Higher Education

WNCC

Located in the panhandle of Nebraska, Western Nebraska Community College has three campus locations in Alliance, Scottsbluff, and Sidney, Western Nebraska Community College offers all the advantages of a small college, but with the experiences of a large university. With 28 student organizations, unlimited activities, and Cougar Athletics, you’ll find it easy to get involved and stay involved as you advance toward an exciting future that is uniquely your own!

Interested in working toward a bachelors, masters, or doctorate degree? WNCC has articulation agreements with each of the following educational institutions, which allow the Associate of Occupational Studies degree to transfer seamlessly into specific degree programs. Each institution also offers online programs geared toward working professionals. 

“The Best Years of Your Life Start Right Here”

Western Nebraska Community College offers all the advantages of a small college, but with the experiences of a large university. With 28 student organizations, unlimited activities, and Cougar Athletics, you’ll find it easy to get involved and stay involved as you advance toward an exciting future that is uniquely your own!

Located in the panhandle of Nebraska, WNCC has three campus locations in Alliance, Scottsbluff, and Sidney.

 

John N. Harms Center

The John N. Harms Center of Nebraska (HATC) was established to develop skills for the workplace, individuals, and employers through education with no boundaries in response to community and economic needs. As part of Western Nebraska Community College, they are devoted to progressive thinking, quality instruction, public service, and to promoting the success of a diverse community. Their vision is to be the premiere customer-driven, technology-based workforce skills improvement resource in our region. The Harms Center focuses on excellence and innovation in training a world-class workforce for rural America. To learn more about the Harms Center services, click here.

Harms Center Location

Located in the beautiful and serene panhandle of western Nebraska, HATC serves 12.5 counties covering an expanse of 17,000 sq. mi. with a population of about 100,000.  HATC encompasses a newly renovated 82,000 sq. ft. building.  All classrooms, including the Training “Plex” are equipped with state-of-the-art smart technology, including LCD projector, DVD, video, writing tablet, and document camera.  A variety of conference and breakout rooms are available, as are a bookstore, a full-service catering area, and sleek and comfortable furniture and furnishings to ensure the excellent customer service to which our numerous clients and students are accustomed.

This modern facility represents a future of possibilities for the entire region.  HATC staff are supremely dedicated and highly competent – and committed to providing top notch, affordable, and effective services tailored to meet your specific needs.  Our focus is on continued growth and economic development in our community and the promotion of opportunities for workplace recruitment, improvement, and expansion.

 


UNL Panhandle Research & Extension Center

The Panhandle Research and Extension Center, located in Scottsbluff, houses 13 faculty of UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR). Most of the faculty hold joint appointments in research and extension. A list of faculty members and their subject areas is here.

History and Location:

In 1909, the University of Nebraska Experiment Station and the USDA jointly homesteaded a quarter section of land five miles east of Mitchell, NE. Initial research was in the area of crop production under gravity irrigation. Studies in sheep, swine, dairy, and beef production, in addition to many other crop areas, soon followed. The 800-acre Experimental Range in Sioux County was deeded to the University of Nebraska by President Woodrow Wilson in 1918. Satellite agricultural laboratories at Alliance (since closed) and Sidney, NE, were added in 1967.

The headquarters of the Panhandle Station moved to the former Hiram Scott College campus after the state had acquired the property after the school closed in the early 1970s. The headquarters and surrounding research plots are located just north of the city of Scottsbluff. To reflect the University’s involvement throughout the Panhandle, the name was officially changed to the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in 1985.

 

UNMC

UNMC

University of Nebraska Medical Center – In advancement of knowledge, in service to health, in care for people, there is but one standard here: constant, uncompromising excellence.

Join a culture of nursing leadership that fosters personal, professional and scholarly growth in an exceptional learning environment within a world-class health science center. This is a pivotal era for nursing — an exciting time filled with open doors.

  • A nationwide nursing shortage means nurses are needed now more than ever and with increasing demand resulting from healthcare reform, the deficit won’t end soon.
  • Health care reform has cast a bright spotlight on fundamentals — health promotion, illness prevention, wider access to basic care, care coordination, and more affordable costs — all of which describe the core mission of nurses since Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
  • Wide commitment to elevating care quality, patient safety and evidence-based practice creates new opportunities for nurses to contribute to population health.

Come learn with us, work with us and become an alumnus of a top-tier College of Nursing pledged to making a measurable difference in people’s health.

 

UNL

UNL

Most Nebraskans aren’t aware of how much Extension is supporting them on a daily basis, in almost every area of their life. Many are aware of the services Extension provides to the agricultural community, but Extension provides expertise and know-how to sectors as diverse as nutrition, health care, and technology.

From border to border, Nebraska Extension is making an incredible impact on the success of our state — its youth, its families, its farms and ranches, its communities, its economy.