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About the Program

The Computer Technologies Department compliments the Great Basin College mission by delivering computer technology education to a diverse, far-flung, and dynamic population. One of the hallmarks of the department is its ability to respond to the current and future needs of the community. The Computer Technologies Department offers initial training and retraining, job enhancement opportunities, and national certifications in a variety of office technologies.

You can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in GIS (Geographic Information Systems). Recipients of this degree will understand spatial data analysis and mapping. Students will be able to use popular GIS software for importing remote sensing data, mapping, analyzing spatial data, and more to create information useful in many professions.

Getting Started

  • Contact Admissions and Records for admission procedures at 775.753.2102.

  • Complete an official application for admission.

  • Request that your official transcripts be sent to GBC.

  • Contact Computer Technologies Faculty for advisement at 775.753.2363.


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Program Faculty

Prof. Ed Nickel
Ed is the COT Dept. Chair and an instructor in the GIS, Network Specialist, and BAS Digital Information programs. Feel free to contact him for information concerning computer technology programs available through GBC.

For More Information, Contact

Ed Nickel: 775.753.2241, ed.nickel(a)

Melinda Mott: 775.753.2363, melinda.mott(a)

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