Wyoming Energy Sector Technology (WEST)

The purpose of this project is to create an integrated energy program that addresses the workforce needs of Wyoming's energy industry in eight disciplines. The subject areas are welding, extractive technology, electronics technology, GIS (mapping and surveying), process technology, diesel power technology, geology, and renewable energy (specifically wind). The program will focus on meeting industry standards and enhancement of CC's current energy programs with the introduction of learning strategies such as technology-enabled learning, project-based learning, and learning communities. The program will also address recruitment, retention, and individual student needs through enhanced student services. Stacked and lattice career pathways will be introduced where appropriate. Successful students will earn a certificate or AAS degree. All of the programs can be completed in two years or less. Successful graduates can earn nationally recognized credentials in most of these fields.

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