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 spring 2021 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

Business Programs

Education Programs

Engineering Programs

Heath Care Programs

Information Technology Programs

Trades Programs


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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.

Spring 2021 Enrollment and Registration Fees
Lower Division (000-200 level courses) $106.75 per credit
Technology Fee $8.50 per credit
Student Union Fee
Student Union Operation and Maintenance Fee
$8.00 per credit
$1.00 per credit
Surcharge Fee NSHE approved temporary student surcharge fee for 2020-21 due to the State of Nevada budget reduction. $3.00 per credit
Athletics and Recreation Fee $2.00 per credit
E Learning Fee (Online Course Fee $10.00 per online course
Application Fee $20.00
New Student Fee (One-time, non-refundable fee charged to new students) $20.00
Special Course Fees see course description for any applicable course fees
Non-Resident Fees
Full-Time Non-resident student enrolled in 7 or more credits, in addition to registration fees, technology fees and other applicable fees) $3,738.50 per semester
Part-Time Non-resident students enrolled in less than 7 credits, in addition to registration fees, technology fees and other applicable fees $117.50 per credit

 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 spring 2021 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.

Spring 2021 CSN Academic Calendar

IMPORTANT SPRING 2021 CALENDAR DATES

16 Week

1st - 8 week

2nd - 8 week

1st - 4 week

2nd - 4 week

3rd - 4 week

4th - 4 week

Jan 19-May 16

Jan 19-March 14

March 15-May 16

Jan 19-Feb 14

Feb 16-March 14

March 15-April 18

April 19-May 16

First day to apply for Instate residency for spring 2021

11/2/20

11/2/20

11/2/20

11/2/20

11/2/20

11/2/20

11/2/20

Priority online registration for currently enrolled students only

11/2-11/20

11/2-11/20

11/2-11/20

11/2-11/20

11/2-11/20

11/2-11/20

11/2-11/20

Open online registration for all admitted students

11/21-1/25

11/21-1/25

11/21-1/25

11/21-1/25

11/21-1/25

11/21-1/25

11/21-1/25

Last day to apply for instate residency for spring 2021

12/25/20

12/25/20

12/25/20

12/25/20

12/25/20

12/25/20

12/25/20

Payment due by 11:59 p.m. for early registration

1/5/21

1/5/21

1/5/21

1/5/21

1/5/21

1/5/21

1/5/21

Financial Aid disbursement begins

1/12/21

1/12/21

1/12/21

1/12/21

1/12/21

1/12/21

1/12/21

Last date to update major for spring 2021

1/18/21

1/18/21

1/18/21

1/18/21

1/18/21

1/18/21

1/18/21

Martin Luther King Day

1/18/21

1/18/21

1/18/21

1/18/21

1/18/21

1/18/21

1/18/21

First day of instruction

1/19/21

1/19/21

3/15/21

1/19/21

2/16/21

3/15/21

4/19/21

Last day to register by 11:59 p.m.

1/25/21

1/18/21

3/14/21

1/18/21

2/15/21

3/14/21

4/18/21

Last day for a 100% refund

1/25/21

1/18/21

3/14/21

1/18/21

2/15/21

3/14/21

4/18/21

Financial Aid Census Date

1/25/21

1/25/21

1/25/21

1/25/21

1/25/21

1/25/21

1/25/21

Last day for a 50% refund

2/1/21

1/21/21

3/17/21

1/21/21

2/18/21

3/17/21

4/21/21

Last day to drop a class WITHOUT a grade of W

2/1/21

1/21/21

3/17/21

1/21/21

2/18/21

3/17/21

4/21/21

60% point for R2T4 (full term classes only)

3/26/21

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Last day to change from credit to audit

3/26/21

2/19/21

4/23/21

2/3/21

3/3/21

4/7/21

5/5/21

Last day to drop a class WITH a grade of W

3/26/21

2/19/21

4/23/21

2/3/21

3/3/21

4/7/21

5/5/21

Spring Break

3/29-4/4

3/29-4/4

3/29-4/4

3/29-4/4

3/29-4/4

3/29-4/4

3/29-4/4

Last day to submit spring only loan request to financial aid

4/16/21

4/16/21

4/16/21

4/16/21

4/16/21

4/16/21

4/16/21

Last day of instruction

5/16/21

3/14/21

5/16/21

2/14/21

3/14/21

4/18/21

5/16/21

Grades are due from instructors

5/19/21

3/17/21

5/19/21

2/17/21

3/17/21

4/21/21

5/19/21

Apply Now

CSN is an open-admissions college.  Apply HERE if you are pursuing a Weekend College Skills Certificate (SC) or Certificate of Achievement (CA) listed below:

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

  • Engineering Technology: Network Electronics, CA
  • Engineering Technology: Electronics, CA
  • Engineering Technology: Electronics, SC

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • CompTIA  A+ , SC
  • CompTIA Networking, SC
  • IS 101 MOS Word 2019 and MOS Excel 2019

EDUCATION

  • Early Childhood Education: Preschool Education, CA
  • Early Childhood Education: Infant/Toddler Education, CA

TRADES

  • Entry-Level Weld Manufacturing, SC
  • HVAC Entry Level Air Conditioning Technician, SC

Register HERE if you are pursuing a Weekend College non-credit industry certification listed below:

BUSINESS

  • Digital Marketing Certificate
  • Customer Service Certificate, Human Reources
  • Mastering Video Marketing
  • Non-Profit Administration
  • Security and Personal Safety
  • Social Media for Business Certificate
  • Workplace Communication Certification

EDUCATION

  • Online Teaching Certificate

HEALTH CARE

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Recertification
  • AHA Heartsaver/AED/1st Aid
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Recertification
  • Community Health Worker
  • Home Care Aide

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Basic Game Design
  • Blockchain Professional
  • Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator
  • Ethical Hacker
  • Google Analytics Certificate
  • Graphic Design Software Essential Certificate
  • Information System Auditor (CISA Test Preparation)

 


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.

Weekend College Information Sessions will also be held virtually.  Students are highly encouraged to attend a Weekend College Information Session to gain a better overview of the programs.  Information session topics include:

  • Certification and credentialing weekend options with a focus on workforce, retooling and employability
  • Admissions Steps
  • Support Services
  • Payment Option sand Financial Aid
  • Important Dates and Deadlines

Click HERE to register to attend a virtual information session