Wyoming Technical Institute originated in a single 9,000 square foot building in Laramie, Wyoming in 1966. WyoTech offers high-quality, hands-on technical training for the automotive, diesel and collision/refinishing industries. Check out our website for more information about the WyoTech-Laramie campus and its programs: http://www.wyotech.edu/campus/laramie

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Inclement Weather Delays Registration for WyoTech’s Laramie Campus

LARAMIE, Wyoming — For the protection of its students, WyoTech's Laramie campus will temporarily postpone registration until Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 due to inclement weather.

Snow showers and temperatures in the single digits are expected to continue over the New Year weekend and authorities are asking students to delay returning to the campus to allow for safer travel of current and new students.

Housing will be available for any students arriving over the weekend, with classes resuming on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 at the regular time.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Laramie Instructor Wins WyoTech Dream Maker Award

The Dream Maker Award recognizes excellence in teaching, dedication to students’ career goals.

Frank Dettmers, a collision instructor at WyoTech - Laramie, has energy and enthusiasm that is contagious to his students and co-workers. He incorporates his life experiences into his lectures, which makes it easier for his students to grasp the curriculum. Dettmers’ talent for motivating and engaging students in classroom and community activities recently earned him the 2010 Dream Maker Award.

The Dream Maker Award, presented by WyoTech’s parent company, Corinthian Colleges Inc., recognizes extraordinary instructors who have changed student lives for the better through education. Dettmers was one of eight instructors selected to receive the 2010 award from more than 100 campuses across the U.S. and Canada.

“Frank is a true student advocate,” said Guy Warpness, president of WyoTech’s Laramie campus. “He takes pride in his students’ success and has been instrumental in aligning graduates with industry leaders. In addition, his fundraising efforts have helped the Laramie campus earn the U.S. Presidential Honor Roll Award for Community Service for the past three years. Frank and his students have touched the lives of many. He is most deserving of the Dream Maker Award.”

Dettmers is certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in both Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair and Structural Analysis and Damage Repair. He also holds certifications from companies such as Sherwin-Williams and General Motors.

As a lead instructor in collision and refinishing, Dettmers teaches four courses in the program. On weekends, he often leads advanced training workshops that give his students special skills in addition to the curriculum. He also holds review sessions before and after his classes to ensure that his students get the personal attention they need to excel.

Dettmers has earned the respect of his students and when asked how he connects with them, he responds, “I treat them the way I would want my own kids to be treated if they were in a school a thousand miles away.”

Dettmers dedication extends beyond the classroom to community service efforts where his classes are consistently top contributors to such events as Relay for Life, a campus blood drive and a fundraiser for a hospitalized student. As one student put it, “It was Mr. Dettmers who motivates us to volunteer and participate in fundraising. He made us realize that together we can truly make a difference.”

About WyoTech

With six campuses located throughout the United States, WyoTech offers degree and diploma programs in the fields of automotive, diesel, collision/refinishing, motorcycle, marine technology, as well as construction trades. In addition, WyoTech offers advanced training programs in applied service management; advanced diesel; light duty diesel; advanced automotive diagnostics; street rod and custom fabrication; motorsports chassis fabrication; high performance power trains; and trim and upholstery technology. For more information about WyoTech, go to www.wyotech.edu.

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Show Off Your WyoTech Pride with a Twibbon

WyoTech I'm a Techer Twibbon

What’s a WyoTech “Techer”?

If you’re a WyoTech student or graduate, you know that you’re different from most people. You love controlling powerful machines and understanding how they work. You’ve been handling oil changes since before you could drive. Friends and family depend on you when “something is wrong” with their vehicle. You are a WyoTech “Techer.”

What’s a “Twibbon”?

We wanted to provide all our Techers with an easy way to show off their WyoTech pride to their friends and family, so we created a Twibbon just for you. A Twibbon is a small graphic that you can add to your Facebook and/or Twitter profile picture (your “avatar”). It’s really easy to add and is a great way to show that you’re proud of your WyoTech education and where it is taking/has taken you.

How Do I Get the WyoTech “I’m a Techer!” Twibbon?

To add the Twibbon to your Facebook avatar, just click on the image above or here. You’ll be taken to the WyoTech Twibbon page.

