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The Jumpstart Concurrent Enrollment Program partners with local high schools to allow freshman, sophomore, junior, senior high school students to enroll in college-level courses at a reduced fee to "jumpstart" their college careers. Classes are held at the high school campus and are taught by high school teachers who have been certified by CSN academic departments. Beginning fall 2022 Jumpstart courses will cost $75.00 per class.

 

Jumpstart Concurrent Enrollment Program Courses

 

ALS 101 - Academic & Life Success

Course Description

Learn strategies for mastering academic and life success. Course topics include change, goal setting, money, time/priority management; test preparation, note-taking, memory techniques; relationships, communication, listening, wellness, diversity and personal responsibility.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

ANTHR 101 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Course Description

An in-depth analysis of culture revealed by world ethnography.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

ANTHR 102 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology

Course Description

Genetics, heredity, diversity, and the origins and evolution of humans. Examines basic evolutionary biology, including natural selection, and the relevant history, science, and methods in this field.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

AUTO 115B* - Automotive Electricity and Electronics I

Course Description

This course will introduce the operation of AC and DC electrical circuits, wiring diagrams and the use of Digital Multimeters and diagnosis of circuit malfunctions including battery, starting, charging and accessory systems.

Prerequisite

AUTO 105B

Number of Credits

4

*The AB 319-CTE Dual Enrollment Pilot Program was put into place to create a stronger and more robust pathway from high school to college in CTE areas. AB 319 builds on the existing CTE College Credit pathways offering CTE articulated college credit. With this pilot, entering seniors in select programs will continue their CTE pathways during their senior year where they will take 15 college credits through CSN's Jumpstart program in a variety of CTE areas that are offered at high schools as well as the appropriate level of Math and English for the CTE pathway.

AUTO 136B* - Engine Repair

Course Description

Students will learn to identify engine components and their operation, accurately use precision measuring tools, perform disassembly/assembly and maintenance procedures of engines, cooling systems and lubrication systems. Diagnosis of engine condition, leaks, and abnormal noises are emphasized.

Prerequisite

AUTO 105B

Number of Credits

5

*The AB 319-CTE Dual Enrollment Pilot Program was put into place to create a stronger and more robust pathway from high school to college in CTE areas. AB 319 builds on the existing CTE College Credit pathways offering CTE articulated college credit. With this pilot, entering seniors in select programs will continue their CTE pathways during their senior year where they will take 15 college credits through CSN's Jumpstart program in a variety of CTE areas that are offered at high schools as well as the appropriate level of Math and English for the CTE pathway.

BIOL 101 - Biology for Non-Majors

Course Description

An introduction to biology with emphasis on human concerns. Topics include aspects of organism structure, function, ecology, and evolution which provide a biological perspective for issues facing modern society. Intended to satisfy the lab science general education requirement.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

4

CHEM 103 - Preparatory Chemistry

Course Description

Serves as a preparation for CHEM 121. Introduces general principles and terminology in chemistry to students with poor chemistry backgrounds. Exercises aimed at developing problem-solving skills. Students should have taken or had concurrent enrollment in MATH 126 or higher to prepare for General Chemistry I.

Prerequisite

MATH 096 or MATH 124 or higher

Number of Credits

3

CHEM 105 - Chemistry, Man and Society

Course Description

A survey of basic ideas in chemistry for non-science majors. Explores chemistry at work in everyday life. Investigates structure and change in the real world.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

CIT 280 - Introduction to Blockchain Concepts

Course Description

An introduction to blockchain technology, which is a type of distributed ledger technology: what blockchain is, how blockchain was developed, how blockchain works, and the primary issues, challenges, and opportunities blockchain faces. Students engage in hands-on work, such as contextualized code exercises, to lay a strong foundation for blockchain development.

