Founded in 1971, Western Nevada College is a four-year, primarily associate's, public institution of higher education that serves northwest Nevada. The main branch of WNC is located in Carson City, NV, and there are also campuses located in MInden (the Douglas Campus) and Fallon. WNC also operates instructional centers in Fernley and Yerington. Western Nevada College states a mission to “inspire[s] success in our community through opportunities that cultivate creativity, intellectual growth and technological excellence, in an environment that nurtures individual potential and respects differences.”
WNC awards associate's degrees, certificates, and technical training programs in construction, drafting, welding, machine tool, computing and more. WNC also offers non-credit continuing education classes and workforce trainings. Several transfer degrees and certificates can be earned completely online as well.