Former student praises CNCC |

Former student praises CNCC

Darian Warden

Craig resident Sean Smith, knows the importance of getting an education.

Regardless of the field a person chooses, a degree can usually help in preparedness.

Smith attended Colorado Northwestern Community College for that exact reason.

Smith went and studied in the power plant technology program, a program no longer available, but one that he said helped prepare him for the work he does now.

"It was good. I learned a lot of basics. I felt prepared to do my job now at the power plant," Smith said.

Smith attended CNCC for two years and also studied business classes during his time there.

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"I like the teachers and the accessibility to talk to them," Smith said. "It was better than a bigger school because it felt more personal. Your teachers know you by name."

Having moved between Canada and Craig, Smith said he's been in Craig 10 years now, and that he loves the small town atmosphere most of all.

That and his job.

CNCC offered an education that fit Smith's needs and prepared him for his current job.

"It's a good company to work for. Especially in this day and age it's a great job to have. It's the best job I believe I can have in the area," Smith said.

Darian Warden can be reached at 875-1793 or