Prerequisite

MATH 124 or MATH 124E or higher

Number of Credits

3

CIT 281 - Intermediate Blockchain Concepts

Course Description

Builds on concepts introduced in CIT 280 to address intermediate concepts related to blockchain, including the concepts of access, privacy, and integrity. Also provides an overview of the practical landscape for the blockchain workforce, including industry-specific application, different types of blockchain, common project types, and limitation and opportunities that might define blockchain in the future.

Prerequisite

CIT 280

Number of Credits

3

COM 101 - Oral Communication

Course Description

Theory and practice in extemporaneous speaking and other prepared speaking experiences.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

COM 102 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Course Description

Theory and practice in effective interpersonal communication with written and real-world applications. Topics may include perception, using verbal and nonverbal symbols, listening, self-disclosure, interpersonal conflict, developing and maintaining relationships.

Prerequisite

ENG 100 or ENG 101

Number of Credits

3

CUL 130* - Garde Manger

Course Description

Fundamentals of pantry with proper techniques and procedures in egg cookery, hot and cold sandwiches, lunch and dinner salads and dressings, basic garnishes, canapés and hot and cold appetizer production.

Prerequisite

CUL 110 and FAB 102

Number of Credits

3

*The AB 319-CTE Dual Enrollment Pilot Program was put into place to create a stronger and more robust pathway from high school to college in CTE areas. AB 319 builds on the existing CTE College Credit pathways offering CTE articulated college credit. With this pilot, entering seniors in select programs will continue their CTE pathways during their senior year where they will take 15 college credits through CSN's Jumpstart program in a variety of CTE areas that are offered at high schools as well as the appropriate level of Math and English for the CTE pathway.

ENG 100 - English

Course Description

A writing-intensive course designed to strengthen college-level composition skills, with particular attention to audience, purpose, and context for writing focusing on the writing process and introducing research.

Prerequisite

ACT score below 18. SAT score below 500. Guided Self Placement (GSP) 0-20.

**Students who do not place in ENG 101 are recommended to take ENG 100.

Number of Credits

5

ENG 101 - Composition I

Course Description

ENG 101 is designed to strengthen college-level writing skills, with particular attention to audience, purpose, and rhetorical situation focusing on the writing process and introducing research.

Prerequisite

ACT score (English) 18 and above. SAT 500 and above. OR 3.0 overall GPA AND 3.0/B in all previous high school English courses OR CSN Guided Self Placement (GSP) 41-63.

Number of Credits

3

ENG 102 - Composition II

Course Description

ENG 102 is a continuation and extension of ENG 101 and equivalents with attention to analytical reading and writing, critical thinking, and research methodologies while emphasizing interpretation, analysis, synthesis, and argument.

Prerequisite

ENG 100 or ENG 101 or ENG 101H or ENG 113 with a grade of C- or higher.

Number of Credits

3

FAB 160 - Hospitality Purchasing

Course Description

Students learn the fundamental principles of purchasing food, beverages, supplies, equipment, and contract services.

Prerequisite

MATH 104B or above (except MATH 122, 123)

Number of Credits

3

FAB 167 - Food Service Nutrition

Course Description

Designed to teach the fundamentals of nutrition and the basics of a nutritionally balanced recipe and menu planning.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

2

FMM 115B - Industrial Controls

Course Description

This course is designed to teach the theory and techniques of electric motor controllers. Students will select and mount control devices to form typical control circuits, and to troubleshoot them once a fault is inserted.

Prerequisite

FMM 101B

Number of Credits

5

GRC 104* - Layout and Typography

Course Description

Introduction to typography and digital page layout. Emphasis on typographical theory, terminology of traditional and digital processes, fundamentals of typographic design and layout, and design for publications and collateral.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

*The AB 319-CTE Dual Enrollment Pilot Program was put into place to create a stronger and more robust pathway from high school to college in CTE areas. AB 319 builds on the existing CTE College Credit pathways offering CTE articulated college credit. With this pilot, entering seniors in select programs will continue their CTE pathways during their senior year where they will take 15 college credits through CSN's Jumpstart program in a variety of CTE areas that are offered at high schools as well as the appropriate level of Math and English for the CTE pathway.

