Skills Certificate, Apprenticeship

Program Description

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

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

Recommended Course Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
Approved Apprenticeship Class 1 6
 Semester Total6
2nd semester
Approved Apprenticeship Class 1 6
 Semester Total6
 Total Units12

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.

Skills Certificates provide training for entry level positions or career advancement and are designed to prepare students to take state, national and/or industry-recognized certifications or licensing exams. Skills certificates are awarded upon completion of coursework and marked on a student's transcripts at the end of the semester (Student are unable to declare intent to complete a skills certificate.) Skills Certificates are not eligible for Financial Aid. 

To earn a skills certificate, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  2. Have no financial or library obligation to the college
All Skills Certificate requirements will be fulfilled by approved apprenticeship courses.12
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

Students completing a skills 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.