If you’re interested in a more technical education and getting into the workforce more quickly, then you’ll want to check the options in the Las Vegas area. The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) and Nevada State College – Henderson both offer comprehensive and fully certified programs.
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE)
This outreach college delivers non-degree educational programs in areas such as agriculture, children, youth and families, community development, health and nutrition, horticulture, and natural resources. The college has federal and county partners and collaborates with other groups, agencies, business and individuals. For more information about the program in Clark County, call (702) 222-3130. (www.unce.unr.edu)
Nevada State College – Henderson
The Nevada System of Higher Education and the Nevada Legislature officially sanctioned the creation of Nevada State College (NSC) in 2001, and it first opened its doors to 176 students and 8 full-time teacher faculty in 2002. Today, NSC represents the first, four-year state college in Nevada. As of 2010, there were over 2,000 undergraduates and nearly 70 full-time faculty.
Academic units include the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Education and the School of Nursing. Nevada State College’s main 509-acre campus site is located in the southeast corner of Henderson, with a satellite campus located in the heart of Henderson’s Downtown District. NSC also has a presence throughout the entire state of Nevada with partnership programs at three colleges including Western Nevada Community College in Carson City, Nevada; Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno; and College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. (www.nsc.nevada.edu)