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The Northern Wyoming Community College District is offering a new online program that will train high school and middle school teachers how to teach computer science.

In 2018, the state legislature passed a bill requiring schools to offer computer science classes by 2022. That means middle school and high school teachers need to get official endorsement from the state standard's board before they can teach the subject.

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The Northern Wyoming Community College District will be reopening its campuses this fall, but with some changes. Students will be able to utilize both in-person and online courses for the upcoming academic year.

Classes will begin on August 24, which is a week earlier than usual.

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The Northern Wyoming Community College District will receive some federal dollars to go towards expanding its health sciences program.

The district is set to receive $1.5 million from the federal Economic Development Administration. The money will go towards the remodel and expansion of the district's Health Sciences Center at Sheridan College, which helps to train students like nurses and dental hygienists.

Northern Wyoming Community College District

The Northern Wyoming Community College District has announced it will postpone spring commencement ceremonies as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a letter sent to students, faculty and staff, District President Walter Tribley said students will still graduate and receive diplomas this spring, and that they hope to reschedule commencement for December.

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There is one reported case of COVID-19 in the state. The Wyoming Department of Health reported a Sheridan County woman was confirmed to have the novel coronavirus.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Addlesperger said the patient is staying at home and feeling better, as of when she was diagnosed. Some people who have had contact with her are in quarantine, but haven't shown any symptoms as of now, he added.

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The Northern Wyoming Community College District has sold its mountain campus, a historic ranch called Spear-O-Wigwam, to two local families.

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The Northern Wyoming Community College District has announced a new certificate program that targets working adults.

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The Northern Wyoming Community College District's Board of Trustees voted to move forward on creating a bachelor's of applied science (BAS) degree at its recent meeting.

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The Northern Wyoming Community College District has taken a step forward towards offering bachelor's of applied science (B.A.S) degrees.

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Sheridan College has been selected as one of the top 150 community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.

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The Northern Wyoming Community College District's nursing program goes through a voluntary accreditation process with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing every eight years. The review looks at curriculum, performance and other factors.

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The Northern Wyoming Community College District will soon begin its search for a new vice president of student affairs.

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A virtual reality program developed at Gillette College has been nationally recognized for its innovation.

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The new Northern Wyoming Community College District president is touring Northeast Wyoming to learn more about community needs. 

District President Walter Tribley will be visiting Kaycee, Big Horn and Wright over the next couple of weeks to connect with more residents in the district’s service area.