Wyoming does not offer supplemental, online learning options for grades K-5, but does have a few options for grades six through eight, and many more for grades nine through 12. It also offers fully-online programs for all students in K-12. The Wyoming Switchboard Network delivers numerous fully-online and supplemental options to K–12 students, through approved statewide, single-district, and post-secondary distance education providers. There are over 1,500 online students enrolled either part- or full-time in the state’s online K-12 education options.
|SCHOOL NAME||GRADE LEVELS||CITY||SCHEDULE||TYPE||PHONE NUMBER|
|Campbell County Virtual School||K - 6||Gillette||Both Live/On-Demand||Public||(307) 685-3248|
|Wyoming e-Academy of Virtual Education||9 - 12||Fort Washakie||Both Live/On-Demand||Public||(307) 332-0142|
|CAPCS Online||K - 8||Washington||Both Live/On-Demand||Public||(866) 339-8742|
|Wyoming Connections Academy||K - 12||Jackson||On-Demand/Asynchronous||Public||(307) 734-1034|
|Wyoming Virtual Academy||K - 12||Lusk||On-Demand/Asynchronous||Public||(307) 334-1001|
With 600,000 residents, Wyoming is one of the smallest states in the nation. It has one public university, the University of Wyoming, which serves 13,000 students, and seven community colleges. The University of Wyoming’s Outreach School has seven completely-online programs with bachelor’s and master’s degree options. Casper College, the state’s largest community college, has four online associate degrees, and a certificate program. Laramie County Community College boasts the state’s largest selection of online degree programs, and a number of private schools also offer online education choices.
|SCHOOL NAME||ADDRESS||CITY||SEE PROGRAMS|
|Casper College||125 College Dr||Casper||+|
|Eastern Wyoming College||3200 West C St||Torrington||+|
|Western Wyoming Community College||2500 College Dr||Rock Springs||+|
The University of Wyoming
UW provides several online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs. Undergraduate students have options such as applied science, nursing, business administration, elementary education, psychology and social science. Prospective graduate students can choose from master’s degrees in several areas including special education, English and public administration. A doctorate in educational administration is also available.
As with other online schools in Wyoming, classes are delivered in a few different ways. While web-based courses let students view materials at any time or place, scheduled video conferences take place in real time at designated sites. Other delivery methods include audio conference, web conferencing, correspondence study and hybrid approaches. Some distance courses also have enhancement components such as intensive day or weekend sessions, streaming video or WyoCourses, which is an online supplement to video and audio conference courses.
To learn more, visit: http://www.uwyo.edu/outreach/ocp/degrees-programs/.
Western Wyoming Community College
WWCC offers a range of fully-online non-credit courses, which require no in-person coursework. Classes are self-paced and can be completed in six weeks. Subjects like accounting fundamentals, medical terminology and veterinary assisting are taught in sessions totaling 24 hours.
Specialized certificate courses hosted by WWCC are more robust and generally take six months to complete. Online career training programs cover diverse areas, including business and professional, IT and software development, health care and fitness, management, hospitality and service industries, and media and design.
For more information on Western Wyoming Community College’s online offerings, visit: http://www.ed2go.com/wwcc/.
Another of the many online schools in Wyoming, Northwest College continues to expand its course offerings, which currently total two dozen options. Examples of these include principles of biology, medical terminology, general psychology, human development, sociological principles and outdoor education. Courses are taught by the same faculty teaching at the school’s brick and mortar campus, and courses are managed through a learning system known as Moodle. Students are encouraged to complete an online readiness assessment prior to registering to ensure distance learning is right for them. After enrolling in a business, math, science or writing online class, students can receive live tutoring assistance upon request through Smart Thinking. Administrators at the college stress the importance of practicing self-discipline, strong time management skills and personal commitment for distance learning students.
For more information about Northwest College’s online programs go to: http://www.northwestcollege.edu/distance/online/.
Laramie County Community College
LCCC offers several options for online degrees, certificates and classes. Associate degree programs include accounting, homeland security, psychology, business management, computer information systems and government studies. The college also has a number of certificates that can be earned completely online, such as web design, computer security and computer support specialist.
Online students enjoy access to a variety of services, beginning with three surveys to assist them in deciding if online learning is a good choice. Students do incur an additional fee to help cover the cost of administering online classes and may be required to pay for proctored exams. To ensure high standards of course delivery, LCCC’s online instructors undertake additional training in online teaching methods.
More information about LCCC’s online options can be found at: http://lccc.wy.edu/academics/online.