GRC 107* Introduction to Visual Design

Course Description

An introductory course in the application and appreciation of the basic principles and elements of design, including form, shape, value, space, color and composition.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

*The AB 319-CTE Dual Enrollment Pilot Program was put into place to create a stronger and more robust pathway from high school to college in CTE areas. AB 319 builds on the existing CTE College Credit pathways offering CTE articulated college credit. With this pilot, entering seniors in select programs will continue their CTE pathways during their senior year where they will take 15 college credits through CSN's Jumpstart program in a variety of CTE areas that are offered at high schools as well as the appropriate level of Math and English for the CTE pathway.

GRC 110* - Drawing and Illustration

Course Description

Introductory class in developing techniques for visualizing and drawing images with an emphasis on the 2D drawing process using a variety of traditional media and techniques. Drawings are placed into digital design programs to create finished illustrations.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

2-3

*The AB 319-CTE Dual Enrollment Pilot Program was put into place to create a stronger and more robust pathway from high school to college in CTE areas. AB 319 builds on the existing CTE College Credit pathways offering CTE articulated college credit. With this pilot, entering seniors in select programs will continue their CTE pathways during their senior year where they will take 15 college credits through CSN's Jumpstart program in a variety of CTE areas that are offered at high schools as well as the appropriate level of Math and English for the CTE pathway.

HIST 101 - US History to 1877

Course Description

A survey of United States political, social, economic, diplomatic, and cultural development from colonial times to 1877. Satisfies the United States Constitution requirement. HIST 101 and HIST 102 need not be taken in sequence; either class may be taken alone.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

HIST 102 - US History since 1877

Course Description

A survey of United States political, social, economic, diplomatic, and cultural development from 1877 to present. Satisfies the Nevada Constitution requirement. HIST 101 and HIST 102 need not be taken in sequence; either class may be taken alone.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

MATH 095 - elementary Algebra

Course Description

A course in the fundamental operations of real numbers, solving linear equations in one variable, graphing linear equations in two variables, solving linear systems in two variables, and performing basic operations on polynomials. Intended to provide a basic foundation for future mathematics needed in fields of business, economics, engineering, and related fields. A strong background in fractions and positive and negative numbers is highly recommended. A comprehensive, proctored, departmental final exam will be given.

Prerequisite

ALEKS PPL score of 14, ACT (Math) score of 16, or SAT (Math) score of 440

Number of Credits

3

MATH 096 - Intermediate Algebra

Course Description

Topics include factoring polynomials, rational expressions, and equations, radical expressions and equations, quadratic equations, graphs, and applications. A comprehensive, proctored, departmental final exam will be given.

Prerequisite

A grade of C or Better in MATH 95, ALEKS PPL score of 30, ACT (Math) score of 19, or SAT (Math) score of 450.

Number of Credits

3

MATH 116 - Technical Mathematics

Course Description

Concepts that will allow students to become proficient in the mathematics used in technical fields are the focal point of this course. Topics include fundamental operations with signed numbers; measurement systems; exponents; order of operations; scientific notation; algebraic expressions; linear equations and inequalities; an introduction to graphing; simple geometric figures, logarithms; and fundamentals of trigonometry.
MATH 091 is strongly recommended prior to enrollment.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

Math 120** - Fundamentals of College Mathematics

Course Description

Topics include probability, statistics, geometry, and consumer mathematics. It may include problem solving, sets, logic, mathematical systems, numeration, and measurement. Course is broad in scope, emphasizing applications.
** Math 120 will be offered only at high schools participating in the AB 319 CTE Dual Enrollment Pilot Program.

