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What is Public Safety Dispatch?

When someone calls 911, the call is answered by a public safety dispatcher who immediately becomes a lifeline to the caller who may be experiencing the worst day of his or her life. It takes a special person with special skills to be a public safety dispatcher. If you are that person, emergency services agencies […]

Credit vs. Non-Credit: What’s the Difference?

At Front Range Community College and many other colleges, some courses are for credit and some are non-credit. What’s the difference? Credit Classes When you see “credit,” think academics. At FRCC and elsewhere, most credit courses are applicable to a degree or certificate. Most, but not all. Classes below the 100 level may say they […]

Five Rules of the College and Career Game

It’s no secret that the economy has changed. The mantra “go to college to get a good job” has been hammered in all of us. There’s truth in that advice. The Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University has become one of my go-to places for details. The center reports in a recent […]

FRCC’s History: Personal as the People Who Lived It

Teri Sanchez approached a barracks-like building and wondered where the college was. Mark Boyko recalls a student protest when parking went from a quarter to 30 cents. Tom Gonzalez remembers what John Swenson said upon seeing what would become a site for Front Range Community College – there were cattle grazing. Phyllis Abt says she […]

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