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September 22, 2019

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The College of Southern Nevada

The College of Southern Nevada is primarily a two-year college located in Clark County, with more than 200 associate degrees and certificates.

CSN is the largest publicly funded college in Nevada and boasts to be one of the largest of its kind in the country. More than 40,000 students enroll at CSN each year.

Founded in 1971, CSN was first known as the Community College of Clack County, but became CSN in July 2007. CSN has three main campuses in the Las Vegas metropolitan area: Charleston, Cheyenne and Henderson. More than 500 full-time faculty members are on staff, as well 800 part-time instructors.

Although mainly a two-year college, CSN does offer one four-year degree in dental hygiene.

The college is divided into seven schools:

  • School of Advanced & Applied Technologies
  • School of Arts & Letters
  • School of Business, Hospitality & Public Services
  • School of Education, Behavioral & Social Sciences
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Science & Mathematics
  • Division of Workforce & Economic Development

CSN offers more than 3,000 courses each semester in 130 different career fields. The college is most well-known for it’s hospitality management, culinary arts and gaming training, Las Vegas’ main industries.

For more information on CSN and their courses, visit their Web site.