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Great Basin College covers 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and six of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Oregon, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, and California.

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On a Mission

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.

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Theme One

Provide Student Enrichment:
Assessed from a student perspective

Objective 1.1:
Provide educational opportunities

Narrative:
A primary means of enrichment is through the availability of a range of academic programs, adequately supported.

Objective 1.2:
Foster cultural awareness

Narrative:
Enrichment occurs through diversity and cultural awareness, achieved through: 1) honoring diverse cultures, local and global; and 2) the arts

Objective 1.3:
Provide curricula and programs for careers

Narrative:
Enrichment may be obtained through education and training for new careers, sustaining careers, advancing existing careers through continuing education”

Theme Two

Build Bridges and Create Partnerships:
Assessed from an external perspective

Objective 2.1:
Facilitate seamless transfer of students between high school, community college, and universities

Narrative:
Educational partnerships allow students to better succeed when they can easily navigate between the different levels and types of educational opportunities available

Objective 2.2:
Build and sustain workforce programs

Narrative:
Partnerships with business, industry, agencies, and so forth, build careers for people and help meet and sustain workforce needs

Objective 2.3:
Support community needs

Narrative:
Partnerships with nonprofit and community based organizations provide opportunities for community events and services and support a full community college mission

Theme Three

Serve Rural Nevada
Assessed from the perspective of the service area

Objective 3.1:
Provide access to education to distant locations

Narrative:
GBC provides access to students scattered through sparsely populated areas and in widely distributed small towns to complete courses and programs; in addressing distance, the element of time for the working population is also addressed

Objective 3.2:
Provide resources to meet educational needs of service area

Narrative:
To fully serve a rural mission, GBC must assure that all resources are not being focused just in a main campus, but that resources are distributed equitably to all sites as can reasonably be delivered

Objective 3.3:
Provide needed services to students at all GBC sites

Narrative:
To fully serve a rural mission, GBC must assure that all services are not being focused just in a main campus, but that services are distributed equitably to all sites as can reasonably be delivered

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 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and six of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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