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At Western Nevada College, we're here to help you meet your academic goals in a friendly, supportive campus environment. Western students enjoy strong academic programs, smaller classes, and knowledgeable professors who really care about them.

Whether you are a recent high school graduate or a returning adult student, and whether you want to prepare for a career, or move up in your current job, you'll find a path to success at Western.

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Since 1971, Western Nevada College has helped students prepare for careers, earn a college degree, and get started on the road to success. WNC offers high quality and affordable college education, in a caring environment that respects the individual. Many Western grads become leaders in their communities and excel in their professions. Western reaches out to everyone with multiple campuses, learning centers and online classes.

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Spring Semester Registration Under Way

Spring semester registration for new and returning students is under way at Western Nevada College. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 23.

Apply Now for Financial Aid and Scholarships

The scholarship application for 2017-18 scholarships is available at
The application deadline is March 5.

How to Know if Campuses are Closed for Weather or Emergency

Campus closure notices will be posted on the college home page, and notices will be provided to all major TV and radio stations, as well as local newspapers for online publication.

Promising Job Outlook for Teaching in Nevada

WNC has taken measures to help students interested in pursuing an education degree. A partnership with Nevada State College School of Education enables students who complete their AA degree at WNC to take simulcast and online classes from NSC to complete their bachelor’s degree.

WNC Adds Web Services to Help Students Register

The college has upgraded its online services to students, providing answers to questions through a live chat, scheduling appointments with key student service officers and presenting a class wish list option.

Nursing Students Make the Holidays Brighter for Local Children

WNC’s National Student Nurses Association is participating in the Salvation Army of Carson City’s Angel Tree toy campaign for needy children in the community.

Toys for Tots Fundraiser Unites Fallon Campus

The Associated Students of Western Nevada participated in the Toys for Tots fundraiser, “Fallon Lights of Christmas,” purchasing one of the 50 live potted trees at the Western Heritage Barn on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Thomas to Give Free Saturday Lecture on Inventor Tesla

Mike Thomas will focus on Nikola Tesla, the “mad scientist,” during a free lecture on Saturday, Dec. 10 at WNC’s Jack C. Davis Observatory.

$1.45M Science Lab Renovation Means Great Things for Students

When the renovation of Western Nevada College’s biophysical science and cadaver labs is completed next fall, students pursuing careers in medical and science fields stand to benefit the most from the $1.45 million project funded by the William N. Pennington Foundation.

Take Accelerated Music, Journalism Classes During Break

WNC is offering credit classes in journalism and music before the start of the spring semester, from Monday, Jan. 3 through Friday, Jan. 20.

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