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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 only and earning a skill or industry certificate in a semester or less in most cases. 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.

Programs of Study (Certificates)

Through CSN’s Weekend College, a student may complete one of the following types of programs:
  • A non-credit INDUSTRY CERTIFICATE that leads to industry-recognized credentials and in-demand skills. The student earns continuing education credentialing.
  • A SKILL 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 skill certificate. A student may declare the higher level-degree certificate of achievement or associate while working towards the completion of the skill certificate.
  • 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.
(Find out more about the college credit skill certificates at

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See the full schedule of available DWED courses by category:
Personal & Professional Development

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Program Descriptions

The CSN Division of Workforce & Economic Development offers Weekend College programs in Healthcare, Personal & Professional Development, and Manufacturing. Start a new career with an industry-recognized certificate in fields such as Home Care Aide or Casino Security in as little as four weeks. Or register for a multi-course series and gain certification in valuable skills like Digital Marketing, Online Teaching, or Graphic Design in just a few months. We also offer single-session certifications for healthcare professionals in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support.

Live classes meet (online, in-person, or both) on Saturdays and Sundays. Some classes are self-directed online courses with scheduled start and end dates. Please review the details for each class to find the specific information about that class's schedule.

Classes are available in the following categories:
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Personal & Professional Development
Upon successful completion of a course, students will receive a certificate. These are not-for-credit, vocational training programs offered by the Division of Workforce and Economic Development at College of Southern Nevada. Students will not earn any units towards a degree through these programs.

Technical Requirements
Many courses are 100% online or have an online instruction component. For these classes, students must have access to a computer or tablet with reliable internet access and the ability to install and use web conferencing software. 
All tuition and registration fees are due at the time of registration.* 

Students who are unemployed or underemployed may be eligible for financial support to pay for some courses through enrollment at the Nevada One-Stop Career Center (

*Contact the program office if you are being sponsored by a third-party such as vocational rehabilitation, One-Stop Career Center, workers' compensation insurance, etc.


Questions? Contact us!