  1. Once you’re on the Twibbon page, click the “facebook Connect” button. You’ll be asked to sign into your Facebook account and add the Twibbon application.

  2. You should be taken to the second step: previewing and positioning the Twibbon graphic. Just drag and drop it into place on top of your avatar.

  3. Edit the “Optional message of support” if you feel like it, then click the “Show my support now!” button.

To add the Twibbon to your Twitter avatar, click here. You’ll be taken to the WyoTech Twibbon page.

  1. Once you’re on the Twibbon page, click the “Login with Twitter” button at the top of the page. You’ll be asked to sign into your Twitter account and add the Twibbon application.

  2. You should be taken to the second step: previewing and positioning the Twibbon graphic. Just drag and drop it into place on top of your avatar.

  3. Click the “Show my support now!” button. Your Twitter account will automatically send out the following Tweet: “Support WyoTech - I'm a Techer! add a #twibbon to your avatar now! - http://twb.ly/9ZHrNk

This Twibbon is geared toward WyoTech students and graduates, but your friends and family are welcome to add it as well. If you know other WyoTech enthusiasts, tell them to get the WyoTech “I’m a Techer!” Twibbon.

For more information about Twibbons, visit www.twibbon.com/support.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Behold! The World's Biggest Diesel Engine!

The world’s biggest diesel engine can’t be found on a car, a truck, an earthmover or even a locomotive. The world’s biggest diesel engine is the Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C14 turbocharged two-stroke, which currently powers giant supertankers and cargo ships throughout the world. Built in Switzerland, it is the most powerful and reportedly the most efficient engine of the 21st century.

Even if you’re the most jaded diesel freak, here are some numbers about the RTA96-C14 that will make your eyes pop:

No. of Cylinders: 14
Height: 44 feet
Length: 89 feet
Weight: 2,300 tons
Crankshaft Weight: 300 tons.
Cylinder Bore: 38 inches.
Stoke: 98+ inches.
Individual Cylinder Displacement: 111,143 inches (1820 liters)
Horsepower: 7,790 hp (per cylinder)
Maximum Power Output (at 102 rpm): 108,920 hp.
Thermal Efficiency: More than 50% (!)
Diametral Cylinder Liner Wear Rate: 0.03 mm/1000 hours (very low)
Fuel Consumption at Maximum Economy: 0.260 lbs/hp/hour

The RTA96-C14 also comes in models featuring six to 12 cylinders. Sixteen and 18 cylinder versions are also on the drawing board.

WyoTech Offers Diesel Career Training

If the idea of working with diesel engines excites you, then here's your chance to go pro. WyoTech offers Diesel Technology career training at its campuses in Blairsville, Pa., and Laramie, Wyo. While you won’t get to work on a Wartsila-Sulzer RTA96-C14, the nine-month career training program does teach you how to repair and diagnose problems on the most popular makes of diesel engines, including Cummins, Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel and John Deere. Having completed your Diesel Technology training, you will be qualified to work in diesel service and repair facilities nationwide.

For More Information

For more information on Diesel Technology career training and other automotive career programs, contact WyoTech today!

Friday, September 10, 2010

WyoTech's Motorsport Chassis Fabrication Program Teaches Design, Cutting and Welding Skills

Chassis FabricationEven in today’s high-tech, computer-driven auto industry, there is still a place for traditional hands-on skills like cutting and welding. For career-minded students who like to build cars from the ground up, WyoTech’s flagship campus in Laramie, Wyo., offers a Motorsports Chassis Fabrication program that provides training in this craft.

WyoTech’s Motorsports Chassis Fabrication program focuses on modern metalwork techniques. This includes:

  • Attachment methods

  • Frame design and modifications

  • Measuring, pattern and outline development

  • Mechanical drawing reading and development

  • Metal finishing

  • Metal types and configurations

  • MIG and TIG welding

Career Opportunities

Graduates of WyoTech’s Motorsports Chassis Fabrication program may qualify for a variety of positions, including:

  • Welder

  • Metal Fabricator

  • Race Team Technician

  • Specialty Shop Technician

  • Aftermarket Parts Research and Development

About the Laramie Campus

Founded in 1966, WyoTech’s Laramie, Wyo., campus now occupies 298,000 square feet, including our new 123,000-square-foot diesel/street rod facility. Our instructors are seasoned industry professionals who are eager to start you on your way to career success.

