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Seven Reasons Why CCNN is the Top Trade School in Reno

Ever wondered about the differences between a traditional four-year college and a trade school in Reno such as Career College of Northern Nevada? Some differences are obvious: with a trade school or career college, you enjoy a shorter length of time required to earn a degree along with intense specialization in a particular field. But […]

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Flexibility and Self-Confidence: How Mothers Achieve Career College Success

Ask Alyssia Escobar how she manages to raise a family while attending classes in the Health Information Management program at CCNN and she’ll tell you it comes down to sheer perseverance.“Honestly, it’s been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done,” Escobar says, laughing. “I used to be the most negative, self-doubting person anyone has […]

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How to Make the Most of Your CCNN Experience

Dear Fellow CCNN Students,Welcome to a new quarter! Whether you’re a soon-to-be graduate or a brand-new student, the first day of school – aside from being a bit nerve-racking – is the ideal opportunity to start fresh. And what better place to do that than Career College of Northern Nevada? At CCNN, we make it […]

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What Financial Literacy Month Means to You

Tax time. Nobody enjoys it very much, especially when you end up owing the IRS. Still, it makes April the perfect month to train our minds on becoming more financially savvy. Perhaps this is why April is specifically set aside as Financial Literacy Month. The aim is to teach us all to be more financially […]

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CCNN Welding Program Is Building the Future Today

April isn’t just the time when flowers bloom and the days grow warmer and longer. It’s also National Welding Month, which makes it the perfect opportunity to take a closer look at this trade, which is partly about skill, partly about art but all about patience and perseverance.We recently sat down and spoke with two Career […]

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Health Information Management Students Pass CCA Exam

Sometimes in life and in school, it’s easy to lose track of what we’re working for. We can get so deep in the weeds that we forget there are actual, tangible goals we set out to accomplish. For three Career College of Northern Nevada Health Information Management students, their goals just became crystal clear as […]

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CCNN Welding and Fabrication Students to Compete in Skills USA Contest

There’s nothing more empowering than putting the skills you’ve spent countless hours studying to practical use. Add a little competition into the mix and it’s even more rewarding. That’s exactly what a pair of Career College of Northern Nevada welding students will experience this April when a state-wide version of the Skills USA welding competition […]

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Ten Key Learnings from CCNN’s Industrial Electronics Technology Program

You spend your nights and weekends researching the latest homebrewed computer project or hacking together electronics projects around the house. We see you out there, tinkerers and DIYers. And Career College of Northern Nevada’s Industrial Electronic Technology program has your name written all over it.With in-depth, hands-on training that’s both theoretical and practical, CCNN’s Industrial Electronic […]

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CCNN Graduate Spotlight: Karen Gonzalez, Dow Chemical

Today, Karen Gonzalez is a Site Infrastructure Activities Coordinator for Dow AgroSciences (part of the Down Chemical Company) in Pittsburg, Calif. But just a few short years ago, she was a young mother with a 40-hour a week job and a full course load at Career College of Northern Nevada. It took serious dedication to […]

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As Careers in HVAC Boom, Get Ahead of the Game at CCNN

What’s a career that’s recession-proof, constantly in demand and exploding with new opportunities with each passing year? No, this isn’t a riddle. The simple answer is that the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry is – pardon the pun – heating up for those with the proper skills and training.The numbers tell a story […]

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7-Step Student Survival Guide to Career College Success

When you picture the first day of school, what do you see? For many, starting a new school year conjures a feeling of nervous anticipation that sometimes borders on downright panic. Fortunately, that’s not the case at Career College of Northern Nevada, where we support our students from start to finish and every step in […]

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CCNN Developing Stellar Citizen-Professionals

The Career College of Northern Nevada (CCNN) is committed to developing competitive professionals who excel in their respective career fields. One component of CCNN’s approach to building career-ready professionals is ensuring that our students are not only exceptional in the workplace, but are also active, informed, and engaged citizens. That’s why CCNN is committed to […]

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What is a “Skills Gap”?

We recently attended an economic development presentation hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. The discussion centered on solving the skills gap in our local market. It’s estimated that 11% of businesses believe that recent college graduates are prepared for work. Interestingly, 35% of those graduates believe they are prepared.What does it take to be prepared? […]

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How To Become an Electronics Technician

Our world is constantly evolvingOur society is a society of gadgets.  We have smart phones with more computing power than the entire computer system used during the Apollo moon landings.  We watch TVs today that have four times the image detail of TVs built only 15 years ago, and 4k goes much further than that.  We […]

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Financial Literacy For Anyone Looking To Go Back To School

The Survival StageI hear it all the time.  I’m living paycheck to paycheck.  I can’t seem to get ahead.  I don’t know if I’ll have enough money to pay…There are various stages of the financial literacy game.  The above example would be akin to having your nose right at the water line, sometimes dipping below […]

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Get the skills for a job in the Reno Nevada area!

We are in a recession!  No, wait.  We are in a recovery!  Our economy is growing! But wait.  Are you thinking, “My situation doesn’t fit with what I hear in the media?”Of course it doesn’t fit.  The media probably did not interview you and ask how you’re doing.  Why should they?  There’s plenty of economic […]

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Reasons to become a Pharmaceutical Technician

Today’s healthcare field requires advanced knowledge and skills. One of the leading areas in healthcare today is Pharmaceutical Technician.  According to the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), employment of Pharmacy Technicians is expected to increase by 20% from 2012 to 2022 (Bureau of Labor and Statistics). According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, pharmacy […]

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How To Become a Certified Welder

One of the more confusing topics in the welding profession for new students concerns welding certifications.  How do I become a certified welder? Will I be a certified welder when I finish the training program?  Who offers certifications?To begin, certifications are numerous, and there is no clear cut path a student has to take in […]

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The Secret To Success with Resumes

Résumés are like politics and religion; everyone has an opinion.Recently I helped an individual prepare a résumé that resulted in two job interviews in one week. She had been job searching for months with no success, but after she made just a few modifications she was getting more interviews than she could handle.I want to […]

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