The GBC Career and Technical Education Department will host an open house and informational night January 23 from 7-9 p.m.

The open house will provide information on the associate of applied science degree and certificate of achievement programs in diesel technology, industrial millwright technology, welding technology, electrical systems technology and instrumentation technology. These accelerated programs can be completed at GBC in less than a year, with courses taught in the morning (7 AM-12 PM), afternoon (12 PM-5 PM), and evening (5 PM -10 PM).

Applications for the technical programs are due March 15 for admission into the fall 2018 semester. GBC will also be presenting information on the Maintenance Training Cooperative (MTC) scholarship.

The MTC scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship and some scholarships include a paid internship with local mining and contracting companies. Other topics covered in the open house include general GBC admission, additional Financial Aid, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), and student housing.

In addition, after the general information session, the learning labs for the CTE programs on the Elko Campus will be open for viewing and participants will have an opportunity to talk with GBC instructors and representatives from the local gold mining industry.

To apply for admission into the CTE programs and the MTC Scholarship, students must apply to GBC, submit the GBC CTE application available at The application also requires a resume, letter of intent, high school or college transcripts, and completion of a placement exam (ACT or SAT scores are acceptable).

The live open house will be held at the GBC Elko Campus in Diekhans Center IT room 203.

Students in the GBC’s area of outreach will also be able to attend via interactive video: GBC Battle Mountain Center Room 4, GBC Ely Center Room 108, GBC Pahrump Valley Center Room 120, and GBC Winnemucca Center Room 124.

For more information on the GBC CTE Programs, MTC Scholarship, or the open house, call Jonica Gonzalez, CTE College Credit Coordinator at 775-753-2303 or email

Great Basin College is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education and governed by the Board of Regents. The college is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.