For More Information

For more information about the Motorsports Chassis Fabrication program and other automotive career training programs, contact WyoTech’s Laramie campus today!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Looking for Automotive Classes? Train at WyoTech in Laramie

bigstock_automotive_transmission_3011144.jpgIf you're interested in taking some of the best automotive training classes in the business, WyoTech in Laramie could be the educational destination that puts your career on the fast track.

WyoTech is all about giving its students' respected industry-specific training and skills that employers hope to find in new employees.

At WyoTech, you get to learn under instructors who command a lot of respect. They've worked in their field and know first-hand about the subject matter taught.

They can talk-the-talk because they walk-the-walk!

Automotive classes can be tough at WyoTech. It's a fast paced environment, and what you learn in the classroom you get to immediately apply on a spacious shop floor. The truth is we know you wouldn't want to learn your craft any other way.

At WyoTech in Laramie, students can choose to study:

• Automotive Technology
• Automotive-Diesel Vehicle Technology
• Collision/Refinishing Technology
• Street Rod and Custom Fabrication

Today's automotive technology is far more sophisticated than the technology of yesterday. It incorporates complex electronics and computer systems. Today's mechanics will work with wrenches and computers. This is why it's so important to get the training and hands-on experiences that can help you outpace the competition when it comes time to launch a career.

Contact WyoTech in Laramie today to find out more.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

1950's Era Snow Train Makes Final Run at Laramie

1-picasa-web-albums-larry-workin-on-the-railroad_1267024040020.pngWhile the winters in Wyoming can still be fierce, one can only imagine the grit and guts it took for men and women to keep the passenger and freight trains running out West during the 50's.

Laramie, Wyoming is the proud owner of a vintage Union Pacific steam engine, wedge snowplow, caboose and a bunk car built by Ralston Steel Company. The historic train is being moved from various locations in Laramie and will be showcased at RailroadHeritage Park, which is adjacent to the historic Union Pacific Dept.

Railroad Heritage Park is a joint project between the Laramie Railroad Depot Association and the city of Laramie.

All the remaining equipment on the train is 50 years or older. Once assembled, it will be nominated for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places as part of Historic Downtown Laramie.

Students at WyoTech Laramie get a huge hand of applause for the hard work and effort to give new life and being to this historic relic from the past. The snow train serves, not only a historic function, but is a testament to the durability of the machinery built over 50 years ago that can exist and still function in today's modern world.

WyoTech Laramie, one of the premier schools in the country offering career tech school training, teaches courses in the Automotive, Collision Refinishing, and Diesel Technology fields. Students work on real projects-and get to hone their skills under the watchful eye of professional instructors who bring real-world experiences and knowledge to the classroom each day.

Is the curriculum demanding? You bet! We know our students wouldn't have it any other way.

We make sure they're ready to hit the ground running on day one when it comes time to launch a career.

Interested in knowing what it takes to become a proud member of the WyoTech family?

Why not find out by contacting us today!

We're WyoTech, and we can help you turn pro.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

WyoTech-Laramie Brings Auto Technology Training into the 21st Century

WyoTech Automotive Technology TrainingThere was a time when auto mechanics were considered "grease monkeys" whose primary tools were screwdrivers, socket wrenches and – when all else failed – really big hammers. No more. Today, "tinkering under the hood" is likely to involve working with high-tech computer components as much as bolts and gaskets. And schools that teach auto technology have to keep up with the times.

WyoTech's flagship campus in Laramie, Wyoming, has for decades been at the cutting-edge of automotive education. Its Automotive Technology program allows students to learn a broad range of modern automobile maintenance, repair and diagnostic skills in one of the most advanced workshops in the education industry.

