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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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Sweet Barrel will be CLOSED for Spring Break March 20 - March 25. 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*


Humboldt County Community Career Fair. FREE to public, job seekers and businesses. Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the West Hall of the Winnemucca Convention Center.  [PDF file*


Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the GBC High Tech Center. FREE professional development breakout sessions. Professional dress and resume recommended. See attached flyer for more information.   [PDF file*


University of Nevada, Reno/Great Basin College Bachelor of Social Work 3+1 program Orientation Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Elko GBC Dorothy Gallagher Health Science building, room 108. The orientation will also be held via interactive video at the following locations: Ely: GBC room 111; Pahrump: GBC Pahrump Valley Center, room 115; Winnemucca: GBC room 124. For more information, contact Rachel at (775) 753-2244.   [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






Important Dates

Important Dates.

Mar. 27-May 20 Spring Mini Session #2


Mar. 31 Last Day to Enroll - Spring Mini Session #2


Apr. 5 Official Course Drop Deadline Must drop class(es) by midnight 4/5/2017 to receive a "W" rather than an "F"

Apr. 5 Excess Credit Fee Appeal Deadline

Apr. 5 Audit/Credit Change Deadline

Apr. 9 LATE START PAYMENT PLAN SIGN UP DEADLINE If you are enrolled in classes that begin after March 1, you qualify to enroll in the Late Start Payment Plan. See schedule for dates. Please contact the Controller's Office for eligibility review and enrollment at (775) 753-2243. (For students taking three or more credits.)

Apr. 10 SECOND LATE START Payment Plan Payment Due

Apr. 15 Fourth Housing Payment Due

Apr. 17 FOURTH Regular Payment Plan Payment Due

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"

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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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