Information Central

∼ Easy access to information about the courses, degrees, certification opportunities and more.

Networking and Software Lab Hours

Notice

The software and networking/Cisco open labs on campus are closed until further notice.

However, a virtual software lab is available through Canvas and the Smarthinking system. Watch this video to learn how to access the Software Lab in the Smarthinking System. You may also contact Naser Heravi for more information.

CIT Software Lab/Smarthinking will be available at the following times during the Summer Session:

  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 noon - 3:00 PM

Visit the the website for Centers for Academic Success (CAS) and watch this video to see the other tutoring opportunities available through CAS and Canvas.


 

Opportunities for Industry Certifications

Prepare for Industry Certifications

∼ while working on your AAS Degree or Certificate of Achievement

The CIT Department at the College of Southern Nevada offers many courses to help you prepare for industry-recognized certifications: Cisco, CompTIA, Microsoft, Oracle, and more. These courses will also fulfill requirements for AAS Degrees and Certificates of Achievement. Various certifications and their associated preparatory courses are presented on this page. All courses are 3 credits, unless noted otherwise.

The course material of each class can serve only as a guide to the specific topics covered in the certification exams. Passing these classes does not guarantee that you will pass the certification exams. Additional review and practice will be required to achieve the mastery of the concepts and skills needed to pass the exams.

(If you already hold current versions of these industry certifications, you may wish to use them to petition for Non-Traditional Educational (NTE) credit for relevant courses required for AAS degrees or Certificates of Achievement. Specific rules, procedures and limitations apply. See the Alternative Credit Options section in the online 2019–2020 General Catalog for details. (Scroll down to find the Non-Traditional Education (NTE) section.)

CIT Degrees, Certificates of Achievement and Skills Certificates (2020-2021 Degree Sheets)

Cyber Security

AAS Degree in CIT - Cyber Security - Compliance

AAS Degree in CIT - Cyber Security - Digital Forensics

AAS Degree in CIT - Cyber Security - Network Security

Certificate of Achievement in CIT - Cyber Security - Digital Forensics

For more information about these AAS Degrees and the Certificate of Achievement, contact Arthur Salmon at (702) 651-4791.

(Links to catalogs from previous years may be found at https://www.csn.edu/catalog.)

 

Networking

AAS Degree in CIT - Networking - Router/Switch

AAS Degree in CIT - Networking - SysAdmin

For more information about these three AAS Degrees, contact Karen Ahern at (702) 651-4559.

(Links to catalogs from previous years may be found at https://www.csn.edu/catalog.)

 

Software

AAS Degree in CIT - Software - Database

AAS Degree in CIT - Software - Programming

AAS Degree in CIT - Software - Web Development

For more information about these three AAS Degrees, contact Naser Heravi at (702) 651-3148.

(Links to catalogs from previous years may be found at https://www.csn.edu/catalog.)

 

Information Management - a pathway to a Bachelors Degree in Applied Science

Certificate of Achievement in CIT - Information Management - Network Infrastructure Analyst

Certificate of Achievement in CIT - Information Management - Software Analyst

Certificate of Achievement in CIT - Information Management - Virtual Computing Analyst

These three Certificates of Achievement are accepted as the 3rd year of study at institutions that articulate a joint Bachelors of Applied Science degree with College of Southern Nevada.

For more information about these three Certificates of Achievement, contact Margaret Taylor at (702) 651-4660.

(Links to catalogs from previous years may be found at https://www.csn.edu/catalog.)

 

Skills Certificates

Skills certificates are intended to provide preparation necessary to take state, national, and/or industry recognized certification or licensing examinations. Some may also serve as a stackable credential within existing associate degree tracks. Skills Certificates are less than 30 credit hours and are more narrow in focus than Certificates of Achievement. Please note that while skills certificates provide the instruction and training, CSN does not guarantee a student will pass the intended certification or licensing exam.

Upon successful completion of all course requirements, skills certificates will appear at the end of the final semester on the transcript, however diplomas are not issued for Skills Certificates.

Skills Certificate - Cisco Certified Network Associate

Skills Certificate - Cisco Certified Network Professional

Skills Certificate - CompTIA A+ and Network+

Skills Certificate - CompTIA Linux+

Skills Certificate - CompTIA Project+

Skills Certificate - CompTIA Security+

Skills Certificate - Microsoft Certified IT Professional

Skills Certificate - Microsoft Office Master

 

Academic Advising

For information about academic advisors, go to https://www.csn.edu/advising.

See directions for scheduling Advising appointments.

 

Courses Offered by the CIT Department

The CIT Department offers courses in seven disciplines.

Click or tap the discipline designators below (in parentheses) to see the associated course descriptions in the College Catalog.

Computer Forensics (CF)

Computing & Information Systems (CIT)

Computer Science (CS)

Cisco (CSCO)

Cybersecurity (CSEC)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Information Systems (IS)

Textbook Information

Find textbooks for your classes

There is a bookstore on each of three main campuses. In general,

  • books assigned for classroom-based classes are sold in the bookstore on the campus where the class is offered
  • books assigned for online classes are sold in the North Las Vegas bookstore
  • if a class is offered on multiple campuses and online, you may find the books for the class in any of the bookstores

There is a separate phone number and webpage for each bookstore:

You can visit the bookstores to select and purchase your books. You can look up textbooks through each bookstore's online search application. This application also allows you to purchase your books online for delivery to your home or for pickup at the bookstore.

