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YOUR ONE-STOP SITE FOR ALL WEEKEND COLLEGE NEEDS

What is CSN’s Weekend College?
Our Weekend College offers you the opportunity to enter the workforce, change careers, or pick up a specialty in your field by taking classes on weekends, and earning a skill or industry certificate in as little as one weekend, within a semester, and no longer than a calendar year.  Determined to accommodate the needs of our busy students, CSN’s weekend classes offer the same high-quality instruction and resources as classes taught during the week.

Who is a Weekend College Student?
An individual taking class ONLY on weekends who wants to earn an industry or skill certificate in as little as one semester and no longer than a calendar year. The certificate is intended to help the student enter the workforce, change careers, or pick up a specialty.


The Weekend College Advantage

  • Balance studies with work and life responsibilities.
  • Shorter time commitment.
  • Come to campus on weekends only with classes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Benefit from academic support and a mapped course schedule that is easy to follow.
  • Convenient one-stop with all classes for the same program taught at the same location.
  • Ease of access with less traffic.

Current Students- Students enrolled at CSN may enroll in Weekend College classes. To enroll in weekend college classes as a returning student (i.e., you have taken a class at CSN within the past four semesters) please log into your student account.

Programs of Study
Through CSN's Weekend College, a student may complete one of three types of programs:

  1. A SKILLS CERTIFICATE for college credit program earns the individual a stackable credential towards a certificate of achievement and/or associate degree.  Both the certificate of achievement and associate degree are eligible for financial aid, unlike a skills certificate.  A student may declare the higher level-degree certificate of achievement or associate while working toward the completion of the skills certificate.
  2. A CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT for college credit program designed for students who are looking for instruction with a high degree of specialization.  Certificate of Achievement programs vary in length, usually 30 credits, that offer courses needed to prepare students for immediate employment.
  3. A non-credit INDUSTRY CERTIFICATE that leads to industry-recognized credentials.  The student earns continuing education credentialing.

Want to apply and learn more about financial aid?
To apply to a Weekend College program and learn more about available tuition assitance opportunities, including scholarships and federal financial aid, please click on the APPLY and FINANCIAL AID accordion sections below.

Explore Specific Program Pathways

 

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Resources

The Weekend College faculty and staff are a team of educators fully committed to your success. Take advantage of advising, tutoring, library services and other Essential Student Services.

Cost

CSN is one of the most affordable colleges in the region.  For students taking college credit Skills Certificates or a Certificate of Achievement the cost for tuition is approximately the following.  If you are new to Nevada or would like to learn more about CSN's in-state residency requirements, visit our residency page.


Students pursing a Skills Certificate or Certificate of Achievement can sign up for a Payment Plan.

Payment Plan Instuctions:

  • Available if you are enrolled in at least 6 credits.
  • Pay a $10.00 non-refundable fee charged upon enrollment into the payment plan.
  • Sign up for the Payment Plan by logging into your MyCSN student center.
  • Locate the drop down menu in the Finance Section labeled “Other Financial”.
  • Select the “Enroll in Payment Plan”.
  • If you agree to the terms and conditions, check the box and complete the process.

Students pursuing non-credit industry certificates may be eligible for tuition assistance from Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds.

Financial Aid

Please visit the CSN Financial Aid website for information on completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for federal pell grants or state funding.  Several industry certificates eligible for tuition assistance from Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) contingent upon fund availability administered by local One-Stop Career Centers.  For more information consult with Workforce Development.

Accelerate Your Studies

You may finish faster by taking the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). If you receive qualifying scores on the CLEP test, you may earn credit in the areas of English, mathematics, among others.

Military and Veterans

VA Benefits are available for The Weekend College.

CSN Academic Calendars

Fall 2021

  • 100% refund if withdrawal is completed prior to the first day of the session
  • For further information regarding tuition refunds, please refer to the 2020-2021 General Catalog & Student Handbook
April 5, 2021 First day to apply for Instate residency for fall 2021
March 15, 2021 First day to submit Academic Suspension appeal for fall 2021
May 1 - 5, 2021 Priority online registration for currently enrolled students only
May 22 - Aug 29, 2021 Open online registration for all admitted students
June 16, 2021 First day to submit Excess Credit Fee appeal for fall 2021
July 5, 2021 Independence Day Holiday (No Classes - CSN Closed)
Check With Financial Aid Last day to submit SAP appeal for fall 2021
July 19, 2021 First day to apply for fall 2021 graduation
August 6, 2021 Last day to apply for instate residency for fall 2021
August 9, 2021 Payment due by 11:59 p.m. for early registration 
August 20, 2021 Last day to submit appeal for Academic Suspension for fall 2021
August 23, 2021 Financial Aid disbursement begins
August 29, 2021 Last date to update major for fall 2021
August 30, 2021 First day of instruction
September 5, 2021 Last day to register by 11:59 p.m.
September 5, 2021 Last day for a 100% refund
September 5, 2021 Financial Aid Census Date
September 6, 2021 Labor Day Holiday (No Classes - CSN Closed)
September 13, 2021 Last day for a 50% refund
September 13, 2021 Last day to drop a class WITHOUT a grade of W 
October 1, 2021 Last day to apply for fall 2020 graduation
October 1, 2021 Last day to submit via MyCSN Non-Disclosure Directory information
October 15, 2021 Last day to submit Excess Credit Fee Appeal for fall 2021
October 29, 2021 Nevada Day Holiday (No Classes - CSN Closed)
November 5, 2021 60% point for Return to Title IV-R2T4 (full term classes only)
November 5, 2021 Last day to change from credit to audit
November 5, 2021 Last day to drop a class WITH a grade of W 
November 19, 2021 Last day to submit fall only loan request to Financial Aid
November 11, 2021 Veterans Day Holiday (No Classes - CSN Closed)
November 25 - 26 , 2021 Thanksgiving Break (No Classes - CSN Closed)
December 19, 2021 Last day of instruction
December 22, 2021 Grades are due from instructors

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Make CSN Part of Your Story

We have a team of dedicated professionals to guide you if you need additional assitance. If you have general questions about CSN’s Weekend College programs please call 702-651-7416 or Email Student Recruitment.