Great Basin College has many courses available March through August, which include work force training, academic and community education classes.

Two courses for Certified Nursing Assistants training (NURS 130) are offered: the March 24 class, which runs for eight weeks on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 4 to 9 p.m., will be taught by Jill Desteunder, RN. From June 9-27, Registered Nurse Lynn Adams will teach a class meeting on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Clinicals will be held on additional dates.

Proof of current negative two-step TB test and professional CPR card are required prior to registration.

Completed background check and drug screening will be required prior to the first day of class.  Call 289-3589 or visit the Ely Center at 2115 Bobcat Drive for more information and to begin the registration process for either CNA course.

A Professional Certified Firearms class (CRJ 285) taught by Detective Mike Stolk is scheduled for May 15 and 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. followed by shooting proficiency at the Firing Range on May 24.

Several geology field studies led by John Breitrick are also available: Death Valley on March 27-30; Lake Mead on April 11-13; Railroad Valley and Pancake Range on May 16-18; and Esmeralda County on June 6-8. Students must  have completed team travel and class waiver forms one week prior to class.

There will be two GBC summer sessions offering a number of online courses including psychology, math, social work, English, business and more. Registration and details can be found at by clicking Class Schedule and then selecting either spring or summer semester.

SKYWARN Storm Spotters are the ranks of citizens who form the nation’s first defense against severe weather.  Training covers the basics of severe weather safety, thunderstorm development, fundamentals of storm structure, information to report, and how to report it.  Meteorologist Michael Fitzsimons will lead a class on interactive video at the Ely Center on Thursday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m.

A Renewal Weapon Permit class will be held on May 21 with shooting proficiency on May 24. Register at  for either of these community education courses or call 775-753-2231 for assistance with registration.

Great Basin College scholarship applications for the fall semester are due March 14, and academic advisement appointments can be made by calling 289-3589.