2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
WorkforceDevelopment andContinuing Education
http://wdce.tmcc.edu • 775-829-9010
computer and recreational courses. The
Senior Sunshine Fund—a program which
loans senior citizens books and supplies
and may provide tuition assistance—is
available to those who are at least 62 years
old and have been Nevada residents for one
year. Call WDCE at 829-9010 for details.
Personal Enrichment Programs*
Students can develop their hobbies,
pursue new interests and get to know
their peers by choosing the region’s most
diverse selection of personal enrichment
programs. Hundreds of courses—ranging
from 2-hour to semester-length courses—
are presented each year in categories such
as arts, fitness, languages, dance, outdoors
and photography. WDCE also conducts the
TMCC Writers’ Conference and the Father
For those seeking academic credit and
fitness at the same time, WDCE offers a
wide range of physical education courses.
Students can develop their job skills
through an array of online and onsite
courses in computers/software, workplace
Spanish, OSHA compliance, business skills
and forklift safety.
Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
The Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
is a unit that certifies participation in
non-credit continuing education courses
and programs. The primary purpose of
the CEU is to provide a permanent record
of educational accomplishments of an
individual who has completed one or more
significant educational experiences.
Association of Continuing Education
and Training (IACET) guidelines for the
recording of the CEUs. One CEU is ten
(10) contact hours of participation in an
organized continuing education experience
under responsible sponsorship, capable
direction and qualified instruction. For
more information on the awarding of CEUs,
please review Appendix U of this catalog
and contact Workforce Development and
Continuing Education at 775-829-9010.
Customized Business Training
WDCE is northern Nevada’s most
comprehensive resource for customized
training, work skills assessment and
consultation services. Programs can be
offered any shift, seven days a week at
your company, TMCC or through online
courses. For details, call 824-3811.
* Self supported classes—WDCE programs are self-
supporting and funded solely through student
course fees, except for building trades, physical
education and Silver College courses. Fees may
vary for courses from semester to semester
depending on the number and type of projects
the division is supporting. These self-supporting
courses do not lead to a TMCC associate of arts,
associate of science or associate of applied
science degree or certificate of achievement, but
may apply toward a general studies degree or
certificate with the approval of the vice president
of academic affairs and student services.
: Noncredit units earned in the
self-supporting WDCE courses may be
considered nontraditional and must be
approved by the vice president of academic
affairs and student services in order to be
applied to the associate of general studies
STUDENTS UNDER 18:
• To register third through twelfth graders for TMCC’s
youth-oriented programs, sign up for the class
• To register for WDCE self-supporting classes and
conferences, call 775-829-9010.
• You must be 18 to enroll in the massage or
personal trainer programs.
No-grade, No-credit Option
grades are not given for most WDCE self-
supporting courses, its personal trainer
and massage courses record grades.
Students have the option of enrolling on an
audit basis if they prefer to not earn a grade.
Audit students must meet the prerequisites
for entry into any class, but they receive no
grade and no credit for their participation.
Changing from audit to credit or from
credit to audit must be done by filing the
necessary forms before the filing deadline
printed in the current general TMCC class
schedule. Forms for changing to and from
audit status are processed at the admissions
and records office.
: If you are 62 or
older and have been a Nevada resident
for at least one year, you qualify for a 20
percent discount on most WDCE self-
supporting courses. Discounts are not
given for conferences, motorcycle training,
online courses, business, career, computer
or OSHA courses. You are responsible for
all books and miscellaneous expenses.
courses are exempt from the Nevada
System of Higher Education regulations
for determining tuition status. Individuals
may enroll in these courses without having
that enrollment counted as matriculation
or without having those credits calculated
for out-of-state tuition. Students and
prospective students should read Appendix
B, Regulations for Determining Residency
and Tuition Charges in the college catalog.
WDCE is the college’s one-stop resource
for non-credit personal interest and
professional development courses along
with both credit and non-credit career
education programs. In addition, WDCE
customizes training for area businesses;
provides adult literacy, GED and ESL
training; and holds courses designed for
active adults through its Silver College
WDCE is always looking for new
instructors and courses that mirror
details on teaching for WDCE, go to
wdce.tmcc.edu and click on “Teach for Us.”
Career Education Programs
For alternative career training, WDCE
offers an array of programs, some of which
can count toward an associate’s degree or
certificate in general studies.
Credit Career Education
These programs can count toward a
general studies degree/certificate. See the
corresponding worksheets in this section.
Building Trades Apprenticeships
Non-Credit Career Education
With special permission, these programs
may count toward a general studies
degree/certificate. See the corresponding
worksheets in this section.
These programs do not count toward a
general studies degree/certificate. Go to
wdce.tmcc.edu for details on the following
Bilingual Office/Medical OfficeWorker
Special Event Management
Silver College—Courses for
Active adults—62 and older—will find
that TMCC offers a wide-range of courses
designed with their lifestyle in mind.
Programs include writing your life story,