While families find themselves in full swing of the new school year, Western Wyoming Community College is energized by Uinta County’s youth. This fall, there are currently 166 Uinta County School District #1 students taking concurrent enrollment classes (concurrent enrollment allows registered students to receive both high school and college credit upon successful completion of the class). One hundred and sixty of the concurrent enrollment students are Evanston High School students and six are enrolled in Horizon Jr. & Sr. High School. Many of the students are exceeding expectations by enrolling in more than one concurrent class bringing the total enrollment to 311 students.
This year, Western has adjusted the minimum age requirements in specific classes to allow freshman and sophomores to take advantage of some concurrent classes offered. There are currently six sophomores enrolled in classes including Intro to Digital Design Technologies, First year French, First year Spanish, and Shielded Metal Arc Welding.
Five Uinta County School District Students are registered full-time with Western Wyoming Community College while completing their high school diploma. Full-time enrollment requires students to be taking 12 credits.
Concurrent classes have a geographically diverse enrollment; five students from China, Germany, Mexico, and Peru are enrolled in concurrent classes at Evanston High School.
The list of concurrent enrollment class offerings for fall 2012 includes: Special Projects in Metal Arts, Automotive Brake Systems, Computer Information Systems, Web Development I, English Composition, Computer Aided Drafting, Advanced Computer Aided Drafting, First Year French I & II, U.S. History I, Retailing, Nurse Assistant, American and Wyoming government, First Year Spanish I & II, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Introduction to Digital Design Technologies . The concurrently enrolled students pay no tuition or textbook fees. The courses are also designed to follow the school’s district calendar. For specified classes there are restrictions on eligibility based on age, ACT test scores, and class standing.
The concurrent enrollment program can be both rewarding and challenging for the students. With the support of concurrent enrollment, Evanston students have the opportunity to get a head start on their college classes.