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Hands-On Training for Computer Networking Students

Shah-Bhatti

Industry in Colorado finds it difficult to fill “middle-skills” positions – the jobs skilled technicians fill. There’s research to back this up from Burning Glass. It found that middle-skill jobs in Colorado take 16 percent longer to fill than middle-skills jobs in the rest of the country. Manufacturers, as a subset of industry, have an

New Greenhouse Supports Horticulture Programs

Greenhouse

A new building at the Westminster Campus has students asking a question that gets to the root of the horticulture programs at FRCC: “When do we get to go into the greenhouse?” The 2,000-square-foot greenhouse had its maiden voyage during the middle portion of the fall 2015 semester. Now, with thoughts on spring and the

Take Care of Your Heart All Year

Heart-Health

February is Heart Month, but you should take care of your heart year-round. These are my top three ways to stay heart-healthy. Anything I share with students or write about is truly self-advice and self-reflection. I hope some of these thoughts may resonate with you. Be Present. Be present in your choices and reactions. Be present

College Goal Sunday 2016: Get Help With the FAFSA

College-Goal-Sunday

Would you like help paying for college? Who wouldn’t? Your attention might be focused on filing your income tax return, but if you or dependents will be going to college in August, you should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – the FAFSA – separate applications for each student, including yourself. Sunday, February

College as an Adult Student

Adult-in-college

So you’ve decided to go back to school. For whatever reason it didn’t work out in your late teens or twenties: kids, work, finances. Here you are, walking into a college for the first time in 17 years, or maybe the first time ever. Maybe your classmates are close to your kids’ ages. They dress

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