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    Central New Mexico Community College
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2012 - 2013 CNM Catalog June 2012, Volume 45 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Program/School Information



Programs of Study

This section presents the Programs of Study that CNM offers. CNM offers the following types of certificate and degree programs:

  • Certificate of Achievement (1-15 credit hours): A certificate program that prepares students to enter either skilled or paraprofessional occupations or to upgrade workplace skills and knowledge. The courses are often a subset of those required for a corresponding Certificate of Completion or Associate’s degree.
  • Certificate of Completion (16-59 credit hours): A certificate program that prepares students to enter either skilled or paraprofessional occupations or to upgrade workplace skills and knowledge. Certificates containing 45 or more credit hours must contain 6 general education credit hours chosen from any course included in CNM’s approved list of general education coursework.
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree: An AAS degree program prepares students to enter either skilled or paraprofessional occupations or to upgrade workplace skills and knowledge. An AAS program is not intended to transfer to bachelor’s degree programs, although certain courses may be accepted at some institutions. The AAS degree must contain 15 general education credit hours chosen from CNM’s approved list of general education coursework. See specific program descriptions for the general education courses required to fulfill particular degree requirements.
  • Associate of Arts (AA) Degree: An AA degree program is designed for transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in liberal arts, social or behavioral sciences or a professional field with such disciplines as its base. The AA degree must contain 35 general education credit hours in order to meet the State of New Mexico’s lower division general education common core requirement. The 35 credit hours must be distributed among five general areas of learning and courses must be chosen from CNM’s approved list of transfer degree general education coursework . Additionally, students must demonstrate proficiency in computer literacy.
  • Associate of Science (AS) Degree: An AS degree program is designed for transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in a technical, medical or professional field with such disciplines as its base. The AS degree must contain 35 general education credit hours. The 35 credit hours must be distributed among five general areas of learning and courses must be chosen from CNM’s approved list of transfer degree general education coursework . Additionally, students must demonstrate proficiency in computer literacy.

The Career Clusters and Pathways section below lists programs by career cluster. The Program Accreditation section shows a listing of all degrees and certificates accredited by outside agencies or organizations.

Note: Courses numbered below 1000 cannot be used to meet program graduation requirements.

Students are advised to inquire about special requirements or background checks prior to enrolling in a program of study. Students with a criminal background may have limited employment opportunities in certain career fields or at certain job locations. Many employers perform pre-employment background checks. Others may require a security clearance. A criminal background may also prevent a student from performing an internship for some employers. By accepting a student into a program, CNM in no way guarantees a student will be accepted into an internship or be qualified for employment. Some programs may not be eligible for financial aid assistance. See financial aid for ineligible programs.


 

Department Approval Programs

Students must receive department approval before declaring and entering the following programs. Students should visit the program term by term for more information about specific entry requirements.



Coordinated Program Entry Office

The Coordinated Program Entry Office provides a centralized admission process for coordinated entry programs. There are two types of coordinated entry programs at CNM. Some programs have a restricted number of openings because there are a limited number of community sites or specialized labs for students to gain experience. Alternatively, other programs require students to have specialized skills prior to entry. All coordinated entry programs require an application process.

Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to create a plan for completing pre-entry coursework and understand the steps needed to enter their intended program. If students are not accepted to the program, they can meet with Coordinated Program Entry Office staff to discuss their application score and next steps.

Coordinated Program Entry and Major Declaration

Students are only able to declare a coordinated entry major after they are accepted into the program through the application process. Students should declare another major while they wait to enter a coordinated entry program. Pre-Health Sciences  may be a good choice for many students interested in health-related fields. Students can meet with an Academic Advisor for more information about their major options.

Contact: Coordinated Program Entry Office for deadlines and program application processes. 


