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October 2022 E-Newsletter

Halloween activities, Steel Day, Alice In Wonderland, Community-Ed classes and more.  Discover the latest scoop on our events, classes, and programs. View directly – or read it below –


Educate. Empower. Enrich.

October 17-18
Autumn Break

Fall 2022 Catalog

Check out some of our upcoming Community Education Classes!

Squeaks, Spooks, & Shivers
Monday, October 3, 2022, 5:30-7pm
Microsoft Outlook
Wednesday, October 4, 2022, 6-8pm
Mastering Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2022, 9am-4:30pm
How To Take Photos/Videos with Mobile Device
Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 6-8pm
Basic Computer Skills
Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 6-8pm
Painting Portraits in Watercolor via ZOOM

Tuesdays, October 18 – November 8, 2022, 4-6pm

Credit Report Review
Thursday, October 20, 2022, 6-8pm
Introduction to Human & Animal Portraits in Watercolor/Pencil
Saturdays, October 22 – November 12, 2022, 9-11am
Making Monsters With Mom
Monday, October 24, 2022, 5:30-7pm
Tuesdays, October 25 – December 6, 2022, 1:30-4:30pm
Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 6-9pm
Introduction to Microsoft Excel (Day Class)
Thursday, October 27, 2022, 9am-12pm
Building A Spending Plan That Works-Budgeting Basics

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 6-8pm

Getting More Out of Microsoft Excel
Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 6-9pm
Internet Safety & Fraud
Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 6-8pm

For more information:

Diaper Bank
1st Monday of the Month

*October 3, 2022*

Career Training That Works: A Spooky Treat for the Season of Tricks

The veil between our world and the spirit world is growing thinner. This means it’s a frighteningly good time to scare up some healthcare training that’ll add a touch of magic to your life.

Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist

This program is designed to explain the importance of clinical standards in the development of interoperable electronic health records. It’s fast-paces, engaging, and overflowing with relevant information that will help hopeful professionals kickstart or advance their careers. Over 322 hours and 11 individual courses, Learners will explore best practices for several procedures, including (but not limited to) coding and reimbursement. They’ll also get extensive training in medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, medico-legal rules, and HIPPA.

A Tiny Investment for Infinite Success

You’re busy. You’ve got bills to pay. And you need stability. With one small investment, you could find the peace of mind, salary, and job satisfaction you’ve been looking for as a Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist.

– 322 Online Training Hours

– 12 Month of Full Access

– $35,270 Average Annual Salary

We also offer:

Take Control of Your Career Path Today!
You can contact us about the Western Wyoming Community College, Evanston/Uinta B.O.C.E.S. #1 program directly at
877-225-7151 or

OSHA Classes from 8am-5pm

Session 1: Hazard Com., Ladders, Scaffolds, Fall Protection
Session 2: Lockout/Tag Out, Job Safety Analysis, Basic Electrical Safety, Personal Protective Equipment, Hot Works Permits
Session 3: Fire Protection, Confined Spaces, Excavation
Session 4: Respiratory Protection, H2S, Hazardous Atmospheres
Session 5: First Aid, CPR/AED, Adult Only

October 6: Session 1, 2, 3                  October 7: Session 4, 5
October 20: Session 1, 2, 3                October 21: Session 4, 5
October 28: Session 4, 5

