Higher Education 

Are you thinking about going to college, a university, or a trade school? Here are some resources that can help you. 

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Applying to College of Southern Nevada (CSN)

CSN Completing the Application.mp4


What is an apprenticeship?

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a position where a person learns a trade or profession while studying under a master in the field.  Apprenticeships are often a mix of on-the-job training and sometimes some “book” work.  The length of an apprenticeship may vary by trade or profession as well as geographic location. Many who successfully complete their apprenticeship, may receive the level of “journeyman” or receive a professional certification of competence.

Is this a good idea?

Apprenticeships can be a good way to earn money while learning your trade.

While construction trades are the most common apprenticeships, there are many others, including:  elevator installers and repairers, solar panel installers, certain software engineers, tattoo artists, certain healthcare occupations, chef, photographer, among others.

How do I get started?

Most apprenticeship programs require applicants to be at least 17 years of age and have a high school diploma.  Some programs may also require applicants to pass a test for entry into the program as well as when they obtain their certification. 

Apprenticeships can often be found with a union or even at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN).

CSN will coordinate with several registered apprenticeship programs to make sure that apprentices receive the latest trade-related skills and also have the opportunity to complete general education classes that lead to both associate degrees and certificates of completion. 

CSN programs are required to adhere to a set of standards as developed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, are fully accredited, and are approved by the Nevada State Apprenticeship Council. Program curriculum is approved by the Nevada Department of Education.

For any questions on the Programs listed, please contact the Apprenticeship Studies Division at 702-651-4127

Electrical JATC of Southern Nevada

620 Legion Way

Las Vegas, NV  89110




National Elevator Industry

3305 Spring Mountain Rd. #14

Las Vegas, NV 89102

(702) 248-3437


Plumbers and Pipefitters

760 North Lamb Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89110

(702) 452-1520


Iron Workers Local #433 Nevada

960 Wigwam Pkwy.

Henderson, NV 89115

(702) 643-7991


Laborer International Union

2345 Red Rock St.

Las Vegas, NV 89146

(702) 452-4440


Sheet Metal Local 88 JATC

 2540 Marco Street,

 Las Vegas, NV 89115

(702) 632-3014



United Brotherhood of Carpenters

4245 W Sunset Rd #134

Las Vegas, NV 89118

(702) 452-0677



Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA)

FAFSA Overview

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

After Completing the FAFSA

How to Pay for College Webinar

Preparing for higher education

Disability Services- High School vs College


My College Prep Checklist

My College Prep Checklist.pdf

Resource Centers

College of Southern Nevada (CSN)

CSN Disability Resource Center

CSN DRC Pamphlet

University of Nevada- Reno


Trade Schools

Sierra Nevada Job Corp

2725 E Desert Inn Rd, Suite 200

Las Vegas, NV 89121

Phone: (702) 382-2702


2023-2024 YES Progam Flyer Spring and Summer.pdf

YES Program

The YES Program is a course you can take at CSN. You will learn about the resources that are available on campus. You will also learn the skills necessary to be successful in college. 

If you're interested, apply here: