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Monday, March 28, 2016

Situated in Rock Springs, Wyoming, Western Wyoming Community College (WWCC) is one of seven community colleges in Wyoming. An extended campus center is located in Green River in Sweetwater County. Rock Springs is the fourth largest town in Wyoming; the next closest towns are Salt Lake City, Utah (180 miles) and Denver, Colorado (350 miles).
Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area are all accessible to the WCCCC community.
Due to the high elevation and harsh winters in the area, all of the main college is located indoors, connected by hallways.
The junior college awards one-year certificates in 36 program areas, including:
  • Journalism
  • Web Site Development
  • Technical Theatre
  • Accounting
  • Digital Design Technologies
  • Fitness Leadership
  • Power Plant Maintenance Mechanics
Western Wyoming Community College confers Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Fine Arts (AFA), Associate of Nursing (AN), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees, and a few four-year degrees in partnership with the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.
Degree-related programs include:
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Health Science
  • Social Science
  • Business
  • Technology & Industry
Close to 70 percent of students are in transfer programs. The school has a strong international students segment, with many resources including a host family program.
Online and compressed video courses are available statewide; online courses may be taken for associate, bachelor and master degree courses.
An annual “Wyoming Safety & Workforce Summit” is free to the community and offers presentations on safety issues and workforce development.
WWCC is also home to the Instructional Well-Site Facility, a closed-loop system that provides “real world” training for local industry technicians and customized specialty courses. This site also serves as a meeting space for industry professionals.

WWCC is a member of The National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). College Atlas.org named WWCC one of the top 25 community colleges. The college ranked #13 in the CNN Money listing of top community colleges in 2012. Finally, WCCC ranked #15 in the 2010 Washington Monthly ranking of the top 100 U. S. community colleges

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