In less than a year, WyoTech-Laramie provides students with a comprehensive, marketable background in:

  • Basic Engine Management Systems

  • Drivabilitly Diagnostics

  • Drivetrain Systems

  • Chasis

In addition, students in WyoTech's Automotive Technology Program can choose to specialize in one of the following:

  • Applied Service Management

  • Motorsports Chassis Fabrication

  • High Performance Powertrain

  • Street Rod & Custom Fabrication

  • Light-duty diesel

  • Advanced Automotive Diagnostics/Smog Certification

  • Automotive/Diesel Combination

  • Performance Mechanical

  • Performance Electronics

  • Advanced Training Option

Courses are taught by seasoned industry professionals with bumper-to-bumper expertise in all areas of vehicle repair and operations. The curriculum is constantly updated to keep pace with modern innovations in engine design and drivetrain technology.

Upon graduation, WyoTech-Laramie graduates are qualified to seek employment in automobile service centers, dealerships and repair facilities nationwide. WyoTech's Career Services department helps graduates contact potential employers and prepare for those all-important job interviews.

Contact WyoTech Today

For complete information on WyoTech-Laramie's programs, schedules and financing options*, contact WyoTech today!

* Financial aid available for those who qualify.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Like to Play with Trucks? WyoTech Can Train You in Diesel Technology

Diesel Truck Training at WyoTechSome people like to work on cars. Some people like to tinker with motorcycles. And some like to play with trucks. Big trucks. Big, rumbling, earth-shaking, diesel-powered trucks.

If you like anything with 18 wheels, then here's your chance to go pro. WyoTech offers Advanced Diesel technology training at its flagship school in Laramie, Wyoming. The nine-month career training program can train you to repair and diagnose problems on the most popular makes of diesel engines. Having completed your Advanced Diesel technology training, you will be qualified to work in diesel service and repair facilities nationwide.

Real Hands-On Training

The WyoTech Advanced Diesel program combines intense academic studies with plenty of real hands-on practice on Peterbilt and Kenworth heavy-duty trucks. Training includes a wide range of topics, including:

  • Model identification and warranty

  • Air systems

  • Hood and door adjustments

  • Starting and charging systems

  • Fan clutch

  • Front-ends

  • Brakes

  • Rockwell and Eaton ABS

  • Gear train component R & R

  • 5th wheels

  • Federal brake inspection

  • Caterpillar, Cummins and Detroit electronics and tune-up

  • PACCAR and OEM computer software

All WyoTech Advanced Diesel program instructors are themselves industry professionals with years of experience servicing diesel trucks and engines. Their "real-world" experience gives them insight into how the modern diesel servicing industry actually operates so students will be better prepared when they enter the working world.

For More Information

For more information on Advanced Diesel career training and other automotive career programs, contact WyoTech today!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

WyoTech Students Strut Their Stuff and Restore Antique Fire Engine

Students at WyoTech Laramie are up to their old tricks again! This time, students from the school's Collision Refinishing Technology - Street Rod and Custom Fabrication program are working overtime and blasting off layers of paint to restore a Nott Steam engine purchased by the city of Laramie in 1908. The engine has been sitting in storage for the last 20 years -just waiting for a talented group of six individuals to come along to restore its former grandeur.

The goal is to repaint the engine in maroon and red with gold and black floral designs and striping. The engine's original five-foot tall wooden wheels and the empty tongue bring back vivid memories of yester-year.

Such steam fire engines were built by only a handful of companies as early as the 1830's. The central element of this antique engine is a large coal-fired broiler that when hot, produced steam to work a pump that sucked water from a tank or hydrant through a hose onto the fire. The operation was quick back in the day, and could be made ready in just a few minutes.

Gary Egge, project manager for the Laramie Fire Department, said Laramie's was a 1907 model that was used into the 1920s. It was loaned to Cheyenne in 1942 for display, and then requested back in 1987. It was returned in 1990 and has been sitting in storage at the Albany County Fairgrounds since.

Travis Bird, a WyoTech student from Brighton, Colo., said he and the other half - dozen students involved in the project have been researching the engine on the Internet. So far they've learned that not many still exist and that information about those that do is in short supply.

Work on the engine involved peeling back the original layers. The next plan of attack is to spray-paint over the years of different colors. It's tough work, and once it's done it will look even better than it did the day on the first day it was commissioned for use.

If you're the type of guy or gal that enjoys metalworking, painting and detailing and the satisfaction of restoring a vehicle back to its original glory, why not check out the WyoTech Collision Refinishing Technology Program!

