Thursday, February 28, 2013

Highlighting: Criminal Justice & Homeland Security

For the month of March, the Fortier Library is highlighting WMCC's Criminal Justice/Homeland Security program.

"The Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice/Homeland Security deals with the causes of crime and its control through the various components of the criminal justice system, with emphasis on management and administrative concerns. The events of September 11, 2001 and the ensuing Patriot Act of 2001 affected the awareness of law enforcement and the manner in which they carry out their duties. The program is broadly based and includes courses which cover law enforcement, the court, and corrections. These courses, coupled with our general education requirements, provide our graduates with the background necessary for success in the Criminal Justice field. The program is designed to allow both pre- and in-service students to complete the degree on either a full or part-time basis in preparation for professional careers, and to continue their studies, if desired, through subsequent matriculation at a four-year college.

Upon Completion of the program graduates will be qualified for law enforcement positions on local, state and federal levels including positions with the Department of Homeland Security."  
From the College web page; for more information, visit: 

Contact our Admissions Office at 603-752-1113 x 3000 to enroll in this fascinating field!

The library has a great collection of materials for our students, or for anyone interested in all facets of law enforcement.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Year of Wonders

In the acclaimed historical novel Year of Wonders: a Novel of the Plague, author Geraldine Brooks introduces us to housemaid Anna Frith and her remote village in England.  The year was 1666, when an infected bolt of cloth carried the plague from London to Anna's village of Eyam. Through the following year, illness, superstition and fear threaten to destroy the village, but for the young woman who becomes a reluctant heroine.

Copies of the book and audio are available in the library.

The discussion group will meet at noon on Friday, March 22, in Room 122.  Bring your lunch!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Closing due to snowstorm

Due to the snowstorm, 
WMCC and the 
Fortier Library  
will close from  
12:00 p.m. on  
Friday, Feb. 8
and will  
reopen on 
Monday Feb. 11.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Highlighting: Automotive Programs

For the month of February, the WMCC Fortier Library is highlighting our Automotive Technology program. 

From our website, some quick introductions to the Associates Degree programs in Automotive Technology and Automotive Service Management:

"There are over 254 million vehicles on U.S. roads today. All of them require service periodically. More than one million men and women work at servicing these vehicles. Each year thousands of jobs become available for automotive technicians, trained to diagnose and repair the complex electronic and computer systems in today's vehicles.

"Automotive repair professionals need to have up-to-date technical information at their command. The Associate Degree program in Automotive Technology combines in-depth theory with extensive practical training in a well-equipped lab. The program is NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) certified. Students are also responsible for running the program's auto parts store, where they gain valuable experience in inventory, stock control and ordering.
Graduates of the program possess extensive knowledge of state-of-the-art mechanical, electrical/electronic and computer systems used in today's automobiles. They have expertise in using micrometers, calipers, multimeters, engine analyzers, scan tools, torches and welders, computerized alignment systems, brake lathes, emissions analyzers and valve and seat reconditioning equipment. Students also learn to utilize the ALLDATA and the Mitchell On-Demand Computerized Automotive Service Information systems.

 "As America's automotive industry grows, so too do the number and size of dealerships. These businesses require individuals who possess strong management skills, coupled with a background in automotive technology. The Associate Degree Program in Automotive Service Management meets these needs... Upon graduation, students have the skills required to secure positions as assistant service manager, parts and service consultant, service advisor, service manager, and general manager."

For more information on these programs, contact instructors Al Host ( or Troy Lachance (  To find out about all of our programs, visit the WMCC website at: