Career & Technical Education Assistance Program

The Career & Technical Education Assistance Program (CTEAP) assists individuals with significant barriers to education and/or employment, including: single parents, displaced homemakers, students with disabilities, educationally disadvantaged students and individuals interested in nontraditional occupations (for their gender) in Career and Technical Education fields.

Students must complete a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year, declare an Associate of Applied Science degree, Associate of Business degree or Certificate program, participate in required meetings/events, maintain adequate progress and demonstrate financial need to be considered for scholarship services. The program no longer funds students in AA, AS or AGS general degrees.

Important CTEAP Dates:

Fall Semester 2020
August 10th, 2020        Spring 2020 TAP Textbooks Due Back-Postponed
Spring Semester 2021
Not available at this time.


Career & Technical Education Assistance Program Staff

Rita Smith
Program Coordinator
Charleston Campus

Tommy French
Senior Specialist
Henderson Campus

Santarpia McNeill
Senior Specialist
North Las Vegas Campus

Our Services include:

  • Academic & Career Advising
  • Career Exploration - TypeFocus V7
  • Internship Information & Volunteer Opportunities
  • Non-traditional Career Information
  • Financial Resources Info for College Students
  • Student Development Workshops
  • Scholarships for Tuition & Textbooks
  • (Available for those who qualify)
  • Uniforms & Transportation Assistance
  • Textbook Assistance Program (TAP)
    • (Available to all students)
  • ​Assistance with payment of TEASE and Praxis Assessment 

The Career & Technical Assistance Program is currently accepting applications.

**Only students who have submitted a 2019-2020 FAFSA application, demonstrate financial need, have Nevada residency status at CSN, AAS degree, AB degree, or a Certification program, and are registered in classes will be considered. Please note that the CTEAP program cannot assist with excess credit fees.

An application for the CTEAP program can be downloaded here: Career & Technical Education Assistance Program (CTEAP) Application. Additional questions regarding the CTEAP program and completed applications may be submitted to: Contact Us.

Textbook Assistance Program (TAP)


Charleston Campus | TBD

North Las Vegas Campus | Wednesday, October 14 & 21, 2020 | 9 am to 3 pm | Main Building E-122

Henderson Campus | Thursday, October 15 & 22, 2020 | 9 am to 3 pm | SU-127

While the TAP service has been temporarily interrupted, we are still available to assist you and provide career CTEAP and transfer assistance and guidance. Please email us at: Contact Us. We will be responding to inquiries during normal business houirs, excluding holidays.

Applications for the Fall 2020 TAP program are now available here. Please note, questions related to the TAP program are available ONLY via email or phone. Contact Career & Transfer Services at Contact Us  or 702-651-5657 for questions or issues.

About TAP: Textbooks through the Textbook Assistance Program, or TAP, are loaned to students on a per semester basis.  Students must provide a class schedule and complete a TAP application with detailed information concerning each textbook they are requesting. This program is open to all CSN students.




Campus Locations:

West Charleston Campus

Mod 9

Near the K Building

North Las Vegas Campus

Main Building, East Wing, Room 120

Academic Success Services Area

Henderson Campus


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