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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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Please see attached information  [PDF file*


All students enrolled for six credits or more are encouraged to apply for any unclaimed scholarships. To be considered for the need based scholarships, student must complete the 2017-18 FAFSA. Application deadline: Friday, August 25, 2017. Scholarship application available online at link below. Please see attached PDF file for more details.   [See Website]    [PDF file*


View the 'Great American Eclipse' Monday, Aug. 21 from 9 -10:30 a.m. in the Reynolds Amphitheater. FREE, eclipse viewing glasses will be available. Max view of the eclipse in Elko is at 10:27 a.m.  [PDF file*

Elko County Saves Lives! ZERO Suicides 2017

The public is encouraged to attend!
Tuesday and Wednesday, August 29-30: ASIST Training: Suicide First Aid
Thursday, August 31: SafeTALK Training
Saturday, September 9: 12th Annual Walk in Memory, Walk for Hope
Wednesday, September 13: Save Lives! ZERO Suicides Reception and Presentation
Please see attached information for locations and times
For more information, Contact Lynette Vega 775.397.1911 or Stormy Remington 775.385.6569
  [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
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Important Dates

Important Dates.

Aug. 14-18 CTE Housing Check-Ins Begin

Aug. 17-28 Advisement Students should meet with their advisor about programs, classes and schedules. Advisement is available through the Admission Advising and Career Center. Call (775)753-2180 to schedule an appointment.

Aug. 21 CTE Instruction Begins with Orientation

Aug. 21-25 Regular Housing Check-Ins Begin

Aug. 21 ECLIPSE VIEWING Eclipse Viewing 9:00 am-10:30 am

Aug. 22 Fees Payable All fees must be received by the Controller's Office no later than 5:00 p.m. After this date, fees for walk-in and online registration are due and payable at the time of registration. Late fees will be assessed and bills are not mailed.

Aug. 22 Authorizations Due Agency/Employer Tuition Payment, full- and part-time Grant-In_Aid, and other third party authorizations, etc., must be received by the Controller's office by 5:00 p.m.

The Student Financial Services (SFS) office can only pay for courses enrolled in by September 3, 2017. If you enroll in course work after that date, SFS cannot pay for your courses.

Aug. 22 FIRST Regular Payment Plan Payment Due

Aug. 25 CTE Orientation

Aug. 26 Extended Hours 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. For your convenience, the following departments have extended their service hours: Admission's and Records, Controller's Office, Financial Aid, and the Bookstore (

Aug. 28 Instruction Begins

Aug. 28 ABE/ESL Registration and Instruction Begins

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2016-2017 Academic Calendar

2016-2017 Academic Calendar.

Spring Semester - 2017

Consult Class Schedule - Testing / Advisement / Orientation / Registration

  • 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 Semester - 2017

Consult Class Schedule - Testing / Advisement / Orientation / Registration

  • Summer Instruction Begins: June 12-August 5
  • Independence Day Holiday: July 4

Fall Semester - 2017

Consult Class Schedule - Testing / Advisement / Orientation / Registration

  • August 14-18: CTE Housing Check-Ins Begin
  • August 14: CTE Faculty Return
  • August 17: Faculty Return
  • August 21: CTE Instruction Begins
  • August 21-25: Regular Housing Check-Ins Begin
  • August 21-25: Faculty In-Service
  • August 25: CTE Orientation
  • August 28: Instruction Begins
  • August 28: ABE/ESL Instruction Begins
  • August 28-October 21: Fall Mini-Session #1
  • September 4: Labor Day Holiday
  • October 13: Disclosure of Student Record Opt Out Deadline
  • October 13: Fall Graduation Application Deadline
  • October 23-December 16: Fall Mini-Session #2
  • October 27: Nevada Day Holiday
  • November 2*: Official Course Drop Deadline
  • November 2: Audit/Credit Change Deadline
  • November 10: Veterans’ Day Holiday
  • November 22: CTE Instruction Ends
  • November 23-24: Thanksgiving Recess
  • December 8: Instruction Ends
  • December 8: ABE/ESL Instruction Ends
  • December 11-15: Final Exam Week
  • December 15: Fall Graduation
  • December 19: Grades Due


Spring Semester - 2018

Consult Class Schedule - Testing / Advisement / Orientation / Registration

  • December 18, 2017-January 20, 2018: Winter Session
  • January 1: New Years Day Holiday
  • January 2-5: CTE Housing Check-Ins Begin
  • January 2: CTE Instruction Begins
  • January 2: CTE Faculty Return
  • January 10: Faculty Return
  • January 15: Martin Luther King Holiday
  • January 16-19: Regular Housing Check-Ins Begin
  • January 16-19: Faculty In-Service
  • January 22-March 17: Spring Mini Session #1
  • January 22: Instruction Begins
  • January 22: ABE/ESL Instruction Begins
  • February 19: Presidents’ Day Holiday
  • March 9: Disclosure of Student Record Opt Out Deadline
  • March 15: Graduation Application Deadline
  • March 26-31: Spring Recess
  • March 19-May 19: Spring Mini Session #2
  • April 5*: Official Course Drop Deadline
  • April 5: Audit/Credit Change Deadline
  • May 11: Instruction Ends
  • May 11: ABE/ESL Instruction Ends
  • May 14-18: Final Exam Week
  • May 19: Graduation
  • May 22: Grades Due
  • May 25: CTE Instruction Ends
  • May 28: Memorial Day Holiday

Summer Semester - 2018

Consult Class Schedule - Testing / Advisement / Orientation / Registration

  • June 11-August 4: Summer Instruction
  • July 4: Independence Day Holiday

*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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