Nevada State College is proposing seven new degrees at the upcoming Board of Regents meeting at Truckee Meadows Community College. Six are Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degrees, and the other is a Bachelor of Science degree in Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The majors for the six BAS degrees are Construction Management, Fire Science, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Media Technology, and Engineering Technology. These six applied science degrees have been sought by graduates with Associate’s degrees in applied science fields so they can continue their academic careers, and also long sought by those in the fields, since bachelor’s degrees are now becoming more and more expected and/or required for advancement to management levels in many vocational fields.
All seven of these new degrees will be implemented in the fall of 2007, as students are anxiously awaiting their opportunity to register and get into the programs. Working closely with the Clark County School District, faculty within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and colleagues from CCSN, the degree in Deaf Education will help alleviate some of the need in this school district to help those students needing this type of service, and instructors seeking this type of training.
Advisory Boards, filled with CCSN faculty, business and industry representatives and academic leaders from NSC have worked long and hard to respond to the needs of Nevada to provide this pathway to advancement. The approval of the seven degrees will be the culmination of many months of hard work on the part of a great group of partners and will enhance the opportunities Nevada State College can provide to train the next generation of professionals for the state of Nevada.
For more information on Nevada State College, call: 702.992.2000 or visit: nsc.edu.