The Community College of Sothern Nevada Southern Nevada (CCSN) is a two-year college in Clark County, Nevada. Originally founded in 1974 as "Clark County Community College", the school took its current name around 1978. It has three main campuses in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. In addition, it has about 47 other locations across 4 counties in Southern Nevada. It is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education.
- 1 Four Year Degrees
- 2 Advertisements
- 3 CCSN Police Department
- 4 External links
Four Year Degrees
CCSN has always been a 2 year Junior College. A previous president of CCSN was fired after trying to get CCSN to be able to offer 4 year degrees. Shortly there after, however, CCSN started offering a Bachelors of Science (BS) Dental Hygiene. As a result, the school now offers 3rd and 4th year general education classes. These are only open to the Dental Hygiene students.
There is also talk of expanding their Nursing and/or Teaching program to Four Year. So far, neither of these have happened.
In 2005 CCSN recieved approval to move forward with the creation of its own Police Force. In 2006 that plan went into action with the begining of the CCSN Public Saftey and Police Services Department.
The current slogan and ad compain for CCSN is "It's You, Only Better".
Across the street from the Charleston campus (the largest campus) is a McDonald's. For several years, CCSN rented the billboard next to McDonald's with an ad that said "If you don't want to end up here (pointing at McDonalds), go here (pointing to the college)".
CCSN Police Department
The Department consists of the Public Safety (Non Sworn) members and it's Police Force (Sworn State of Nevada Category 1 Police Officers)
In 2004 The College moved forward with it's plan to start a police department by hiring a Chief and Deputy Chief of Police. In 2006, CCSN's first three police sergeants were recruited.
CCSN police officers are peace officers with full police powers. CCSN Police are responsible for the safety and well being of all CCSN students, faculty, staff and visitors, as well as enforcing the laws and regulations of the state of Nevada, the many municipalities that the college campuses are located in, as well as the rules and regulations of the Nevada System of Higher Education.
- Community College of Southern Nevada website
- Nevada System of Higher Education
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