Western Nevada College has received national recognition from University Headquarters for the overall affordability of its Bachelor of Applied Science Organization and Project Management program. University Headquarters, an independent educational organization, provides data and information that help students pursuing a higher education make informed choices. WNC has been rated No. 15 in the Top 50 for Cheapest Colleges to attend in 2022. University Headquarters also ranked WNC No. 2 in Nevada in this same category. “Western Nevada College is far more affordable than most public schools in the U.S. The college offers a number of scholarships and grants to help reduce the overall cost of education,” University Headquarters wrote about WNC. In addition, University Headquarters included WNC in its Top 100 of Most Affordable Project Management Colleges, ranking Western 16th. WNC began offering this bachelor degree focused on leadership skills in 2020. The program is accessible to students throughout the country since it’s offered completely online. This highly specialized degree provides students with the skills to organize and motivate teams of professionals. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that project management grads earn a median salary of $77,000. For details about University Headquarters’ rankings, go to https://universityhq.org/best-colleges/rankings/most-affordable-project-management-schools/. Previously, Bachelor Degree Center ranked WNC's Organization and Project Management online program No. 20 in the country, applauding it for helping students build leadership skills and gain knowledge of project management terminology and duties. To learn more about WNC’s Organization and Project Management program, go to wnc.edu/degree/bas/organization-project-management/ or contact Dr. Georgia White at email@example.com. For details on becoming a student at WNC, go to wnc.edu/starthere or phone 775-445-3277. Make WNC Your Choice for Spring Semester Take classes when and how you want them at Western Nevada College during spring semester. With spring semester commencing in just over two weeks away, make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to continue your educational goals, prepare for a career that interests you, pivot and change your career, or resume an education that has been interrupted. Besides a variety of in-person classes and an increased number of online courses, WNC provides students with the option of taking short-term, late-start and self-paced courses. All students may register for in-person or online classes regardless of vaccination status. Enrollment appointments can be viewed through the myWNC online student center. To view the list of spring semester classes, go to wnc.edu/class-schedule/. To learn about becoming a student at WNC, go to wnc.edu/starthere or phone 775-445-3277. If you need assistance preparing for spring semester, arrange an appointment with Counseling Services at 775-445-3267 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Jump-start Your HVAC Career at WNC This Spring Prepare for a new career in repairing, troubleshooting and installing air conditioning systems by training in Western Nevada College’s new HVAC Lab in 2022 on the Fallon campus. WNC is offering three Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning classes for spring semester to help students prepare for the skills certificate needed to enter the industry. Classes offered this spring are Refrigeration Theory (AC 102), Schematic Reading for HVAC/R (AC 113) and Basic Refrigeration Servicing (AC 150). The first two classes can be taken online, while Basic Refrigeration Servicing is available in person on Fridays from noon to 5 p.m. on the Fallon campus. The new HVAC Lab in Sage Hall Room 101 was completed earlier this year and classes became available to utilize this facility during fall semester. William N. Pennington Foundation provided funding to complete the project. "The WNC Foundation is extremely grateful to the William N. Pennington Foundation for their investment in WNC. It's exciting to be able to offer state-of-the-art learning to WNC students across all of our campuses,” WNC Foundation Executive Director Niki Gladys said. This program will provide the skills, knowledge, and experience for students preparing for in-demand jobs installing, troubleshooting, and repairing HVAC systems. To learn more about the program or to become a student at WNC, phone 775-445-3267 or go to www.wnc.edu/starthere/. Mike Thomas Lectures Canceled; Star Parties Continue on Saturday nights at Jack C. Davis Observatory Northern Nevada history and science lecturer Mike Thomas has put his well-attended lectures on hold at Western Nevada College’s Jack C. Davis Observatory to protect attendees from possibly contracting the Omicron variant of COVID. Previously, his free presentations on “Witches” and “Aliens in the Movies” were rescheduled from December to January because of icy road conditions. Even though the lectures have been canceled, JCDO will continue to host its weekly Star Parties after sundown on Saturday nights. The observatory is open to the public from sundown to 11 p.m. on Saturday nights for these Star Parties. The Western Nevada Astronomical Society hosts these parties, bringing together people with an interest in astronomy. Newcomers are welcome. The observatory is located at 2699 Vanpatten Drive in Carson City.