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2018-2019 Catalog Year
Certificate of Achievement

All Degrees & Certificates

For those desiring a shorter course of study, WNC offers certificates of achievement in many occupational areas. Students enrolled in any of these programs will benefit from “hands-on” laboratory experience within their major field. They will enter the job market with specific skills and knowledge useful for employment and advancement.

30 units are required for any certificate of achievement, although the exact number of units required may differ with particular subject matter.

All certificates include general education requirements which can be fulfilled from the following list of courses.

Courses with a number under 100 (such as ENG 095) are not applicable toward a certificate of achievement at WNC.

In some cases, courses which may apply toward a WNC degree may not transfer to UNR, UNLV, other Nevada community colleges, Nevada State College or to other colleges and universities. See a WNC counselor for the latest transfer information.

View Gainful Employment information for WNC certificates.


The purpose of the Certificate of Achievement is to provide employment-related knowledge and skills.

Student Outcomes:

Students who complete a Certificate of Achievement are expected to demonstrate that they

  • know the subject matter appropriate to the emphasis of the certificate.
  • are able to do the following:
  • acquire the skills necessary for employment or career enhancement.
  • successfully represent themselves to a potential employer.
  • demonstrate effective communication and computational skills appropriate to the certificate area.
  • utilize appropriate resources for remaining current in the certificate area.
  • have developed an appreciation of the importance of social, ethical, legal and diversity issues.

A minimum of 30 total credits chosen from the following categories:

English/Communications Requirement: 3–6 Units (Credits)

Must include a writing course

Human Relations Requirement: 1–3 Units (Credits)

Mathematics Requirement: 3 Units (Credits)

Program Requirements

A minimum of 30 units (credits) is required for any certificate of achievement, although the exact number of credits required may differ with particular subject matter.