Certificate of Achievement, Apprenticeship

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.

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


Students completing the certificate will:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of principles, skills, and applications of the specific trade to work safely and efficiently in the industry.

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 AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Human Relations[3]
Embedded in apprenticeship curriculum.
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: POE
Painters and Decorators: PTD
Plasterers: PLST
Plumbers and Pipefitters: PPF
Refrigeration (HVAC): RS
Sheet Metal: SMTL
Elective Requirements
Select at least 3 units from any remaining apprenticeship class(es) from the same program as emphasis.1-3
Total Units30

Course sequences are established separately for each qualified apprenticeship program. Please see your apprenticeship coordinator for the required sequence.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
Approved Apprenticeship class 2 5-8
Communications 1 3
 Semester Total8
2nd semester
Approved Apprenticeship class 2 5-8
Elective 2 3
 Semester Total8
3rd semester
Approved Apprenticeship class 2 5-8
Elective 2 3
 Semester Total8
4th semester
Approved Apprenticeship class 2 5-8
 Semester Total5
5th semester
Approved Apprenticeship class (if necessary) 5-8
 Semester Total1
6th semester
Approved Apprenticeship class (if necessary) 5-8
 Semester Total0
 Total Units30

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