With six schools, two divisions, 20 departments, 71 programs and over 200 degrees & certificates, your choices might seem overwhelming at first. And while we want you to browse the academic options below, we encourage you to first explore our Areas of Study. There are 11 Areas of Study that feature career options grouped by interest. Matching your interests to career options will lead you to degree and certificate choices that can prepare you for the workforce or for transfer to another institution to further your education.
The schools, divisions, departments and programs below house the credentials that are listed by interest within our Areas of Study. We encourage you to look through the links below and learn more about them. We know you will find the perfect match.
- Advanced & Applied Technologies
- Arts & Letters
- Business, Hospitality & Public Services
- Education, Behavioral & Social Sciences
- Health Sciences
- Science & Mathematics
- Division of Workforce & Economic Development
- Apprenticeship Studies
Advanced & Applied Technologies
The School of Advanced and Applied Technologies helps southern Nevada businesses succeed by turning students into highly trained workers. Every program in our school emphasizes hands-on learning in well-equipped classrooms. We've designed it that way so students can get to work quickly in demanding and in-demand jobs -- and so they succeed once they're there. We work hard to make sure our students receive nationally recognized certifications and specialized credentials wherever possible. The latest addition to our school features advanced training in cyber security protocols and techniques.
If you are looking for one of our other programs, please select from the list below. Contact us if we can help in any way.
Arts & Letters
The School of Arts and Letters allows students to explore a little bit of everything, including foreign language and culture, literature, fine arts and communication, whether oral or written. They often end up discovering a whole new world within themselves.
Whether their interest is in improving a skill for work, expanding their sensibilities about art, or preparing for transfer to a four-year institution, the school provides a myriad of options to choose from. We want students to understand and value their cultural and intellectual heritages and those of others. We hope to foster an appreciation for lifelong learning, which helps students be prepared for changing work environments and encourages them to knowledgeably and responsibly contribute to society.
Browse our department list to learn about all we have to offer. Please contact us if you need assistance.
Business, Hospitality & Public Services
The School of Business, Hospitality and Public Services gives students a place to learn what they need to know to become part of the economic engines that drive Las Vegas and southern Nevada. Our programs empower graduates to successfully compete for jobs while also giving a solid foundation for transfer to four-year schools, or simply self-improvement, if that's the desire. We provide certification programs and internship opportunities as well.
From hospitality and public safety to business and accounting, our programs and course offerings are diverse. For those interested in the hospitality sector, our culinary arts, hotel management and other hospitality programs can help them compete. Our business program in one of the largest in the state, and we are the only Nevada public institution with accreditation in business and accounting through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The criminal justice, law enforcement, and fire science courses within our public safety area are developed and taught by experienced public safety professionals.
Browse our department list to learn more about us. Please let us know if you need assistance.
Education, Behavioral & Social Sciences
The School of Education, Behavioral and Social Sciences features a variety of disciplines as part of the social sciences and pre-professional education curriculum. Whether students take introductory courses as they work toward a CSN degree or certificate or plan to transfer to a four-year institution, we deliver a challenging and exciting curriculum that will help students make the world a better place, starting with their own community.
We offer multiple disciplines and are dedicated to meeting local, state, and national needs while maintaining a global focus. We want our students to interact with professors and instructors who will challenge, engage, instruct and support them as they pursue their journeys of self-discovery.
Browse our department list to learn more about our school and view a message from our dean. Feel free to contact us if you need assistance.
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The Ralph and Betty Engelstad School of Health Sciences is the state’s premier educational provider for our healthcare workforce. We offer a wide variety of degrees and certifications, and we’re here to challenge and support students as they develop their own pathways to careers in healthcare.
We have affiliations with more than 350 local businesses and organizations where our students can apply their skills in hospitals, schools, private clinics and other real-life work settings. Those relationships help potential employers get to know our students, and many of our graduates quickly find jobs in the industry once they graduate.
Browse our department list to learn more about our school. Please contact us if you need assistance.
Science & Mathematics
The School of Science & Mathematics helps students complete the science and math requirements needed to earn their CSN degree or certificate. This solid foundation gives our students the skills they need to go into many different disciplines, including healthcare, where our strong health science sequence provides informational prerequisites needed in many healthcare careers.
For students who plan to pursue a four-year degree elsewhere after graduation, our transfer pathway features associate degrees in Biological Science and Physical Science. The Physical Science degree can also be specialized to give students a direct pathway into different emphases ranging from chemistry to geology. For students who aren’t sure which science degree they intend to pursue later on, our general Associate of Science degree is a wise choice.
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Division of Workforce & Economic Development
The College of Southern Nevada’s Division of Workforce & Economic Development was established in 2005 to meet the training needs of Southern Nevada’s workforce and employers. The Division is an entrepreneurial and self-supporting arm of CSN that works with the region’s business and key industry sectors in the assessment, design and implementation of customized curricula and training programs. It also provides services to students, employers, employees and adult learners seeking education opportunities, new skills and career advancement.
Our division was formed to meet southern Nevada’s growing need for a properly trained, highly skilled and educated workforce. We coordinate with several registered apprenticeship programs to make sure that apprentices receive the latest trade-related skills and also have the opportunity to complete general education classes that lead to both associate degrees and certificates of completion.
Our programs are required to adhere to a set of standards as developed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, are fully accredited, and are approved by the Nevada State Apprenticeship Council. Program curriculum is approved by the Nevada Department of Education.
For any questions on the Programs listed, please contact the Apprenticeship Studies Division at 702-651-4127.