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Philosophy and Mission Statement

The mission of Career College of Northern Nevada is to meet the needs of local employers in our community by graduating exceptionally prepared, professional and self-confident students for high demand careers with potential for a return on their investment in terms of wages and growth potential. Career College of Northern Nevada strives to be the most reputable and respected Career College in the region by helping to guide and ignite the passion within every student.

Competency Based Educational Process

Rapid changes in local industries are creating a demand for highly skilled employees. To determine the best skills to teach our students, Career College of Northern Nevada relies on the recommendations made by special “Program Advisory Committees” (PAC) made up of local employers. With the PAC’s guidance, the faculty and administrators of the College develop a curriculum that ensures that the skills these employers are looking for are taught in the students’ chosen fields of study. The College then trains and tests students in these skill areas and guarantees the relevant skill-set competency to employers who hire CCNN graduates.


Career College of Northern Nevada has a long, proud history of preparing students from the Truckee Meadows area for employment in various business, government and professional positions. Our main campus was originally established as Apollo Business and Technical School in December of 1984, and was acquired by CareerCom Corporation in May of 1986. In November of 1989 CareerCom Business School was acquired by Career Colleges, Inc. and the name was changed to Career College of Northern Nevada. The college was relocated to Sparks, NV in August of 2009. Career Colleges, Inc. is a privately held corporation engaged exclusively in career, technical and professional development training. We look forward to continued growth and development of our student body with a sense of confidence and pride.

Sparks Facilities

Career College of Northern Nevada is a private Career College located in Sparks, Nevada only minutes away from beautiful Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Mountains. The area that surrounds Lake Tahoe is one of the most scenic and unique communities in the world; the recreational opportunities abound. For variety there are over 20 Alpine and Nordic ski areas within an easy drive of Reno-Sparks metro area. The crystal water of Lake Tahoe offers sailing, boating, water skiing, diving, fishing, and swimming. The adjoining national forests and wilderness areas extend an invitation for hiking, biking, camping, and other outdoor sports.

Career College of Northern Nevada is located at 1421 Pullman Dr., Sparks, NV, occupying a 37,000 square ft. facility behind the Marina Plaza shopping center at the intersection of Sparks Blvd and Prater Way. This facility is one of the most modern and complete educational facilities of its type in Northern Nevada. The facilities have been specifically designed to meet the student’s educational needs; the campus consists of classroom and laboratory areas, a learning resource center, a student lounge, and administrative offices.

A variety of equipment is available for student use. Included are the latest desktop computers, multiple computer networks, printers, and various laboratories designed to meet the educational needs of students in each of our training programs allowing students to develop the competencies required by our local community employers.

The facilities of Career College of Northern Nevada are accessible for wheelchair-bound students through the use of ramps. An elevator is located in the center of the building. The rest-room facilities are specifically designed to accommodate wheelchairs and be readily accessible and usable by individuals with disabilities.

Office Hours

Our administrative office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admissions Representatives and other staff members may be seen at other times by appointment. Saturdays will have minimal staff from the Financial Aid, Admissions, Registrar office and the library available from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Weekend Education Supervisor will be available whenever weekend classes are scheduled. The Weekend Education Supervisor will also make the Library available to students as needed.

Consumer Information Dissemination

Students who wish to obtain information required to be disseminated under CFR 668 Subpart D (Institutional and Financial Assistance Information for Students) can contact the Director of Financial Aid during normal office hours. Additional assistance and benefits information can be found in the Financial Aid section of this College catalog.

Equal Educational Opportunity

Career College of Northern Nevada is in compliance with Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IV (Desegregation of Public Education); Education Amendments Act of 1972 and Title IX (Discrimination on the Basis of Sex); the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (Discrimination in Lending); and the Age Discrimination Act. It is the policy of the College not to discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or handicap with regard to its students, employees or applicants for admission or employment.

The College is committed to assuring equal access to all college programs and services and complies with state and federal disability nondiscrimination requirements. The college pursues the goal of equal access to students, staff and faculty with documented disabilities.

A student may voluntarily register with the Admissions Office by disclosing any disabilities and/or accommodations necessary to be successful and providing documentation of their disabilities, after which reasonable accommodations will be determined and implemented by the college. Documentation of the disability and accommodations will be maintained in the student’s file and kept confidential according to the FERPA policy outlined later in this catalog.

Any complaint alleging failure of this institution to follow this policy should be reported to the College President.

Privacy Rights of Students

Confidentiality is maintained according to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, also known as FERPA or the Buckley Amendment.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment occurs when one employee/student makes continued, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, to another employee/student, against his or her wishes. If you feel you have been sexually harassed by anyone at the College, immediately contact the Academic Dean, Evening Education Supervisor, Weekend Education Supervisor, or the College President who are the designated Safety Coordinators.

Title IX

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. CCNN has designated three individuals to act as Title IX coordinators, the Academic Dean and the Evening Education Supervisor and the Weekend Education Supervisor. Disagreements will be submitted to the College President when necessary. If any student wishes to file a complaint or concern related to discrimination on the basis of sex they can do so by submitting the concern in writing or verbally to any of these individuals. Training related to discrimination protected by Title IX will be provided by employees designated by the Coordinators.

Coordinators will bring any complaint, written, verbal or otherwise, to the College President for resolution. Complaints will be investigated and resolved through training and/or discipline, up to and potentially including termination when warranted. If an investigation reveals that the harassment created a hostile environment, the school will take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the harassment, eliminate the hostile environment, prevent the harassment from recurring, and, as appropriate, remedy its effects. The person filing the complaint will be notified of the outcome. If a person filing a concern or the person the complaint is against feels the resolution is not appropriate they have a right to appeal the decision of the coordinators. Appeals will be adjudicated by the College President.

Retaliation against a person filing a complaint will not be tolerated by the college. Any person filing a complaint who feels he/she has been retaliated against for filing that claim should report it to the College President immediately.

Any person who feels the college has not handled a Title IX (discrimination based on sex) concern properly may contact the Office of Civil Rights at the US Department of Education OCR at or 800-421-3481, TDD 800-877-8339.

Statement of Control

Career College of Northern Nevada is owned by Career Colleges Inc., a Nevada Corporation. Career Colleges Inc. is a privately held corporation.

Corporate Officers

L. Nathan Clark – President & Chief Executive Officer
Pamela Persons-Cisneros – Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer