Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Pathway

With Economic Development Administration funding in the amount of $3.1 million, the College of Southern Nevada will renovate and retrofit two existing classrooms and associated infrastructure at CSN's Henderson Campus to provide teaching space for 25 students in each classroom, pay for lab space to accommodate the equipment required for hands-on training, as well as pay for a portion of the advanced manufacturing training equipment. Upon completion of construction activities, the AAS program will train credit and non-credit seeking students in stackable, industry-recognized credential pathways in machining or automation, providing foundational skills within advanced manufacturing. These programs will provide rapid reskilling and upskilling of students, address the current skills gap in the general and advanced manufacturing sectors, and increase good job attainment and wage growth. CSN anticipates a minimum of 90-100 students achieving certification annually, and 50-70 students placed into quality jobs annually, with wages estimated to be $23.00/hour at the start and $26.00-$30.00 and above as they advance in their career.