Prerequisite

A grade of C or better in either MATH 95 or MATH 95E; or a satisfactory ACT/SAT/Placement Test score

Number of Credits

3

*The AB 319-CTE Dual Enrollment Pilot Program was put into place to create a stronger and more robust pathway from high school to college in CTE areas. AB 319 builds on the existing CTE College Credit pathways offering CTE articulated college credit. With this pilot, entering seniors in select programs will continue their CTE pathways during their senior year where they will take 15 college credits through CSN's Jumpstart program in a variety of CTE areas that are offered at high schools as well as the appropriate level of Math and English for the CTE pathway.

MATH 126 - Pre-Calculus I

Course Description

A rigorous discussion of algebra concepts necessary for calculus is the focal point of this course. Topics include an in-depth investigation of algebraic functions and their graphs and solutions of systems of equations.

Prerequisite

A grade of C or Better in MATH 126, ALEKS PPL score of 46, ACT (Math) score of 22, or SAT (Math) score of 500.

Number of Credits

3

MATH 127 - Pre-Calculus II

Course Description

Topics include an in-depth investigation of trigonometric functions and their graphs, analytic trigonometry, solutions of triangles, vectors, and analytic geometry.

Prerequisite

A grade of C or Better in MATH 126, ALEKS PPL score of 61, ACT (Math) score of 25, or SAT (Math) score of 550.

Number of Credits

3

MT 102B - Fundamentals of Electricity

Course Description

Fundamentals of constructing electrical circuits, measuring their predictable parameters, using measuring instruments and materials needed to maintain and repair electrical systems. Students in this course should have a working knowledge of algebra.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

4

MT 104B* - Industrial Electricity

Course Description

The course concentrates on fabricating, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing electrical systems encountered in industry. Emphasis is on the different types of common motor controllers and ladder logic for configuration.

Prerequisite

MT 102B; or ET 131B; or AC 102B; or Instructor approval; or Program approval

Number of Credits

4

*The AB 319-CTE Dual Enrollment Pilot Program was put into place to create a stronger and more robust pathway from high school to college in CTE areas. AB 319 builds on the existing CTE College Credit pathways offering CTE articulated college credit. With this pilot, entering seniors in select programs will continue their CTE pathways during their senior year where they will take 15 college credits through CSN's Jumpstart program in a variety of CTE areas that are offered at high schools as well as the appropriate level of Math and English for the CTE pathway.

MT 115B - Programmable Logic Controllers I

Course Description

Presents the principle of programming logic controller and computerized sensor controls. Emphasis placed on troubleshooting and maintaining computerized sensor control systems.

Prerequisite

A grade of C or higher in AC 102B or ET 131B or MT 102B or MT 104B; AND either IS 100B (with a grade of pass) or a grade of C or higher in IS 101 or CIT 112 or CSCO 120; or Instructor or Department approval.

Number of Credits

3

MT 116B - Programmable Logic Controllers II

Course Description

Advanced programmable control applications and uses dealing with programmable control frequency drives and man machine interfaces packages.

Prerequisite

MT 115B with a grade of C or better; and one of the following with a grade of C or better: CIT 112B or CIT 119B or CSCO 120; or program approval.

Number of Credits

3

MUS 121 - Music Appreciation

Course Description

The course is for students with little or no musical training and focuses on the historical background of classical music and composers and listening to representative works. Emphasis is on increasing the enjoyment and understanding of a variety of classical musical styles.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

MUS 125 - History of Rock Music

Course Description

The esthetics and sociology of rock from its origins in rhythm and blues to the rise of Elvis Presley and Rock-a-Billy, Chuck Berry and teenage-rock, Bob Dylan and protest rock, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, Psychedelic Rock, and Soul.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

PSC 101 - Introduction to American Politics

Course Description

A survey of the United States, national, state and local governments with emphasis on the cultural aspects of the governing process. (Satisfies the legislative requirement for the United States and Nevada Constitutions.)

