Jeff Wallmann, an automotive instructor at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus, stands inside the college’s automotive shop Monday afternoon. A new four-wheel drive modification class is one of several new courses at the campus this spring.

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Jeff Wallmann, an automotive instructor at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus, stands inside the college’s automotive shop Monday afternoon. A new four-wheel drive modification class is one of several new courses at the campus this spring.

CNCC rolls out new spring classes

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What: Late registration at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus

When: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today

Where: CNCC Craig campus, 2801 W. Ninth St.

— Today is the last day to register for semester-length classes at CNCC. For more information, call 824-1100.

What: Orientation for a new four-wheel drive modification class at Colorado Northwestern Community College

When: 9 to 10 a.m. Jan. 21

Where: CNCC Craig campus, 2801 W. Ninth. St.

— Orientation is free. Classes begin March 10 and take place on Saturdays. Members can get 10 to 25 percent off automotive parts. For more information, call Jeff Wallmann at 824-1132.

What: First meeting of CNCC Four-Wheelers club

When: 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Room 111 in the CNCC career tech building, 2801 W. Ninth. St.

— Membership fees are $25. Members can get discounts on automotive parts. For more, call Wallmann at 824-1132.

David Johnson is looking forward to teaching a new history course at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus this spring.

The course, titled “Women in U.S. History,” takes an in-depth look at how women’s identity morphed from pre-colonial times to the present day, said Johnson, a history teacher at the college.

“I’m really excited about the class,” he said.

CNCC students who plan to transfer to another college or university in Colorado also may have reason for enthusiasm. The credits from the new history class are transferable to any college or four-year university in the state, Johnson said.

The spring semester started Monday, but students looking to enroll in this and other new courses at CNCC have another chance to do so.

Today is the final day to enroll in full-semester courses at the college’s Craig campus. Enrollment is open until 6 p.m. at the campus, 2801 W. Ninth St.

As of Tuesday afternoon, 243 students were enrolled at the Craig campus, which is about 90 students less from the same time last year, said Gene Bilodeau, vice president of the Craig campus.

Some classes start mid-semester, and Moffat County High School students who take dual-credit courses haven’t enrolled yet. Both of these factors could boost the college’s enrollment numbers this semester, he said.

“Again, there’s a good deal of fluctuation that’s going to take place,” he said.

Returning students will find other new courses on the schedule this spring, including one in computerized accounting, which “would be a great class for anyone who owns their own business,” said Pamela Gardner, dean of instruction for the Craig campus.

The college is offering a new four-wheel drive modification class this spring that allows participants to add enhancements like tire lift kits and engine upgrades to their trucks or SUVs, said Jeff Wallmann, Craig campus automotive instructor.

The class begins March 10 and takes place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. A free orientation is scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. Jan. 21 at the Craig campus.

He’s also launching a new club this spring called CNCC Four-Wheelers, which is designed to meld recreation with preservation.

“It’s about conservation and keeping the trails open and respecting private property,” Wallmann said.

Some of the group’s planned activities include trail rides and camping trips as well as volunteer work on four-wheel drive trails, campgrounds and picnic areas.

The club’s first meeting is scheduled for 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday in Room 111 in the campus’ career tech building.

For more information about registration or spring semester classes, call 824-1100.

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