Contact Candy Hamblin to get started!
307-789-5742 Ext. 113

Safeland 2022

October 3

-Core Compliance 24 Hr.
-Core Refresher
-Safe Supervisor
-Pipeline Orientation

24 Hr. Miner Surface

October 12, 13, 14

8 Hr. Refresher Surface
October 10

To whom it may concern,

As a former student and someone who has utilized the classes, trainings, and programs offered through B.O.C.E.S, I wanted to voice my appreciation for all the things I have learned throughout my time there. I have taken many trainings and classes throughout my working years, and all have helped me to excel in my career.
When I was in high school I didn’t learn by the traditional desk and book teaching that they offered me. I joined the BOOST program because my ultimate goal was to be “done” with school, but when I met Ms. Carol she took a passion in teaching each of us individually and that really opened my eyes that I could learn at a different pace than my peers. After graduating from the BOOST program, I didn’t have the work experience nor the proper training to apply for jobs. Ms. Diane was the key to all my inexperience. One of my greatest successes has been my work ethic. If I didn’t have the training and work ethic courses B.O.C.E.S. offered me I wouldn’t have been prepared for the industry I wanted to work in. I know that with the right teachers and leaders my education is endless. Diane’s program, Families Becoming Independent, introduced me to Candy in the Industrial Safety Training program and she got me in to the training and certifications I needed.
The IST training program greatly helped me gain more knowledge and understanding in the Safety Technology field. Safety has been a staple throughout many of the fields I have gained experience in. Furthering my understanding and knowledge in Safety Technology gives me the ability to assist with safety precautions and help implement safety procedures across many fields and is a valuable training and certification. This training has been incredibly useful and is a great tool for any company or individual who wants to further their career or properly teach their employees about safety precautions. I have greatly benefited from the trainings I have received and encourage the continued offering of them.
I have more educational goals now. I’d like to take other certification programs from Western Wyoming Community College (particularly CDL training) and would love to advance my career with more safety and management courses. My family is thankful for the programs offered at B.O.C.E.S., and they have made a difference in our lives.
Gibran Reyes

Enter With Passion, Leave with Purpose.



The primary responsibility of this position is to proctor and administer placement and vocational tests at the Evanston Outreach and to ensure a professional and secure testing environment for students.  Work with test providers to trouble-shoot problems.  The Testing Proctor will have a schedule that will require some day and evening working hours.

Click to read more and apply!

Business Management FastTrack

Looking to rise in your career, make a career change, or start on the career path you’ve always dreamed of? A degree in Business Management will develop your skills and enhance your knowledge of business to move your career forward.

Business is all around us and has a profound impact on our daily lives.  All businesses contribute to the shifting economy of our world.  Small entrepreneurial ventures are the bedrock of our communities.  Large billion-dollar ventures help mold our society and provide services we all need. 

A degree in Business Management can help equip you with the business skills needed for a variety of careers in many different industries.  It will provide you with the foundational knowledge on which to build your career, and you can earn it in as little as 16-months. You can also complete the entire program online in your own time.

Earning an Associates of Applied Science degree in Business Management can help improve your job prospects along with your earning potential.  Individuals with only a high school diploma are qualified for fewer jobs and have a decreased earning potential.  An associate’s degree can make you eligible for more jobs and promotions within your chosen career path.

This program is designed to give you the background in business acumen needed to pursue a variety of positions.  Included in this program are courses in:

  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Principles of Management
  • Marketing
  • Macroeconomics
  • Accounting Procedures
  • Personal Finance
  • Information Management
  • Computer Applications

This breadth of the curriculum will provide a solid foundation on which to build a business or management career.  How you choose to apply your knowledge is up to you.  Who knows, you could have the next billion-dollar idea.

Why FastTrack?

  • 7-week online block classes
  • Flexible scheduling to meet your needs
  • Comfort of your own home
  • Personal Advising
  • Childcare Opportunities
  • 24-hour technical support
  • Expansive library resources
  • Online Tutoring Services 365 days a year!
  • Affordability – ranked #1 most affordable online school in Wyoming by Affordable Schools
  • Save Money – minimum savings of $552 compared to traditional classroom option*

*Transfer credits could reduce your time to completion. Time to complete the degree is dependent on the number for courses completed each term compared to a 2-year in class business degree option.

*Assuming an accelerated pace and continuous enrollment for 16-months, the total savings compared to the 24-month option is: WY residents $552; WUE $699; Out-of-state $1,146 savings.

