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Welcome to Great Basin College!

2017 GBC Badge graphic. Great Basin College enriches people's lives by providing student-oriented, post-secondary education to rural Nevada!

As you prepare for your future, we welcome you to meet with our faculty and staff to discuss your own educational goals and how GBC can assist you in reaching your goals!

The main campus in Elko, Nevada is a comprehensive residential college. Branch campuses are located in Battle Mountain, Ely, Pahrump, and Winnemucca. There are satellite facilities in over a dozen communities across northern Nevada.


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Your Degree, Your Way!

Great Basin College is a pioneer in distance education as well as online education delivery, now offering 30 certificate and degree programs that are available completely online.

Courses are taught in traditional classroom settings, through distance delivery using high-tech interactive video technology and web-based learning platforms.

There are over 3800 students attending GBC, the vast majority of which would recommend GBC to a friend or relative. Since its founding in 1967, the college has awarded more than 5500 degrees and certificates. This past year, 432 certificates and degrees were awarded as well as scores of Recognitions of Achievement.






Bachelor Degrees

GBC Bachelor Degree.

Bachelor Degrees including Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) are typically four-year programs preparing graduates for professional positions and graduate study.

Associate Degrees

GBC Associate Degree.

Associate Degrees including Associate of Arts (AA) and the Associate of Science (AS) are typically two-year programs preparing the graduate for transferring to a four-year program of study. The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) is typically a two-year program preparing the graduate for an entry-level position or employment upgrade in a career or technical field.

Certificates of Achievement

GBC Certificates of Achievement.

A one-year Certificate of Achievement Program is typically an abbreviated form of a corresponding two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The shorter Certificate Program prepares students for specific job skills quickly.













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See attached information  [PDF file*


Regular hours: Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. See attached menu.  [PDF file*


Remembrance of the lives of more than 6 million Jews that were lost during the Holocaust. Opening reception April 19, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. GBC Library, McMullen Hall. Refreshments will be served. Open to the public. FREE admission. See attached file for more information.  [PDF file*


Stop by the Art Gallery in the Leonard Center for Student Life and view the student art show and Argentum presentation from April 24 through May 11, 2017.

Please join us at the closing reception on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, from 4-6 p.m. when we will also wish Cynthia Delaney farewell and success in her newest adventure!  [PDF file*


WHEN: Monday, April 24, 2017, 7:00 PM
WHERE: GBC Elko: GTA 130; ELY: GBC 114; Battle Mountain: GBC BM 4; Pahrump: GBC PVC 124; and Winnemucca: GBC 110
WHAT: An opportunity to learn about the different science-related programs offered at GBC and to learn about potential educational and career options.
WHO: Current GBC Students, High School Students, High School Guidance Counselors, GBC Advisors, Department Advisors and Staff at GBC


Join GBC, the Elko Area Chamber and FBLA for the Ultimate Networking Event!
Great Basin College students:
Take this opportunity to attend a professional networking session with the Elko Chamber Businesses. The purpose of this event is to help you develop skills in making professional contacts. Business cards are recommended and are available at an affordable rate in Media Services on the GBC Elko campus.
Who: GBC students
When: Monday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Great Basin College Leonard Center Solarium
What to wear: Professional dress is expected
RSVP: Please RSVP by April 28 to Rachel McAnany at   [See Website]    [PDF file*

AAS Nursing Program Applicant TEAS Testing

Admission/Entrance Exam (TEAS®) is required for all applicants to the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree. The TEAS® test will be administered at GBC.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 1, 2018 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
see attached file for more information
  [PDF file*


Don't miss the GBC Theatre production for a young audience of E.B. White's "Stuart Little". (adapted by Joseph Robinette)

Performances will be Thursday, May 11th at 6:30 p.m., and Friday May 12th and Saturday May 13th at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

General Admission: $5. Advance tickets available at the Controller's Office in Berg Hall, GBC Campus.

For more information, contact John Rice at 775-753-2240 or e-mail  [PDF file*






Important Dates

Important Dates.

Mar. 27-May 20 Spring Mini Session #2

Apr. 27 Official Course Drop Deadline - Spring Mini Session #2 Must drop class(es) by midnight 04/27/2017 to receive a "W" rather than an "F"

May 10 THIRD LATE START Payment Plan Payment Due

May 12 Instruction Ends

May 15-19 Final Exam Week

May 19 ABE/ESL Instruction Ends

May 20 GBC Graduation

May 23 Grades Due

May 23 Grades Due - Spring Mini Session #2

May 26 CTE Instruction Ends


June 12-Aug. 5 Summer Session

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2016-2017 Academic Calendar

2016-2017 Academic Calendar.

Fall Semester - 2016

Consult Class Schedule - Testing / Advisement / Orientation / Registration

  • August 15: CTE Faculty Return
  • August 15-19: CTE Housing Check-Ins Begin
  • August 18: Faculty Return
  • August 22: CTE Instruction Begins
  • August 22-26: Regular Housing Check-Ins Begin
  • August 22-26: Faculty In-Service
  • August 26: CTE Orientation
  • August 29: Instruction Begins
  • August 29-October 22: Fall Mini-Session #1
  • September 5: Labor Day Holiday
  • October 14: Disclosure of Student Record Opt Out Deadline
  • October 14: Fall Graduation Application Deadline
  • October 24-December 17: Fall Mini-Session #2
  • October 28: Nevada Day Holiday
  • November 2*: Official Course Drop Deadline
  • November 2: Audit/Credit Change Deadline
  • November 11: Veterans’ Day Holiday
  • November 23: CTE Instruction Ends
  • November 24-25: Thanksgiving Recess
  • December 9: Instruction Ends
  • December 12-16: Final Exam Week
  • December 16: Fall Graduation
  • December 20: Grades Due


Spring Semester - 2017

Consult Class Schedule - Testing / Advisement / Orientation / Registration

  • December 19, 2016-January 21, 2017: Winter Session
  • January 2: New Years Day Holiday
  • January 2-6: CTE Housing Check-Ins Begin
  • January 3: CTE Faculty Return
  • January 3: CTE Instruction Begins
  • January 11: Faculty Return
  • January 16-20: Regular Housing Check-Ins Begin
  • January 16: Martin Luther King Holiday
  • January 17-20: Faculty In-Service
  • January 23-March 18: Spring Mini Session #1
  • January 23: Instruction Begins
  • February 20: Presidents’ Day Holiday
  • March 10: Disclosure of Student Record Opt Out Deadline
  • March 15: Graduation Application Deadline
  • March 20-25: Spring Recess
  • March 27-May 20: Spring Mini Session #2
  • April 5*: Official Course Drop Deadline
  • April 5: Audit/Credit Change Deadline
  • May 12: Instruction Ends
  • May 15-19: Final Exam Week
  • May 20: Graduation
  • May 23: Grades Due
  • May 26: CTE Instruction Ends
  • May 29: Memorial Day Holiday
  • Summer Instruction Begins: June 12-August 5
  • Independence Day Holiday: July 4

*This is the designated date at the time of publication of this catalog, but it is subject to change per Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents’ Policy. Please see the most current dates at

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