To access the online search application, use the link above to the appropriate bookstore.

  • In the main menu of the bookstore, select Textbooks.
  • Enter the following information from drop-down lists:
    • Term (the semester, Fall 2020, for example)

For each course you are taking, fill in the following using the drop-down lists:

  • Department (the course prefix: CF, CIT, CS, CSCO, CSEC, GIS, and IS for courses offered in the CIT Department)
  • Course (the course number. The drop-down list includes classes offered on that specific campus and online classes.)
  • Section (the section number. The drop-down list will include sections offered on that specific campus and all online sections of that course.)
    • If your section is not there, you may have chosen the wrong campus bookstore. 

Click the FIND MATERIALS button

The books for your listed courses and sections will be displayed.

If a book is listed as Recommended, the book is optional. Check with the instructor to find out how it will be used in the class.

If you wish to purchase the book through the application, add it to the shopping cart

If you have already signed up for classes, you can view a customized list of all the textbooks assigned for your classes.

  • Log into MyCSN
  • On the Enroll tab, select the option my class schedule.
  • Look for Bookstore - Buy Books for your Classes.
  • Click the Buy Books button to see a list of books for your classes.
  • You can purchase your books on line through the bookstore's application.

Faculty and Staff

Chairs

Larry Rodis, CC Professor, Computing & Info Tech

Rodis, Larry

CC Professor, Computing & Info Tech

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-4887
Margaret Taylor, Chair,computing & Info Tech

Taylor, Margaret

Chair,computing & Info Tech

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-2631

Staff

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Menezes, Arlene

Administrative Assistant III

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-5975
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Romero, Steven

Development Technician Iii

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-4914
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Winn, Vanessa

Administrative Assistant II

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702)651-4376

Program Directors

Karen Ahern, CC Instructor, Computing & Info Tech

Ahern, Karen

CC Instructor, Computing & Info Tech

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-4559
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Heravi, Naser

Cc Professor,computing & Info

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-3148
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Salmon, Arthur

Cc Professor,computing & Info

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-4791
Mark Taormino, CC Professor, Computing & Info Tech

Taormino, Mark

CC Professor, Computing & Info Tech

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-4206

Faculty

Karen Ahern, CC Instructor, Computing & Info Tech

Ahern, Karen

CC Instructor, Computing & Info Tech

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-4559
Stephen Alpern, Cc Professor,computing & Info

Alpern, Stephen

Cc Professor,computing & Info

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-5559
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Beckstrand, Scott

Cc Professor,computing & Info

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-4464
John Brim, Cc Professor,computing & Info

Brim, John

Cc Professor,computing & Info

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-4176
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Brodersen, David

Cc Professor,computing & Info

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-3151
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Connolly, Michael

Cc Professor,computing & Info

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-3045
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Dreven, Patricia

Cc Professor,computing & Info

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-4907
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Heravi, Naser

Cc Professor,computing & Info

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-3148
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Hill, Michael

CC Instructor, Computing & Info Tech

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 278-1946
Lata Koneru, CC Instructor, Computing & Info Tech

Koneru, Lata

CC Instructor, Computing & Info Tech

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-5571
Kevin Mess, Cc Professor,computing & Info

Mess, Kevin

Cc Professor,computing & Info

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-5950
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Morningstar, Lily

CC Instructor, Computing & Info Tech

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702)651-2653
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Pandey, Mahima

Cc Professor,computing & Info

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-4850
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Pannell, Diane

Cc Professor,computing & Info

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-4594
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Phalke, Prakash

Cc Professor,computing & Info

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-7492
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Pulling, Kathleen

Cc Professor,computing & Info

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-5702
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Rao, Kaleshwar

Cc Professor,computing & Info

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-5789
Larry Rodis, CC Professor, Computing & Info Tech

Rodis, Larry

CC Professor, Computing & Info Tech

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-4887
Joseph Ryan, CC Professor, Computing & Info Tech

Ryan, Joseph

CC Professor, Computing & Info Tech

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-4995
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Salmon, Arthur

Cc Professor,computing & Info

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-4791
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Sthultz, Michael

Cc Professor,computing & Info

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-4691
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Taghva, Eve

Cc Professor,computing & Info

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-4403
Mark Taormino, CC Professor, Computing & Info Tech

Taormino, Mark

CC Professor, Computing & Info Tech

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-4206
Margaret Taylor, Chair,computing & Info Tech

Taylor, Margaret

Chair,computing & Info Tech

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    (702) 651-2631
Constance Toney-Jackson, CC Professor, Computing & Info Tech

Toney-Jackson, Constance

CC Professor, Computing & Info Tech

Computing & Information Tech

email    |    702-651-4785

Faculty with Joint Appointment with CIT Department

Alok Pandey, CC Chair - Mathematics

Pandey, Alok

CC Chair - Mathematics

Dept Of Mathematics

email    |    (702) 651-4793
Emeriti Faculty and Colleagues Remembered

Emeriti Faculty

Allan ACKERMAN
Professor Emeritus

Pete ALEMÁN
Professor Emeritus

Susana CONTRERAS DE FINCH
Professor Emerita

Tom LISA
Professor Emeritus

JR PEAY
Professor Emeritus


In Memoriam

Max COE
Professor, 1991-2005
Memorial Webpage

Randy HARWOOD
Professor, 1998-2012
Memorial Webpage

Mitzi WARE
Professor, 1997-2010
Mitzi's Sabbatical Report