CNM students can take their classes in a variety of formats, including online, hybrid, blended, and self-paced. These different methods of instruction allow students to choose the type of class that’s right for them, as some offer more flexibility for students’ schedules, or allow students to work through class material at their own pace. The following information describes the different class options available at CNM:
All of the course content is delivered online. Course orientation, assignments, presentations, learning activities, interactive quizzes and tests are online. Instructors use e-mail, homepages and course management tools. Online courses require students to have access to a computer. Additionally students need to have access to the internet, a compatible web browser and may need to purchase course-specific software.
A “hybrid” course combines both face-to-face classroom instruction and online Internet-based learning. Fifty percent of the student’s time is spent in the classroom or lab and fifty percent of the time the student works independently on his or her own computer. For example, in courses where students typically meet face-to-face two days a week, hybrid courses may meet in the classroom once a week and the remaining course time is spent in an online classroom environment. Hybrid courses require students to have access to a computer and the internet.
The majority of the course content is delivered via the Internet. However, blended learning courses require on-campus sessions for orientations, presentations, exams, labs and/or other assessment activities with an instructor or in a proctored setting. The number of face-to-face sessions will vary depending on course requirements. Blended online courses require students to have access to a computer, the internet, a compatible web browser and may need to purchase course-specific software.
Students in “self-paced” courses work through the curriculum at their own pace, with the help of their instructor and often that of an Instructional Technician. Students who finish the curriculum early in the term can often enroll in the next level course within the same term. Self-paced classes may also include small group work, small group instruction, computer lab use, real-life application labs, and calculator use. Students may enroll through the twelfth week in spring and fall, and the tenth week in the summer. The following courses are often offered in the self-paced format: MATH 0550 , MATH 0750 , MATH 0930 , and MATH 0940 .
The Service Learning program at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) is committed to enhancing the educational experience of CNM students and providing the opportunity to students with an excellent avenue for personal and professional growth and to recognize their role as students, community members and leaders. Service-learning is a teaching and learning method that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enhance the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.
Service learners serve to learn about course content and reflect upon how the experience has engaged them to serve in their communities while also becoming academically strong. Service learning is a blending of academic and/or occupational learning with service to the community containing a strong reflective component. Emphasis for the student is equally placed on the learning taking place and the service being provided.
Through service learning students use what they learn in the classroom to solve real-life problems. They not only learn the practical applications of their studies, they become actively contributing citizens and community members through the service they perform.
Service learning can be applied in a wide variety of settings. It can involve a group of students or an entire class. Students build character and become active participants as they work with others in their school and community to create service projects in areas such as education, healthy lifestyles, literacy, underage drinking, community activism, public safety, and the environment.
Contact: Service Learning (505)224-3068
In a Learning Community students enroll in two or more classes together, creating a “community” of learners. At CNM, dynamic and experienced instructors team up to plan and teach these paired courses and to give students the support and attention they need. Learning Communities help students to stay motivated and national research shows that students in Learning Communities succeed at higher rates than students in stand-alone courses. Learning Communities at CNM are offered across the schools and each campus.
Contact: Learning Communities
Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Courses
CNM offers ROTC courses in conjunction with UNM for the Air Force (AFAS), Army (MSL) and Navy (NAVS). Courses are listed under the AFAS, MSL and NAVS subject codes in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog and are held at UNM. Before enrolling, interested students should contact the appropriate ROTC program at UNM. ROTC courses may not be applied to any certificate or degree at CNM.
Air Force ROTC
Students may register at CNM for the University of New Mexico Aerospace Studies. Uniforms and textbooks are provided. Because these courses are offered at the main campus of UNM, students should contact UNM before enrolling. Credits in Aerospace Studies may NOT be applied to any associate degree or certificate at CNM.
Contact: UNM Air Force ROTC (505) 277-4502
Students may register at CNM for the University of New Mexico (UNM) Army Military Science and Leadership program. Uniforms and textbooks are provided. Because these courses are offered at the main campus of UNM, students should contact UNM before enrolling. Credits in Military Science and Leadership are currently NOT eligible to be applied to any associate degree or certificate at CNM.
Contact: UNM Army ROTC (505) 277-2250
Students may register at CNM for the University of New Mexico Naval Science program. Uniforms and textbooks are provided. Because these courses are offered at the main campus of UNM, students should contact UNM before enrolling. Credits in Naval Sciences Studies are currently NOT eligible to be applied to any associate degree or certificate at CNM.
Contact: UNM Naval ROTC (505) 277-3744