April 29, 2015

What is a Cloud Computing and Virtualization Degree?

Cloud-computing

Every time you pay for something on Square, ApplePay, or even use your Starbucks app, you are relying on “the cloud.” Every time you check or use your Gmail account, it’s in the cloud. Cloud Computing is what removes the need and expense businesses incur by having physical equipment. That equipment – servers and other […]

April 27, 2015

What Do Pharmacy Technicians Do?

Pharmacy-Technician

Pharmacy technicians prepare the prescription medications that are dispensed to patients after pharmacist review. The job involves measuring, mixing, counting out, labeling, and recording amounts and dosages according to prescription orders. The medications could be the pills pharmaceutical companies supply to pharmacies, or they could be medications that the pharmacy technician prepares – that’s called […]

April 22, 2015

What Can I do with a Degree in Logistics?

Logistics

You order something online. As you wait for the product, you can track it from warehouse to a distribution center, maybe by truck or train, to shipment to another distribution center, to placement on a local delivery truck, right to your doorstep. How does that happen? Logistics is the invisible process that make it all […]

April 20, 2015

How to Prepare for College Final Exams

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Final exams are just around the corner, and whether this is your first semester or you are a seasoned pro, college finals can be the most challenging time of the semester. This means managing your time, using effective study strategies, and handling stress by taking care of yourself is on the agenda. Managing your time: […]

April 13, 2015

Automotive Technology Students Get Support from Markley Motors

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The new Markley Motors Automotive Technology Laboratory on the Larimer Campus gives students more opportunities for hands-on training in a brighter and safer learning environment and opportunities to turn new skills into a job. The laboratory opened in January 2015 as the NATEF- and ASE-certified Automotive Technology Program moved out of 40-year-old space in Redcloud […]

April 6, 2015

What is a Cybersecurity Degree?

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is the study of securing computer networks, keeping up with government regulations regarding privacy, and helping to prevent the hacking attacks that you hear about regularly – think Target, Anthem, even Gmail. What will I learn with a degree in Cybersecurity? First, you will gain an understanding of computer networks from a hands-on perspective. […]

April 1, 2015

Learn How to Weld on State-of-the-Art Equipment

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It’s amazing how some extra space in a new building can improve an already high-quality program that helps students be job-ready in a field desperate for skilled workers. That’s the case for the Welding Technology Program that moved into new space in January 2015 in Little Bear Peak on the Larimer Campus. Jason Walsh, program […]

March 30, 2015

Community College Students Express Appreciation

Student Success

More than once in a while, a web alert tells me about a former student who has moved on and is doing well. I should share these stories more often. Class ferments brewery For example, you never know when what is learned at FRCC will blossom. Matt Cutter took an entrepreneurship class at FRCC in […]

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