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What is Optics Technology?

From your LED alarm clock that wakes you up to your TV remote that keeps you on the couch when you change channels, optics technology is all around you. Checking out at the grocery store? Optics. Paying with a credit card? Optics. What is Optics? Optics is a branch of physics, but don’t let that […]

Search for Skilled Employees Leads to FRCC

Colorado manufacturers need skilled employees. I know that well. I led Research Electro-Optics (RE0), a company in Boulder that specializes in optics used in defense and aerospace systems, laser systems, semiconductor tools, medical systems, and life sciences instrumentation. We were acquired recently by Excelitas Technologies, a global technology leader focused on customized photonic solutions for […]

Pollinator Garden Brings Nature to Campus, City

Bees were buzzing about the blooming asters as the Pollinator Garden on the Larimer Campus was dedicated, and that is the point of the garden. The garden is the latest area to join the city of Fort Collins Nature in the City program, which committed grant funds to the project. As Stephanie Blochowiak, an environmental planner […]

How to Reinvigorate Your Motivation

Many college students have been there before: You’re overwhelmed with school and everything else in your life. Maybe the problem is new to you, and you’ve “lost steam” for a reason you can’t exactly pinpoint. Or maybe you’ve become discouraged with one or more classes and have fallen into a rut. Whatever the case, it’s […]

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 […]

History of FRCC’s Brighton Center

The Brighton Center is a satellite facility of the Westminster Campus. The center offers developmental studies, general education, and business classes for student who want to complete and Associate of Arts degree or fulfill prerequisites for another program. But it wasn’t always here. It Takes a Partnership Plans to locate an FRCC center in Brighton […]

What is Career and Technical Education?

Nearly 90 percent of certificates and half of associate degrees awarded in the U.S. are in career and technical education, the American Association of Community Colleges reports. Commonly referred to as CTE, EdWeek succinctly describes CTE classes as those designed to prepare students for work. While many fields require or strongly prefer workers who hold […]

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