A Message from President Chester (Chet) Burton
I bid you a warm welcome to Western Nevada College, on behalf of the entire student-centered, dedicated faculty and staff. We at Western really believe in our motto, “Start Here, Go Anywhere.” Everything we do each day that you are at Western will be geared toward preparing you for the next step in your life, be it a career, transfer to another college or university, or continuing the lifelong learning process. Everyone here at Western is 100% committed to helping you reach your academic and career goals. We strive to do this in a positive, student-centric environment.
We are fortunate to be located at the base of the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains and a very short distance to beautiful Lake Tahoe. In addition to our academic programs and learning opportunities, you will have the opportunity to enjoy some of the finest recreational opportunities in the entire United States, including skiing, water recreation, hiking, mountain biking, and climbing.
Beyond our main campus in Carson City, Nevada’s capital, we offer satellite campuses in the communities of Fallon and Gardnerville. We strive to be totally committed to the communities we serve, endeavoring to tailor learning opportunities to student needs, be it in a classroom, laboratory or technical facility, or through distance learning using interactive video technology and web based learning tools.
At Western, we seek to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to pursue a career and personal goals. Our counseling, financial assistance and student services staffs are second to none. Make an appointment with them so they may help you determine your desires and goals, and develop a plan both academically and financially to get you to the finish line. You will receive personalized attention and focus that you may not find at a larger school. We are personally committed to seeing our students succeed.
The decision of where to attend college is a major milestone in your life. I personally invite you to meet with our faculty and staff to discuss your goals and learn how Western Nevada College can help you achieve those goals. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you at some point along your educational journey.
President Chet Burton