TMCC's WDCE Becomes EPIC

Students in a computer classroom.
Kathy Berry

On Nov. 1, Truckee Meadows Community College’s primary department that offers noncredit personal enrichment and professional development classes (TMCC WDCE) will change its name to TMCC EPIC (Educational Programs Inspiring the Community). The name was changed to clarify the differences between its noncredit career training programs from academic workforce training degrees and certificates.

“The college realized the business community had some confusion distinguishing between WDCE (Workforce Development and Community Education) courses and technical sciences offerings as most of these disciplines are now referred to as workforce development,” said Amy Williams, Dean of TMCC Business and Social Sciences Division, and who oversees TMCC EPIC. “Our new name aligns with our department’s goal of inspiring people through presenting noncredit classes designed to enhance their lives professionally, personally and socially.” 

Part of Truckee Meadows Community College’s mission statement is to provide lifelong learning opportunities to everyone in our area.

TMCC EPIC will continue to offer the same variety of classes, experienced instructors and 24/7 registration, and continue to be an integral part of TMCC’s mission to provide lifelong learning opportunities to everyone in our community.  
About 1,000 classes were offered during the fiscal year 2019, generating more than 8,500 enrollments. The department, which is self-supporting, generates revenue that goes to supplement academic budgets. Classes, which start every week of the year and don’t require college admission, are offered in:

  • Arts/Crafts                                   
  • Dance                                               
  • Health/Wellness                                                                          
  • Music                                                                               
  • Pets/Animals
  • Photography                                       
  • Writing  
  • Silver College (for active retirees) 
  • Career Certificates
  • Fitness/Sports
  • Health Careers
  • Languages/Cultures
  • Massage Therapist CEUs
  • Money/Investing
  • Outdoors
  • Pilates Using a Reformer
  • Computers/Software
  • Food/Beverages
  • Home/Garden
  • Money/Investing
  • Pets/Animals
  • Professional Development

Learn more about TMCC EPIC or call 775-829-9010 to have a course guide mailed to you.