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    Central New Mexico Community College
  Feb 25, 2018
2014 - 2015 CNM Catalog April 2014, Volume 47 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

State of New Mexico General Education Core Requirements for (AA) and (AS) Degrees

CNM’s approved list of transfer degree general education coursework

The following is a list of state approved general education core courses currently offered at CNM, applicable to the Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees.

Individual programs may require that students take specific courses within the General Education requirements for the purpose of transfer or for meeting industry standards and accreditation guidelines.

Oral and Written Communication

  • Six (6) credit hours of writing and three (3) credit hours of oral communication required


  • Three (3) credit hours required for the AA degree
  • Six (6) credit hours required for the AS degree

Laboratory Science

  • Eight (8) credit hours required, to include at least one laboratory class
* Meets laboratory class requirement

Social/Behavioral Science

  • **Six (6) to nine (9) credit hours required for AA degree
  • Six (6) credit hours required for the AS degree

Humanities/Fine Arts

  • **Six (6) to nine (9) credit hours required for the AA degree
  • Six (6) credit hours required for the AS degree


Fine Arts


Computer Literacy

  • ***3 credit hours

** The Associate of Arts degree requires a total of fifteen (15) credit hours from the Social/Behavioral Science and Humanities/Fine Arts categories with no fewer than six (6) credit hours in each.

*** Computer Literacy is not a required New Mexico state general education area of learning. However, it is required to fulfill CNM’s general education core.