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Northwest College

  • Website: www.nwc.cc.wy.us  
  • Enrollment: Supplemental 10-12 
  • Medium: WEN Video, Online

Wyoming's seven community colleges offer some of their courses through distance delivery methods. Qualifying high school students (typically, juniors and seniors) may enroll in and complete these college-level courses for which each college hires and pays the instructor. School districts have the option to offer high school graduation credit for successful completion of these courses, resulting in dual credit for the student. A memorandum of understanding between each college and the school districts within the college's service area defines the nature of this relationship.

Each of the Wyoming Community Colleges is funded by the state of Wyoming and other local revenues. Each college employs both full-time and adjunct faculty to deliver distance education courses. Courses are offered to the general public and the number of class sections is determined by enrollment trends.

Each college is part of the Wyoming Education Network, providing quality Internet and compressed video technology services. As accredited members of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) North Central Division, each college's courses are certified as meeting national standards. Furthermore, faculty members at each college meet or exceed HLC guidelines as qualified instructors in their particular content area.