Seize benefits of a great economy by obtaining an industry-recognized credential at Western Nevada College this fall.
Training opportunities exist — many of which are available with an investment of eight weeks to one semester. Certifications demonstrate skills proficiencies allowing for higher job placement. Full funding is available for most of these options:
- Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Industrial Technology
Manufacturing Technician 1: The MT1 program is WNC’s 3-class, one-semester program consisting of 10 units of college coursework study to prepare students to earn their nationally recognized industry certification. The classes provide a combination of fundamental knowledge and skill with electrical and mechanical systems, measurement, hand and power tools, quality control approaches, fluid power systems and general technical competence.
Siemens Mechatronics Level 1: The Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program at WNC is part of a partnership with Siemens that prepares individuals to take the SMSCP Level 1 exam to become a mechatronic systems assistant. This internationally recognized certification documents both knowledge and skill in the areas of electrical, mechanical, fluid power and PLC control systems.
A Siemens Level 1 tech is described as an “intelligent machine operator” who has enough knowledge and skill to understand how their systems work, how subsystems relate to the overall system and how to isolate possible causes of malfunction. To be successful, students must already have a background of field experience or college coursework in the industrial technology field.
SolidWorks: SolidWorks is solid modeling software that allows you to design in three dimensions. In addition to the design and editing capabilities, the software provides a 320-degree view of the drawing created. Learn tools to test the physical qualities of the product. SolidWorks 1 is available in the fall with SolidWorks 2 offered in the spring.
- Automotive Technology
Automotive Service Excellence: Students completing a series of three classes may sit for the ASE entry-level certifications. More than 12 certifications are available in both the automotive mechanical and collision repair areas. Accelerated and traditional semester course offerings are available.
- Computer Information Technology
CISCO Technology: Begin the education and training for CCNA wireless exams through internetworking fundamentals and routing protocols.
Cybersecurity: Many courses in the Computer Information Technology field offer options for certification exams. This fall, WNC offers three courses leading to individual certifications in the cybersecurity realm. Security + validates the baseline skills you need to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.
Become a “white hat” through the ethical hacking certification. The course introduces students to skills and techniques hackers use to identify system vulnerabilities and access points for penetration to prevent access to network and information systems. Network Defense course enrollees will gain a detailed understanding and hands-on experience involving network defense. They will gain the technical depth required to actively design a secure network in an organization.
OSHA 30, Core Curriculum and Craft Laborer: General construction site safety and the OSHA 30 construction safety card are obtained by enrolling in the Construction Site Safety one-semester course. Taking two additional courses utilizing curriculum developed by industry leaders associated with National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), participants may then test for Core Curriculum/Construction essentials and the Craft Laborer certifications through an introduction to carpentry, masonry, ironworking, electrical, welding, heavy equipment and cranes.
American Welding Society Certifications: A variety of courses are available ranging from shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding to fluxed core and gas tungsten arc welding. Course placement level and certificate preparation will depend on previous education and experience. Accelerated and traditional semester course offerings are available.
For more information on these Professional & Applied Technology programs at WNC, phone 775-445-4272. To apply for a scholarship, go to wnc.edu/cte-scholarship/.