Certification & Licensing Preparation
Students can earn an industry-recognized certification in as little as 8 weeks and enter the workforce above entry level. Certification and licensing preparation programs are designed to prepare students to take state or other certified licensing exams. WNC will issue a certificate of completion for the courses of study, unless otherwise noted.
NOTE: While these courses are designed to prepare students to take a licensing or industry certification exam, the completion of these courses does not include the actual licensing exam, and successful completion of the courses does not guarantee receiving the license or certification.
Machine Tool Technology
National Institute for Metalworking Skills
American Welding Society
Certificate of Achievement
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 experiences within their major field. They will enter the job market with specific skills and knowledge useful for employment and advancement. In some cases, courses may not transfer to other Nevada community colleges and Nevada State College or to other colleges and universities.
See a WNC counselor for the latest transfer information. Courses with a number under 100 (such as ENG 95) are not applicable toward a Certificate of Achievement at WNC. Courses completed through Certificates of Achievement provide basis for Associate of Applied Science degrees.
30 total units chosen from the following categories:
Must include a writing course.
Business: 107, 108
Communication: 101, 102, 113
Criminal Justice: 103
Writing Course; Business 108,
English 100, 101, 102, 107 or any other
200 level English class.
Economics: 261, 262
Anthropology: 101, 201Business: 110
Counseling and Personal Development: 117, 129
Criminal Justice: 270
Early Childhood Education: 121
Educational Psychology: 150
Human Development & Family Studies: 201, 202
Management: 201, 212, 283
Psychology (except for PSY 210)
Sociology (except for SOC 210)
30 units are required for any certificate of achievement, although the exact number of units required may differ with particular subject matter.