Adult Literacy & Language

The Adult Literacy and Language office empowers people who are choosing educational opportunities that will enable them to reach their life, work, civic, family and personal goals.

Literacy instruction, English language learning and GED Preparation are available to adults who qualify, through a federally-funded grant dispersed by the Nevada Department of Education. Services are offered year-round and include classes, on-line instruction, tutoring, transition courses, and a computer based instruction lab. Students will typically move from one type of instruction to another and will be assisted the transition into for-credit college curriculum classes.

Literacy Instruction

Instruction may be provided to students who lack skills sufficient for successful college work. Prospective students will be administered a broad-based skills assessment to determine educational needs. Learning plans specific to student needs will be developed based on the assessment.

High School Equivalency Exam Preparation

Instructional services are provided in Carson City, Fallon and Douglas to students who have not graduated from high school to help them prepare for the High School Equivalency exams: TASC, HiSET, or GED. Prospective students will be administered a broad-based skills assessment and a GED practice test to determine individual strengths and weaknesses congruent with exam criteria. Students will meet with a staff member to develop a learning plan specific to their educational goals.

English Language Learning

Non-native English speakers can improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in structured, intensive courses offered throughout the school year. Prospective students will be administered a reading comprehension exam upon admission and placed into a class appropriate for their English learning level.

Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship

This course will focus on a brief overview of U.S. History, laws and regulations of the United States government, how to be an active participant in a community and the process of becoming a naturalized citizen. Morning and evening sections of this course will be offered beginning in February.


  • Monday–Thursday: 8 am – 8 pm
  • Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
For additional information, please contact:
Adult Literacy & Language
Western Nevada College
Bristlecone Building 340
2201 West College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-4451

© 2015 Western Nevada College
Privacy Policy | Important Notices | WNC en Español | Home
Information: 775-445-3000
General Questions: