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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 Foundation

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

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.

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.

February Class to Help Substitute Teachers

Improve your teaching effectiveness by enrolling in Management Methods for Substitutes at Western Nevada College. The class meets from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 11 and Feb. 25.

Machine Tool Program Provides Skills, Credentials Manufacturers Covet

Learn the skills necessary to become employed by a Northern Nevada manufacturer through a 16-week accelerated Machine Tool Technology program at WNC. Machinists are receiving more pay, finding better job opportunities and providing additional expertise to manufacturers.

Couple Passes Challenge Exams for Credit in Construction Classes

A Washoe Valley couple has parlayed their experience and knowledge in the construction trade into academic credit at Western Nevada College.

WNC’s Seasoned Jump Start Program Adding to Success

Now in its third year, Western Nevada College’s Jump Start College has evolved into a highly successful, dynamic program that is providing a variety of higher education benefits to Nevada high school students.

Career and Technical Education Offers Something for Everyone

Western Nevada College’s CTE Division offers a range of degrees, certificates of achievement, and certification and licensing preparation so students can meet their higher education goals and find careers that suit their goals and skills.

WNC Announces 297 Students on Fall Dean’s List

Western Nevada College has named 297 students to the Fall 2016 Dean’s List.

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