Just because you missed the start of spring semester last month doesn’t mean you can’t take classes at Western Nevada College in the coming months.
Conveniency is the common denominator because classes can be taken online in many cases and at a pace that will accommodate an individual’s busy work and family schedule.
The wide range of late-start offerings include biology, chemistry, auto mechanics, construction, political science, deaf studies, drafting, health care, advanced manufacturing and computer information technology classes.
Here are the late-start classes that WNC is offering this spring — many of which will begin in the next month:
• Nevada Constitution (PSC 100): Online with Dr. Robert Morin, March 23 through May 16. Introduces the political history of Nevada through an examination of the Nevada Constitution. Satisfies the Nevada Constitution requirement. Recommended completion or co-requisite English 101 or eligibility to enroll in English 101.
Counseling & Personal Development
• Career Choices and Changes (CPD 123): Online with either Ashley Osborne or Lauren Stevens, March 23 through May 16. Offers career development and job-seeking strategies. Acquaints students in choosing a suitable career and the necessary work readiness skills to gain and maintain successful employment. Includes career assessment activities and employability skills training, such as job application, résumé, and job interview skills.
• Life in the Oceans (BIOL 113): Online class with Scott Jones from March 23 through May 16: Introduces the plants, animals and microorganisms of the oceans with an emphasis on important marine ecosystems such as intertidal zones, estuaries and coral reefs.
• Elements of Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 200): On Wednesdays 2:30 to 6:15 p.m. from Feb. 19 through May 16. Professor Dr. Elizabeth Tattersall will provide students with an intense descriptive overview of anatomy and physiology with related, illustrative pathology and microbiology.
• Human Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL 224): 4 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, March 24 through May 14, on campus. This class must also be taken with a lab from 7 to 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, March 24 through May. Prerequisite: Biology 223 with a grade of C or better. Offers a detailed study of the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine and reproductive systems. Primarily for physical education, pre-nursing and other pre-health majors.
• General Chemistry I (CHEM 121): Monday and Wednesday, 4 to 6:45 p.m., plus lab 7 to 9:45 p.m. on the same days on campus from March 23 through May 16. Dr. Steve Carman will provide instruction in the fundamentals of chemistry including reaction stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, states of matter and thermochemistry.
Professional Applied Technology
• Introduction to General Mechanics (AUTO 100): Mostly online with four in-person labs with instructor John Dodge from March 23 through May 15. Principles, design, construction and maintenance of automobiles will be introduced. Labs are scheduled from 6 to 8:45 p.m. on March 30, April 13, April 27 and May 11.
• Advanced Auto Electronics (AUTO 117): Monday through Thursday, noon to 2:45 p.m., Feb. 18 through March 13 on campus with instructor Jason Spohr. The class focused on advanced AC and DC automotive electronic circuits and troubleshooting electronically controlled components. Prepares students for ASE certification. Prerequisite: AUTO 115. The instructor may allow someone to take the Electrical 2 class if they are up to speed in that area.
• Engine Performance I/Fuel & Ignition (AUTO 225): On Monday through Thursday, noon to 2:45 p.m., March 23 through April 16 on campus: Prerequisite: AUTO 101 or consent of instructor. A study of engine-related subsystems that include ignition, fuel, cooling, starting, and charging systems.
• Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles I (AUTO 210): Monday through Thursday, noon to 2:45 p.m., April 20 through May 14 on campus with instructor Spohr. Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automatic transmissions used in today’s automobiles.
• American Sign Language II (AM 146): March 23 through May 16 online with Margaret Craig. Prerequisite: AM 145. Continues to stress the development of basic conversational skills with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and expressive skills.
• Soils and Foundations for Construction (CEM 330): Wednesdays from 4 to 6:45 p.m., March 23 through May 16, on campus: Prerequisite: Construction 114. Introduction to basic concepts of soils and foundations including compaction, compressibility, settlement, shear strength and site investigations.
• Construction Law and Contracts (CEM 485): Online March 23 through May 16: Prerequisite: CONS 118. Provides information on legal problems in the construction process. Covers stipulated sum, unit price, cost-plus contracts, construction lien rights and bond rights, scope of work issues, builders risk issues, risk-shifting and case studies.
• Construction Surveying (SUR 119): Mostly online March 23 through May 16 with meeting dates set for Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 28, April 4, April 18 and May 2 Prerequisite: Construction 108 or consent of instructor. Presents care and use of surveying equipment. Construction staking will be explained in detail.
• Blueprint Reading for Industry (DFT 110): Thursdays, March 5 through May 16, 7 to 9:45 p.m., with Beth Ramsdell. Teaches concepts required by machine shops or engineering, electrical and welding industries. Students will begin with simple prints and proceed to more advanced prints.
Computer Information Technology
• CSCO (221) CCNA WAN Fundamentals: Online March 23 through May 16, Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 to 9:45 p.m. with Landrin Long. Prerequisites: CISCO 121 and CISCO 220. Explains the principles of traffic control and access control lists (ACLs) and provides an overview of the services and protocols at the data link layer for wide-area access.
• Applied Industrial Technology Project (AIT 200): Online March 23 through May 16 with instructor Matthew Anderson. Online instructor-led preparation for the MT1 certification exams as part of a three-course WNC program of study.
Nursing and Allied Health
Emergency Medical Services and Paramedics
• Health Care Provider CPR (EMS 100): two single-day training days available: April 4 and May 9, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on campus. Provides instruction of basic cardiac life support and cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the health care provider that includes one- and two-person rescuer for CPR and management of foreign body obstruction of the airway in adults, children and infants. The course satisfies the CPR requirement for students admitted to the nursing and surgical technology programs, nursing assistant and EMS courses.
• Fundamentals of Paramedic Medicine (EMS 200): Feb. 19 through May 16, Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon on campus with some web, with Terry Mendez: Prerequisite: Admission to the program. Provides information to the paramedic student on the history, roles and responsibilities, safety, wellness, medical-legal, and ethical issues of paramedic medicine.
• Principles of Pharmacology/Medication Administration & Venous Access for the Paramedic (EMS 206): Feb. 19 through May 16, Wednesdays, 1 to 4 p.m., on campus with instructor Mendez. Prerequisite: Admission to the program. Introduces the paramedic student to venous access, IO access, medication administration and drug calculations that will be used in treating patients in the prehospital environment.
• Assessment Based Management I (EMS 203): Feb. 21 through May 16, Fridays, 8 a.m. to noon on campus with instructor Mendez. Prerequisite: Admission to the Paramedicine Program. Familiarizes the paramedic student with nationally recognized testing. Provides skill-based practice and assessments in a laboratory environment.
• Airway Management and Ventilation for Paramedics (EMS 207): Feb. 20 through May 16, Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon on campus with instructor Mendez. Prerequisite: Admission to the program. Integrates complex knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology into the assessment to develop and implement a treatment plan with the goal of ensuring a patient airway, adequate mechanical ventilation and respiration for patients of all ages.
• Patient Assessment for Paramedics (EMS 209): Feb. 21 through May 16, Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m. on campus with instructor Mendez: Prerequisite: Admission to the program. Introduces the Paramedic student to a comprehensive physical examination and assessment, which includes history taking, clinical decision-making, communications and documentation.
• Principles of Cardiology for the Paramedic (EMS 210): Feb. 20 through May 16, Thursdays, 1 to 4 p.m., on campus with instructor Mendez. Prerequisite: Admission to the program. Prepares the paramedic student to identify single and multi-lead cardiac rhythms and treat those rhythms considered to be life-threatening with electrical therapy. Also teaches skills including defibrillation, cardioversion and cardiac rhythm interpretation.