May 22, 2015

Helping Nepal’s Children through Education

DFID UK AID/Creative Commons

Recent earthquakes have rattled the small mystical Himalayan nation of Nepal. Buildings in Kathmandu collapsed, UNESCO World Heritage sites became mere rubble, landslides destroyed entire rural villages, and an avalanche at Mt. Everest took out the base camp, killing both Nepali and foreign citizens. When the dust settled after the first earthquake (7.8 on the […]

May 18, 2015

Computer Information Systems vs. Computer Science Degree: What’s the Difference?

CIS-vs-CSC

A Computer Information System (CIS) degree is focused on the application of computer technology in commercial and business enterprises. For example, with a CIS degree, you may administer the inventory management system of a commercial enterprise and generate reports based on queries you have created in SQL. At FRCC you can earn a two-year associate […]

May 13, 2015

Growing Shrubs Along the Front Range

Shrubs

I embraced the challenge of gardening years ago. I’m still gardening and I’m still challenged. Gardening along the front range provides lots of chances for me to succeed and, you know, not succeed. But I will not give up! I also have a friend who completed the Horticulture program at FRCC and she has been […]

May 11, 2015

Foundation Director Shares Passion for Education

Ryan McCoy

Ryan McCoy, the new executive director of the Front Range Community College Foundation, is passionate about education. As a teacher in the college classroom, he sees how education enriches the lives of students. Through his experience with the Foundation, he understands the challenges students face and overcome as they fight for an education and a […]

May 6, 2015

Documentary: Veterans with PTSD Returning to College

Bridges

Front Range Community College students are finishing production on a documentary about veterans meeting the challenges of returning to college and dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD). This is the second year that students in the FRCC digital media program are creating a documentary about veterans. Last year’s effort – “Women Warriors: A Vision […]

May 4, 2015

What’s the Hidden Job Market?

Hidden Job Market

I think we should have a contest for the job search term most likely to terrify new job seekers, and I think the winner would be “Hidden Job Market.” Say these words to a new college graduate or high school student looking for his/her first summer job, and watch their eyes widen in horror. “You’re […]

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 […]

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