NWCCD Community Courses

Through our Center for Workforce & Community Education, we offer non-credit, short-term courses at convenient times to fit your busy schedule.  We proudly serve Sheridan, Johnson and Campbell Counties, and offer courses in both live and online formats. Whether you want to advance your professional career or enrich your personal life, we can help you achieve your goal. Please peruse the current course list below.

Thread Art (Cultural Series)

Date: Monday, April 3, 2017
Time: 6-8 pm
Cost: $15
Location: Gillette College
Room: GCMB 128
Course Number:
Instructor: Michelle Vandersloot

Description: Explore the art of the Elizabethan Culture through the hands-on experience of creating a work of art from thread.   

To Register: Please complete the online course registration form or call 307-686-0254 ext.1431. Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

Mosaic Wall Art or Kitchen Trivet (Gillette College)

Date: Monday, April 24, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $45
Location: Gillette College
Room: GCMN 128
Course Number:
Instructor: Michelle Vandersloot

Description: In this class for beginners, the student will begin to learn basic glass cutting techniques and tools associated with this field. Students will begin with a color and design of their choosing and end with a completed art project that can be hung on a wall or to be used as a kitchen trivet.

To Register: Please complete the online course registration form or call 307-686-0254 ext.1431. Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

Application of Pit and Fissure Sealants for Dental Assistants (Online)

Date: open entry/exit Time: Cost: $90 Location: Room: Course Number: WFDV 6028 Instructor: Janine Sasse-Englert Description: 8 hour lecture and hands-on lab/clinical course meets the Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners’ requirements for pit and fissure sealant placement by dental assistants. To Register: Call 307-674-6446 X2200 Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

Excel Basic 2016 - in Wright, WY (Gillette College)

Date: Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday March 9, 2017
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm both days
Cost: $90
Location: Room: Wright Library
Course Number:
Instructor: Kim Riley

Description: This course will familiarize students with spreadsheet terminology and the fundamental concepts of Microsoft Excel 2016, including identifying Excel window components, navigating worksheets, and downloading templates. In addition, students will learn the basics of entering and editing text, values, and formulas, and how to save workbooks in the native Excel format, as well as in other formats. They will learn how to move and copy data and formulas, how to determine absolute and relative references, and how to work with ranges, rows, and columns. Students will also learn how to use simple functions, and how to easily apply formatting techniques to worksheet data. They will create and modify charts, and work with graphics. Finally, they will review workbooks for spelling errors, modify page setup, and print worksheets. 

To Register: Please complete the online course registration form or call 307-686-0254 ext.1431. Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

Outlook Basic 2016 (Gillette College)

Date: Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 pm both days
Cost: $75
Location: Gillette College
Room: TECH 207
Course Number:
Instructor: Kim Riley

Description: In this course, students will use Outlook to send, receive, and manage email messages, manage contact information, schedule appointments and meetings, create tasks and notes, and customize the Outlook interface.  

To Register: Please complete the online course registration form or call 307-686-0254 ext.1431. Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

Excel Advanced 2016 (Gillette College)

Date: Friday, March 24, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: $75
Location: Gillette College
Room: TECH 207
Course Number:
Instructor: Kim Riley

Description: In this course, students will work with advanced functions and formulas, as well as lookup functions such as VLOOKUP, MATCH, and INDEX. They will learn how to use the Power Pivot Data Model, export and import data, and query external databases. Students will learn about the analytical features of Excel, such as Goal Seek, and how to create scenarios. Finally, they will run and record macros, and explore VBA code and forms.  

To Register: Please complete the online course registration form or call 307-686-0254 ext.1431. Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

PowerPoint 2016 Level 1 (Gillette College)

Date: Monday and Tuesday, March 27 and 28, 2017
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Cost: $75
Location: Gillette College
Room: TECH 207
Course Number:
Instructor: Kim Riley

Description: This course covers the basic functions and features of PowerPoint 2016. After an introduction to PowerPoint’s window components, students will open and run a presentation and switch between views. They’ll create a basic presentation and add content; arrange, insert, and delete slides; and apply templates and design themes. Then, they’ll learn how to create and edit shapes, insert and modify WordArt objects and pictures, and work with tables, charts, and diagrams. Finally, they’ll learn how to proof a presentation, create speaker notes, and present and share their presentations.  

