Western Nevada College prepares for the fall semester

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Biology professor Dr. Smriti Bhattarai is teaching a general biology course for non-science majors online starting July 6.

The fall 2022 semester at Western Nevada College is approximately 2 months away.
To ensure you get the classes you prefer, it is important to register as early as possible. The fall semester begins on August 29.
Popular WNC programs right now are American Sign Language, Welding, Nursing, Organization and Project Management, Fire Science, HVAC, Manufacturing, Computer Science, Psychology, geology, education and more. Invest in training at WNC to develop or change professional careers now.
For students who wish to take just a few courses, WNC offers courses that meet a variety of individual interests, including lessons in aviation, Spanish, French, meteorology, Japanese, guitar, piano, hip-hop dance, ballet, golf and real estate.
You can find an online class schedule at wnc.edu/class-schedule/ that will help you plan for the fall semester at WNC. Although WNC classes start on August 29, up to 20 classes are classified as open-entry, which means students can enroll until the ninth week of the semester. WNC also offers short-term and late-start courses each semester.
Continuing students can register through their myWNC accounts. Those considering attending the 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 about applying to WNC, call Admissions and Records at 775-445-3277 or email admissions.records@wnc.edu. For career or scheduling advice, contact Counseling Services at 775-445-3267 or counseling@wnc.edu.


WNC offers biology course for non-science majors starting July 6
Even though Western Nevada College’s summer session started on June 13, there’s still time to enroll in a biology course starting in July.
Biology 100 is a general biology course designed for non-science majors. The three-credit class meets the science requirements of the core curriculum at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Dr. Smriti Bhattarai will teach the online course, which covers fundamental life science concepts and theories. Major topics in the class include cellular/molecular biology, anatomy, physiology, genetics, evolutions, and ecology. Students will also be required to participate in laboratory work.
The course will start on July 6 and will continue until August 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 on becoming a student at WNC, call 775-445-3277.
For advice on planning your paths to a degree and certification, contact Advisory Services at 775-445-3267.


Child Development Center Celebrates Preschool Graduates
For the 16 attendees of Western Nevada College’s Child Development Center Preschool Graduation Ceremony, June 4 is a day that will not be forgotten.
“Graduation is always a special time, whether it’s a college degree or a preschool graduation,” CDC Director Anna Lisa Acosta-Rogers said. “For us at the Child Development Center, this represents growth, success, happiness and a bit of 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 evaluation results.
The CDC’s preschool program prepares children in the community for kindergarten, focusing on their cognitive development, language development, physical development, literacy, math, socialization, and more.
“We are so grateful to the families for trusting us with their children and allowing us to spend time with them,” Acosta-Rogers said. “We loved every minute and will miss them so much. Please don’t forget to visit!”
To learn more about the CDC, visit wnc.edu/cdc/.


Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs returns to WNC for the second time
The Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs move into their sophomore residence at Western Nevada College.
“Moving the start and finish to Carson City has taken 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 tough course.”
The 21st annual event, which is scheduled for July 16, begins and ends in the parking lot behind WNC’s Cedar Building. Riders compete in challenging 102-mile, 50-mile and 50-kilometre 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 lands Service.
From WNC, participants head to Ash Canyon Road and embark on a strenuous 4,200-foot ascent to Snow Valley Peak. The demanding 100+ mile course requires riders to go 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’ climb to the Crystal Ridge ski slope. Then back on the Tahoe Rim Trail and the welcome descent into Carson City for the finish line behind WNC.
For more information on the event, visit trter.com.

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