“Alice in Wonderland” opens Western’s Theatre Department’s Fall Semester

Western Wyoming Community College’s (Western) Theatre Department will present the play “Alice in Wonderland” on October 6, 7, 8, at 7:30PM, with a public matinee on Saturday, October 8 at 2:00PM. The performances will be presented on the Western Theatre stage.
This non-musical version of “Alice in Wonderland”, derived from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, is a 1970 adaptation by the Manhattan Project under the direction of Andre Gregory. The play was formed through an improvisation period lasting many months in which the actors were prompted to create the world of Wonderland as though they were, “a group of children limited to a padded cell.
Taylar Renick, a first-year musical theatre major from Farson, Wyoming, plays several roles, including Alice.  Having multiple roles creates a challenge when it comes to costume changes, especially since the cast never leaves the stage.
In this play each of us plays six characters; we all open the play as Alice. During the opening, I have to quickly change my appearance for my next character while on stage in a matter of seconds. This happens twice for me during the play.  It gets very chaotic behind the scenes because you have to race against the clock when changing outfits,” states Renick.
Lucy Lowell is a second-year musical theatre major from Rock Springs. She also plays several roles, including Alice.
I had a hard time trying to come up with different personalities and voices for each of the characters that I portray.  It’s a little difficult always being on stage because it means that we need to be acting constantly in case we’re being watched by an audience member,” states Lowell.
Tickets are $13 for adults and $8 for youth and seniors. Tickets are available online or by calling the Box Office Monday through Friday, 9am – 4pm at (307) 382-1721. For questions and tickets, please call the Performing Arts Office at (307) 382-1721, or visit: .
For information on enrolling in the Musical Theater Program at Western Wyoming Community College, visit their Academic page at or call 307-382-1721.  

Western Partners with Southwest Wyoming Manufacturing Partnership to Offer the First MFG Day Event 

Western Wyoming Community College (Western) in collaboration with the Southwest Wyoming Manufacturing Partnership announces their first Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) event at Western.  The event will be held at Western’s Rock Springs Main Campus in the Atrium, from 10a.m. – 1p.m. This event is part of the workforce development initiative to raise awareness about careers in manufacturing and related fields.
As part of the event, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with a variety of manufacturers who are willing to showcase manufacturing’s diversity, its innovativeness and its range of careers such as, welding, operations, information technology (IT), industrial maintenance, instrumentation, engineering, cybersecurity, human resources, and research and design (R&D) to name a few. We want this event to introduce individuals, and the community, to the manufacturing industry and what education is involved in these career pathways.
The Manufacturing Institute’s flagship initiative, MFG Day, showcases the many and diverse modern manufacturing careers and addresses the skills gap, which may leave more than 4 million American jobs unfilled by 2030 due to outdated misconceptions surrounding the industry and the lack of highly skilled workers to fill those jobs.
MFG Day encourages companies and educational institutions around the nation to host events where students, parents, teachers, and community leaders can learn more about the exciting field of modern manufacturing. These events, which range from virtual—and safe in person—factory tours, to panels featuring the world’s leading CEOs, help the country’s next generation of workforce talent better understand the well-paying career opportunities modern manufacturing offers as well as what a modern manufacturing career looks like, including: 

  • – The chance to work in a diverse range of companies manufacturing offers, from small, local businesses to global Fortune 500 companies, in exciting industries, from mining to pharmaceuticals;  
  • – Earning $88,406 annually on average, including pay and benefits;  
  • – Working in an industry that employs more than 12.13 million workers across the country;  
  • – Hands-on experience with the most innovative technology, including 3D printing, drones and virtual reality; 
  • – The opportunity to work on real, tangible products that improve people’s lives, from lifesaving medical equipment to food products; and 
  • – Career growth that starts at entry level but allows for additional training and promotion opportunities.
“As we look forward to celebrating MFG Day here in Southwest Wyoming and across the country, we are reminded of the important role that modern manufacturing plays in each of our lives. From the gas we use in our vehicles, clothes we wear to the food we eat, modern manufacturing is at the heart of our country.” said Amy Murphy, Dean of Outreach and Workforce Development. “This year’s MFG Day is a uniquely powerful opportunity to bring awareness to the high-paying, rewarding and meaningful career opportunities in our industry and to open minds to what’s possible with a career in modern manufacturing.”
To learn more about the event, contact Dean of Outreach and Workforce Development, Amy Murphy at 307-382-1616 or email

