EASTERN WYOMING COLLEGE'S NEW CERTIFICATE OFFERINGS
September 6, 2005
TORRINGTON, WY - Eastern Wyoming College is now offering two new certificate programs.
The first certificate program is Machine Tool Technology. The Machine Tool Technology option requires 30-32 credit hours of course work. The purpose of this program is to offer the skill training required by machinists who are involved in maintaining industrial facilities and equipment. This certificate program will also offer an attractive alternative to many students who are undecided about a technical career.
“This program fits well with our welding program where students learn to fix and repair machinery. Graduates are sought after by the power industry, coal mining, and the railroad,” comments Leland Vetter, Machine Tooling and Welding instructor at EWC.
The second certificate program is Beef Production. The Beef Production certificate program is an intensive two semester curriculum designed to train the student for an entry level management position in the cattle industry. The program emphasizes hands-on learning through labs and practicum experience. New technologies used include: computer assisted ration formulation and record keeping, ultrasound equipment, software for cowherd management and farm management, and GPS.
“This one year certificate program will provide a less costly and less time consuming alternative to many students,” commented Tim Walter, EWC Ag Instructor.
“Both of these new certificate programs were developed in response to recommendations from Community Advisory Committees,” stated Dr. Ann Beaulieu, EWC Vice President. “The Advisory Committees have focused the programs on the key competencies needed in today’s workforce.”
Both certificate programs are expected to attract new students to the EWC campus.