Role & Philosophy


Western Nebraska Community College is a comprehensive community college committed to serving the residents of western Nebraska with higher education and lifelong learning opportunities.

The faculty, staff, and the Board of Governors seek to provide leadership in education while responding to the identified needs of area residents by providing high quality educational programs and support services that are accessible to all who can benefit from them.

In fulfilling our role and mission, we subscribe to the following philosophy:

  • Belief in the inherent right of every person to an opportunity for education commensurate with the individual's potential and interest. We offer a comprehensive program, which includes academic and technical courses as well as general education for transfer to a baccalaureate-granting institution or preparation for entry to the job market.
  • Responsibility for providing an environment that offers opportunities for developing quality in academic, technical, and vocational disciplines. We are committed to helping students clarify goals by improving skills and providing guidance, encouragement, and assistance in a positive atmosphere fostering personal growth and social responsibility.
  • Commitment to lifelong learning. We provide area business and industry with vocational training for skilled employment, which encompasses in-service/preservice training in addition to basic skills, continuing education, and vocational interests.
  • Awareness of the changing role of education. We are prepared to make adjustments in the curriculum and services to meet the diverse, unique needs of students.