Adult Career and Education Services (ACES)

In 2020, the new ACES program was implemented across the Las Vegas Valley! Classes start year-round and are provided at no or low cost to qualifying students.

ACES not only educates students, we also provide them with valuable training, certifications, and experience they need to be successful. The following courses are tailored to, and constantly informed by, the needs of today's workforce.

My-Path: Career and College Preparation

  • The MyPath Career and College Preparation curriculum is taught in-person the first 2-weeks of each class. MyPath Career and College Preparation curriculum focuses on educational and workplace skills to help you succeed in our program. This curriculum is provided to all new ESL, HSE and I-BEST students. Attendance is required.

English as a Second Language-ESL (Vocational)

  • This class teaches Intermediate-to-Advanced English literacy skills to non-native English-speaking students, with the goal of preparing them to work in specific high-demand occupations. The first 2-weeks are taught in-person. Attendance is required.

High School Equivalency-HSE (Vocational)

  • These classes are for:
    • students who have yet to complete their high school education,
    • students who have completed their high school education but still have basic skill deficiencies,

HSE Classes provide the necessary education to complete an HSE, while also providing vocational training in specific high-demand occupations. The first 2-weeks are taught in-person.  Attendance is required.

I-BEST (Integrated HSE Education & Training)

  • I-BEST classes provide students with the necessary education to complete their HSE. At the same time, I-BEST students receive vocation-specific training and certifications in specific high-demand occupations such as: HVAC Technicians, Certified Nursing Assistants, Dialysis Technicians, Construction Trades, Cyber-Security and more.

ACES promotes lifelong learning, job readiness, and workforce excellence through responsive, relevant education and job training programs that address the needs of Southern Nevada's employers and its diverse communities.

GED and HiSET High School Equivalency-HSE (Vocational)
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English as a Second Language-ESL (Vocational)
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To register and learn more, please click an option below.

My-Path: Career and College Preparation

MyPath Career and College Preparation flow chart. Level 1: Life Skills goes to either Level 2 HiSET/GED/TASC Instruction or Level 2 Workplace Skills. Can go between either of these two items aas well.  HiSET/GED/TASC Instruction goes to Level 3 College Credits or Level 3 Technical Training. Workplace skills goes to Employment. Can go between Employment and Technical Training.

The MyPath Career and College Preparation class focuses on educational and workplace skills to help you succeed in our program. Topics are applicable and will hold the attention of all learning styles thanks to our interactive lessons. The MyPath Career and College Preparation class is required for all new students.

Curriculum includes:

  • College, Career and Self-Awareness Assessments
  • Digital literacy and computer skills
  • Case studies
  • Individual and small working groups
  • Personal Enrichment and Development Activities
  • College and Career Readiness Activities such as workplace skills

How to Enroll

Classes are provided at no or low cost to qualifying students.

Students wanting to enroll in a MyPath Career and College Preparation class at CSN must sign up for an ONLINE Information Session.

To sign-up for an Information Session, please click here: Link will be updated once Information Sessions are available.

During the Information Session, Students will learn more about the specific class options/locations/dates/times that will be available. Students will also be required to participate in assessment testing to determine their class assignment.

For more information about High School Equivalency-HSE (Vocational), please email Contact Us or call 702-651-4487. Se habla español.

English as a Second Language-ESL (Vocational)

This class teaches Intermediate-to-Advanced English to non-native English-speaking students. Lessons will prepare students to work in specific high-demand occupations.

The ACES program offers English as a Second Language-ESL (Vocational) classes that include:

  • HYBRID INSTRUCTION - The first 2-weeks of class are taught in-person, Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • LISTENING - Understand spoken American English
  • READING - Read written English with fluency and understanding
  • SPEAKING - Learn pronunciation and to speak English for work, career goals, home, and community
  • WRITING - Write English using clear grammatical structures
  • GRAMMAR - The structure of words, phrases, clauses, and sentences
  • COMPUTER - Digital literacy and computer skills
  • VOCATIONAL - Technical instruction to prepare students for working in specific high- demand occupations
  • CONSTITUTION & CITIZENSHIP - Information for students who want to take the United States Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS) test
    • This is not a Conversational English Class.

How to Enroll Classes are provided at no or low cost to qualifying students.

Students wanting to enroll in English as a Second Language-ESL (Vocational) classes at CSN must sign up for an in-person CASAS placement test.

To sign-up for an in-person CASAS placement test, please click here and choose the location you would like to attend:

ESL-PLACEMENT TEST SIGN UP

At the in-person CASAS placement test, you will learn more about the specific class options/locations/dates/times that will be available. The CASAS placement test will take up to 3 hours to complete.

For more information about English as a Second Language-ESL (Vocational), please email Contact Us or call 702-651-4487. Se habla español.

High School Equivalency-HSE (Vocational) HiSET and GED

The High School Equivalency-HSE (Vocational) program (previously known as General Education Development or GED) prepares students to take the five subjects that make-up the HSE examination.

The HSE subjects include:

  • Language Arts/Reading
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Science

HYBRID INSTRUCTION - The first 2-weeks of classes are taught in-person, Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm. In-person attendance the first 2-weeks is required for all students.

These classes are for students that have yet to complete their high school education, students that have completed their high school education but still have basic skill deficiencies, provides the necessary education to complete their HSE, while also providing vocational training in a local industry.

The State of Nevada has approved two different HSE assessments: GED® and HiSET™. Each test leads to the same State of Nevada Department of Education Certificate of High School Equivalency. Our HSE preparation classes are designed to prepare the student for either of these tests.

ACES classes are provided at no or low cost to qualifying students. All ACES students attending at the College of Southern Nevada and must follow all CSN student code of conduct policies.

How to Enroll

Classes are provided at no or low cost to qualifying students.

Students wanting to enroll in High School Equivalency (HSE) test preparation classes at CSN must sign up for an in-person TABE placement test.

To sign-up for an in-person TABE placement test, please click here:

HSE-PLACEMENT TEST SIGN UP

During the in-person TABE placement test, students will learn more about the specific class options/locations/dates/times that will be available.

For more information about High School Equivalency-HSE (Vocational), please email Contact Us or call 702-651-4487. Se habla español.

I-BEST (Integrated HSE Education & Training)

I-BEST classes provide students with the necessary education to complete their HSE. At the same time, I-BEST students receive vocation-specific training and certifications in high-demand career paths such as: HVAC Technicians, Certified Nursing Assistants, Dialysis Technicians, Construction Trades, Cyber-Security and more.

The HSE subjects include:

  • Language Arts/Reading
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Social
  • Studies Science Digital literacy and computer skills

Certifications are specific to the high-demand industry of the career path.

How to Enroll

Classes are provided at no or low cost to qualifying students.

Students wanting to enroll in an I-BEST (Integrated HSE Education & Training) class at CSN must sign up for an ONLINE Information Session.

To sign-up for an Information Session, please click here: Link will be updated once Information Sessions are available.

During the Information Session, Students will learn more about the specific class options/locations/dates/times that will be available. Students will also be required to participate in assessment testing to determine their class assignment.

For more information about High School Equivalency-HSE (Vocational), please email Contact Us or call 702-651-4487. Se habla español.

How to Sign Up for a Placement Test
  1. Visit https://www.csn.edu/ACES
  2. On the right side column, click ‘Courses/Registration’
  3. Click ‘Login/Create Account’
  4. Enter all required information
  5. Remember to write down and save your profile information.
  6. Click ‘Adult Career Education Services (ACES)’
  7. Choose ESL or HiSET/GED
  8. Register for the test
  9. Click “add to cart”
  10. ‘Check Out,’  then ‘Check Out’ again