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Due to inclement weather, WNC campuses will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20. Campuses will also be closed Saturday, Jan. 21. The Saturday closure specifically impacts a driver education class and the American Legion Oratorical Contest, hosted by the Veterans Resource Center, which are cancelled for tomorrow. Note: Students are encouraged to make any outstanding payments online, however the payment deadline will be extended to Friday, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m.

Mission and Themes

Mission Statement

Western Nevada College inspires success in our community through opportunities that cultivate creativity, intellectual growth and technological excellence, in an environment that nurtures individual potential and respects differences.

Institutional Themes

Student Success

  • Students graduate with a degree or certificate.
  • Students engage in the college experience.


Institutional Excellence

  • WNC is the educational institution of choice in western Nevada.
  • All academic programming is of the highest quality.
  • All support programs and services meet the needs of the WNC community.
  • WNC has an exemplary system of governance and management.
  • WNC strives for institutional sustainability.


One College Serving Many Communities

  • WNC promotes access to higher education in western Nevada.
  • WNC serves as a catalyst for personal and community enrichment.
  • WNC promotes community connections.