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Table of Contents Rock Springs & Sweetwater County........ 2 Financial Aid............................................. 4 Residence Halls ...................................... 6 Academic Programs................................. 8 Mustang Athletics..................................... 10 Student Life.............................................. 12


Rock Springs & Community Profile Population/County 50,000 Population/City 27,000 Avg # of Days of Sunshine 300 0 Avg High/Low Temp for July 86 /510 Avg High/Low Temp for January 310/100

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Sweetwater County


Located in the colorful deserts of Southwest Wyoming, Rock Springs is the fourth largest city in Wyoming. The area is rich in history and outdoor attractions.

Magnificent high desert scenery, golf, hiking, fishing, hunting, water recreation on Flaming Gorge and the Green River, and off-road adventures in nearby sand dunes provide great opportunities for outdoor escapes.

Explore the Wild Horse Loop on White Mountain and view pronghorn herds across the Green River Basin, rare desert elk in the Red Desert, or water fowl in the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge.

The Rock Springs area offers recreation centers, golf courses, restaurants, shopping, and outdoor activities including camping, fishing, mountainbiking, backpacking, trap, rifle, archery, and pistol ranges, cross-country and downhill skiing, and snowboarding.

For more information on Sweetwater County, you can visit http://www.tourwyoming.com.

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Financial Aid

Average Financial Aid Award (In-State) $7,991 Average Financial Aid Award (Out-of-State) $6,191 Apply for Federal Financial Assistance at: www.fafsa.ed.gov View all of Western’s Scholarships at: www.wwcc.wy.edu/fin_aid/scholarships.htm Contact Financial Aid Office at: finaid@wwcc.wy.edu with your questions!

Fall 2011 - Spring 2012/Summer 2012 Tuition Full-Time Students Credit Students Per Credit Hour Residents of Wyoming* $997 $84 ALL OTHERS $2,629 $220 WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) $1,405 $118 * Check the College catalog for residency classification information.

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Estimated Cost of Attending College Resident

Non-Resident

Casper College

$11,811

$15,419

Central Wyoming College

$8,008

$14,766

Eastern Wyoming College

$12,562

$16,152

Laramie County Community College

$10,822

$13,942

Northwest College

$9,142

$12,955

Northern Wyo. Comm. College District

$11,502

$14,910

Western Wyoming Community College

$10,489

$13,897

University of Wyoming*

$17,174

$25,904

*For financial aid purposes, the number of credit hours that are used to calculate the cost for tuition and fees can vary from institution to institution. Typically, the cost is based on enrollment in between 12 and 16 credit hours. UW’s cost is based on 15 credit hours per semester. ** Room and board calculated using double occupancy room. Source: Wyoming Community College Commission and University of Wyoming Financial Aid Offices-April 2007

Sweetwater County Scholarship $2,000 per year if you graduate from a Sweetwater County public high school.

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Residence Halls

On-campus Activities Get involved on campus or just relax and have fun. Western has numerous student groups. Some of which include: Associated Student Government (ASG) Residence Hall Association (RHA) Intramural Athletics Mustang Express (student newspaper) Omega Radio Club Phi Theta Kappa (honor society)

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On-campus living at Western is designed to provide you with comfortable, affordable housing near campus services. Western’s on-campus housing is among the best in the country.

Living on campus has numerous benefits. Besides living close to classes, you have computer access, private voicemail, a security system, and friendly Resident Assistants who are trained to help, if needed.

Living options range from suite clusters, semi-private rooms, and one- and two-bedroom apartments. Non-apartment style rooms are furnished and have a MicroFridge (microwave-refrigerator combination). Apartments are fully furnished.

Western’s housing is technology friendly. A computer lab in Rocky Mountain Hall is open 20 hours each day, and all rooms are provided with T-3 internet connections or wireless internet capabilities.

Mitchell’s & T-Rex Grill Quality and availability are two key aspects of campus dining services. On-campus dining options include Mitchell’s cafeteria and the T-Rex Grill. Mitchell’s offers premium dining possibilities at affordable prices. Meal plan options of 10 or 18 meals per week are available. You can also grab a quick sandwich or soda at the T-Rex Grill.

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Academic Programs

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Do you want to be a marine biologist, a pharmacist or a teacher? Start at WWCC, and transfer to complete your program.

Are you interested in job skills for work? WWCC offers occupational certificates and 2-year degrees in many occupational programs for business and industry.