 

Academic Schools


 

 

Program Accreditation

Accounting, AAS degree, Accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration, certificate (under Mechanical Technology) Accredited by the Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Association (PAHRA)

Airframe Maintenance Technician, certificate (under Aviation Technology) Certified under FAA Part 147

Automotive Technology, certificate (under Transportation Technology) Accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

Aviation Maintenance Technician, AAS degree (under Aviation Technology) Certified under FAA Part 147

Business Administration, AAS degree, Accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Computer Information Systems, AAS degree, Accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Construction Management Technology, AAS degree, Accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE)

Court Reporting, certificate, Approved by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)

Culinary Arts, AAS degree, Accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF)

Dental Assistant, certificate, Accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA)

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, AS degree, Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Health Information Technology, AAS degree, Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

Hospitality and Tourism, certificate and AA degree, Accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Medical Laboratory Technician, AS degree, Accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

Nursing, AS degree, Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and approved by the New Mexico Board of Nursing

Office Technology, AAS degree, Accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Paralegal Studies, AAS degree, Approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), Accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Paralegal Studies Post Degree certificate, Approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) (under Paralegal Studies)

Paramedic AAS degree, Approved by New Mexico Joint Organization on Education in Emergency Medical Services (JOE). Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Pharmacy Technician, certificate, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Powerplant Maintenance Technician, certificate (under Aviation Technology) Certified under FAA Part 147

Practical Nursing, certificate, Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and approved by the New Mexico Board of Nursing

Pre-Management, AA degree, Accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Radiologic Technology, AS degree, Recognized by the American Registry of Radiological Technologist (ARRT) through the NCACS-HLC accreditation of CNM

Respiratory Therapy, AAS degree, is Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
1248 Harwood Road
Bedford, Texas 76021-4244
(817) 283-2835
 

Surgical Technology, certificate, Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Truck Driving, certificate, Accredited by the Professional Truck Driver Institute (PTDI)

Veterinary Technology, AAS degree, Accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Council on Education (COE) and Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)


 

Career Clusters and Pathways

FIND YOUR CAREER AT CNM

Central New Mexico Community College believes students are most successful when they begin their education with a career goal in mind. CNM uses career clusters and pathways to help students identify, plan and achieve career goals.

What are Career Clusters?

  • Career clusters are groups of careers in business and industry that share similar skill sets and related occupations.
  • Career clusters organize careers so that educators and students can target the education and skills needed for specific jobs.

Nationally, there are 16 career clusters. New Mexico is focusing on seven clusters to fill the economic and industry needs for skilled employees. The seven career clusters are:

  1. Arts and Entertainment
  2. Business Services
  3. Communications and Information
  4. Energy and Environmental Technology
  5. Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing
  6. Health and Biosciences
  7. Hospitality and Tourism

What are Career Pathways?

A career pathway is an education plan that directly guides a student toward a chosen occupation in a career cluster. Career Clusters  can be used to investigate a wide range of career choices. The career cluster approach makes it easier for students to understand the importance of education and helps students select elective courses to enhance their careers. Each cluster contains a complete set of career pathways aligned with programs of study at CNM.

High school students may be able to take CNM courses through dual credit to earn college credit toward career and educational choices at CNM.

Current CNM students who have not made a career choice should meet with a CNM advisor who can help students investigate numerous career options.

Students returning to school will find many career pathways available to enhance their career or to pursue a new profession.

If a student’s future plans include transferring to a four-year institution, CNM can help. Career clusters and pathways provide a relevant map to a career or additional education.

How can CNM help with career choices?

CNM advisors can help students map out a personal career pathway to get a college degree or certificate in a timely manner. Students who are unsure of what profession to pursue will benefit from the career development process. The process helps students to:

  • Develop an understanding of what kind of career is best tailored to their interests and aptitudes
  • Eliminate career choices that do not match income needs and location and time frame requirements
  • Create an academic plan that takes family and financial needs into consideration so students can complete their programs and fulfill their education and career goals

There are two ways to work on career development:

  1. Work with an advisor or career and educational specialist in one of the Academic Advisement and Career Development (AACD) offices. Schedule an appointment or walk in to see an advisor.
  2. Take College Success Experience (CSE) courses offered through the School of Adult & General Education and work with an instructor and other students.

