Western Nevada College offers wide range of subjects for summer term

Donovan Bryant works in an Applied Industrial Technology class at Western Nevada College.

Donovan Bryant works in an Applied Industrial Technology class at Western Nevada College.

Western Nevada College is making it easier to work toward a college degree and career skills. This summer, the college offers a variety of courses on campus and online, beginning Monday, June 8, through Saturday, Aug. 1.

A wide range of subjects will be available to students on the Carson City campus, including computer science, advanced mathematics, geology, biology, sign language, music, accounting, auto collision and composition.

Classes are also offered in Advanced Java, Geology of Lava Beds National Monument, Composition I, Precalculus I and Piano-Lower Division.

Online courses will include Payroll & Employee Benefit Accounting, Fundamentals of Applied Industrial Technology, Composition I, and Precalculus.

To view a complete list of classes that are available for the summer semester or to register via myWNC, go to www.wnc.edu/academics/schedule. New students must apply for admission. Friday, June 12, is the last day to add a full-term class through myWNC.

Summer team offerings include: Fundamentals of Applied Industrial Technology (AIT 101): Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, an online class that addresses the fundamental concepts of electricity used in many applications, specifically control systems.

“This online summer class is an accelerated starting point for all of our industrial technology programs: machine tool, welding, automated systems and general industrial Technology are all included in this class,” said Professor Emily Howarth.

Ohm’s Law and Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws will be applied both in theory and through lab experiments. Mechanical concepts of basic levers and forces, friction and pulleys and gears are introduced, as well as their effects on a system. The course covers fundamental operation of electric relay controls and explains basic logic circuits that are used to provide automated control of many types of machines.

Days and times for this online course will be determined.

Advanced Java (CIT 230) — focuses more heavily upon application development with an emphasis on client-side and server-side techniques. Discussion areas include: Swing, Collections, Multimedia, networking, JDCB, Servlets and JSP, JavaBeans and XML. Object-oriented programming techniques and hands-on learning will be emphasized. The class meets 7-9:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Automotive Collision I (AUTB 120) — Instructor Mark Leonard will provide fundamental instruction of hands-on skill and knowledge in auto body construction, tools and safety. Students will work with metal, plastics, fiberglass and trim. The class meets from 7 to 9:45 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays.

Geology of Lava Beds National Monument (GEOL 114) — Imagine a class that takes you outdoors during the summer. Geared to students with little or no earth science background, through field study of Lava Beds National Monument, this class teaches the basics of rock identification, landform analysis and identification, as well interpretation of modern and ancient geologic events. Class meets 7-10 p.m., Fridays, July 10 and 17, followed by field trips on July 25 and 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in northeastern California.

Composition I (ENG 101) — Looking to improve writing skills? This course will teach the tools to do so. Students will gain the skills to write clear, thorough, convincing and intertwined essays. Learn the research, reasoning and organizational skills to produce effective academic and research writing. Class meets 1-3:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays or 5:30-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Precalculus I (MATH 126) — Students gain more knowledge of algebra by studying polynomials; rational and radical equations; absolute value and quadratic inequalities; relations and functions; systems of equations, as well as linear, quadratic, polynomial exponential and logarithmic functions, their graphs and applications. Classes meet from 1 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a separate class section offered online.

Piano-Lower Division (MUSA 129) — Examines performance and analysis of keyboard literature from various musical eras and includes instruction of keyboard technique and application of basic music theory to piano literature. During the first week of classes, students will be contacted about scheduling a time for lessons. An additional fee of $200 covers the cost of 14 half-hour private lessons. Class meeting times will be determined.

Payroll and Employee Benefit Accounting (ACC 180) — Students are introduced to payroll and employee benefit reporting to federal, state and local government agencies.

The online course includes an overview of federal and state labor laws and specialized reporting requirements.

For more information about summer classes, call WNC at 775-445-3000.


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