Bottom line is that the right training can prepare you to seek entry-level employment as a Collision Repair Shop Technician, Automotive Glass Installation Repairer or Specialty Shop Technician.

Nothing beats doing what you love and getting paid to do it! Why not contact WyoTech today and get the information first-hand on how WyoTech program training can help you ratchet-up your career possibilities.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

WyoTech Students are Networking!

Hey students, did you know lots of WyoTech students and alumni from around the country are connecting online through social networking websites? Here's a list of sites where you can find us. Come on over and join the conversation!

Wyotech Twitter
Wyotech Facebook Page
Wyotech MySpace
Wyotech Streetfire

There's more coming soon. If you have any favorites you think we should know about let us know!

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

WyoTech Blairsville Car Cruise

June 14th, 2009

4:00pm – 8:00pm

This year's event at WyoTech Blairsville is a CAR CRUISE. No registration Fee!

Trophies will be given to the Best of Show, longest distance traveled, and the People's Choice.

This year's show is limited to 200 entries, so you'll want to get your entry in as quickly as possible. The 1st 100 registered will receive a WyoTech Dash Plaque.

This is fun for the entire family. There will be classic cars, goody bags, drinks and giveaways. You and your entire crew can enjoy the day's events, which include music and raffles from local vendors!

Stand by! A registration form that you can download from our website is on the way.

The Origin of the Hot Rod

Car customizing is a tradition that dates back almost as far as the invention of the automobile itself. Although now practiced worldwide, car customizing is rooted in the distinctly American values of individuality, competition and free-enterprise.

Here’s a quick overview of how the great American “Hot Rod” came to be:

• During the Great Depression of the 1930s, new cars were often too expensive to purchase. So many young car enthusiasts began to “soup up” older cars with spare parts and components salvaged from local junk yards.

• What was simply car restoration quickly turned into car enhancement, with young builders experimenting with new and better ways to increase vehicle speed, be it through replacing original engines with more powerful V8s to removing all non-essential components to lighten the vehicle and improve aerodynamics.

• Much of this activity was focused in Southern California, where the flat, dry lake beds northeast of Los Angeles were a perfect spot for car junkies to race their cars in competition—and to do so all year round.

• The term “hot rod” entered the national vocabulary in the late 1930s. Its specific origins are unknown, although it may be a contraction of the term “hot roadster,” or may refer to the connecting rods or pushrods inside the often over-heated engines.

• “Hot rodding” took a short “time-out” during WWII, then came roaring back with a vengeance in 1946. Between 1946 and the late 1950s, car customizing, drag racing and street racing exploded in popularity along with the post-war youth culture that also gave birth to rock-and-roll.

• By the 1970s, the emphasis has switched from mere speed to customized exteriors, interiors and paint jobs.

Car Customizing As a Career

Today, car customizing can be a full-time occupation. Many businesses are dedicated to creating custom “dream machines” that employ the latest ideas in automotive design and technology. But while the tools have changed, today’s car fabricators carry the same passions, drive and imagination as the original hot rodders of 70 years ago.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Alan Cardozo--A Man on a Mission

Alan Cardozo is an Admissions Representative who has a mission in life to make a positive difference in the lives of students. He isn't just interested in filling a seat, but takes the time to make sure the student is in the correct seat.

What separates Alan from the pack is that he understands how to work with his hands. He also knows first-hand what the industry expects and demands.

Alan Cardozo has a love for Jeeps! Combine this with a guy who believes in quality education and "telling it like it is" to students eager to find a career direction-and you have a personal story students want to hear from a guy they can respect and relate to!

Though Alan didn't graduate from WyoTech, he knows what a quality education and quality instructors can provide for students. At one time Alan sat in a classroom just like the students, and when he speaks, it's from experience.

Over the past several years, Alan has been building what he and others consider to be a one-of-a-kind Four Door Jeep Wrangler. Alan didn't like the size and seating capacity of the new Four Door Wrangler-so he modified the problem and built his own.

Alan stated, "Since starting this custom build I have seen a few similar on the web, but nothing like mine in regards to design, function and with that factory production look. It would have been easy for me to just box in the frame, buy some side panels, throw some sheet metal down and call it good.

