2019-2020 CSN Catalog 
  
    Sep 20, 2019  
2019-2020 CSN Catalog

Degrees and Certificates (A-Z)


Associate of Applied Science

Two-year program for a specific occupation intended to respond to the needs of the workforce, that may be transferred to a NSHE institution offering a BAS degree.

Associate of Arts

Two-year program designed for transfer and completion of a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.

Associate of Business

Two-year program designed for transfer and completion of a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.

Associate of General Studies

Two-year program providing a general education that is NOT designed to transfer to a four-year institution.

Associate of Science

Two-year program designed for transfer and completion of a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution.

Bachelor of Applied Science

Four-year program for a specific occupation intended to respond to the needs of the workforce.

Bachelor of Science

Four-year program for a specific occupation.

Certificate of Achievement

One-year program within an occupational area.

Skills Certificates

An industry-driven and defined certificate recognizing identified core competencies and issued by an academic department upon completion of a defined set of courses of a specific duration.

Skills certificates are intended to provide preparation necessary to take state, national, and/or industry recognized certification or licensing examinations. Some may also serve as a stackable credential within existing associate degree tracks. Skills Certificates are less than 30 credit hours and are more narrow in focus than Certificates of Achievement. Please note that while skills certificates provide the instruction and training, CSN does not guarantee a student will pass the intended certification or licensing exam.

Upon successful completion of all course requirements, skills certificates will appear at the end of the final semester on the transcript, however diplomas are not issued for Skills Certificates.