SPRING CLASSES AT WNC | NevadaAppeal.com


Looking for the career skills to be job-ready? Want to earn a college degree without spending a fortune?

Western Nevada College in Fallon offers spring course offerings beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21, at a cost well below tuition at a university, and without a long commute or traffic jams.

Spring semester courses in counseling, education, social work, business management, automotive or welding technology can provide job skills for a new career, or expand current employment skills. Smaller classes offer a personal touch and personal assistance.

Spring semester classes begin Tuesday and students may add full-term courses on my.WNC.edu through Jan. 27.

You can work toward an associate degree, transfer to a university, certificates of achievement in the arts, sciences and technologies, or developmental learning.

The Fallon campus is located at 160 Campus Way. For information, phone 775-423-7565, or e-mail http://www.wnc.edu

Fallon Campus spring courses will include the following:

Computer Illustration I (GRC 156, section 1002, three units) focuses on Adobe Illustrator software and incorporates the tools and techniques required to produce professional-level artwork. Students will be able to create, manipulate, and execute visual images and designs. Class meets from 4-6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21-May 17.

Introduction to Information Systems (IS 101, section 1004, three units) is an ideal introductory computer course for those who need to start with the very basics to those who need to work on some of their software skills to improve. Much of the course incorporates hands-on experiences in an open lab working with the Internet, along with operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets and multi-media. Basic computer survival skills will be taught that will assist anyone when using a variety of software. Class meets from 1-3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21-May 17.

Small Business Management (MGT 103, section 1001, three units) is led by Teresa Black, who served as manager of the Churchill County Federal Credit Union for many years. The course helps develop an understanding of the small business enterprise and how business are started and managed successfully, including planning, finances, marketing, administrative control and setting goals, and developing ideas for business opportunities. Anyone who is interested in starting a new business, currently involved in running a small business, or looking to work in the small business field will benefit from this course. Class meets from 4-5:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 21-May 17.

Welding I and II (WELD 211 and 221, section 1005 and section 1002, three units each) provide students training in safety and the use of various types of welding equipment, and safe conduct in any situation where welding is performed. Students will develop the hands-on skills to set up and operate an oxy-acetylene torch and perform welding operations as well as cut metals. They will also learn how to select the correct welding rods, amperage and manipulation to complete various welds.

Welding I meets from 7-9:45 p.m. Mondays Jan. 21-May 17, and Welding II meets from 4 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21-May 17. Instructor is Henry Whole.

“These courses were highly popular last semester and prove to be so again this semester,” said Sherry Black, WNC’s academic director for Career and Technical Education.

Nevada School Law (EDU 210, sections 1001 and 1002, two units) identifies legal issues in education and illustrates the implications of laws/mandates in schools. Course provides information on avoiding situations that may lead to litigation. Concepts include teacher liability, teacher/student right to free speech and privacy, and accommodations for religious practices and students with disabilities. Meets in Fallon from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 21-Feb. 8.

Survey of American Constitutional History (HIST 111, section 1003, 3 units) teaches the origin, development and history of the Nevada and United States constitutions. The course will examine the American judicial system through a number of significant decisions and will analyze the individuals who made those decisions. This accelerated course meets from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 21-March 14.

Introduction to Counseling (CPD 117, section 1001, three units) presents an overview of basic communication and counseling skills and the foundations of the helping relationship. Includes experimental situations such as role-playing and group exercises. Students will also learn how to apply course materials to improve rational thinking, problem- solving, and decision-making from instructor Nora Hunt, who has a doctorate in counseling.

“It’s a great class for anyone interested in areas that concern working with people, especially the helping areas such as social work, criminal justice, education and counseling, as well as people who want help communicating with significant others and children in a parenting relationship,” said Black.

The class meets from 4-6:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21-May 17.

Concepts in Holocaust, Genocide and Peace Studies (HGPS 201, section 1002, three units) through interactive video, students will analyze the origins of prejudice, hatred and dehumanizing policies. Students also will examine major social conflicts, mass destructions and genocides, and explores conflict resolutions and peaceful social relationships. Class meets from 4-5:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 21-May 17.

Crisis Intervention (SW 230, section 1001, three units) analyzes types of crisis theory, effects of crisis on the individual, family and community. Looks at methods and resources for crisis intervention. Class meets from 7 to 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21-May 17.

Social Welfare History and Policy (SW 250, section 1002, three units) explores the historical development of the social work profession and current policies governing the social service delivery system within the United States. Presents social policy as a social construction influenced by a range of ideologies and interests. Special attention is paid to social welfare policy and programs relevant to the practice of social work, including poverty, child and family well-being, mental and physical disability, health, and racial, ethnic and sexual minorities. Includes a focus on the role of policy in creating, maintaining or eradicating social inequities. Class meets from 4-6:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21-May 17.