Visual & Performing Arts

Math & Science

Business & Computing

Social Sciences

Art Ceramics Dance Music Musical Theatre Technical Theatre Theatre Visual Arts: 2D

Biology Chemistry Engineering Environmental Science Geology Mathematics Pre-Forestry Pre-Rangeland Ecology Pre-Veterinary Medicine Pre-Wildlife Biology

Education

Anthropology Archaeology Criminal Justice Emergency Management History Human Services International Studies Law Enforcement Political Science Pre-Law Psychology Social Science Social Work Sociology

Health Sciences

Technology & Industry

Accounting Administrative Assistant Business Administration Clerk-Typist Computer Science Digital Design Technologies Marketing Medical Office Assistant Office Information Systems Website Development

Elementary & Early Childhood Secondary

Exercise Science Fitness Leadership Nursing Pre-Dentistry Pre-Medicine Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Radiology

Humanities & Communication Communication Creative Writing English Journalism Spanish Western American Studies

Automotive Technology Diesel Tech./ Heavy Equip. Maint. Electrical and Instrumentation Tech. Industrial Maintenance Industrial Safety Mining Maintenance Natural Gas Compression Tech. Oil & Gas Production Tech. Power Plant Maint. Mechanics Welding Technology

Not sure what you want to do? WWCC can help get you started with general education classes and help from the ACE IT Center.

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Mustang Athletics

Western is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and offers opportunities for student athletes. Scholarships or stipends are available in the following sports:

Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Men’s Wrestling Women’s Volleyball Men’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Spirit Squad

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Western Wyoming Community College offers six intercollegiate athletic teams, three for men and three for women, and a CoEd Spirit Squad. Western has captured numerous championships and played in national tournaments


Western Wyoming Community College’s vision is to provide lifelong learning opportunities in an environment characterized by a commitment to quality and success. The Mustang intercollegiate athletic teams are definitely a vital part of

WWCC and the surrounding community. For the athlete and the non-athlete, Mustang athletics enhances the overall learning experience on campus. WWCC athletics has a strong tradition of serving the local community and is honored

to serve an area rich in tradition, natural beauty and friendly people. The coaches and athletes alike enjoy performing for and interacting with community members, organizations, local business and industry.

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Student Life

Western has taken advantage of the natural history from the local area and has one of the most extensive dinosaur collections in the Rocky Mountain region. Dinosaurs are displayed throughout the campus and are complemented by the Natural History Museum and Weidner Wildlife Collection. At Western, learning is not limited to the classroom. In fact, academic opportunities seem to crop up everywhere–on stage, in laboratories and in athletic competition. Students get involved in “Hands-On� learning activities during the freshman and sophomore years that help them decide on a major. Education majors work in local schools during their first year. Social science majors can serve as interns; exercise science majors get the opportunity to work as personal trainers; students interested in archaeology and geology can participate in field studies in Wyoming, Colorado and around the world.

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Getting Started To get started at Western, go online and create your Western Account. Once your account has been created, click on “My Applications”, then click on “Start a New Undergraduate Application”. Once you have applied online, please order your OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS to be sent to the Admissions Office at: WWCC Admissions PO Box 428 Rock Springs WY 82902

Campus Visits To schedule your campus visit please go to www.wwcc.wy.edu and click on the apply now button. This will take you to our “Welcome” page. Please click on “Create Account” and complete the short account process. Then click on the “Events” tab, and select a Campus Visit time that best fits your schedule. Please register for that campus visit time slot and tells us who you would like to meet with during your visit.

WWCC’s Locations

The main campus is located in Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Green River Center is located in Green River, Wyoming. Distance Learning coordinates credit offerings in Afton, Big Piney, Bridger Valley, Cokeville/Star Valley, Medicine Bow/Elk Mountain, Evanston, Kemmerer, Little Snake River Valley, Pinedale, Rawlins, Saratoga/Encampment, and their surrounding areas.

SUBLETTE CARBON

Pinedale Afton

Big Piney Hanna

SWEETWATER LINCOLN

Medicine Bow Rawlins

Farson Elk Mountain

Cokeville

Saratoga

Kemmerer/ Diamondville

Encampment Rock Springs

UINTA Green River

Baggs

Wamsutter

Lyman Evanston

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Western Wyoming Community College is an Equal Opportunity institution and as such, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability status, disabled veteran, or veteran of the Vietnam, Gulf, or any other era in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities. Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, ADA, and other related laws may be referred to the V.P. for Administrative Services, WWCC Administrative Offices, P.O. Box 428, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82902-0428, (307) 382-1609; or Office for Civil Rights, Denver Office, U.S. Department of Education, Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building, Suite 310, 1244 Spear Avenue Blvd., Denver, CO 80204-3582, (303) 844-5695, FAX (303) 844-4303 or TDD (303) 844-3417 or the Wyoming Labor Standards Department, 1510 East Pershing Blvd., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002 (307) 777-7261.

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