ROCK SPRINGS – Rock Springs Winlectric Co., a local electrical supply company, recently donated a brand-new natural gas engine generator valued at $9,300 to Western Wyoming Community College’s Technology & Industry program. The 120/208 AC Voltage, 3-phase, 10KW generator, which came to Western still in its original box, will be used for instructional purposes in the Electrical & Instrumentation and Natural Gas Compression programs.
Winlectric’s donation also included a transfer switch, which is used to help tie the generator into a power system to supply backup power in case of an outage.
Gena Moser-Clark, instructor of instrumentation at WWCC, thanked Winlectric’s representatives for the generous contribution to Western’s Technology & Industry programs.
“Our disciplines in Technology & Industry are necessarily taught in a very hands-on fashion, and that instruction is greatly enhanced by this kind of wonderful support from our partner companies like Winlectric,” Moser-Clark said. “This new generator will serve an important educational function in classes like Power Distribution, Electrical Troubleshooting, and Compression Technology II. On behalf of our students and faculty in Technology & Industry, I thank Winlectric President Tony Medina and his staff for this generous contribution to our programs.”
Western currently offers a 24-hour Certificate Program in Electricity, a 36-hour Certificate in Electronics/ Instrumentation/Control Technology, and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electrical & Instrumentation Technology. In Natural Gas Compression Technology, Western offers a one-year certificate and a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree. For more information on these and other Technology & Industry degrees, go to http://www.wwcc.wy.edu/
Western Wyoming Community College is a two-year institution of higher education that serves students from southwestern Wyoming and across the Rocky Mountain region. Western is headquartered at its residential campus in Rock Springs and also offers classes through outreach centers in Green River, Rawlins, Evanston, and many other communities throughout Sweetwater, Sublette, Lincoln, Uinta, and Carbon Counties in Wyoming. WWCC awards 60 associate degrees and 26 certificates in: business; health sciences; education; science, math, and engineering; humanities and communication; social sciences; technology and industry; and visual and performing arts. Western also offers a variety of workforce-development and community-education classes. In September 2013, Western was ranked #7 among community colleges nationwide by Washington Monthly College Guide.