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    Central New Mexico Community College
   
 
  Dec 10, 2017
 
 
    
2013 - 2014 CNM Catalog April 2013, Volume 46 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Prerequisites, Corequisites and Program Proficiencies


Pre- and corequisites

Pre- 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 pre- 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 pre- 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. A “Recommended” prerequisite is one that is strongly suggested for successful completion of the course, but is not required.

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 either recommended or required to be taken in combination with another course. If a course with a required corequisite is taken for audit, the corequisite may be required to be taken for audit. When a course that has a required 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.
  2. Submit official ACT or SAT scores (no more than five years old) to any CNM Admissions Office.
  3. Take a placement 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 associates degree or higher may have prerequisites of ENG 1101  and/or developmental course (numbered below 1000) waived. Proof of degree completion may be required.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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)

 

Course Prerequisite and Program Proficiency Guide


Minimum ways to Meet Proficiency Levels and Course Prerequisites

 Course Prerequisite* 

Program Proficiency Level



  • ENG 0550 or ESOL 0551 or above with CR or C or better
  • Accuplacer sentence skills score of 53-68 or reading score of 59-68
  • ACT English score of 12-13 or ACT reading score of 14-15
  • SAT verbal/critical reading score of 260-280
ENG 0550   

  • ENG 0750 or ESOL 0751 above with CR or C or better
  • Accuplacer sentence skills score of 69-84
  • ACT English score of 14-15
  • SAT verbal/critical reading score of 290-320
ENG 0750 

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.


  • ENG 0950 or ESOL 0951 or above with CR or C or better
  • Accuplacer sentence skills score of 85-109
  • ACT English score of 16-22
  • SAT verbal/critical reading score of 330-450
ENG 0950 

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.

 

  • ENG 1101 or above with CR or C or better
  • Accuplacer sentence skills score of 110
  • ACT English score of 23
  • SAT verbal/critical reading score of 460
ENG 1101 

 

 


  • MATH 0550 or above with CR or C or better
  • Accuplacer arithmetic score of 31-56
  • ACT math score of 13-14
  • SAT quantitative/math score of 290-310

 

MATH 0550 

 

  • MATH 0750 or above with CR or C or better
  • Accuplacer arithmetic score of 57-120 or elementary algebra score of 31-71
  • ACT math score of 15-16
  • SAT quantitative/math score of 320-340
MATH 0750 

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.

 

  • MATH 0930 or above with CR or C or better
  • Accuplacer elementary algebra score of 72-80
  • ACT math score of 17-20
  • SAT quantitative/math score of 350-410
MATH 0930 

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.

 

  • MATH 0940, MATH 0950 or above with CR or C or better
  • Accuplacer elementary algebra score of 81-120
  • ACT math score of 21-22
  • SAT quantitative/math score of 420-450
MATH 0940 
or
MATH 0950 
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.

 

  • MATH 1310 or above with CR or C or better
  • Accuplacer college level math score of 60
  • ACT math score of 23
  • SAT quantitative/math score of 460
MATH 1310 

 

  • MATH 1315 or above with CR or C or better
  • Accuplacer college level math score of 86
  • ACT math score of 25
  • SAT quantitative/math score of 500
MATH 1315 

 

 

  • MATH 1410 and MATH 1415 or above with CR or C or better
  • Accuplacer college level math score of 100
  • ACT math score of 27
  • SAT quantitative/math score of 540
MATH 1410 
&
MATH 1415 

 

 


  • RDG 0750 or above with CR or C or better or an arts & sciences course with CR or C or better
  • Accuplacer reading score of 69-79
  • ACT reading score of 16-17
  • SAT verbal/critical reading score of 300-320
RDG 0750 

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.

 

  • RDG 0950 or an arts & sciences course with CR or C or better
  • Accuplacer reading score of 80-120
  • ACT reading score of 18-36
  • SAT verbal/critical reading score of 330-800
RDG 0950 

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.

 



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.

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

&

[(BIO 1410 
&
BIO 1492 )
or
BIO 1610/1692 ]

Biology Proficiency

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

 


*Other prerequisites are listed in Course Descriptions in this catalog.