CNM Career Clusters and Pathways Online

The CNM website provides a rich resource of information about career clusters and pathways at CNM:

  • Interactive diagrams show which CNM programs offer pathways in each cluster
  • Program profiles let students know about classes they will take, employment potential, job titles and current pay rates for each pathway
  • Visit cnm.edu/careers to access all these resources

 

Career Clusters

The following are CNM programs listed under their appropriate New Mexico career clusters. Programs of study relevant to more than one career cluster are indicated with an asterisk*. An alphabetical list of programs and program information can be found in the Programs of Study  section.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Baking*
Cosmetology*
Culinary Arts*
Culinary Fundamentals*
Film Crew Technician*
Fine Arts*
Food Service Management*
Hospitality and Tourism*
Post Production Technician*

BUSINESS SERVICES

Accounting
Bookkeeping
Business*
Business Administration*
Certified Public Accountant Academic Requirements
Computer Information Systems*
Cosmetology*
Criminal Justice
Criminology*
General Business
Health Information Technology*
Integrated Studies
Medical Office Assistant*
Medical Office Transcription*
Office Assistant
Office Technology*
Paralegal Studies
Payroll Clerk
Project Management
Social Work*
Technology Management and Training

COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION

Alternative Teacher Licensure
Anthropology*
Business*
Business Administration*
Child Development
Child, Youth and Family Development
Communication*
Computer Information Systems*
Early Childhood Multicultural Education
English*
Family Studies
Film Crew Technician*
History*
Liberal Arts*
Political Science*
Post Production Technician*
Psychology*
Social Work*
Sociology*
Teacher Education*

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY

Advanced Systems Technology*
Aviation Technology*
Engineering*
Fire Science
Firefighter I
Geographic Information Technology*
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC)*
Landscaping*
Metals Technology*
Photonics
Photovoltaic Installation*
Plumbing and Gas Fitting*
Surveying Engineering*

ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION AND MANUFACTURING

Advanced Systems Technology*
Architectural/Engineering Drafting Technology
Architectural Woodworking
Automotive Technology
Aviation Technology*
Carpentry
Chemistry*
Computer-Assisted Drafting
Computer Information Systems*
Construction Estimating and Scheduling
Construction Management Technology
Construction Technology
Diesel Equipment Technology
Electrical Trades
Engineering*
Geographic Information Technology*
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC)*
Landscaping*
Machine Tool Technology
Manufacturing
Metals Technology*
Photovoltaic Installation*
Physics*
Plumbing and Gas Fitting*
Project Management*
Residential Wiring
Surveying Engineering*
Transportation Technology
Truck Driving
Welding

HEALTH AND BIOSCIENCES

Biology*
Biotechnology
Chemistry*
Clinical Laboratory Assistant
Dental Assistant
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Dietary Manager
Emergency Medical Services
Fitness Technician*
Health Information Technology*
Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Office Assistant*
Medical Office Transcription*
Nursing, RN
Nursing Assistant
Nursing Assistant/Unit Coordinator
Nutrition*
Office Technology*
Pharmacy Technician
Phlebotomy
Practical Nursing
Pre-health Sciences*
Psychology*
Radiologic Technology
Respiratory Therapy
Surgical Technology
Veterinary Technology

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

Baking*
Culinary Arts*
Culinary Fundamentals*
Fitness Technician*
Food Service Management*
Hospitality and Tourism*

In addition to the seven New Mexico career clusters listed above, CNM offers additional associate degrees that transfer to four-year institutions.

Anthropology*
Biology*
Chemistry*
Criminology*
English*
Engineering*
Fine Arts*
History*
Liberal Arts*
Nutrition*
Physics*
Political Science*
Pre-health Sciences*
Psychology*
Social Work*
Sociology*
Teacher Education*