The Northern Wyoming Community College District is northern Wyoming’s educational epicenter. Encompassing three separate counties, and serving an estimated 4,000 students annually, Sheridan College, Gillette College and outreach centers in Buffalo and Kaycee, provide the educational framework for Wyoming’s current and future workforce. NWCCD is dedicated to serving the needs of its students through engaging lectures, hands-on learning using state-of-the-art technology, and by employing an enthusiastic staff whose number one goal is student success.
Degree and Training Options
Sheridan College and Gillette College offer associate of arts, associate of fine arts, associate of science, and associate of applied science degrees, certificate programs, and program tracks that prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university. In addition, students may elect to enroll in career training, professional development courses and/or vocational/technical programs.
Advanced Degrees Through Distance Learning
A number of master’s and doctorate programs are available through distance learning agreements with four-year colleges and universities.
Sheridan College consists of the main campus in Sheridan Wyoming, a commuter campus in Gillette Wyoming as well as outreach centers in Buffalo, Kaycee and Wright. Since the Fall of 2000, Sheridan College has offered classes via the Internet. The Sheridan Campus consists of 145 acres featuring modern well-equipped facilities and attractive grounds. Over twenty campus buildings house academic, student services and residential operations.
Gillette College is in a new facility built in 2003. The Campus is housed in a 66,000 sq. foot building located on 15.5 acres. The new campus contains cutting edge instructional and networking technologies as well as science, presentational and video conferencing facilities.
Northern Wyoming Community College District is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. NWCCD’s Nursing Program is approved by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Certification is available in some technical programs through state and national program accreditation.
The College maintains institutional memberships in the American Association of Community Colleges, Council of North Central Two-Year Colleges, the National Junior College Athletic Association and other professional organizations.