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    Central New Mexico Community College
   
 
  Dec 10, 2017
 
 
    
2014 - 2015 CNM Catalog April 2014, Volume 47 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Prerequisites, Corequisites and Program Proficiencies


Prerequisites and Corequisites

Prerequisites and corequisites are listed in course descriptions and are subject to change with each new catalog. It is the student’s responsibility to meet the prerequisite and/or corequisites in effect for the term in which a course is taken, regardless of the catalog under which the student entered or will graduate. Students may be stopped from enrolling or may be disenrolled if prerequisites or corequisites are not met.

Prerequisite: A prerequisite is a requirement that must be successfully completed before a student may enroll in a course. Prerequisites are based on the essential skills or competencies to be successful in the next level course. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a “C” or better grade.

Most entry-level courses have prerequisites for math, English or reading. See “How to Meet a Course Prerequisite” below.

Corequisite: A corequisite is a course that is required to be taken in combination with another course. If a course with a corequisite is taken for audit, the corequisite must also be taken for audit. When a course that has a corequisite is dropped, the corequisite must also be dropped.

How to Meet a Course Prerequisite

There are five ways to meet a course prerequisite:

  1. Take the free Accuplacer placement exam at CNM (see Assessment Centers). Accuplacer scores cannot be more than five years old. Placement Exam Score Guide
  2. Submit official ACT or SAT scores (no more than five years old) to any CNM Admissions Office.
  3. Take a placement or challenge exam for Biology, IT 1010(IC3), Spanish or French.
  4. Enroll in the required prerequisite course and pass it with a grade of CR or C or higher.
  5. Complete the required prerequisite course at another institution with a grade of C or higher (official transcript must be on file at CNM Records Office).

Speak with an academic advisor for further assistance with prerequisite and course placement.

Note: Students with an associate’s degree or higher may have the following prerequisites waived: all developmental courses (numbered below 1000) and ENG 1101  .

Prerequisite Overrides

Please be advised that prerequisite overrides do not waive certificate or degree requirements.  If your program of study requires the overridden class(es), you still need to obtain credit for the overridden class(es).  This can be accomplished by any one of the following:

  1. Taking and successfully completing the course
  2. Taking and passing a challenge exam for the course, if available
  3. Passing an industry certification exam, if available
  4. Transferring an equivalent course from another institution
  5. Demonstrating your knowledge, skills and abilities related to the learning outcomes of the overridden class(es) through Prior Learning Assessment
     

Program Proficiencies

Most CNM programs require students to be proficient in reading, writing and math or a combination of these basic skills before they can begin most college courses in their program. Program proficiency requirements are listed with each program description. At CNM there are 3 Proficiency Levels for Math, 2 for English, and 2 for Reading.


Proficiency requirements can be met through Accuplacer, CNM’s placement exam, SAT or ACT scores, or by successfully completing appropriate level course work (See the Prerequiste and Program Proficiency Guide below)

In order to meet this Proficiency:

Your placement scores must be within this range:

Or, you must have successfully completed the following course(s):

English 1 Proficiency

Students with this level of proficiency are able to identify and compose in different types of writing for personal, academic and professional purposes.

  • Accuplacer sentence skills score of 69-84
  • ACT English score of 14-15
  • SAT verbal/critical reading score of 290-320

ENG 0750   
or
ESOL 0751  

 

English 2 Proficiency

Students with this level of proficiency are able to do all required for Level 1 proficiency as well as write expository academic essays and integrate other source material into their writing.

  • Accuplacer sentence skills score of 85-109
  • ACT English score of 16-22
  •  SAT verbal/critical reading score of 330-450

ENG 0950  
or
ESOL 0951  

In order to meet this Proficiency:

Your placement scores must be within this range:

Or, you must have successfully completed the following course(s):

Math 1 Proficiency

Students with this level of proficiency are able to compute arithmetic operations up to rational numbers, recognize and apply formulas to basic geometric figures, and solve basic linear equations.

  • Accuplacer arithmetic score of 57-96 or elementary algebra score of 31-42
  • ACT math score of 15-16
  • SAT quantitative/math score of 320-340

MATH 0750  

 

Math 2 Proficiency

Students with this level of proficiency are able to do all required for Level 1 proficiency as well as integrate arithmetic operations into the manipulation of algebraic expressions. They are able to solve linear equations in terms of math properties and rules, graphically represent solutions to linear equations in two variables, and interpret characteristics of lines representing linear equations in two variables.

  • Accuplacer arithmetic score of 97-120 or elementary algebra score of 43-65
  • ACT math score of 17-18
  • SAT quantitative/math score of 350-390

MATH 0930  

Math 3 Proficiency

Students with this level or proficiency are able to do all required for Level 1 and 2 proficiencies. Additionally students will be able to work with exponents and polynomials, factoring, solving system of equations and quadratic equations.

  • Accuplacer elementary algebra score of 66-103
  • ACT math score of 19-21
  • SAT quantitative/math score of 400-430

MATH 0940  

In order to meet this Proficiency:

Your placement scores must be within this range:

Or, you must have successfully completed the following course(s):

Reading 1 Proficiency

Students with this level of proficiency are able to find and summarize the main ideas and major supporting details in articles and textbook passages. They are able to take and organize notes and use strategies to develop academic vocabulary.

  • Accuplacer reading score of 69-79
  • ACT reading score of 16-17
  • SAT verbal/critical reading score of 300-320

RDG 0750  

Reading 2 Proficiency

Students with this level of proficiency are able to do all required for Level 1 proficiency as well as make inferences from writing passages and identify logical and emotional reasoning. They are able to evaluate web sources and can use critical thinking strategies.

  • Accuplacer reading score of 80-120
  • ACT reading score of 18-36
  • SAT verbal/critical reading score of 330-800

RDG 0950  

In order to meet this Proficiency:

Your placement scores must be within this range:

Or, you must have successfully completed the following courses:

Biology Proficiency

Students with this level of proficiency are able to enroll in BIO 2110   , BIO 2192   , BIO 2210   , BIO 2292   , and NUTR 2110   .

 

Biology Placement Exam score of 64 or higher*

[(CHEM 1410   & CHEM 1492   )
or
(CHEM 1710   & CHEM 1792   )]

&

[(BIO 1410   & BIO 1492  )
or

BIO 1610/1692   ] 

 


* The Biology Placement Exam is intended for students with significant prior experience in chemistry and biology. Passing the exam with a score of 64 will waive the prerequisites for BIO 2110  /BIO 2192  BIO 2210  /BIO 2292   and NUTR 2110  .

It will not waive the prerequisites for any other courses. It does not award credit for BIO 1410  /BIO 1492  BIO 1510/1592  +BIO 1610/1692  CHEM 1410  /CHEM 1492   or CHEM 1710  /CHEM 1792  and does not meet degree requirements for those classes.

*Transferring students should be aware that the CNM Biology Placement Exam will not be recognized by other institutions. A passing score on the Biology Placement Exam will not waive the Biology and Chemistry prerequisites at other institutions, and they will not award credit for BIO 1410  /BIO 1492  BIO 1510/1592  +BIO 1610/1692  CHEM 1410  /CHEM 1492   or CHEM 1710  /CHEM 1792  . A student will still need to take these courses if they are required by their degree program at another institution.