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

4

PSY 101 - General Psychology

Course Description

Introduction to the principles of psychology, including sensation, perception, cognition, learning, physiological psychology, personality, development, psychopathology, social psychology, methodology, assessment, and history of psychology.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

PSY 102 - Psychology of Personal and Social Adjustment

Course Description

Study and analysis of effective psychological coping and adjustment strategies in both personal and diverse social contexts.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

SOC 101 - Principles of Sociology

Course Description

An overview of the sociological principles that shape the development, structure, and function of societies, cultures, human interactions, groups, self-image, and social change.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

SOC 102 - Contemporary Social Issues

Course Description

An examination of selected social issues and problems, their causes and proposed solutions.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

THTR 100 - Introduction to Theatre

Course Description

Explores theatre as a cultural attribute of world society. Special focus on theatre as an expression of culture, a representation of international themes, and its contribution to the development of civilization.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

THTR 101 - Stand-Up Comedy

Course Description

An introductory acting class focusing on the process of acting through the use of games, exercises, monologues, and short partnered scenes. This class is intended for non-theatre majors.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

TCA 110 - Introduction to the Convention Industry

Course Description

Overview of the convention industry, including meetings, trade shows, conferences and incentive travel. The role of the suppliers in the industry are also covered. The course provides practical insights into the role of association and corporate meeting planners.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

TCA 188 - Special Event Planning

Course Description

Overview of special event planning for events such as festivals, fairs, fundraisers, family occasions, civic celebrations, athletic competitions, parades, and theme parties. Students will learn organizational skills, and creativity in the design, planning, marketing, and staging of an event.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

TCA 190- Introduction to Destination Marketing

Course Description

Study of Convention and Visitors Bureaus on a domestic level and National Tourism Organizations on an international level to examine economic impact of visitor markets and advertising, promotion, sales and public relations.

Prerequisite

None

Number of Credits

3

 

 

Information for Students and Families

Enrollment and Payment Information

Enrollment Information

Local high school students are eligible for the Jumpstart Program.

Complete the CSN Admissions Application. There is no application fee for high school students participating in the Jumpstart Concurrent Enrollment Program. Students should apply no later than two weeks before the start of the semester for which they will be enrolling. All students participating in the Jumpstart Concurrent Enrollment Program are required to complete the CSN Admissions Application and have their Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) ID number before they will be registered in any of the Jumpstart courses. NSHE ID numbers are emailed to students 2-5 days after they submit their application.

Please use these step by step High School & Early College Program Admissions Application Instructions when completing the admissions application.

To be eligible for English and Math Jumpstart courses, participating students must meet the prerequisites as defined by CSN. CSN uses multiple measures to place students into English and Math courses. Please use the charts below to determine pre-requisites and eligibility. For more placement testing and requirements visit the testing center webpage www.csn.edu/placement-testing

Course

ACT

SAT

Aleks

English 100
18+ Or 3.0 overall hs gpa and above 3.0 average in
all English classes **If student is unable to reach this
benchmark they should register for ENG 100
  

English 101

18+ or 3.0 overall HS GPA AND above 3.0 average in all
English classes

440+ Critical Reading

 
English 102
ENG 100 or ENG 101 or ENG 101H or ENG 113 with a grade
of C- or higher
  

Math 095

16-18

400-449

14-29

Math 096

19-20

450-474

30-45

Math 126

22-24

500-549

46-60

Math 127

25-27

550-599

61-75

Scores must be presented:

In-Person:

  • Original Document from the Institution (ACT/SAT or High school).
  • Un-opened sealed envelope (Either from the High school or ACT/SAT).
  • Copies, pictures, and/or printouts from the internet are not accepted.

Fax/Email:

  • Must be directly from the High School or Institution.
  • Personal Faxes/Emails or through a third party (Non-high school/Institution) are not accepted.

Internet:

  • ACT and SAT have methods to send electronic scores to CSN. These are sent directly to Registration and may take time to process.

Payment Information

Tuition is paid to the high school Banker. Students can inquire with their high school about any available scholarships for Jumpstart courses. Beginning fall 2022 Jumpstart courses will cost $75.50 per class.

