Schools and Programs
A few colleges and universities in and near Las Vegas offer night school programs for adult learners. These schools provide non-credit courses as well as full certificate or degree programs that help students develop career-related or personal interest skills. In addition to the convenience of night classes, some schools also make courses available online.
The table below shows facts about two Las Vegas institutions offering night classes.
Schools At a Glance
|School Name||Institution Type||Class Format||Program Levels|
|College of Southern Nevada||Public, 4-year||On-campus, online||Certificates, 2-year and 4-year degrees|
|University of Nevada - Las Vegas||Public, 4-year||On-campus, online||Certificates, 4-year and graduate degrees|
College of Southern Nevada's Night School Programs
The College of Southern Nevada is the largest postsecondary institution in the state. Students can pursue a certificate or degree program in more than 90 areas of study. Night school options are available in such areas as AutoCAD training, dialysis patient care technology, fire science, and creative writing.
AutoCAD Certificate or Associate's Degree
Students interested in night classes can pursue a certificate or an associate's degree in CAD technology, which includes courses in introductory and intermediate AutoCAD, CADD systems management and 3-dimensional printing. These classes cover such topics as 2-dimensional design and drawing, using CAD in a Windows environment and back up procedures.
Dialysis Patient Care Technology Program
This program trains students for careers as dialysis patient care technicians. The curriculum includes clinical experience as well as lab work and classroom study. Students who complete the program are eligible for national certification.
Fire Science Program
A number of courses from the fire science department are offered in the evenings, including an introductory course in fire science, the Nevada firefighter I course and a basic wildland firefighting course. Many of the department's courses are offered online as well.
Creative Writing Course
Evening courses in creative writing include courses focused on publishing - including self-publishing and e-publishing - as well as blog writing, short story writing and memoir writing. A general class on spelling, punctuation and grammar is also available in the evening.
University of Nevada - Las Vegas Night School Program
The University of Nevada - Las Vegas offers an evening program through its Lee Business School. The business school serves more than 4,000 students and offers nine undergraduate and five graduate degrees, as well as an executive Master of Business Administration.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
This MBA part-time evening program provides instruction in areas such as data modeling and analysis, applied economics analysis and financial decision making. Students complete a capstone course in strategic management and can choose from several elective courses covering topics like customer satisfaction, portfolio management, and risk management.