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Meachell Walsh
Director, 775.327.2357

Brenda Gonzales
Accountability Specialist, 775.327.2356

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Adult Basic Education

Our Adult Basic Education (ABE) program serves both native English speaking and Transition ESL students who need to improve Basic English and math skills before enrolling in a High School Equivalency (HSE) or College class. These skills also help students succeed in the workplace and day to day life.

The ABE program at GBC will help you:

  • Improve basic reading, writing and math skills
  • Feel safe and comfortable while improving your skills
  • Build self-confidence, so that you can fully participate in your community while reaching your personal goals
  • Enhance job skills so that you can obtain a job or receive a promotion
  • Reach academic goals, such as entering HSE and College classes

Adult Basic Education classes are offered in the following communities of our service area:

Elko Adult Learning Center
1020 Elm Street
Elko, NV 89801

The Adult Learning Center building in Elko also houses the Adult High School Diploma Program, which the college supports in cooperation with the Elko County School District.

Owyhee Adult Learning Center
300 College Avenue
Owyhee, NV 89832

Pahrump Valley Adult Learning Center
551 E. Calvada Blvd.
Pahrump, NV 89048

West Wendover Adult Learning Center
2332 Florence Avenue, Room 180
West Wendover, NV 89883

The Wendover ESL Program is a 21st Century grant collaboration between Great Basin College and the Elko County School District.

Winnemucca Adult Learning Center
5490 Kluncy Canyon Road
Winnemucca, NV 89445

For more information, contact your local center.

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Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 4,000 students are enrolled annually online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada's largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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