Textbooks are FREE to students and will be provided by their high school.

Important Dates and Timelines
 New Jumpstart Student TimelineFALL 2022
TimeframeTask

Semester prior to student taking  Jumpstart classes

Student completes:

Complete High School & Early College Programs Admissions Application

By the first week of schoolSubmit ACT/SAT scores to CSN Testing Center with NSHE ID. 
By the first week of schoolPay High School Banker for Jumpstart course(s)
 Important Dates and DeadlinesSpring 2023
TimeframeTask
August 29First day of CSN Semester
September 12Last day to drop a class WITHOUT a grade of W for 16-  week session
November 4Last day to drop a class with a grade of "W"
December 12 - 18Final exams due
December 18Last day of CSN semester

December 21

Grades due from instructors
 Spring 2023 Important Dates and Deadlines
TimeframeTask
January 17First day of CSN Semester
TBDLast day to drop a class WITHOUT a grade of W for 16-  week session
TBDLast day to drop a class with a grade of "W"
May 8 - 14Final exams due
May 14Last day of CSN semester
May 17Grades due from instructors
Student Resources

Academic Advising

Graduating high school seniors participating in the Jumpstart Program will want to meet with an Academic Advisor to create a plan to meet your academic goals.

Campus Libraries

Jumpstart students have full access to CSN libraries.

Centers for Academic Success

Centers for Academic Success offers free tutoring to all registered Jumpstart Students. Online tutoring is offered through SMARTHINKING.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

CSN General Catalog & Student Handbook

Students can quickly locate details about the College of Southern Nevada degree programs and course offerings using the 2019-2020 General Catalog & Student Handbook.

First Year Experience (FYE) & Student Success Initiatives

We are a "home base" experience of support, connection, and welcome for all new first-year students at CSN connecting students to peers, the community, campus resources and a network for overall success.

Placement Testing Information

ACT, SAT or Accuplacer scores are required and must be submitted by all students who are taking an English, Math or Reading course through the Jumpstart Program. In order to be eligible for Jumpstart courses, participating students must meet the appropriate prerequisites and placement testing requirements as defined by CSN. For more information visit the testing center webpage.

Student Policies & Procedures

CSN Policies provide direction and guidance that, along with Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) policies, assist members of the CSN Community in the daily conduct of CSN business.

Transcript Information

Official Transcripts are printed on official paper, include the school's seal and registrar's signature, and are presented in a sealed envelope. These are generally required by institutions for accepting transfer grades.

Information for High School Staff

Resources for High School Staff

Instructor's Guide

Instructor Grant-In-Aid - is afforded only to Jumpstart instructors and not immediate family. Classes can only be taken in the fall and spring semesters, must be equivalent to the number of credit hours taught by the Jumpstart instructor in the previous or current semester and may not exceed six-credit hours per semester. The Grant-In-Aid benefits apply to the current semester of employment only.

Program Information for High School Staff

Jumpstart Program Instructor Qualifications
Phone: 702.651.3179
Email: Contact Jumpstart

Jumpstart Program Instructor's Approval Form

Important Dates and Timelines
New Jumpstart Instructor Timeline 
Time FrameTask
October 2022 - February 2023Instructors interested in teaching Jumpstart courses in Fall 2022 submit required documents for credential review. 
30 days prior to the first day of the fall semesterNew Hire process will be completed.
July 2022High School purchases the required CSN approved textbooks.
August 2022

Instructors attend mandatory Adjunct Conference for new and returning instructors.

Fall Important Dates and Deadlines
Fall Time FrameTask
August 29Instructor's syllabus due to CSN Dept. and Jumpstart Office
August 28Last day for students to receive a 100% refund
August 29First day of CSN semester
September 2

CSN registers Jumpstart students

Instructors provide students a copy of the syllabus

Class rosters due to Jumpstart Office

Students pay their HS Banker for tuition fees.