I didn't want to do that and focused on the many details that the factory may have considered by using a factory frame, or should I say frames and body mounts. I just wanted to maintain a clean developed look; and then I designed factory looking rear doors, interior panels and so much more. It's truly in the details that set me apart from the rest."

Alan will be the first to say it is great having a career and not just a job. However, he believes that having fun and making a respectable income in the transportation industry is awesome!

Here are some notable features of the build:

  • Front and Rear one ton Axles with four wheel Disc Brakes
  • 538 Yukon Gears with Yukon Pro Lock Front & Detroit locker Rear
  • Chevy 355 Engine
  • Customized Affordable Fuel Injection Wiring Harness and Custom Programmed Computer.
  • Complete Bolt on First Fuel Injection TPI Manifold with Massive Runners to handle larger injectors and air flow (This system is really awesome)
  • 700 R4 Four Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Custom Aluminum Radiator With Electric Fan
  • Custom full length Aluminized 3" exhaust
  • 11" of Lift through suspension and not a body lift
  • Almost 30" of suspension travel
  • Custom built 4 link Adjustable Control Arms (Front and Rear)
  • Steel Braided lines on Fuel, Break and multiple pressure lines
  • 40" 13.50 x 16" Pro Comp XTerrian Tires
  • Warn Front bumper with Warn Powerplant 9500 lbs Winch with Air compressor and Air tank, and Custom rear Bumper with swing away tire carrier and two inch receiver.
  • Underneath rear Winch
  • Advance Adapters Engine mount and custom Headers
  • Line-X interior Liner
  • RTI Ramp over 1000 (Maxed out Ramp)

If you're interested in getting the career tech school training that can help land you a job in the exciting field of Automotive Technology, contact us today.

We're WyoTech-and we can help you turn PRO!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Activity Championship!

Beginning immediately, you will earn "Activity Points" for your participation in WyoTech sponsored events. This includes everything from Life Skills Classes to Seminars to signing up to go to the races!

These points will offer several benefits: First, you will be given first preference in events with lmiited space. Second, we will be conducting a series of raffles and drawings. The more "Activity Points" you earn, the higher your chance of winning! Finally, at various times throughout the year you may be given the chance to redeem your points for prizes and extra benefits within the school. The top 10 most active students at the end of the quarter will be treated to a FREE pizza buffet!

Stay active and get involved while you are here! It will be worth your while.

Monday, June 25, 2007


Welcome to WyoTech and welcome to Laramie! As you are learning all things automotive, we hope that you will be able to enjoy the opportunities that this town and region have to offer. Here are a few things to look forward to as the Summer Session gets under way:

Fire in the Sky - July 4th
We will have a limited number of FREE tickets available for this event. Come join in Laramie's 4th of July Celebration! Concerts, Fireworks, and more!

MOPAR Mile High Nationals - July 13th - 15th
The premiere NHRA Event in the Rocky Mountain Region. Come see the "Thunder on the Mountain". Discount tickets available at Student Services.

Dyno Day
Let's see what your car can really do. $5 for one run or $10 for 3 runs.

For more information please contact studentserviceswy@wyotech.edu

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Upcoming Events!

We've had some fun events already this phase. From white water rafting to the Good Guys Car Show to our very own WyoTech Car Show! Take a look at what we have coming up!

White Water/Float Trip - June 10th
$10 gets you a full day float trip, transportation, and lunch! The best deal you'll find to get out on the river!

Soap Box Derby Race - June 16th - 1pm -4pm
The street is closed down and ready for some WyoTech Soap Box Racers! Get creative. We will be judging style as well as speed! Let us know by June 11th if you have an entry.

MOPAR Mile High Nationals - July 14th - 16th
The Premiere NHRA Event in the region. Come out to Bandimere Speedway and experience Thunder on the Mountain! Discount ticket packages available for any day/seating. Order tickets and pay by July 6th. Don't miss out! Sign up now!

Friday, April 20, 2007

WyoTech Grads Back on Campus!

