GOING THE DISTANCE As a member of the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium (WyDEC), Northwest helped make Wyoming the first state in the union to complete an online central access point for its distance learners. The WyDEC team was recognized by the Center for Transforming Student Services with the Administrative Core area first place award.
NEW LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES NWC students now have more educational options to choose from than ever before. An International Studies degree and Surveying Technician certificate were approved to begin next year. New recording and broadcast studios are providing real life learning experience for students in film, radio and television production, journalism students in webcasting and broadcasting, plus students in the audio technician and music technology programs.
REACHING STUDENTS NWC's distance education initiatives have resulted in an unparalleled number of students accessing higher education opportunities through nontraditional means. During the 2010-11 school year, 1,760 students enrolled in online classes, an 8.6 percent increase over the previous year. Concurrent enrollment numbers also continue to rise, jumping from 26 students in 2008-09 to 276 this year. Concurrent enrollment students take college classes on their high school campus.