Western Nebraska Community College
Situated in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and with two other campuses in Sidney and Alliance, the Western Nebraska Community College is a public institution of higher learning. It was established in 1926 originally as an extension of the University of Nebraska. The institution currently averages around 1,100 full time students, and 1,170 part time students with various states and about 24 countries represented on campus. Nebraska Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Western Nebraska Community College offers Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates in a wide range of study areas. Programs of study include Food Science, Business Administration, Economics, Accounting Assistant, Computer Science, Information Processing, Journalism, Marketing Specialist, Medical Office Management, Retail Management, Theatre Arts, Vocal Performance, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Technician, Health Information Technology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Radiologic Technology, Veterinary Medicine, Anthropology, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Physical Education, Political Science, Social Work, Automotive Technology, Aviation Airframe Maintenance, Biomedical Research, Welding Technology, and many more.
Online Learning and Services is also offered at Western Nebraska Community College, using the Blackboard Learn system. This web-based course management system is utilized by both students and faculty members. Many of the courses and programs at WNCC are delivered completely online, or in hybrid or web-enhanced format, and the Blackboard Learn system is used for online learning, discusison, materials, and resources that complement or replace face-to-face instruction.
Various academic support services are made available to students of Western Nebraska Community College. One-on-one or small group tutorial services and learning assistance are provided by peer and certified tutors. Tutors are on hand to give learning assistance and establish learning techniques and study skills in tutees.
At the Writing Center, six certified tutors are on hand to assist students with their writing assignments such as research papers, essays, resumes, speech outlines, or even scholarship applications, as well as basic grammar skills, paragraph organization, and choosing essay topics.
Meanwhile, the Western Nebraska Community College Math Center exists to help out with math difficulties through pleasant and conducive support. Students who need math tutoring do not need to set up appointments. In addition to one-on-one tutoring, the Math Center also provides online resources such as MyMathLab, Derive (math computation), matlab (programming), videos, and additional textbooks and information.
Many of the students of Western Nebraska Community College live on campus at one of the comfortable and convenient residence halls. Dining services are also readily available on campus. The John C. Bishop Dining Halls is the main dining facility, with an all-you-can-eat menu. Hot breakfast, continental breakfast, and wide-ranging lunch and dinner entrees and salad bars are offered. Another on-campus dining facility is the Cougar Den Snack Bar, with grab-and-go selections such as burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, chips, pop, and even homemade specials.
Beyond just studying and attending classes, students at Western Nebraska Community College are also encouraged to be involved in various Community Engagement activities and community service opportunities. These activities allow students to bring their academic knowledge to real-life situations that make a difference in the community.
The various student clubs and organizations are directly involved in a plethora of community service activities and projects in which students are welcome to participate. Organizations on campus include the Cougar Spirit Club, College Democrats, Chi Alpha, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Education Association of Nebraska, United Leaders for Cultural Diversity, and others.