WNC News and Notes — Fallon Campus: Short-term, late-start classes provide more options
Prepare for employment as a manufacturing technician by enrolling in the late-start Applied Industrial Technology Projects class offered online starting March 28. It’s part of a three-class series that prepares students for MT1 certification exams.
Is there a class that you really wanted to take that didn’t fit into your spring schedule at Western Nevada College? Or maybe you couldn’t take classes when the semester started in late January. In any case, WNC has options for you that don’t mean taking a preferred class for the entire semester. Short-term and late-start will be offered online starting in March that will accommodate an individual’s busy work and family schedule. Choose from late-start classes in American Sign Language, fingerspelling, applied industrial technology, computer information technology, counseling and personal development, early childhood education, human development and family studies, history, management science and political science. For a full list of classes and course descriptions, go to wnc.edu/class-schedule/. To learn about becoming a student at WNC, go to www.wnc.edu/starthere. If you have questions about student funding, contact the Financial Assistance Office at 775-445-3264 or email email@example.com. Students can also learn about scholarship opportunities by going to wnc.edu/foundation/ or phoning 775-445-3240. Here are the late-start classes that WNC is offering this spring — most of which begin on March 28 and end on May 21: • Applied Industrial Technology Projects (AIT 200): Starts March 28 • American Sign Language II (AM 146) and IV (AM 148): Starts March 28 • American Sign Language Fingerspelling II (AM 152): Starts March 28 • IT Project Management (CIT 263): Starts March 28 • Career Choices and Changes (CPD 123): Starts March 29 • Principles of Child Guidance (ECE 204): Starts March 28 • Life Span Human Development (HDFS 201): Starts March 28 • Survey of U.S. Constitution History (HIST 111): Starts March 28 • Change Management (MGT 412): Starts March 28 • Changing Environments (MGT 462): Starts March 28 • Business Plan Creation (MGT 497): Starts March 28 • Nevada Constitution (PSC 100): Starts March 28 Spring Topic Series continues Community members are invited to attend free presentations on a variety of interesting topics during the Spring Topic Series this semester at Western Nevada College’s Fallon campus. The series started with health and wellness topics on Feb. 11 and Feb. 18. “Boycotts, Conflict and Controversy” in the Olympics Games is scheduled for March 11 at 5 p.m. in Room 304 of Virgil Getto Hall. Teri Hedgpeth, director of the Churchill County Museum and former historic steward for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, will serve as the host of the two presentations that examine the boycotts, conflicts and controversies that have affected the modern Olympic Games. Join her for this exciting look into the histories and stories behind the Olympics. Apply for foundation scholarships by April 1 Filling out a simple scholarship application can make a significant difference for current and prospective WNC students in funding their education. WNC Foundation has more than $700,000 in scholarship funding available for the 2022-23 academic year, making it possible for the Foundation to provide more students with scholarships. The Foundation is able to provide more funding to students because of the generosity of donors from the college, community, corporations and private donations, as well as fundraising events such as the Golf For Education. The only requirements are that students be enrolled in at least six units, have a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 and complete the application by April 1. Students will be considered for several hundred scholarships when they fill out the simple application at wnc.edu/scholarships. “The application usually takes about 30 minutes to fill out and includes questions that help the scholarship committee determine which students qualify for each scholarship,” said WNC Foundation Executive Director Niki Gladys. Some scholarships require financial need, which means that students should make sure to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid. However, there are many scholarships that do not require a financial need and are awarded based on other factors including community service, military service, academic achievement and career plans. For this reason, all students are encouraged to apply regardless of financial need or past academic performance. Students who are training or planning to pursue a career in a technology-driven career are also encouraged to apply for the William N. Pennington Foundation Career and Technical Scholarship. WNC offers scholarship funding to students pursuing meaningful careers in fields such as computer information technology/cybersecurity, welding, automotive, machine tool technology, manufacturing, construction, truck driving, and more. Apply at wnc.edu/scholarships. For more information on applying for a scholarship or to start your own scholarship, contact the WNC Foundation at 775-445-3240. Apply for spring graduation by March 18 Students seeking a degree or certificate of achievement are required to submit an online application for graduation to Admission and Records. March 18 is the deadline to apply for spring graduation. Applications received after this date may be considered for the following semester. To fill out an application to graduate this semester, go to wnc.edu/admissions/graduation/. There is a $25 fee. Contact a WNC counselor at 775-445-3267 to check on your graduation status. For the past two years, WNC has honored its graduating students with drive-through commencement ceremonies in Carson City and Fallon. WNC is planning to celebrate its grads with a drive-through ceremony May 26 on the Fallon campus. More information about the ceremonies will be provided as graduation nears