Out Here on Our Own: An Oral History of an American Boomtown

Western Wyoming Community College (Western) will be hosting author, J.J. Anselmi, on Friday, October 14 at 7PM at our main campus in Rock Springs. Anselmi will be reading from his book, Out Here on Our Own: An Oral History of an American Boomtown. Photographer Jordan Utley, who took photographs for the book, will be accompanying Anselmi on his book tour and will share various images from the publication.
Anselmi grew up in Rock Springs, Wyoming. An author, his other works include Doomed to Fail: The Incredibly Loud History of DoomSludge, and Post-metal; and Heavy: A Memoir of Wyoming, BMX, Drugs, and Heavy Fucking Music. He also wrote the liner notes for the 2017 reissue of Sepultura’s classic thrash record, Chaos A.D.. Anselmi has been published in VICE, The New Republic, The A.V. Club, Revolver, and JSTOR Daily. Currently, Anselmi resides in California with his family and is an active musician.
Michael Patrick, author of The Good Hand: A Memoir of Work, Brotherhood, and Transformation in an American Boomtown described Anselmi’s work as, “J.J. Anselmi gives the microphone to the people most affected by the extraction of oil and coal: those who live and work in boomtowns. “Out Here on Our Own” shimmers with the poetry, wit, and grit of the plain spoken. Like Studs Terkel before him, Anselmi compels his interview subjects—in this case the residents of Rock Springs, Wyoming—to tell it to us straight.
Out Here on Our Own tells the story of Rock Springs and its boom-bust cycles. Anselmi uses a variety of original interviews to tell the stories of racial violence, addiction, prostitution, and the per-capita suicide rate. All of this is done through the lens of resiliency within the community. Tracing the community’s history from the Chinese Massacre to the methamphetamine and opioid epidemics, Out Here on Our Own, looks at the struggle for Rock Springs to maintain its identity of rugged individualism.
Those in attendance can expect an in-depth exploration of Rock Springs and the people who lived here. The reading will additionally provide insight into creative nonfiction writing and the oral history form. Writings like Out Here on Our Own can be challenging in representing difficult historical topics, especially those that carry into modern day. Attendees can expect discussion regarding mental health, suicide, and the toll the boom-bust cycle has had on Rock Springs.
This event has been made possible by the Wesswick Foundation. For more information about the event contact Associate Librarian, Jonathan Harwood, at 307-382-1702, or by email at: .  

Mustang Loop Ribbon-Cutting

Western Wyoming Community College (Western) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Mustang Loop trail system on Tuesday, September 20. The Mustang Loop is multi-use, and the main access is located off the west side parking lot at the College. 
The Mustang Loop would not have happened if it wasn’t for the inspiration, hard work, and dedication of Randy Dale. Shortly after moving to Rock Springs in 2019, Dale learned that there were no bike trails within Rock Springs proper. As Dale explained, “I’ve been mountain biking for 25…30 years, a long time. When we came to town it was like, are there any places to ride around here? Oh yeah, you have to go to Wilkins Peak. Wilkins Peak? …But that’s 15 miles from my house.” When Dale asked if there were any closer trails he was directed to a couple of ‘outlaw’ trails in the mountains. Dale rode those trails but explained, “...certain parts are really scary.”
But it takes a community to make a project come to life, and this trail system is just one example of how Sweetwater County community members unite. Dale met with Jason Medler, owner of The Bike and Trike, to discuss the idea of a trail system and together the two put together a presentation for Western’s Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees agreed to provide the land for the trail system and the Sweetwater Trails Alliance (SWTA) was created by Dale and Medler. In partnership with local businesses, organizations, and the state of Wyoming, SWTA worked throughout 2021 to layout and build the trail system.  
While designing the trail Dale and SWTA felt it important to make the initial trail Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) accessible for riders and ensuring all experience levels were put into the plan. This first, green coded trail is 42 inches wide throughout and designed for everyone’s recreational usage. In the Spring of 2022 four additional connector trails were added, two are coded blue and the other two are coded black. 
It was thanks to volunteers that the building of the trail system progressed quickly these past one and a half years. With countless man-hours and equipment, the trail system has come together. During the summer of 2021 Boy Scout Troop #4 finished the trail bridges and Sunroc donated 300 tons of road base to keep the trail available even during wet conditions. The all-season availability of the trail will be a benefit for Western students and the community. For a full list of donors visit  
Additionally, Western will be debuting three Trek fat tire bikes for students to check out from the Game Room for use on the trail system. “We’re so excited and appreciate these new resources that students can use all the time! Having this trail on campus, especially near housing, makes it super easy to take a break from studying and get outdoors,” states Alex Riley, student government president. 
The Mustang Loop trail system is multi-use and open to pets. To learn about trail etiquette, visit the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s page:  

To learn more about the Mustang Loop trail system or the ribbon-cutting ceremony, visit: For general information about Western call 800-226-1181.  

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