. Classes are also available online to avoid scheduling conflicts, and to accommodate students.

Forecasts show new construction for 2016 of over $1.5 billion in the United States, Ford said. “Construction is on the rise, so get out of the dirt, and into a position where you can think, make changes, and take action for your future.”

Foster/adoptive parent training

The Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) will hold foster/adoptive parent training on Saturday and Sunday and Jan. 24 in Carson City.

Each day runs from 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Training sessions will be held at Carson-Tahoe Regional Medical Center, Valley View Room, third Floor, at 1600 Medical Parkway in Carson City.

The training curriculum used is P.R.I.D.E. (Parent Resources for Information, Development, and Education) and consists of nine three-hour sessions designed to educate and equip applicants to provide foster and/or adoptive care to children in the child welfare system.

Foster parents are required to attend a pre-service training prior to obtaining a license. A foster family must meet all minimum licensing standards as established by Nevada Revised Statutes 424.

For information or to register for the foster/adoptive parent training, call Lori Nichols, LSW, Division of Child and Family Services Foster Care recruitment director at 888-423-2659 or visit


Two required driver education courses for teens age 15 and older will be offered by Western Nevada College this spring. All classes meet 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost for the four-session course is $100.

One course will meet at Fernley High School on four Saturdays, Feb. 1-March 14.

A second course will meet at the Western Nevada College Fallon Campus for four days over the Churchill High School spring break, Monday-Thursday, April 6-9.

Young drivers will learn safe driving techniques through lectures, class discussion, guest speakers, and films that cover Nevada driving regulations, basic vehicle control, and driving maneuvers in various situations and environments. Nevada law requires new drivers under age 18 to take a 30-hour New Driver Education course if one is offered within 30 miles of their home.

In addition to the State of Nevada Traffic Laws, the WNC New Driver Education program focuses on key areas where young drivers lack skill — poor visual search habits; inattention; improper management of speed and space; and lack of patience. Each session features speakers presenting information on local hazards and issues; insurance; and vehicle and tire safety precautions.

To register for either non-credit class, go to /drivereducation/ or call the Fallon WNC campus at 775-423-7565 or the Carson City campus at 775-445-4458.


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