To Register: Please complete the online course registration form or call 307-686-0254 ext.1431. Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

Get Going with QuickBooks 2015 (Gillette College)

Date: Wednesday and Thursday, March 29 and 30, 2017
Time: 1:30 to 5:00 pm
Cost: $75
Location: Gillette College
Room: TECH Pronghorn Room
Course Number:
Instructor: Kim Riley

Description: In the lessons in this class students will learn: Common business terms, create a QuickBooks Company file, set up and use the Chart of Accounts, add, edit and use Customers & Jobs, Employees, Vendors, Items and Other lists. Set up, enter an order, receive, pay, and manually adjust inventory. Sell products by creating invoice, applying credit to invoices, emailing invoices, setting price levels and creating sales receipts. Then, students will create service invoices, set up service items, change the invoice format, edit, void and delete an invoice as well as, enter statement charges and create billing statements. Next, students will process payments, use the Income Tracker, receive payments and make deposits. Students will then, write checks, void checks, use the registers, transfer fund between accounts, and reconcile a checking account. Lastly, students will, enter and pay bills, use Accounts Payable, and enter a vendor credit.  

To Register: Please complete the online course registration form or call 307-686-0254 ext.1431. Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

Keep Going with QuickBooks 2015 (Gillette College)

Date: Friday, April 7th, 2017
Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $75
Location: Gillette College
Room: TECH 107
Course Number:
Instructor: Kim Riley

Description: 

Prerequisite for this class: Completed Get Going with Quickbooks 2015 or equivalent experience.

In this class students will learn: how to enter, edit, group, use and delete a Memorized Transaction. Next, they will create a custom template and modify it. Student will then learn to work with credit card transactions, work with fixed assets, create and use a long-term liability account, and use the Loan Manager. Later, student will work with QuickBooks reports and graphs, track and pay sales tax, and set up Payroll, run a scheduled Payroll, and track & pay payroll liabilities.

To Register: Please complete the online course registration form or call 307-686-0254 ext.1431. Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

KAZ Keyboarding and Speed Builder (Gillette College)

Date: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, April 10 – 12, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Cost: $50
Location: Gillette College
Room: TECH 107
Course Number:
Instructor: Kim Riley

Description: This course is for students who want to learn how to touch-type to increase their speed and efficiency on the keyboard.

To Register: Please complete the online course registration form or call 307-686-0254 ext.1431. Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

Excel Basic 2016 (Gillette College)

Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017 and Friday, April 14, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm on both days
Cost: $75
Location: Room: TECH 207
Course Number:
Instructor: Kim Riley

Description: This course will familiarize students with spreadsheet terminology and the fundamental concepts of Microsoft Excel 2016, including identifying Excel window components, navigating worksheets, and downloading templates. In addition, students will learn the basics of entering and editing text, values, and formulas, and how to save workbooks in the native Excel format, as well as in other formats. They will learn how to move and copy data and formulas, how to determine absolute and relative references, and how to work with ranges, rows, and columns. Students will also learn how to use simple functions, and how to easily apply formatting techniques to worksheet data. They will create and modify charts, and work with graphics. Finally, they will review workbooks for spelling errors, modify page setup, and print worksheets. 

To Register: Please complete the online course registration form or call 307-686-0254 ext.1431. Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

Get Going with QuickBooks 2015 (Gillette College)

Date: Monday, April 17, 2017
Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $75
Location: Gillette College
Room: TECH 202
Course Number:
Instructor: Kim Riley

Description: Common business terms, create a QuickBooks Company file, set up and use the Chart of Accounts, add, edit and use Customers & Jobs, Employees, Vendors, Items and Other lists. Set up, enter an order, receive, pay, and manually adjust inventory. Sell products by creating invoice, applying credit to invoices, emailing invoices, setting price levels and creating sales receipts. Then, students will create service invoices, set up service items, change the invoice format, edit, void and delete an invoice as well as, enter statement charges and create billing statements. Next, students will process payments, use the Income Tracker, receive payments and make deposits. Students will then, write checks, void checks, use the registers, transfer fund between accounts, and reconcile a checking account. Lastly, students will, enter and pay bills, use Accounts Payable, and enter a vendor credit.

