SHERIDAN — The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to approve four new degree and certificate programs at its regular board meeting last night.
The new programs are an associate’s degree in athletic training, an addictions practitioner certificate, a human services certificate and an associate’s degree in human services.
Although the NWCCD board has approved the programs, they still have a long process before they can be offered as courses of study for students in the district.
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Sue Belish said the proposal for the four new programs will now go to the Academic Affairs Council of the Wyoming Community College Commission. If approved, the proposal will then go on to the Executive Council, which includes the director of the WCCC and presidents of all the seven state community colleges. If the Executive Council approves it, then it goes to the full WCCC for approval.
Belish said she hopes the entire process will be completed by late spring or early summer. If the courses are approved by all the entities, then the new programs could be offered as early as fall 2014.
In other business, the board approved two employee requests for sabbatical leaves and approved the request from Sheridan County School District 2 to withdraw from the Sheridan Economic and Educational Development Authority joint powers board.