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WNC Career & Technical Education Programs

Nevada employers need skilled workers NOW…get the skills you need for a job you want!

Career and Technical programs offer stackable credentials and units earned can be applied to the next higher credential. Industry recognized credentials are also available in each program.

  • Skills Certificates (9+ units)
  • Certificate of Achievement (30+ units)
  • Associate of Applied Science (60+ units)

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Accelerated Technology Programs

Student Charles Darby works in the Machine Tool Technology lab at Western Nevada College, in Carson City

Earn 18 to 21 units and industry recognized credentials in only 1 semester! Students in the Accelerated Programs attend class four days per week for 16 weeks.  Enrollment in the Accelerated programs requires department approval. Call (775) 445-4268 for more information.

Accelerated Machine Tool and Welding Programs are funded $4,406,143.00 (100% of its total cost), from a grant awarded under the Trade adjustment Assistance community College and Career Training Grants (TAACCCT) as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment Training Administration. Western Nevada College is an equal opportunity employer/program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Automotive Mechanics

Preparing students for a variety of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Exams. Four courses are offered each semester, each leading to an ASE certification. Courses offered from 8-11 a.m. four days a week. Students earn 12 college credit hours.


Construction Gateway
This eight-week program provides students to enter the construction field as a Craft Laborer. Training is based on the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) credential. Students earn 9 college credit hours.

Ramsdell Academy
This year-long program prepares students to enter the construction field with several NCCER credentials while earning 24 college credit hours. This class meets M-F from 8-12 a.m.

CISCO Technology

WNC is an academy for the Cisco Networking Academy Program. Certification preparation is offered in an eight-week format requiring two classes over two semesters to achieve the CCNA Routing and Switching Network preparation. Students earn 16 college credit hours. See current schedule for meeting times.

Manufacturing Technician (MT1)

Upon completion of three courses in one semester, students will be prepared to test for the Manufacturing Technician I (MT1) skills certification. Students earn 10 college credit hours. See current schedule for meeting times. For more information: view the MT1 flyer.

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