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Degrees & Certificates

Western Nevada College offers associate degrees and academic programs to meet a variety of educational goals. Some students wish to learn occupational skills or work toward career advancement. Others seek credits which will transfer to a four-year college or university.

A number of one-year certificates are also offered in occupational areas. Students are encouraged to read the specific information about each degree or certificate before making their decisions. Counselors and faculty advisors are also available to provide information on the programs available.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

The Associate of Applied Science degree is designed for those students who desire a two-year course of study and training in an occupational and/or technological career field.

Associate of Arts (AA)

The Associate of Arts degree is primarily for students planning to transfer with junior standing to a four-year college or university for a baccalaureate degree.

Associate of Business (AB)

The purpose of the Associate of Business degree is to provide the academic knowledge and skills for successful transfer to meet higher education goals.

Associate of General Studies (AGS)

The Associate of General Studies has increasingly been utilized by students who intend to transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Associate of Science (AS)

The Associate of Science degrees are primarily for the student who plans to transfer from WNC to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree in sciences, math or related areas.

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree offers students advanced technical and occupational skills in a formal educational route that will help them progress to supervisory positions within their field.

Certificate of Achievement (CP)

For those desiring a shorter course of study, WNC offers certificates of achievement in many occupational areas.