Back to school

CNCC registration continues another week


There's still time to sign up for Colorado Northwestern Community College's classes, which start Monday.

"We're excited to start a new semester and welcome all of our students back," said Mary Shearer, director of community education for CNCC.

Classes available include core academic courses, elective and community education courses and a wide range of fitness opportunities.

Some of the college's offerings include computer skills, making home videos, fly tying and fly fishing, Dutch-oven cooking and pioneer crafts.

The college also is offering Writing the West and memoirs classes, violin and guitar instruction and early childhood education classes for child care providers.

There is an astronomy class, telescope workshop and computer class offered in Maybell thanks to CNCC donating refurbished machines to the Maybell Elementary School.

Shearer said the college's spring break trip to Greece is filled up, but those interested in next year's trip may sign up now and help decide where to go.

Senior citizens 62 and older wishing to enroll in classes may do so for no tuition and no fees. Shearer said they pay for class materials and workbooks for courses.

Seniors also may sign up for Aging Well's Wellness Wednesdays, which begin Jan. 17.

"It'll be a full day of lots of activities that encourage seniors to connect with each other and do some fun things on Wednesdays," Shearer said.

Not all classes offered through CNCC are classroom instruction, however.

"There are a lot of options for folks interested in non-academic classes," Shearer said.

Those options include rock climbing, yoga, exercise mix class and many others at Trapper Fitness Center. There are many one-day classes available, too, such as skiing, snowboarding, Yampa River rafting, mountain biking, backpacking, avalanche training, snowshoeing and ice climbing.

CNCC also has two six-week bowling courses, one beginner and one advanced, that meet at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center. Students may take one or both of the courses, which cost $66 for shoe rental and three games each Monday evening of the course.

Many classes are geared toward adult students seeking an elective course.

"Spring semester is also a good time for students who have left the area and find themselves back in Craig to take coursework at the college," said Craig campus Dean Gene Bilodeau. "CNCC's transfer courses and programs offer students new options."

CNCC classes start Monday, but registration runs through Jan. 17. The college is open until 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and Jan. 16 and 17 for late registration.

Residents -- those who have lived in Colorado for a year and Moffat County for six months -- pay 25 percent of the regular tuition.

Application materials may be completed online at Prospective students must fill out applications for admission and the College Opportunity Fund.

For help with registration, call Mindy at 824-1101 or the Rangely campus administrative office at 675-3218.

Michelle Perry can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 213, or

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