Certificate of Achievement, Apprenticeship

Program Description

Qualifying apprenticeship programs for the certificate of achievement consist of two or more years of training. The student who completes this field of study will have the skills, knowledge and abilities to work in one of the building or utility trades and will be provided with basic technical-trade knowledge and manual skills required in the field. Besides general education requirements, the student will complete skill-specific courses and on-the-job training. Students must apply and be accepted into one of the qualified apprenticeship programs. 

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

Northern Nevada Electrical Workers, JATC 775-358-4301
Field Ironworkers, JATC 916-428-7420
International Union of Painters & Allied Trades, JATC 775-323-0567
Northern Nevada Bricklayers/Tilesetters, JATC 702-876-6563
Northern Nevada Carpenters, JATC 702-452-5099
Northern Nevada Electrical, JATC 775-358-4301
Northern Nevada Operating Engineers, JATC 775-575-2729
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 775-834-7018

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 2 6
Elective 2 3
 Semester Total9
4th semester
Approved Apprenticeship class 2 6
 Semester Total6
 Total Units30
1

See approved General Education list for the AAS Degree.

2

See program recommendations or requirements.

For additional information, please contact the apprenticeship training office at 775-856-5302, or your qualifying sponsoring indentured apprenticeship training program.

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 Painters and Decorators
Northern Nevada Plasterers & Cement Masons, JATC 775-3594241
Northern Nevada Plumbers, Pipefitters & HVAC, JATC 775-359-2229
Northern Nevada Sheet Metal Workers, JATC 775331-6393
NV Energy Gas Utility 775-359-4241

Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses that can serve as a stepping stone to an associate degree or allow students to enter the workforce.  Certificates of Achievement have a general education component.

To earn a Certificate of Achievement, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the Certificate of Achievement.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Communications3
Human Relations[3]
Embedded in apprenticeship curriculum.
Mathematics[3]
Embedded in apprenticeship curriculum.
Certificate Requirements
All Certificate requirements will be fulfilled by approved apprenticeship courses.24
Bricklayers: BRL
Carpenters: CPT
Cement Masons: PLCM
Electricians: ELEC
Iron Workers: 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 Requirements3
Select at least 3 units from 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 Units30

Students completing the certificate 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.