CWC set to accredit Job Corps courses

Jul 24, 2016 From staff reports

The Wind River Job Corps is working to get some of its curriculum accredited at Central Wyoming College, which would allow the center's students seeking advanced training to skip some courses.

The accreditation will mostly accommodate students in welding, accounting and office administration -- programs the college offers both certificates and degrees in.

Electrical and construction students might gain some equivalency as well. Lynne McAuliffe, CWC's dean of workforce and community education, said she expects to have all equivalent welding courses to be accredited by this fall. That will allow welding students to earn 12 to 15 credits through the job corps.

, after which they'll need just one more course to achieve Welding Certificate 2.

Currently, students who've recently completed job corps programs would need to take all introductory courses at the college -- even for skills they've already been certified in.

"That's why there's a real urgency to get this done, because we don't want that to happen," she said.

Some courses, but likely not all, for other programs could be accredited by the fall.

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