Associate of Applied Science Degree - Apprenticeship

Qualifying apprenticeship programs of four or more years may lead to an Associate of Applied Science in apprenticeship. The student that completes an apprenticeship will have the skills, knowledge and abilities to work at a journey person level in one of the associated building or utility trades. Individuals must apply and be accepted to a qualifying apprenticeship program to pursue this degree.

Qualifying Apprenticeship Programs

Field Ironworkers, JATC916-428-7420
Northern Nevada Operating Engineers, JATC775-575-2729
Northern Nevada Plasterers & Cement Masons, JATC775-359-4241
Northern Nevada Plumbers & Pipefitters, JATC775-359-2229
Northern Nevada Sheet Metal Workers, JATC775-331-6393
NV Energy Gas Utility775-359-4241
Northern Nevada Electrical, JATC775-358-4301

Degree Outcomes

Students completing the degree will:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of principles, skills, and applications of the specific trade to work safely and efficiently in the industry.
  • Perform tasks in accordance with local and national regulations.
 

AAS degrees are non-transfer degrees that are designed for students to enter the workforce.

To earn an AAS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Diversity 2[3]
Communications/English 16
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science 13
Human Relations 1[3]
Embedded in apprenticeship units
Mathematics 1[3]
Embedded in apprenticeship units
Science3
Embedded in apprenticeship units for the following programs: 2
  • Northern Nevada Plumbers and Pipefitters JATC
  • Northern Nevada Operating Engineers JATC
Apprentices in all other programs must complete a Science General Education course
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 13
Emphasis Requirements
All emphasis requirements will be fulfilled by the approved apprenticeship course40
Ironworkers: IRW
Natural Gas Utilities: NGPF, NGPO, NGSM
Cement Masons: PLCM
Electrician: ELEC
Plumbers and Pipefitters: PPF
Refrigeration (HVAC): RS
Sheet Metal: SMTL
Elective Requirements
Any remaining apprenticeship class(es) from the same program as emphasis.
Select 5-8 units from the following:5-8
Any AAD, AC, ADT, BI, CADD, CE, CONS, ENGR, ENRG, MT, OSH or WELD class(es)
Total Units60
1

See approved General Education list for the AAS Degree.

2

Course may also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.

3

Students in apprenticeships with embedded qualifying Science curriculum must complete at least 8 units.