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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 now March 24, 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.

Make a Difference on Campus, Run for Student Government

Students interested in making a difference at WNC are encouraged to run for student government. Organize campus events, represent WNC, develop leadership skills and more.

Deadline Extended: Apply by March 24 for Scholarships

The scholarship application for 2017-18 scholarships is available at
The application deadline has been extended to March 24.

WNC Specialty Crop Institute Presents The Lean Farm Workshop

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute will offer The Lean Farm Workshop on Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the WNC Carson City campus, 2201 W. College Parkway.

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.

Douglas County School District All In with WNC Jump Start Program

Douglas County School District All In with WNC Jump Start Program

Students entering their junior or senior year at Douglas in 2017-18 will have the opportunity to receive dual credit through Western Nevada College’s Jump Start program.

Congratulations to Student Employee of Year Nominees

Seven students have been nominated for Western Nevada College Student Employee of the Year.

WNC Specialty Crop Institute Announces Farm to Table Trade Meeting

The Farm to Table Trade Meeting is set for 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 10 at Hidden Valley Country Club, 3575 E. Hidden Valley Drive, Reno.

Automotive Mechanics, Auto Body Repair Training Leads to Employment

Western Nevada College’s Automotive Mechanics/Automotive Auto Body departments offer individuals the training necessary to become employed by local repair shops.

WNC Jump Start College Program Recognized

Western Nevada College’s dual-credit Jump Start College program was recently selected for a State Exemplar Award.