To Register: Please complete the online course registration form or call 307-686-0254 ext.1431. Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

Access 2016 - Level 1 (Gillette College)

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 and Wedenesday, April 19, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm on both days.
Cost: $75
Location: Gillette College
Room: TECH 207
Course Number:
Instructor: Kim Riley

Description: This course covers the basic skills and concepts students need to use Microsoft Access 2016 productively and efficiently. After an introduction to the Access 2016 environment, students will learn how to plan databases and create tables. Then they will learn to organize fields and records, and to work with data entry rules. They will learn how to create Level 1 queries, and how to work with forms and reports.

To Register: Please complete the online course registration form or call 307-686-0254 ext.1431. Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

Intro to Personal Computers using Windows (Gillette College)

Date: Monday, April 24, 2017 and Tuesday April 25th, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm on both days.
Cost: $75
Location: Gillette College
Room: TECH 207
Course Number:
Instructor: Kim Riley

Description: Whether you’re new to computers or have used them in the past, this class will help you become more comfortable using a personal computer (PC) and, more specifically, the Windows 10 interface. This course will help students to define what a PC is, and familiarize students with the Windows 10 user interface and its Level 1 capabilities. In this course, students will explore Windows 10 and learn how to create documents, send email, browse the Internet, and share information between applications and with other users.

To Register: Please complete the online course registration form or call 307-686-0254 ext.1431. Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

Word 2016 - Level 1 Basic(Gillette College)

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 and Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm on both days.
Cost: $75
Location: Gillette College
Room: TECH 207
Course Number:
Instructor: Kim Riley

Description: Students taking this course will begin by exploring the Word environment, open new documents and navigate Word documents. Then students will work with text, the undo and redo commands, and cut, copy and paste text. They will learn to use the find and replace commands.  Student will then learn to format text, set tabs, using paragraph formatting and paragraph spacing and indents. They will learn to create and work with tables in Word. They will use the Page Layout features and add headers and footers to a document. Then students will add graphics, clipart, examine styles and create and modify styles. Lastly, they will use the Proofing tools to spell check, export, and preview and print a document.

To Register: Please complete the online course registration form or call 307-686-0254 ext.1431. Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

C.R.A.T - Core Rural Advocacy Training - (Gillette College)

Date: Tuesday and Thursdays from March 7 – April 6, 2017
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 pm each day
Cost: $20
Location: Gillette College
Room: TECH 206
Course Number:
Instructor: Suzie Skinner

Description: Core Rural Advocacy Training focuses on the dynamics and key
components of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Trainees will also learn about victim blaming, oppression and
privilege, effects on children exposed to violence, The Women’s
Movement and Women’s Liberation, understanding “Why they don’t
just leave” and what makes a healthy relationship. Also discussed
in the class will be the neurobiology of trauma, date rape and the
undetected rapist, dating violence, law enforcement and DVSA, and
much more!

To Register: Please complete the online course registration form or call 307-686-0254 ext.1431. Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

Efficiency Training (Gillette College)

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time: 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
Cost: $175  (lunch included)
Location: Gillette College
Room: TECH Pronghorn Room
Course Number:
Instructor: Matt Melinkovich

Description: Improve your business efficiency whether it is on the shop floor, out in the field, or in the office. Learn how to grow your profits by increasing production while reducing downtime.

To Register: Please complete the online course registration form or call 307-686-0254 ext.1431. Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

C.R.A.T - Core Rural Advocacy Training - (Gillette College)

Date: Tuesday and Thursdays from March 7 – April 6, 2017
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 pm each day
Cost: $20
Location: Gillette College
Room: TECH 206
Course Number:
Instructor: Suzie Skinner

Description: Core Rural Advocacy Training focuses on the dynamics and key
components of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Trainees will also learn about victim blaming, oppression and
privilege, effects on children exposed to violence, The Women’s
Movement and Women’s Liberation, understanding “Why they don’t
just leave” and what makes a healthy relationship. Also discussed
in the class will be the neurobiology of trauma, date rape and the
undetected rapist, dating violence, law enforcement and DVSA, and
much more!

To Register: Please complete the online course registration form or call 307-686-0254 ext.1431. Payment in full is due at the time of registration.