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New students wishing to enroll in a CSN apprenticeship course must first apply for admittance to the chosen Trade Apprenticeship Office with the local Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) Program. Apprenticeship program admission dates will vary. Interested student should speak with the appropriate program office: Southern Nevada Building TradesLaborersCarpentersSouthern Nevada Operating Engineers, and Southern Nevada Operating & Maintenance Engineers .

Contact the CSN Apprenticeship Studies Office for more information.

Step 1 - Apply

The apprenticeship programs are limited-entry. To be accepted to the apprenticeship of interest, students must apply with the apprenticeship program directly. If the student is accepted, the program will assist the student in applying for admission to CSN.

Note: Once your admission application is confirmed, you will receive an email with your NSHE student ID number followed by a separate email with instructions on how to validate your CSN student account.

If you are new to Nevada please review our residency policy. If you are a transfer student, you will need to forward an official transcript or translated version in a sealed envelope to:

College of Southern Nevada
Office of the Registrar
6375 W Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146

Please review our transfer policy.

Step 2 - MyCSN Student Account Access

Your MyCSN student portal is your primary tool for registration and services

  1. Go to https://go.csn.edu/LoginPolicy.jsp and validate your account.
  2. After validating your student account and registering your password, you are able to login to GoCSN (https://go.csn.edu/LoginPolicy.jsp) and access your MyCSN, Canvas learning platform, and student email accounts.

If you encounter any technical issues validating your account, please call our OTS Help Desk at (702) 651-4357 (HELP).

Step 3 - Placements

Apprenticeship students who are seeking their Associate of Applied Science Degree will need to complete a set of General Education courses to complete this degree. Follow the two steps below to help you place in the class level that is right for you:

  1. Prepare for your placements in person and online. To review for the math placement test, visit the Online Review for Math Placement. To review for the English placement test, visit the Online Review for English Placement and visit the CSN writing center. A review link for the reading placement can be found here.
  2. Take your placement tests. Placement testing is free of charge and no appointment is necessary. For more information visit the Testing Center webpage.
Step 4 - Orientation

Apprenticeship students will be required to attend the New Student Orientation with their program.  This will include details about CSN and an overview of our partnership with the apprenticeship program.

Step 5 - Course Registration

Apprenticeship students are enrolled by their program office in the appropriate courses based on the program and the student’s chosen emphasis.

This information is shared with the CSN Apprenticeship Studies Office, and once grades are posted at the end of the semester, CSN provides credit for the completed classes.  These credits can then, at the end of the student’s apprenticeship term, be used toward a Certificate of Achievement or an Associate of Applied Science Degree.