AAS, Apprenticeship Program

Program Description

Qualifying apprenticeship programs of four or more years may lead to an Associate of Applied Science in apprenticeship. The student who 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.

This program is not eligible for financial aid. However, it may be eligible for scholarship funding if the student is awarded scholarships.

Qualifying Apprenticeship Programs

Ironworkers, JATC 916-428-7420
Northern Nevada Carpenters, JATC 702-452-5099
Northern Nevada Electrical, JATC 775-358-4301
Northern Nevada Operating Engineers, JATC 775-575-2729
Northern Nevada Painters and Decorators 775-300-7044
Northern Nevada Plasterers & Cement Masons, JATC 775-359-4241
Northern Nevada Plumbers, Pipefitters & HVAC, JATC 775-359-2229
Northern Nevada Sheet Metal Workers, JATC 775-331-6393
NV Energy Gas Utility 775-359-4241
Refrigeration 775-359-2229

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
Approved Apprenticeship class 2 6
Communications 1 3
 Semester Total9
2nd semester
Approved Apprenticeship Class 2 6
 Semester Total6
3rd semester
Approved Apprenticeship Class 3 6
Elective Units 1 3
 Semester Total9
4th semester
Approved Apprenticeship Class 2 6
 Semester Total6
5th semester
Approved Apprenticeship Class 2 6
English 1 3
 Semester Total9
6th semester
Approved Apprenticeship Class 2 6
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 1 3
 Semester Total9
7th semester
Approved Apprenticeship Class 2 6
Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Science/Diversity 1 3
 Semester Total9
8th semester
Elective Units 1 3
 Semester Total3
 Total Units60
1

See approved General Education list for the AAS Degrees.

2

See program recommendations or requirements.

Admissions to these programs are limited to members of the Qualifying Unions. For additional information, please contact the apprenticeship training office at 775-856-5302, or your qualifying sponsoring indentured apprenticeship training program.

Qualifying Apprenticeship Programs

Field Ironworkers, JATC 916-428-7420
Northern Nevada Carpenters, JATC 702-452-5099
Northern Nevada Electrical, JATC 775-358-4301
Northern Nevada Operating Engineers, JATC 775-575-2729
Northern Nevada Painters and Decorators
Northern Nevada Plasterers & Cement Masons, JATC 775-359-4241
Northern Nevada Plumbers, Pipefitters & HVAC, JATC 775-359-2229
Northern Nevada Sheet Metal Workers, JATC 775-331-6393
NV Energy Gas Utility 775-359-4241

AAS degrees are generally 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 (Quantitative Reasoning) [3]
Embedded in apprenticeship units
Science[3]
Embedded in apprenticeship units
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 13
Emphasis Requirements
All emphasis requirements will be fulfilled by the approved apprenticeship course42
Bricklayers: BRL
Carpenters: CPT
Cement Masons: PLCM
Electrical: ELEC
Ironworkers: IRW
Natural Gas Utilities: NGPF, NGPO, NGSM
Operating Engineers: OPE
Painters and Decorators: PTD
Plasterers: PLST
Plumbers and Pipefitters: PPF
Refrigeration (HVAC): RS
Sheet Metal: SMTL
Elective Requirements
Select 6 units from the following:6
Any remaining apprenticeship class(es) from the same program as emphasis.
or
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.

Students completing the degree will:

  • Demonstrate the principles, skills, and applications of the associated building or utility trades to work in the industry.
  • Perform tasks in accordance with local and national regulations.
  • Demonstrate the principles, skills, and applications of the specific trade to work safely and efficiently in the industry.