Western Nevada Community College

Local Community Colleges in Nevada

Colleges North America

Offers a list of all two-year community colleges and technical schools within Nevada, including brief introduction and official website address.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas is the largest city in the state of Nevada in the United States with 641,676 residents (U.S. Census, 2017), which together with Paradise and Henderson form a larger metropolitan area, with around 2.3 million residents.

The city is a trade and tourist center with numerous gambling casinos and hotels. Las Vegas is also known for its divorce courts. The city is the seat of a branch of the University of Nevada.

Close to town are Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, built in the 1930s, and several major military facilities such as the Nellis Air Force Range and Nuclear Testing Site just outside the city, established during World War II.


Las Vegas was originally settled by Mormons in 1855, but left the city in 1857. The city grew up around Fort Baker, built in 1864, and expanded following the construction of the railroad in 1905 and the legalization of the gambling casinos in 1931 when the Pair-O-Dice Club became established on Highway 91. It was later best known by the name The New Frontier and was closed down in 2007.

Las Vegas, with “The Strip” on Las Vegas Boulevard South, became known as Sin City, the “city of sin,” in the 1940s. The first casino on The Strip itself was El Rancho Vegas, opened in 1941 and known for major equipment shows and many Hollywood star weddings – such as Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman in 1958. The casino burned in 1960, but the name was passed on as El Rancho Casino until 2000. Millionaire Howard Hughes was among those who developed the city further in the 1950s, and stars such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis jr. helped make “Vegas” a show business concept.

Actually, “The Strip” is not located in Las Vegas, but just south of the city in the Paradise and Winchester areas. It is about seven kilometers long and many of the largest casinos and entertainment facilities in the world are located here. Since the year 2000, more expensive hotels and more varied entertainment options have been invested in addition to the traditional casino operation. Of the world’s 25 largest hotels – calculated by number of beds – 15 are along “The Strip” with a total of over 62,000 beds.


Las Vegas was one of the fastest growing cities in the United States in the latter half of the 20th century. The population increased from approximately 8400 in 1940 to around 126,000 in 1970 and over 258,000 in 1990. The largest growth occurred in the next ten years until 2000, when the city had almost 480,000 residents, and continued to grow to approximately 584,000 residents in 2010.

Community College of Southern Nevada

Find out about this college’s three campuses in Cheyenne, Charleston and Henderson, or read about its admission policies.


Community College of Southern Nevada – Human Resources

Contains a staff directory, procedures on hiring, a description of benefits, and job listings for this community college with campuses in and around Las Vegas.


Great Basin College

Review programs offered at this campus in Elko. Explroe schedules and admissions procedures.


Great Basin College – Bookstore

Use a credit card to purchase books from this site for various courses offered at Great Basin College. Track previous orders.


Great Basin College – Ely Branch Campus

Find pictures of this branch campus, information on degrees offered and transfer programs, and contact information.


Great Basin College – Professional Employment

View a list of open jobs, then select an area of interest to find desired qualifications and a description of duties.


Truckee Meadows Community College

School located in Reno offers a class schedule, a history of the school, enrollment info, job opportunities and even a food service menu.


Trukee Meadow Community College – Positions

Look for full-time or part-time faculty and student positions. Descriptions are posted.


University & Community College System of Nevada

Learn about all the public universities and colleges in the state of Nevada.


Western Nevada Community College

Two-year college opened its doors in 1971 and now maintains campuses in Carson City, Fallon and Douglas. Register for a class electronically.


Western Nevada Community College

Posts currently available jobs for full and part-time professors, and also for administrative and student positions. Learn about the benefits.


Western Nevada Community College – Scholarships

Find out about scholarships awarded for academic achievement and financial need. Lists criteria for the Carson City college’s awards.


Western Nevada Community College