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Community/Continuing Education

Community/Continuing Education

Continuing Education offers non-credit, self-supporting classes and events that enrich the cultural, social, and recreational life of the community. This includes special interest courses, workshops, Motorcycle Rider Courses, Driver Education, and “College for Kids.” Fees and locations vary per class.

College for Kids

An educational enrichment program is offered to challenge and entertain children in the community. Access the current College for Kids schedule and see the classes available in each community location.

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Driver Education

New drivers can prepare for the challenges of driving (and driver license testing) in the Western Nevada College Driver Education Program. The non-credit course meets four days for 30 hours of classroom training, and is open to students age 15 and older.

WNC’s Driver Education Program meets the training requirements to obtain a Nevada driver’s license. The course uses lectures, videos and interactive CD’s to cover Nevada driving regulations, basic vehicle control, and driving maneuvers in various environments and situations. The comprehensive course also discusses the added challenges of inexperience and youthful attitudes. Guest speakers bring a wealth of knowledge in the areas of traffic safety and enforcement and insurance.

Students must be at least 15 years of age on the last day of class to be eligible to take the course. Most insurance companies will give a discount for taking a 30-hour driver education course. Students should check with their insurance provider to clarify their individual policy.

During the academic year, classes usually meet four Saturdays in a row, excluding holiday weekends. The classes meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a half-hour lunch break. During winter break, spring break and summer, classes usually meet four days in a row. Students must bring their lunch as college food services are not available. Classes cost $100.

Please Note: This is a non-refundable class and payment is due at time of registration.

Economic/Workforce Development

Western Nevada College provides educational opportunities and training solutions for business, industries and government or non-profit agencies within its widespread service area. Assessment, instruction and evaluation are essential components of WNC’s programs that include topics such as supervisory training, industrial safety and customer service. Education and training for credit or non-credit can be delivered on-site at the organization or at WNC campuses in Carson City, Fallon or Minden, or in rural communities. Training can also be customized to meet the specific needs of both employers and employees. The development of new programs is often the result. Adaptability and flexibility are key to customized instruction that can be offered at any time during the year, with days and times chosen at the convenience of the organization.

Motorcycle Safety

The Motorcycle Safety program is located at the WNC Carson campus and is designed to teach students basic motorcycle safety. Please visit the Motorcycle Safety page for more information.