CCHEC serving education, industry, vocational, and technical education and training needs of Carbon County and Wyoming.
Carbon County Higher Education Center / WWCC Outreach
We are a Board of Cooperative Higher Educational Services, a legal entity made possible through an agreement between Western Wyoming Community College and Carbon County School District #1. BOCHES (or BOCES) were created by the legislature to create partnerships between school districts and their nearest community college to provide educational services that were not specifically being provided by either of them. Some BOCHES provide special education services; some focus exclusively on adult basic education and some focus only on providing college-level classes in a community that does not host a college.
Our BOCHES is designed to provide industry training at the high school and adult levels, adult basic education, college-level classes in Rawlins and the Little Snake River Valley (Baggs) and to fill any other educational niche that we can fill more effectively than either WWCC or CCSD #1 alone. While we are our own legal entity, we work closely with both CCSD #1 and WWCC to ensure that our educational programs provide a seamless transition from high school to college and allow for people who have been out of school for a while to smoothly transition back into educational or training programs.
Carbon County Higher Education Center (CCHEC) is the result of the 1985 agreement between Carbon County School District #1 and Western Wyoming Community College (WWCC) to form a joint Board of Cooperative Higher Education Services (BOCHES).
CCHEC administers the WWCC Outreach program for Carbon County School District #1 and works cooperatively with other agencies to provide adult education programs, courses and services.
Little Snake River Valley Community Education began in the fall of 1993 when a local coordinator was hired. In January of 2007, an additional building was attached to the existing education center to accommodate the growing needs of the community. The program continues to expand with more classes and activities being offered as well as many community activities.