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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Pahrump, 436 miles south of Elko, is the home of GBC’s newest location, the Pahrump Valley Center (PVC). The PVC is the center for GBC’s offerings in Beatty, Gabbs, Round Mountain, Tonopah and other communities throughout Nye County. The PVC is currently a single building located on the campus of the Pahrump High School and is a joint use high tech center. During the day, high school classes and college classes use the classrooms in the building. When the high school day ends, GBC’s college classes take over all the classrooms. A new 14,000 square foot building to be located on the North edge of Pahrump is in the planning phase with a "hoped for" completion in the future. The completion of the new building with it’s additional laboratory facilities will enable GBC to begin offering additional health and technical courses and degree programs.
The current PVC staff includes a manager and two office staff, three full-time faculty members and over 20 adjunct faculty to coordinate and teach courses and degree programs. The full-time PVC staff is supplemented by nearly 20 part-time computer lab aids, interactive video facilitators, and tutors, plus a full-time advisor/recruiter to help with student advising and plan recruitment trips around Southern Nevada.
Facilities include 15 classrooms, including computer, science, and nursing laboratories.
You are cordially invited to visit the Pahrump Valley Center to see the computer and science laboratories, and to discuss your educational plans and how GBC can help you achieve your educational goal.
Live tutoring is available in Math and English. Tutoring hours vary by subject and change each semester. Call the office for current tutoring hours and/or to leave a message for a tutor.
Check the Academic Success Center (ASC) web page for instructions.
The Pahrump Valley Center oversees classes offered via Interactive Video, as the need arises, in the following rural locations:
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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