Sheridan College already offers programs that connect with the University of Wyoming to make the transfer process easier when it comes to earning degrees higher than associates, and the community college is working to add more. Sheridan College President, Paul Young, says that a new Agriculture program would allow students to complete their degree with just one year in Laramie after Sheridan.
The potential program is similar to the RN/BSN Nursing degree program offered by the college now which Young mentioned. That program allows students to take upper-division courses from UW professors while staying in Sheridan after completing their basic required coursework. Young says these types of programs account for difficulties that exist in having just one university in the state.
Through the use of technology and partnerships with community colleges, UW works to spread its coverage to all parts of the state with its Outreach School, and it has centers that serve each geographic region.