LCCC gained seven new degrees and certificates

Students at Laramie County Community College may have the opportunity to major in several new programs in the near future.

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the LCCC Board of Trustees approved four new programs, three new certificates and three new program concentrations.

“I will have to carry the requests for the programs and certificates forward to the academic affairs council and we will be reviewing those Feb. 7,” Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs Terry Harper said. “After the requests go through the Academic Affairs Council, we send them to a sub-committee of the Wyoming Community College Commission. Then they move it forward to the executive council where they will review the requests at the tail-end of April. If the requests are approved, then the four new programs and three new certificates will be added to the programs offered at LCCC.” Harper added that the three concentrations do not require approval from the WCCC.

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Lawmakers, mineral's industry hopeful Trump's energy policies will benefit Wyoming

With the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump, sweeping reforms of legislation are expected to take place. The Affordable Care Act, the Dream Act and even the state of the United States’ involvement in NAFTA are all expected to undergo major changes. However, Trump made promises during his presidential campaign that involve a major industry in Wyoming: minerals.

While running for president, Trump explained that he planned to overturn many of the Environmental Protection Agency standards that were created during the Obama administration. These standards — most notably the Clean Power Plan, which was implemented to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. — have imposed higher regulations on the mining industry, which is a major boom for the Wyoming state economy. This, in turn, has caused many of these businesses to downsize.

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