Two WyoTech graduates currently working with the Go Army Drag Racing Team stopped by for a visit on Tuesday April 17th. Students from all over campus had the opportunity to inspect the car and ask plenty of questions! Take a look:

Thanks to the Go Army Race Team for taking the time out of your schedules to share your experience with our students!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Spring Time in Laramie!

As many of you may have noticed, the weather has a hard time making up its mind in Laramie, but if you don't like the weather...just wait a minute!

Well over half of WyoTech students participated in some form of activity with Student Services between January and March and we'd love to see even more of you get involved this time around! Here's a sample of what you can look forward too between April and June:

Steamboat Snowboard Trip - April 14th
One last chance to wax up your boards and skis. The season is winding down. $45 buys your lift ticket, transportation, and lunch! Save over $20!

Pro Sporting Events - April through June
Professional Baseball and Professional Soccer. This quarter you will have the opportunity to see the Rockies take on Barry Bonds in his quest for the record, and watch the Rapids host International Superstar, David Beckham!

Car Shows - April through June
We have a full list of upcoming car shows in the Student Services Office or just check out the links on this site. Don't miss the WyoTech Car Show on May 19th or the Good Guys Show in Loveland on June 2nd!

Whitewater Rafting - May through June
If Ski/Snowboard season is over that means it's time to go rafting! We should have several trips lined up to raft the Platte!

Student C0-op - Year Round
Enjoy the mountains and wide open spaces! $5 purchases a membership to the Student Co-0p which will allow you to check out: Tents, Sleeping Bags, Mountain Bikes, Backpacks, Rafts, Kayaks, and more!

Get Involved and enjoy your time at the Laramie WyoTech!!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Staying Active in Laramie

Over 800 different students participated in extracurricular activities in Phase I. These ranged from Community Service and Life Skills where extra credit is awarded to Intramural Sports to out of town trips including: Steamboat Resort, the X-Games in Aspen, and a Monster Truck show in Colorado.

We hope to have even more participants in the upcoming phase! Here are a few activities to look forward to:

Guitar Hero 2/Texas Hold 'Em Tournament - February 17th @ 3pm
Come out to the Student Center and discover who is the true Guitar Hero. Enter to win or just see what it's all about...or show us your poker face. The winner of each table will advance to the champions table to compete for the WyoTech Poker Championship!

Steamboat Snowboard/Ski Trip - March
About $50 will buy you a lift ticket, transporation to and from one of the premiere resorts in the country, and lunch! Whether you are an experienced rider or just want try it out, this is a great deal!

Alcohol Awareness Week - March 5th - 8th
WyoTech is partnering with the University of Wyoming to educate our students about repsonsible alcohol behaviors. Students will receive extra credit for attendance as well as the opportunity to participate in fun activities including a "Beer Goggle" golf cart course.

Saturday Seminars - February - March
Knowledgeable WyoTech instructors volunteer their time to teach seminars on topics ranging from Carburetors to Fiberglass to Metalurgy. Students receive a certificate of completion for their attendance and participation!

Friday, December 22, 2006


Seats are limited and will go fast. This is an overnight trip to Aspen, CO for the annual Winter X-Games. $30 covers your transportation and lodging and the events are free. Sign up in Student Services now. Don't miss out!

Colorado Avalanche vs. Detroit Redwings

Hockey Fans...don't miss out! $37 buys your ticket and transportation to and from the Avs v. Red Wings on Saturday January 20th. Sign up in Student Services now. Tickets are limited.

Open House! Saturday January 6th

Come see the Student Center and enjoy some FREE Chili! The Open House will be held Saturday January 6th from 4pm - 8pm. See our weight lifting/fitness equipment, big screen TV, foosball, ping pong, pool, shuffleboard, and indoor golf net. You can also check out our c0-op equipment which is available for rental. This includes: backpacks, tents, mountain bikes, sleeping bags, and rafts.

For those of you who enjoy a little friendly competition or just want to stay active, come out to the Intramural Open House from 3pm - 5pm. Intramurals are held at the Civic Center on 710 Garfield, but you'll want to come in through the Custer St. entrance. See where you will play Intramurals, sign up, and shoot around!

