AAS, Apprenticeship Program

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, 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


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 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[21]
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
Embedded in apprenticeship units for the following programs:
  • Northern Nevada Electrical, JATC
  • Northern Nevada Plumbers and Pipefitters,ATC
  • Northern Nevada Operating Engineers, JATC
Apprentices in all other programs must complete a Science General Education course 1
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 13
Emphasis Requirements
All emphasis requirements will be fulfilled by the approved apprenticeship course40
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
Any remaining apprenticeship class(es) from the same program as emphasis.
Select 5-8 units from the following:5-8
Total Units60