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Western Nevada College notes: Catch up, get ahead with winter session

Add to your collection or help someone start their own with the WNC’s 5th Annual Gems, Minerals, and Fossils Sale, which runs from 2-6 p.m. Friday, December 3 in Room 329 of the Bristlecon Building on the Carson City Campus.

Learning will not stop between the end of the fall semester and the beginning of the spring semester at Western Nevada College.
The Winter Course provides students with the opportunity to take accelerated online courses in three- and five-week increments for full credit.
Register now for five-week courses starting on December 20 and ending on January 21 and for three-week courses starting on January 3 and ending on January 21. Watch winter session classes at wnc.edu/class-schedule/.
These quick online courses give students the opportunity to catch up with their units to graduate on time or advance in their fields of study.
The five-week online classes offered are:
• General Biology for Non-Specialties (BIOL 100)
• Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology (BIOL 190)
• The Modern World (CH 202)
• Introduction to Special Education (EDU 203)
• First installation (ENG 101)
• Second Composition (ENG 102)
• Introduction to Environmental Science (ENV 101)
• Survey of the Constitutional History of the United States (HIST 111)
• Basics of Undergraduate Mathematics (Math 120)
• Organizational Behavior (MGT 323)
• Calculus I (Mathematics 126)
• Principles of Sociology (SOC 101)
If you’d like to wait until the holidays are over, WNC offers three-week classes starting January 3rd:
• Visual Foundations (ART 100)
• Art appreciation (ART 160)
• Ancient and Medieval Cultures (CH 201)
• European Civilization until 1648 (HIST 105)
• Introduction to Information Systems (IS 101)
Spring registration
There are multiple advantages to early registration in the winter and spring semesters.
New students can apply for admission and learn about other pre-registration requirements at wnc.edu/starthere.
To preview Spring Classes, go to wnc.edu/class-schedule. WNC offers more online options, including open enrollment courses that allow students to start term up to nine weeks late and work at their own pace to complete the course.
WNC requires vaccinations for all in-person seasons beginning in the spring. All students must complete a vaccine form at https://www.wnc.edu/student-vaccine-form/.
Apply for the Foundation Scholarships 2022-23 and 2021-22 William N. Pennington CTE Scholarships at wnc.edu/scholarship.
If you need help preparing for spring, arrange an appointment with Counseling Services at 775-445-3267 or consult@wnc.edu.


Driver Ed is back and better than ever
Susan Bevaux, an experienced WNC teacher and employee, will lead the WNC driver education course resume through its Continuing Education Program.
“I have two teenage boys,” Susan said. “I find that if you ask them questions about an important topic, rather than lecture them with information, they are more reactive and also realize that they don’t have all the answers. Instead of saying, ‘You should always wear a seat belt!’ I will ask them, ‘What is the reason?’ The importance of always wearing a seat belt? Can you give me 5 or more reasons?”

Susan Bevo The class is offered during the winter break on December 27 and 31 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily with a half-hour lunch break. The cost is $50.
“Our program aims to engage students, so they are doing more than just listening to information — they are actually learning it,” said WNC Continuing Education Coordinator, Lauren Slimenda. “Students will interact with each other and with the coach through playing games designed to reinforce lessons, and parents will receive daily summaries of what their student learned that day so they can help emphasize the information at home and during training behind the wheel.”
Having taught her eldest son to drive, Bevaux dedicated herself to teaching other children driving in the classroom. Parents and guardians are encouraged to be active participants in this course by reviewing the daily bulletins with the student.
Bevo plans to have students complete handouts and tests, interact in small group activities, simulate driving situations in role-play activities and complete an obstacle course to simulate different driving situations and conditions.
Biffo’s passion for the subject also comes from his personal place: she suffered the loss of her older sister, Larissa, to a car accident when she was three years old. She wants to help families avoid this horrific experience.
Instructions will include guest speakers from the Carson City Police Department, the DMV, and the Nevada Department of Transportation who will provide insight into driving safely. The class will conclude with certificates of completion and a “reward” session that provides parents with tips for driving behind the wheel. This course meets NAC 389.568 requirements for 30 hours of classroom driver education training for students under the age of 18.
For more information and to enroll your child, go to wnc.edu/driver-education.


Wildcat teaches carrying books to children and teens
Participate in the book drive at Western Nevada College Wildcat Teach’s Book Drive through December 10. New or gently used children’s and teen’s books are collected for distribution to local families, teachers, and librarians during an event on campus on December 13.
Drop boxes are located at Starbucks stores in Carson City, Dayton, Minden and Gardenville, as well as in the WNC’s Reynolds and Bristlecon buildings.
For information, contact Sarah Lobsinger at 775-445-4427.


Sale of Geology Club will raise scholarship money
The public can start or develop a geology collection by going to the Western Nevada Club’s Gems, Minerals, and Fossils Club’s 5th Annual Geology Club, which runs from 2-6 p.m. on Friday, December 3, in Room 329 of the Bristlecon Building on Carson City Campus.
“We have samples of rocks, minerals, gemstones and shells from all over the world,” said WNC Professor of Earth Sciences Winnie Kortemeier, a club advisor, who estimates that more than 1,000 samples will be part of the sale.
New on sale this year is a wide selection of shells and fossils, as well as flashy copper ore from Nevada.
Kortemeier said the sale is important to the club to help create a scholarship for students interested in earth sciences.


Workbook fundraising sweet deal
The ranked board at the College of Western Nevada offers another opportunity to satisfy your sweet tooth: the Winter Wonderland fundraising program with See’s Candies, which runs through December 3.
Order and pay online to help the classifieds board raise funds for its events. To place your order, use the QR code or go to wnc.edu/classified-fundraiser to access the See’s Candies order link.
Free shipping is available for orders over $70.

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