POWELL - Northwest College is seeking permission to offer two-year certificates for its welding program.
The Powell college currently offers only one-year certificates for different welding skills and an associate degree in applied science in the program.
Associate professor of welding Bill Johnson said many students don't want to work for an associate degree because it includes courses such as English and other general-study classes they find difficult or have no interest in.
Many take two years of welding but can only receive the one-year certificate.
The Wyoming Community College Commission must approve the college's application to offer the two-year welding certificates verifying broader sets of welding skills students get in two years of instruction.
If approved, the new certificate program would begin this fall.