May 20, 2024  
2011 - 2012 CNM Catalog June 2011, Volume 44 
2011 - 2012 CNM Catalog June 2011, Volume 44 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Student Resources

Academic Advisement and Job Connection Services

Academic Advisors are professional staff who help students set and achieve academic goals and create meaningful educational plans through individualized academic planning and career exploration. Academic Advisors provide graduation and transfer information, enrichment and program information, connect students to a full range of institutional services and provide continued academic guidance and support throughout the student experience. Advisors and Career and Educational Specialists are available Monday through Friday to help students prepare for an enjoyable and successful academic experience at CNM. Students are invited to meet with an advisor on a walk-in basis or call to request an appointment at (505) 224-4321.

The department of Academic Advisement and Job Connection Services is ready to assist students.

  • Academic Planning: Students learn to set meaningful academic goals and create an academic plan to reach their academic goals.
  • Career Development: Students work with professional staff to explore career interests and career fields using personal career interest tools and information and resource material available in the Career Resource Center. Please see Program Information  for additional information on career clusters.
  • College Policies and Procedures: Academic Advisors help students navigate through higher education by interpreting college policies and procedures that affect the student’s academic plan.
  • Student Services: Academic Advisors provide information about campus resources and student support services available to help students meet their academic and career goals.
  • Transfer Information: Academic advisors can provide general transfer information to students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university.

To access Academic Advisement students can

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Go to the Academic Advisement website for hours at each campus.

Contact Academic Advisement and Job Connection Services at:
Main Campus (505) 224-4331
Montoya Campus (505) 224-5888
Westside Campus (505) 224-5308
South Valley Campus (505) 224-5056
Rio Rancho Campus (505) 224-4905

Career Resource Centers

CNM’s Main and Montoya Career Resource Centers, located within the department of Academic Advisement and Job Connection Services, provide students with the opportunity to explore career-related information in order to make an appropriate choice of career and academic major.

Visit the Career Resource Centers for assistance with the following:

  • Focus 2 is an online, self-guided career guidance program that helps students explore their interests, values and skills as students make decisions about their career goals and major area of study.
  • Resource Guides: We have books, videos and online information pertaining to many different career fields.

Career Resource Centers

Main Campus, Room 203 Student Services Building, 900 University Blvd, (505) 224-4344
Montoya Campus, