Central Wyoming College Adds Degrees in Management and Early Childhood Education | Local
Central Wyoming College added two more bachelor’s degrees.
In recent years, Riverton Community College with a satellite campus in Jackson has expanded its offering, starting with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree. This offered courses in math, accounting, computer science, business law and employee relations, a workforce preparation program for students with associate degrees or work experience. real looking to progress in their field.
Now he’s adding to that by creating four-year degree programs in early childhood education and organizational management and leadership. The management option includes three tracks: Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, Tribal Leadership, and Outdoor Program Leadership.
The college’s bachelor’s degree options are all aimed at keeping students from western Wyoming in the region while they complete degree programs directly related to the region’s most prevalent industries.
“This will be a huge opportunity to advance our current workforce and people who don’t want to leave Wyoming but who continue to advance their career opportunities and live and work in Fremont, Teton and Hot counties. Springs, ”marketing and public relations manager Lori Ridgway said in a statement.
The state of Wyoming set a goal of 67% education, some form of post-secondary certification or diploma, by 2025. When it set this goal in 2019, the pass rate was 48%, just above the national average but well below the target. .
Programs such as the CWC’s bachelor’s degrees are intended to help Wyoming students achieve educational attainment without necessarily needing to uproot themselves to earn a typical four-year degree. The new programs will include online, virtual and in-person lessons, as well as real-world experience.
“We’re preparing our students for lifelong careers that will support their outdoor lifestyle and deliver the kind of return on investment that means they won’t have to live in that van forever – unless they do.” choose, ”said Darran Wells, outdoor education and leadership professor.