Important Dates Summer and Fall 2024

New Books Skills Training Center June-August


G - Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
GV 1469.3 .G34 2022  The amazing world of video game development / Denis Galanin.
GV 1469.3 .H33 2022  How to make a video game all by yourself : 10 steps, just you and a computer / by Matt Hackett.

H - Social Sciences
HD 9683 .A2 B43 2022  A to Z book on residential HVAC service business : mastering a thriving residential HVAC business / Wendell Bedell.
HD 9683 .A2 M33 2019  Build and grow your HVAC business : how I turned 74 into a multi-million dollar company / Greg McAfee.
REF HF 5382.5 .U5 O23 2021‑31  Occupational outlook handbook / U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Q - Science
Q 325.5 .S26 2019  Machine learning : the absolute complete beginner's guide to learn and understand machine learning from beginners, intermediate, advanced, to expert concepts / Steven Samelson.
Q 335 .R34 2021  The beginner's guide to AI / David Rainey.
QA 76.6 .C53 2022  Computer programming for beginners : fundamentals of programming terms and concepts / Nathan Clark.
QA 76.76 .S69 A45 2020  How to protect your PC : the ultimate guide to protecting your PC / Balthizar Allitur Shieto.
QA 76.774 .M435 W55 2020  Exploring Windows 10 / Kevin Wilson.

T - Technology
T 55 .F75 2018  Fundamentals of occupational safety and health / Mark A. Friend and James P. Kohn.
T 379 .H34 2018  Hammer's blueprint reading basics / Charles A. Gillis.
T 386 .A97 F36 2022  AutoCAD / by Ralph Grabowski.
TH 6235 .T46 2021  2022 national plumbing & HVAC estimator / by James A. Thomson.
TH 7011 .D38 2022  HVAC troubleshooting guide : a concise guide to HVAC troubleshooting / Colin Daxton.
TH 7011 .N38 2021  HVAC system basic beginner's handbook : practical guide to hvac system / Harold Nathan.
TH 7015 .C37 2018  At your best as an HVAC/R tech : your playbook for building a successful career and launching a thriving small business as an HVAC/R technician / Juan Carosso.
TJ 147 .B35 2022  Electrical and mechanical engineering / David Baker.
TJ 211 .J34 2022  Robotics simplified : an illustrative guide to learn fundamentals of robotics, including kinematics, motion control, and trajectory planning / Jisu Elsa Jacob, Manjunath N.
TJ 1189 .K453 2022  The CNC handbook / Hans B. Kief, Helmut A. Roschiwal, Karsten Schwarz.
TK 5101 .S88 2020  Systems electronic communication technician.
TK 7816 .B344 2020  Electronics for beginners : a practical introduction to schematics, circuits, and microcontrollers / Jonathan Bartlett.
TK 7887 .G67 2021  Troubleshooting & maintaining PCS all-in-one / by Dan Gookin.
TK 9965 .P532 2017  Make : easy electronics / Charles Platt.
TK 9965 .P533 2021  Make : electronics / Charles Platt.
TS 183 .H37 2020  Introduction to advanced manufacturing / [Ramy Harik, Thorsten Wuest].
TS 205 .B46 2021  Metal fabrication processes & applications : learn fabricated metals used in product making / James Benson.
TS 205 .W34 2018  Modern metalworking. Workbook / by John R. Walker, Kenneth W. Stier.
TS 227 .C36 2018  At your best as a welder : your playbook for building a successful career and launching a thriving small business as a welder / Juan Carosso.
TS 227 .F37 2022  Welding / by Steven Robert Farnsworth.
TS 227 .W23 2021  Welding for beginners : an instruction handbook to weld, cut, and shape metal with 10 welding projects included plus tips, tricks and tools to get you started / by Luke Wade.
TS 227.2 .W45 2022  Welding symbols hand chart : welding symbols and their explanations with cross section examples / WeldingPros.
TT 153 .W2 2019  Basic workshop technology : (manufacturing process) / Felix W.
TT 201 .H2183 2022  16 metalworking workshop projects for home machinists : practical and useful ideas for the small shop / Harold Hall.
TT 221 .R53 2016  The home blacksmith / Ryan Ridgway.

