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Fall Community Education classes at Western set to begin this month

September 14, 2016

The non-credit Advan
The non-credit Advanced Drawing class at Western can teach you how to create images like this one of a Native American Indian chief in full headdress.

Community Education at Western Wyoming Community College is offering a variety of non-credit classes for community members this fall. Courses include “Private Pilot Ground School,” “Martial Arts/Self-Defense,” “Financial Empowerment,” “Advanced Drawing,” and much more.

The Fall Catalog for Community Education and Workforce Development was mailed to local residents earlier this month. The schedule may also be viewed online at

Community Education classes are non-credit classes that promote lifelong learning. Participants may take classes to develop new hobbies, learn about topics that interest them, or to achieve their fitness goals. Other fall classes include: “Soap and Lotion Basics,” “Novel Writing,” computer classes, exercise classes, and much more. 

“Private Pilot Ground School” is designed for pilots, future pilots, and those looking to gain their private flying license, sport flying license, or Basic Ground Instructor Certificate. Classes will meet twice weekly from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Green River Center beginning the week of Sept. 26 and ending the week of Nov. 17. Cost is $350, including books.

The “Martial Art/Self Defense” class will build participants’ confidence while developing their self-defense skills and enhancing everyday motion. Lessons will be tailored to the each student’s ability. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at Black Butte High School, which is located behind the Western campus. These classes will be divided according to age. Students ages 5 – 7 will meet from 5:30 – 6 p.m. and the class will cost $25. Students ages 8 – 12 will meet from 6 – 7 p.m.  and the class will cost $40. Students ages 13 – Adult will meet from 7 – 8 p.m. and the class will cost $40. Classes begin Oct. 4 and conclude Nov. 1.

“Financial Empowerment” will teach participants the techniques necessary to help them gain a handle on their personal finances and debt. It will also teach them how to handle a financial emergency. This class offers two separate sessions at the Rock Springs campus, the first one meeting Thursday, Sept. 29, and Thursday, Oct. 6 from 6 – 8 p.m., and the second one meeting Tuesday, Oct. 25, and Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6 – 8 p.m. Cost of the class is $20 and students are invited to bring a guest at no extra charge.

For more information regarding these and other Community Education classes, visit us at To register for classes, contact the Community Education office at (307) 872-1323. 


For more information, contact Audrey Harton at (307) 382-1661 or
(307) 382-1600 or toll free (800) 226-1181