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 may be required to have access to a Web browser and purchase 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 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.
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. Additionally students may be required to have access to a Web browser and purchase 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: IT 0870, MATH 0550, MATH 0750, MATH 0930, and MATH 0940.
Service Learning is the combination of community service and classroom instruction, with a focus on critical, reflective thinking as well as personal and civic responsibility. Service Learning allows instructors to integrate classroom instruction with student service to the community at selected CNM approved agencies while providing a structured time of reflection for students.
Students get experience applying what they are learning in the classroom while meeting real community needs. Community agencies receive service from students while helping to educate students in ways that don’t happen in the classroom. Students get hands-on experience in career fields they are considering. Students also increase their communication and networking skills, their awareness of community needs and projects, and their abilities to apply what they learn in class. They are provided opportunities to become civically engaged in their communities.
The CNM Service Learning Program is a national model for colleges and universities. The program has won numerous awards for its innovative methods of academic instruction and civic engagement. The CNM Service Learning program serves a student population of 24,600 students and over 250 community agencies
Center for Community Programs and Partnerships, Main Campus, (505) 224-4359 or (505) 224-3265.
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. Check the Schedule of Classes for current offerings, visit the website at cnm.edu/depts/academicaffairs/oeu/lc.
School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences, (505) 224-3588
School of Math, Science & Engineering, (505) 224-3561
School of Adult & General Education, (505) 224-3944
School of Business & Information Technology, (505) 224-3811
School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety, (505) 224-4111
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. For more information, contact:
Aerospace Studies Curtis E. Johanson, Lt. Col., USAF University of New Mexico AFROTC Detachment 510 Aerospace Studies Building MSC 02 1650, 1 UNM 1901 Las Lomas NE; Albuquerque, NM 87131 (505) 277-4502
Credits in Aerospace Studies may NOT be applied to any associate degree or certificate at CNM.
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. For more information, contact:
Army ROTC Military Science and Leadership (MSL) Erik Sevigny, Lt. Col., U.S. Army University of New Mexico School of Military Science 1836 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 (505) 277-2250
Credits in Military Science and Leadership are currently NOT eligible to be applied to any associate degree or certificate at CNM.
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. For more information, contact: Naval Science, The University of New Mexico Naval ROTC, Naval Science Bldg. 151 720 Yale Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131 (505) 277-3744 Credits in Naval Sciences Studies are currently NOT eligible to be applied to any associate degree or certificate at CNM.).