November 19, 2014

FRCC Machining Apprentice Learns while he Earns

Oliver Henry

U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez recently toured manufacturing sites in Germany to observe the way manufacturers there develop a technical workforce. German manufacturing is known for its apprenticeship programs. Learning while earning “I asked one apprentice what he likes the most about his job,’ Perez wrote in a blog, “and he told me it’s […]

November 10, 2014

What is Medical Office Technology?

Medical-Office-Tech

When you walk into your medical office or clinic, chances are you will be greeted by a member of the administrative support staff. And when you’re called into an exam room, you might see a medical assistant before you see the doctor, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner. And after you leave, someone will bill your […]

November 5, 2014

Alumnus Earns Pharm.D. from University of Wyoming

Sam Ihunwaeze

Ten years ago, Sammy Ihunwaeze was a student at the College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, in his native Nigeria when his name came up in the lottery for a U.S. visa. He uprooted his life and moved to Colorado, where he has extended family. After establishing residency, Sammy enrolled in FRCC’s nationally accredited […]

October 27, 2014

Is Grammar on Its Way Out?

Grammar

In case one hasn’t noticed, grammar seems to be on the way out. Instead of nice, clean and communicative sentences, readers of all kinds are met with piles of misspelled words, strange sentence fragments, and barely recognizable abbreviations. Occasionally, this causes much chagrin among those who consider themselves grammatically correct. The curse of the emoji […]

October 22, 2014

O*Net: Research a Career That’s Right for You

ONet

As you start to think about your next steps after college, you might find yourself asking questions about your major and career path. If I get a degree in accounting, what doors does that open up for me? What can I do with a major in sociology? A great resource for learning more about how […]

October 15, 2014

How I Became an Engaged Learner

Engaged-learner

Last year I made up my mind to go back to school. That decision brought growth and change as well as doubt. I wasn’t sure how to set myself up for academic success and was afraid of failure. I found that engaging with my uncertainty helped me discover my passion for education. I took a […]

October 13, 2014

FRCC-Rotary Project Enriches Lives in Nepal

Students in the Nepal school.

The mission of Front Range Community College is “we enrich lives through learning.” This mission now has a long reach – all the way to Nepal. The Sri Kausika Primary School in the village of Mulghat in the district of Dhankuta caters to village children and those from surrounding villages. Its student body includes 11 […]

October 8, 2014

Networking for Introverts

Networking

For most of my adult professional life, I have been convinced that I hate networking, but it’s a necessary evil. When I thought of “networking events,” I imagined crowds of women and men dressed in bland-colored business suits, milling around, trading business cards, maybe doing some “schmoozing” (I’m not totally clear on what that word […]

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