- College of Southern Nevada
College of Southern Nevada Established 1971 Type Single College Multi-Campus Community College President Michael D. Richards Students 44,000 Location Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Campus Urban
West Charleston Campus:
Colors Blue and Gold Website CSN.edu
The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) is primarily a two-year college in Clark County, Nevada, with one four-year degree in Dental Hygiene. The school is the largest public higher education institution in Nevada and the third largest of its kind in the nation. It is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education.
Founded in 1971 as Clark County Community College, the school became Community College of Southern Nevada in 1991. On March 16, 2007, the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education voted to change the name of the school to its current name College of Southern Nevada effective July 1, 2007.
The college has the most diverse student body in Nevada, serving half the state's minority population along with more than 700 international students from more than 60 countries. In fall 2007, 44.8 percent of students were Caucasian, 20.8 percent Hispanic, 10.8 percent Asian and 10.1 percent African American. Nationally the college enrolls students from 48 states in more than 3,000 classes each semester.
The majority of students, 74.1 percent or 28,880, attend part time and 25.9 percent or 10,110 students attend full time.
It routinely graduates the largest number of nurses every year.
College of Southern Nevada has three main campuses in the Las Vegas metropolitan area: the Charleston Campus, Cheyenne Campus and Henderson Campus, and a campus in Pahrump. There are also centers, located in Moapa Valley, Summerlin, and Mesquite.
Degrees and Programs
CSN provides job training in more than 75 career fields with more than 200 degree and technical programs.
CSN provides degrees in hospitality management and training in such fields as the culinary arts, dealing, and travel and tourism.
Schools and Departments
- School of Advanced and Applied Technologies
Department of Computing and Engineering Technology; Department of Media Technologies and Department of Applied Technologies
- School of Arts and Letters
Department of Communications; Department of English; Department of Fine Arts; Department of International Languages and Performing Arts Center
- School of Business, Hospitality and Public Services
Department of Accounting, Finance, Computer Office Technology; Department of Business Administration; Paralegal Studies; Department of Hospitality Management; Department of Public Safety and Human Services; Police Academy and Fire Technologies
- School of Education, Behavioral and Social Sciences
Department of Education; Department of Human Behavior and Department of Social Sciences
- School of Health Sciences
Department of Dental Science, Diagnostic Evaluation and Rehabilitation Services; Department of Health Related Professions and Department of Nursing
- School of Science and Mathematics
Department of Biological Sciences; Department of Mathematics and Department of Physical Sciences
- Division of Workforce and Economic Development
Adult Literacy and Language; American Heart and Healthcare Programs; Apprenticeship and Prisons; Business Assessment and Consulting; Community Programs and Personal Enrichment; Construction; Education and Government; Fire, Police, Security and EMS; Hospitality; Occupational Health and Safety Programs; Service Sector - Retail, Banking, Insurance and Real Estate; Transportation & Manufacturing.
The current president of CSN is Dr. Michael Richards. Dr. Richards was appointed leader of the college by the Nevada Board of Regents in May 2008 after serving as interim president since August 2007.
The College of Southern Nevada's athletics programs are known as the Coyotes and compete in the Scenic West Athletic Conference of the NJCAA's Division I. The school currently has two athletic programs in baseball and softball and is in the midst of starting an archery team. The softball program began its first season in 2002 and the baseball team's first season was in 2000. CSN has had numerous athletic programs that were discontinued after one or two seasons, including men's and women's basketball and women's soccer.
The Coyotes baseball team, started in 2000, is the longest running athletic program for CSN. The Coyotes home field is Lied Field at Morse Stadium at CSN's Henderson campus. The Coyotes are a perennial powerhouse in the SWAC, usually finishing in the top 2 places during the regular season and have won five regular season conference championships and two tournament championships. The Coyotes main rival is the Western Nevada Wildcats as the two schools are the only junior colleges to have intercollegiate athletic programs and their usual domination of the SWAC regular season and conference tournaments. The Coyotes had a long standing rivalry with the Dixie State Rebels from the time of CSN's admission into the SWAC in 2002 until Dixie State's move to NCAA Division II in 2006.
In 2010, catcher Bryce Harper was selected first overall by the Washington Nationals in the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft after a season in which he batted .442/.524/.986 (AVG/OBP/SLG) with 88 runs scored, 31 home runs, 89 RBIs, 18 SBs, and a 1.510 OPS, leading the team to the National Junior College World Series. He was selected as an outfielder.
On November 9, 2010, CSN hired former Green Valley High School baseball coach Nick Garritano as its head baseball coach, replacing the embattled Chris Sheff, who is being investigated by officials for negligence based on extracurricular activities. Coach Garritano won two state titles coaching Green Valley High School the past 12 years, producing a 315-118-1 record. He played sports at Chaparral and was recently inducted into the UNLV Hall of Fame as a former place-kicker for the football team.
In 2011, the ballpark will become the new home of the North American League's Henderson RoadRunners independent baseball team.
- Conference Regular Season: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010
- Conference Tournament (Region XVIII): 2003, 2008, 2010
- NJCAA Western District: 2003, 2010
- NJCAA College World Series: 2003
- ^ Las Vegas Sun
- ^ Board of Regents
- ^ http://system.nevada.edu/Board-of-R/Meetings/Agendas/Agenda-Arc/Bor_0307revisedweb.pdf
- ^ http://www.csn.edu/PDFFiles/Administration/Planning_and_Development/InstitutionalResearch/StudentProfile/StudentProfile073-6.pdf
- ^ http://system.nevada.edu/Chancellor/Academic-A1/Under-Deve/Enrollment4/Spring-2008-Preliminary-Enrollment-R.pdf
- ^ Annual Rpt 05-06
- ^ http://www.ccsn.edu/about/index.asp
- ^ CSN Web site 08-09
- ^ Details
- ^ The Official site of the JUCO World Series Tournament
- ^ http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/jun/07/its-official-las-vegas-harper-picked-first-overall/
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