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  • Vernon Campus
    4400 College Drive
    Vernon, TX 76384
  • Century City Center
    4105 Maplewood
    Wichita Falls, TX 76308
  • Skills Training Center
    2813 Central Expressway East
    Wichita Falls, TX 76302
1970 marked the beginning of Vernon College. Throughout this decade the College continued to grow and more students enrolled in both on- and off-campus courses. On January 20, 1970, a majority of the citizens of Wilbarger County voted to create the Wilbarger County Junior College District. Following that decision, Vernon Regional Junior College was established and on April 9, 1970, the newly elected Board of Trustees appointed Dr. David L. Norton as the College’s first president. Campus construction began in May 1971, and included an Academic Science Center, Administration-Fine Arts Center, Applied Arts Center, Library, and Student Center. The following year, on September 5, 1972, classes met for the first time on the Vernon campus with a total of 608 students. On August 1, 1974, Dr. Jim M. Williams became the College’s second president. In the fall semester of that year, combined on- and off-campus enrollment exceeded 800 students. During the 1975-76 academic year, the College expanded its services to include a learning center on Sheppard Air Force Base. During this year, enrollment in credit courses, both on- and off-campus, rose to a level of 1,199. The scope of the Vocational Nursing Program was enlarged during the 1976-77 academic year with the assumption of the Bethania School of Vocational Nursing in Wichita Falls. In August 1976 the Physical Education Center was dedicated in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. King longtime benefactors of Vernon College. Growth and changes continued during the 1980s. In August 1980 a Student Residence Center, designed to house 128 students, opened for occupancy. Further expansion of program offerings in the Wichita Falls area was accomplished through absorption of an existing proprietary school that was renamed the Vernon College Technical Center and the integration of the nursing program from the Wichita Falls Independent School District. On March 22, 1982, Dr. Joe Mills took over the leadership of the College as the third president. That fall, the College fielded its first intercollegiate rodeo team. During 1983-84, the Department of Cosmetology and the Career Development Center (previously known as the North Texas Skills Center) were established in Wichita Falls. On the Vernon campus, the Chaparral Center was completed, and the Pease River farm purchased through a state land trade. The following academic year, 1984-85, Vernon College reached a record credit enrollment of 1,863 and a record continuing education enrollment of 7,056 registrations. A Vocational Nursing Program opened in Seymour, and the Board of Trustees established a college foundation and approved an agreement to allow construction of the Red River Valley Museum on the Vernon campus. In February 1987 the College played its first intercollegiate baseball game on the Vernon campus. During May of that year, the new Natatorium was opened in the King Physical Education Center. A newly constructed Athletic Dormitory opened to house 28 athletes in August 1988. In October, Trustees voted to add women’s volleyball as a varsity sport, effective with the fall 1989 semester. In May 1989 Vernon College moved all Wichita Falls programs to one centralized location—Century City Center. Since the College opened its doors 38 years ago, many individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations have made an investment in our students through the creation of endowed and annual scholarships. As of this year, more than 100 scholarship funds are available to help students pursue their educational dreams.VERNON COLLEGE PHILOSOPHY: Vernon College is a constantly evolving institution, dedicated primarily to effective teaching and regional enhancement. With this dedication to teaching and to the community, the College encourages open inquiry, personal and social responsibility, critical thinking, and life-long learning for students, faculty, and other individuals within its service area. The College takes as its guiding educational principle the proposition that, insofar as available resources permit, instruction should be adapted to student needs. This principle requires both flexibility in instructional strategies and maintenance of high academic standards. Strong programs of assessment and accountability complement this educational principle. VC accepts the charge of providing a college atmosphere free of bias, in which students can exercise initiative and personal judgment, leading to a greater awareness of personal self-worth. It strives to provide every student with opportunities to develop the tools necessary to become a contributing, productive member of society. Vision VERNON COLLEGE VISION: Vernon College will promote a culture of success for our students and communities through learner-centered quality instructional programs and exemplary services. Values VERNON COLLEGE VALUES: Vernon College promotes a culture of success through our shared values and commitment to: Accessibility Accountability Building Relationships Diversity Inclusion Innovation Leadership Quality Student Success Teamwork Our values define who we are and guide us in conducting our business every day. Our values are our morals – what is important to us at our college. Mission VERNON COLLEGE MISSION The mission of Vernon College is teaching, learning, and leading. Vernon College is a comprehensive community college that integrates education with opportunity through our instructional programs and student support services by means of traditional and distance learning modes. Therefore, to fulfill its mission, the College will provide access, within its available resources, to: Career technical/workforce programs up to two years in length leading to associate degrees or certificates; Career technical/workforce programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled and skilled occupations; Freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences, including the curricula leading to associate and baccalaureate degrees; Ongoing adult education programs for occupational upgrading or personal enrichment; Compensatory education programs designed to fulfill the commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students; ; A continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals; Career technical/workforce development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs; Support services for educational programs and college-related activities; Adult literacy and other basic skills programs for adults; and Other To help prospective and current students, faculty, and staff locate important information about Vernon College, this webpage provides links to helpful information on a variety of government mandated and consumer information. Examples are academic programs, cost of attendance, financial aid, safety and security, and institutional financial reports. Vernon College’s presentation of this information complies with the Higher Education Act, as amended, and implementing regulations.