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U.S. Labor Secretary Praises Community Colleges

U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez recently called community colleges the “secret sauce” of economic and workforce development. In his talk at the National Governors Association summer conference in West Virginia, he used Front Range Community College as his example of “the secret sauce.” Filling the Pipeline with Skilled Manufacturing Workers To flesh out Secretary

What Can I Do with a Computer Information Systems Degree?


Computer Information Systems covers such a broad range of computer skills that it’s become a field for specialists. You could be a database administrator, programmer, network administrator, computer technician, or web developer. Companies large and small – from the Hewlett-Packards of the world to a start-up down the street – need people skilled in CIS-related

What is Computer-Aided Drafting and Design?


The foundation of Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CAD) is drafting by hand. As technology has evolved, so has drafting. It evolved into CAD, which itself is evolving further into 3D modeling and printing. What can I do with a CAD degree? Plenty. A diverse set of industries need people with CAD skills – architecture studios,

Manufacturing CAN Rock

Paul Harter

There are 5,900 manufacturing companies in Colorado, according to the state Office of Economic Development and International Trade. These companies employ 120,000 people and account for $16.3 billion in economic output. As employees retire or move on, where will new workers come from? This question is answered by two goals of the Northern Colorado Manufacturing

What Can I Do with an Architectural Engineering Degree?


The construction industry changes frequently and rapidly, so an Associate of Applied Science degree in Architectural Engineering and Building Science from Front Range Community College builds skills that can be applied universally throughout the industry. It’s all about creativity. You won’t be put in a cubbyhole, ready for just one thing. A wide variety of

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