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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Community Education?

A tree in front of Virgil Getto Hall.Community Education classes are offered in addition to the college’s instructional program. College credit is not given for our classes and there are no grades. Community Education classes provide instruction in special interest topics. Classes must be self-supporting through participant fees. Fees are calculated to cover instructor salaries, supplies, facility rental and administrative costs.

Where is the Community Education Office located?

We are located at 160 Campus Way, Fallon, NV 89406, at the Fallon Western Nevada College campus. Our phone number is 775-423-7565.

What are Community Education office hours?

Office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.  Regular holidays and breaks observed.

Who can sign up for Community Education classes?

Community Education classes are open to anyone throughout the community.

Why should I sign up early?

Early sign up guarantees a seat in the class. It is based on first-come, first-served. Please try to sign up at least 5 days before the start date. Your enrollment could make the difference as to whether a class is a go or cancelled.

What happens if a class is cancelled?

If Community Education cancels a class for any reason, those pre-registered will be notified by telephone or email, provided they have given us a daytime number and email address, and payment will be refunded in full.

Where are Community Education classes held?

Most classes are held at the Fallon Campus. Please be aware of the location of your class which can be found on your student confirmation or located in the catalog. If a class is moved the door will have a posting with new class information, and students will be emailed as well.

Where can I view maps of the Western Nevada College?

You can view a map of the Fallon campus from our Home page.  There is a link located at the bottom of the home page “Campuses”.

What happens to my personal information?

Western Nevada College Community Education department is committed to protecting your privacy on-line. We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. We may use the information collected to contact you regarding course information, promotional updates, specials, and new additions to the Community Education website. Also, we do not store your credit card number on our website.

Trouble receiving email sent to your email address?

To avoid being inadvertently blocked by SPAM settings, we recommend that students and instructors simply add our organization email address to your personal address book Be sure to check you JUNK mail to see if an email was diverted there.  Updates regarding classes are often sent via email, so be sure to resolve any email issues that may occur.

Can I register on the day of class?

Yes, as long as the class has not been cancelled. It is best to sign up at least 5 days in advance of the class.

To whom do I pay the supplies fee?

If a class has a supplies fee it will indicate in the class description to whom and when the fee is due.

What is Community Education’s refund policy?

Please call our office at 775-423-7565 to request to withdraw from a class. Requests must be made five (5) days prior to the starting date of the class.  A refund will be granted, less a $10 transaction fee. Because Community Education courses are self-supporting, we count on registration fees for our instructors’ salaries and to cover supply and equipment costs. Therefore, we cannot issue refunds once the course begins. Refunds are not issued for missed classes. However, a full refund is automatically granted if class is cancelled by the Community Education Office.

Can I register over the phone?

Definitely. Please call 775-423-7565 and we will be happy to register you over the phone.

Can I register my child in Community Education classes?

Yes, however be sure to check the class description for any age requirements. All classes are for students 18 years of age or older unless otherwise indicated.