We'll see you all there!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Student Thanksgiving Dinner - November 23

Struggling with plans for Thanksgiving? It can be hectic to try to make it home and back over the holiday weekend, so come join us. The annual WyoTech Thanksgiving Dinner will be held from 11:00am - 1:00pm on November 23rd in the Diesel Shop. This FREE dinner is hosted by WyoTech staff for students and their families. Over 600 attended last year. Tickets are available in Student Services.

Steamboat Ski/Snowboard Trip - December 2nd

Wax up the snowboards and skis...the new season is almost here! Whether you are an expert or a first timer, you'll want to take advantage of this deal. $50 will pay for your lift ticket, transportation to and from the Steamboat Resort, and lunch! That's tough to beat. Check out this link for weather updates from Steamboat and the picture of the day.


To reserve your spot sign up and pay in Student Services by Monday November 27th.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Metallurgy Seminar - November 18th

Develop your metal working skills and knowledge. Learn techniques for bending and manipulating metal. This seminar will be taught by Randy Calhoun in the Chassis Fab C Class on West Campus starting at 9am.

You will need to sign up in advance for this at the Student Services Office...don't wait! Over 200 students attended Jeff Homan's Carburetor Seminar and space will be limited.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Steamboat Big 6 Pass

Snowboarders and Skiers - On Monday October 23rd, representatives from Steamboat will be on campus to sell their "Big 6 Pass" which is only available for college students. This pass includes 6 days at one of the premier resorts in the nation for only $99! Passes will be available at the following times and locations:

North Campus (Student Center) - 10am - 12pm
West Campus (Business Office) - 12pm - 2pm
East Campus (Student Lounge) - 2pm - 4pm

Don't miss out - this will probably be your only opportunity to pick up this pass!

Texas Hold 'Em Tournament/LAN Party

Poker players...this is your chance. Come out to the Student Center this Saturday at 3pm to enter the Texas Hold 'Em Tournament. There will prizes for the winners: chips, cards, shufflers, etc....

Poker's not your game? Bring your X-Box or Playstation and link up with fellow gamers...the game is up to you!

No need to sign up. Show up at the Student Center. Snacks will be provided!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Welcome Back!

Hopefully everyone had a safe and enjoyable down week. Don't forget Life Skills Classes, Student Activities Council, and Intramural Sports will all start up again next week. Get involved.

Also, the Student Services Office still has discount tickets for:

  • 6 Flags @ Elitch Gardens ($23)
  • University of Wyoming Football Home Games ($13)
  • Movies at the Fox Theatre ($5.50)

Come see us.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Raising Awareness

Almost 500 WyoTech students attended Alcohol Awareness Day on Saturday. Students were given a free Alcohol Awareness T-Shirt and participated in over a dozen booths and activities. Students were educated on responsible drinking limits as well as the physical, financial, legal, and emotional consequences of excessive drinking.

A major theme was "0-1-3". This stands for 0 DUIs, 1 drink per hour maximum, and 3 drinks per night maximum. Following these limits will help students to stay below the level of impairment.

As always, the students especially enjoyed driving golf carts course while wearing drunk goggles and navigating the course in the "Drunk Goggle Challenge".

A swap meet, jalapeno eating competition, and a "Techer Toughman" were also included in the day's events. These events were free to enter and featured prizes donated by local businesses.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Dyno Day! September 17th, 2006

Student Activities Council and The Automotive Department have joined forces to bring you Dyno Day! We've heard all the talk; come test how your engine truly performs:

· (2) Horsepower
· (2) ¼ Mile/Reaction
· (2) Emissions
· (2) Horsepower
· (2) ¼ Mile/Reaction
· (2) One of the Above

All proceeds will be used to establish the Student Assistance Fund.

Dyno Day will start at 9am in the EMS Shop on North Campus. Sign up in Student Services by September 13th, 2006. Space is limited. Sign up now before it's too late!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Alcohol Awareness Day - September 16th

Extra Credit! Food! Toughman Competition! Eating Competitions! Dunk Tank! Swap Meet! Free T-Shirts! Golf Carts and Beer Goggles! Are you convinced yet? Alcohol Awareness starts at noon on Saturday September 16th at the West Campus. Come out to enjoy the activities and learn about responsible drinking behaviors, how to quit smoking, and much more.

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