Great Basin College enriches people's lives by providing student-centered, post-secondary education to rural Nevada. Educational, cultural, and related economic needs of the multicounty service area are met through programs of university transfer, applied science and technology, business and industry partnerships, developmental education, community service, and student support services in conjunction with certificates and associate and select baccalaureate degrees.
GBC is a comprehensive community college that provides educational opportunities to over 3,800 students across 86,500 square miles, in ten of Nevada's largest counties bordering five states. The main campus in Elko is home to an educational community that attracts students interested in a residential college experience. Satellite facilities are located in over a dozen communities across the college's service area.
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Great Basin College is now accepting applications for the EMS-Paramedic two-year associate’s degree program for courses that will begin in the Fall Semester.
The hybrid program is offered via distance education. Students participate in online activities, homework and testing, as well as weekly classroom discussions in a web-based format.
Students are also required to participate in hands on skills periodically throughout the semester, which will be held in Elko and Winnemucca. The program includes a clinical and field internship with area hospitals and ambulance services.
The Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic program’s mission is to prepare students already certified at the EMT and AEMT levels to continue their education to the most advanced level of pre-hospital care.
Students will have an AAS - Paramedic degree upon completion of the Paramedic classes as well as the general education requirements
Pathway from Certification to a Degree
If you are already a national registered paramedic, GBC also provides a pathway from certification to degree, allowing you the opportunity to achieve college credit for the hard work you have already done.
In order to be considered for admission to the AAS-Paramedic pathway program, all students must meet the requirements for formal admission to Great Basin College.
For more information on admission into the EMS-Paramedic program and the pathways available for practicing paramedics, call 775-753-2301. Apply for admission by completing the Application for Admission packet available at:
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Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801
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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 3,800 students are enrolled 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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