September 12

Last day to drop a class without a grade of "W"
November 4Last day to drop a class with a grade of "W"
DecemberCopy of final exam submitted to Jumpstart by end of CSN semester 
December 18Last day of CSN semester
December 21Grades due online from instructors 
Spring Important Dates and Deadlines
Spring Time FrameTask

January 8

Instructors syllabus due to CSN Dept. and Jumpstart Office

January 18 Last day to receive a 100% refund
January 19First day of CSN Semester

January 19-22

Class rosters due to Jumpstart

CSN registers all Jumpstart students

Instructors provide students a copy of the syllabus

February 3Last day to drop a class without a grade of "W"
March 27Last day to drop a class with a grade of "W"
April 16Students complete their End-of-Course Evaluation
May 8Copy of final exam submitted to Jumpstart
May 16Last day of CSN semester
May 19Grades due online from instructors

Jumpstart Program FAQs

What is the Jumpstart Program?

The Jumpstart Concurrent Enrollment Program offers college credit courses to high school students at a local high schools for a reduced fee of $75.50 per class. The college courses are taught at their high school by high school instructors who have been certified to teach CSN concurrent enrollment courses. The Jumpstart Program gives high school students the opportunity to get an early start on their college career while paying only a fraction of the college tuition.

Who can participate?

The Jumpstart Program is open to freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior high school students who attend a participating high school. Students enrolling in English or Math Jumpstart courses must qualify bu using ACT, SAT, or CSN Placement Test scores.

For more information on placement testing, click HERE.

For a list of participating high schools and the Jumpstart courses, they offer click HERE.

What is the difference between the Jumpstart Program and Dual Enrollment Program?

Students participating in the Jumpstart Program are taking college courses that are taught at their high school by high school instructors who have been certified to teach CSN concurrent enrollment courses. Jumpstart courses are offered at a reduced fee. Students participating in the Dual Enrollment Program are taking college courses at a CSN Campus that are taught by CSN faculty for the full rate of tuition and fees.

Is there an application fee?

No. There is no application fee for high school students participating in the Jumpstart Program.

What is the cost?

Beginning fall 2022 all Jumpstart courses will cost $75.00 per class.

How do I pay tuition?

Students pay their tuition directly to the high school banker. Students do not pay CSN directly.

Are there scholarships or grants available?

Students should inquire with their high school about any available scholarships for Jumpstart courses.

How do I get textbooks?

Textbooks are FREE to students and will be provided by their high school.

How do I apply?

Students participating in the Jumpstart Program are required to complete the High School & Early College Programs Admissions Application. Click HERE to apply. Students will receive their CSN issued Nevada State of Higher Education (NSHE) student ID number in 3-5 days.

Information for Nevada Promise

Nevada Promise Mentor

Become a Mentor

Become a Mentor and Change a Life!

Thank you for your interest in Mentoring at the College of Southern Nevada.  Please complete the Mentor Application if you are:

  1. Applying to be a mentor for the first time
  2. A Returning Nevada Promise Scholarship Mentor (you applied last year and completed training and the background check)

CSN created the Mentoring Program to provide:

  1. Group Mentoring opportunities for High school students who are applying for the Nevada Promise Scholarship (Tier I)
  2. One-on-one mentoring for CSN students who are Nevada Promise Scholarship recipients renewing their eligibility for another year (Tier II)

See below for a complete explanation of the Mentoring Tiers and requirements.

All Mentors have the opportunity to participate in one or more of the Mentor Levels.

Nevada Promise Applicants

CSN Nevada Promise

The Nevada Promise Scholarship aims to make a college education more accessible and affordable by providing last‐dollar financial aid to Nevada students attending one of the state’s four community colleges: College of Southern Nevada, Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College, or Western Nevada College. The scholarship helps eligible students pay for up to three years of tuition and mandatory fees at CSN.

Jumpstart Concurrent Enrollment Program
303 South Water Street, Ste 200
Henderson, NV 89015
Phone: 702.651.3179
Email: Contact Jumpstart