CCNN Welding Program Is Building the Future Today

CCNN Welding Program Is Building the Future Today April isn’t just the time when flowers bloom and the days grow warmer and longer. It’s also National Welding Month, which makes it the perfect opportunity to take a closer look at this trade, which is partly about skill, partly about art but all about patience and perseverance. We recently sat down and spoke with two Career College of Northern Nevada Welding and Fabrication students about their experiences at CCNN and their hopes for the future.

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Seven Reasons Why CCNN is the Top Trade School in Reno

Seven Reasons Why CCNN is the Top Trade School in Reno Study welding and fabrication, Health Information Management, Medical Assisting, Industrial Electronics and more fields at CCNN. Call 775-241-4445 TODAY to learn more! Ever wondered about the differences between a traditional four-year college and a trade school in Reno such as Career College of Northern Nevada? Some differences are obvious: with a trade school or career college, you enjoy a shorter length of time required to earn a degree along with intense specialization in a particular field. But beyond that, there are more subtle – but still significant – contrasts between the two. Many young students enter a four-year college setting with a vague idea of what they want to study. But it often takes two or three years of unrelated core classes before the students get to the heart of what they’ve come to learn about. By then, the student may have changed majors, further extending their college experience into a costly five- or six-year journey with no clear end game. A trade school, on the other hand, is all about laser focus. Read More: Seven Reasons WHy CCNN is the Top Trade School in Reno -

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How To Become a Certified Welder

How To Become a Certified Welder One of the more confusing topics in the welding profession for new students concerns welding certifications. How do I become a certified welder? Will I be a certified welder when I finish the training program? Who offers certifications? Do I have to go to school to become a certified welder? To begin, certifications are numerous, and there is no clear cut path a student has to take in order to become a certified welder. One thing we can say with certainty, in order to be certified by the American Welding Society (AWS) in a weld process, a welder must pass a performance test in the process. This welding test must be performed at an AWS Accredited Test Facility in order to become a certified welder. Read more at:

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What is a Skills Gap

What Is A Skills Gap? We recently attended an economic development presentation hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. The discussion centered on solving the skills gap in our local market. It’s estimated that 11% of businesses believe that recent college graduates are prepared for work. Interestingly, 35% of those graduates believe they are prepared. What does it take to be prepared? Who is responsible for what it takes? If I was considering further education or career training I would want those answers. I’m not sure there’s a single answer though. Every career field is different. Just within the medical field there are differences in training requirements for various jobs. A doctor attends university level training in stages. First he has to earn a Bachelor degree to learn how to learn. Then several years of medical school after that to learn the mechanics of science and medicine. After that he has to do a residency where he gets a chance to apply what he learned in a learning/employment setting. And for the rest of his career he has to keep learning as new research develops new techniques to perform his job.

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How To Become an Electronics Technician

Our world is constantly evolvingOur society is a society of gadgets. We have smart phones with more computing power than the entire computer system used during the Apollo moon landings. We watch TVs today that have four times the image detail of TVs built only 15 years ago, and 4k goes much further than that. […]

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Flexibility and Self-Confidence: How Mothers Achieve Career College Success

Ask Alyssia Escobar how she manages to raise a family while attending classes in the Health Information Management program at CCNN and she’ll tell you it comes down to sheer perseverance.“Honestly, it’s been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done,” Escobar says, laughing. “I used to be the most negative, self-doubting person anyone has […]

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How to Make the Most of Your CCNN Experience

Dear Fellow CCNN Students,Welcome to a new quarter! Whether you’re a soon-to-be graduate or a brand-new student, the first day of school – aside from being a bit nerve-racking – is the ideal opportunity to start fresh. And what better place to do that than Career College of Northern Nevada? At CCNN, we make it […]

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What Financial Literacy Month Means to You

Tax time. Nobody enjoys it very much, especially when you end up owing the IRS. Still, it makes April the perfect month to train our minds on becoming more financially savvy. Perhaps this is why April is specifically set aside as Financial Literacy Month. The aim is to teach us all to be more financially […]

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