Automotive, Machining, & Welding Pathways
Industries in Nevada and beyond rely on a technically-trained workforce. Manual, hands-on skills such as automotive repair, machining and welding are now integrated with technology to enhance accuracy and automation. Individuals who like to work with their hands, and enjoy troubleshooting, building/assembly, etc. may enjoy these areas of study.
This program offers students an opportunity to acquire the necessary skills and technical theory for a successful career as an automotive mechanic. Individuals who are now employed in the automotive mechanics field will be able to upgrade their knowledge. Students obtaining this associate degree will have completed courses of a very technical nature, chosen to complement each other and provide breadth and depth of diagnostic and repair skill abilities necessary to work in a service facility.
Following an extensive examination of its courses, instructors and facilities, Western has earned a
certification from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
ASE is an industry leader in automotive service credentials. Repair shops and dealerships nationwide recognize ASE certifications because of the organization’s longstanding commitment to service, excellence, quality and professionalism.
- Overview – Automotive Service Excellence
- Industry Certification Preparation – Automotive Transmission/Transaxle
- Industry Certification Preparation – Automotive Engine Repair
- Industry Certification Preparation – Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning
- Industry Certification Preparation – Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair
- Industry Certification Preparation – Automotive Manual Transmission & Transaxle
- Industry Certification Preparation – Brake Technician
- Industry Certification Preparation – Electrical Technician
- Industry Certification Preparation – Steering & Suspension Technician
- Industry Certification Preparation – Engine Performance Technician
Individuals interested in restoring and repairing vehicles will learn auto-body painting, metalworking and refinishing skills to work in a repair shop. This program is also popular with auto-body hobbyists.
Students will prepare for entry into machining occupations. Learn setup and use of industrial equipment and tools utilized by machinist to manufacture parts for all types of machines. Operation of CNC (computer numerical control) lathes and mills and other hand tools preparing students for National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) exams Levels 1 and 3.
This program provides opportunities to practice and prepare for welding certification exams and allows students to explore other industrial skills that are used in a variety of occupations and businesses.
AMERICAN WELDING SOCIETY
The Andy Butti Welding Technology Center is the only accredited
welding testing facility in Northern Nevada.
Third-party industry-recognized credentials can be earned throughout the program. A fee is associated with most exams.