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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In the event of an evacuation, GBC personnel have the responsibility to give instructions, close but do not lock doors, and provide other required safety measures, unless otherwise directed by emergency personnel.
Some Emergencies May Require the Evacuation of the Buildings
In this event:
Evacuation of Persons with Disabilities
All GBC personnel are responsible for the evacuation of persons with disabilities in their respective areas. GBC personnel must obtain the assistance necessary to evacuate these persons. GBC personnel must ensure the persons with disabilities are attended to until the “ALL CLEAR” is given or until relieved by emergency personnel.
Persons with Visual Impairments
Tell the person the nature of the emergency and offer to guide them to the nearest exit. Have the person take your elbow and escort them (this is the preferred method when acting as a “sighted guide”).
Persons with Hearing Impairments
Two methods of warning are:
Persons with Mobility Impairments
Persons with mobility impairments should be escorted to the nearest exit. Do not attempt to carry persons with mobility impairments unless there is IMMINENT DANGER. Lifting a person with minimal ability to move may be dangerous to their well being. If a person with mobility impairments can not leave the building without assistance one employee should remain with them as long as it is safe to do so while a second employee contacts the emergency responders for assistance.
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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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