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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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Receive up to $2,500 for your college expenses.

The WNC Foundation awards scholarships to students on the basis of academics, field of study, financial need, activities, community service, and a variety of other criteria.

  • Applying is fast & easy
  • Many scholarships are available
  • Up to $200,000 will be awarded
  • Last year, one out of every two applicants received a scholarship
  • Many students received more than one scholarship

The deadline to apply for WNC Scholarships is March 5, 2017.

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WNC relies on donations from private donors like you to continue to offer the programs, facilities and scholarship support our students deserve. Now more than ever, WNC needs you to join in to help ensure academic and career success for WNC students. Make a donation today.

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Latest News

New Students Can Apply Now to Attend WNC This Fall

Encourage your friends to take the first step toward a college degree by applying for the 2017 fall semester at WNC.

Apply Now for Spring Graduation

Each student seeking a degree or a certificate of achievement is required to submit an online Application for Graduation to Admission and Records. Friday, March 3, is the deadline to apply for spring graduation.

WNC College Day – Friday, March 10

High School seniors are invited to visit WNC’s Carson campus to learn about college life.

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.

WNC Offers Variety of Career Pathways in Construction

WNC Offers Variety of Career Pathways in Construction

WNC is doing its part to fill the employment pipeline by offering a variety of career pathways for individuals who are considering a career in construction.

Students Receive Internationally Recognized Siemens Credential

Nine WNC advanced manufacturing and mechatronics students were recently honored earning the Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems certification.

Job Fair Set for March 17

WNC has partnered with Carson City Health and Human Services for a Job Fair on March 17 from 2-4 p.m. at the Carson Community Center.

Workshop to Help Growers with Sales, Customer Base

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute will offer the Farm Direct Marketing Sales, Service & Signs Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at the WNC Carson City campus.

Women’s Heart Health the Focus of Feb. 28 Talk

Western Nevada College’s Healthy Campus Committee is welcoming Carmella Downing of Carson Tahoe Health’s Cardiology department to speak on Tuesday, Feb. 28.