The Fall 2022 semester at Western Nevada College is about 2 months away. To ensure that you get the classes that you prefer, it’s important to register as soon as possible. Fall semester starts Aug. 29. Popular programs at WNC right now are American Sign Language, Welding, Nursing, Organization and Project Management, Fire Science, HVAC, Manufacturing, IT, Psychology, Geology, Education and more. Invest in an education at WNC to develop or change a professional career now. For students looking to take only a couple of classes, WNC offers courses that address a variety of individual interests, including Aviation, Spanish, French, Meteorology, Japanese, Guitar, Piano, Hip-Hop Dancing, Ballet, Golf and Real Estate courses. You can find a schedule of classes online at wnc.edu/class-schedule/ that will help you plan for fall semester at WNC. Although WNC classes begin on Aug. 29, as many as 20 courses are classified as open entry, meaning students can enroll as late as the ninth week of the semester. WNC also offers short-term and late-start classes each semester. Continuing students can register through their myWNC accounts. Individuals planning to attend WNC for the first time can apply for admission at www.wnc.edu/starthere/. To learn more about WNC’s academic programs and degree requirements, see the Academic Program Guide at wnc.edu/catalog/. For more information on applying to WNC, phone Admissions and Records at 775-445-3277 or email email@example.com. To receive guidance on a career or scheduling, contact Counseling Services at 775-445-3267 or firstname.lastname@example.org. WNC Offering Biology Course for Non-Science Majors Starting July 6 Even though Western Nevada College’s Summer Session began on June 13, there is still time to enroll in a biology class starting in July. Biology 100 is a general biology course designed for non-science majors. The three-credit class meets the University of Nevada, Reno core curriculum science requirement. Dr. Smriti Bhattarai will teach the online class, which covers fundamental concepts and theories of life science. Major topics in the class include cellular/molecular biology, anatomy, physiology, genetics, evolutions and ecology. Students will also be expected to participate in lab assignments. The class will start on July 6 and continues through Aug. 2. Students can register for this course through their personal WNC account, while new students can apply for admission at wnc.edu/starthere/. For more information about becoming a student at WNC, phone 775-445-3277. To receive guidance in planning your degree and certification pathways, contact Counseling Services at 775-445-3267. Child Development Center Celebrates Preschool Grads For the 16 participants of Western Nevada College’s Child Development Center’s Preschool Graduation Ceremony, June 4 is a day that won’t be forgotten. “Graduation is always a special time, whether it is college graduation or preschool graduation,” said CDC Director Anna Lisa Acosta-Rogers. “For us at the Child Development Center, it represents growth, achievement, happiness, and a little sadness as we say goodbye to these wonderful children.” Each graduate received a Preschool Diploma, a special letter from Wildcats teacher Carla Tolotti and their final assessment results. The CDC’s Preschool program prepares children in the community for kindergarten, focusing on their cognitive development, language development, physical development, literacy, mathematics, socialization, and more. “We are so thankful to the families for trusting us with their children and allowing us to spend time with them,” Acosta-Rogers said. “We have loved every minute and will miss them so very much. Please remember to visit!” To learn more about the CDC, go to wnc.edu/cdc/. Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs Returning to WNC for Second Time The Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs are settling into their second-year home at Western Nevada College. “Moving the start and finish to Carson City took the race course to another level,” said TRT Endurance Runs Race Director George Ruiz after the transition to WNC last year. “TRTER has always been considered a hard course.” The 21st annual event, which is set for July 16, begins and ends in the parking lot behind WNC’s Cedar Building. Runners compete in 102-mile, 50-mile and 50-kilometer rugged tests that require up to 22,000 feet of elevation gain on single-track trails in Carson City, Spooner Lake State Park and National Forest Service land. From WNC, participants proceed to Ash Canyon Road and embark on an arduous 4,200-foot climb up Snow Valley Peak. The demanding 100-plus-mile course requires runners to proceed as far south as Spooner Lake, as far north on the Tahoe Rim Trail to Diamond Peak Ski Resort before sending them on a “crazy” ascent to Crystal Ridge ski run. Then, it’s back to the Tahoe Rim Trail and the welcomed descent into Carson City for the finish line behind WNC. For more information about the event, go to trter.com.