Beginning in Fall 2022, individuals will be able to pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science Technology at Western Nevada College.

The study of Forest Science and paramedicine will enable firefighters to become more employable and earn higher salaries with fire agencies.

Once WNC’s fire science program is established and running, it will serve as a direct pipeline for prospective recruits for the Capital City Regional Fire Academy. The program still needs final approval from NSHE.

For more information, contact Ellie Dutton at and go to


Student News
Grads Making Preparations for Big Day; Reception with President on May 23
Graduates can order their caps, gowns and tassels online at, but students should be aware that it takes about a month for home deliveries. Future dates are being arranged on both the Carson City and Fallon campuses for these purchases.
Students Take Time to Show Support for Earth Day
ASWN presented a garbage cleanup day on campus during Earth Week.
Congratulations to Student Employee of Year for 2021-22
Devoted Financial Assistance Office employee Lesly Sanchez has been selected for this honor after being nominated for 3 straight years. Angelica Ramirez and April "Elena" Reyes were also nominated.
Students Enjoy Search for Golden Egg, More at Easter Fiesta
Students took a break from classes on the afternoon of April 14 to enjoy food, soft drinks, music, conversation and a campus-wide golden egg hunt during the Easter Fiesta.
WNC Introduces AIT to Fallon Students with Tech Express Mobile Lab
Western is uncovering the world of automated manufacturing, robotics, machining, blueprint reading and manufacturing technology to Oasis Academy and Churchill County High School students this spring.
It's Showtime for Student Artists!
Students must turn in submissions for the Carson City campus show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20-22 in the Bristlecone Art Gallery.
Plan Early for Fall, Summer Classes
Registration for summer and fall 2022 classes is now open for all students. Refer to for the courses offered.
Good News
Timely Save Mart Donations Make a Difference at WNC
Among Save Mart donations was a $10,000 grant contribution to the Wildcat Reserve, WNC’s food and hygiene pantry, created to address student food insecurity.
Welding Class Debuts in Hawthorne with Enthusiastic Turnout
WNC's first-ever welding class offered in Hawthorne has 12 students and is being led by James Richards, who has expertise in metal fabrication and diesel mechanics.
Gov. Sisolak Commits $5 Million to NSHE Community College Efforts
The legislation was proposed with the intent of aligning workforce training and programs offered by community colleges, to ensure that Nevadans are trained and ready to meet current workforce demands.
On Campus
DETR, WNC Pave ROADS for Better Lives in Nevada
ROADS helps underemployed and unemployed residents with training in manufacturing, health care, technology and building trades for better job stability and benefits.
CDC Raises $5K for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital with Trike-A-Thon
The children completed as many laps as possible to raise money for families who have children fighting cancer.
Help WNC Plan for Douglas Campus’ Future with Survey
The survey will help WNC determine future educational and training offerings at the Douglas campus.
Sheriff Furlong Visits Driver's Education Class
The driver’s ed students learned about the dangers of impaired driving, offensive vs. defensive driving, distracted driving, most frequent infractions committed by drivers, pedestrian crosswalk rules, and more.
Nine WNC Employees Celebrating April Anniversaries
Tristan Selzler and Harold Lichtenwald are celebrating their eighth anniversaries with the Nevada System of Higher Education this month.
Firemen Take Class for CDL Licensing at WNC
The one-day class included personnel from Carson City, North Lyon County, Truckee Meadows, Storey County, Incline Village and Central Lyon County fire departments.
Honoring Deaf History Month
This month, in honor of all of the amazing deaf and hard of hearing individuals who have contributed and sacrificed to deaf language, heritage and culture, WNC is spotlighting important historical dates.
CDC Plants Pinwheels to Raise Child Abuse Awareness
Although it was tough to plant some of the pinwheels because of dry conditions, the children were fortunate to see the wind pick up from time to time to see their pinwheels magically spin.
Former WNC Pitcher's Comeback Off the Charts
Evan Parker played for WNC in 2012 and 2013 and is trying to pitch in a game for the first time since 2015 because of repeated elbow surgeries.
Important Dates
ASWN Awards and Appreciation Event on April 28
The Associated Students of Western Nevada will recognize outstanding students, faculty and staff during its annual Awards and Appreciation Ceremony on April 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Carson Nugget Hall.
WNMTC to Show 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' in May
All performances are on weekends from May 6-15 at the Carson City Community Center, located at 851 E. William St., in Carson City.
Take Earth Day Tour to Site of Carson City Volcano
The college community is invited to join Dr. Kortemeier as she will identify rocks and discuss the geologic history of Eagle Valley during a one-hour tour on Friday, April 22.
Mike Thomas Lecture Series to Return to JCDO in May
Thomas will present "The Mountain Men" on Friday, May 20 and "Aliens in the Movies" on Saturday, May 21. Both talks are free.
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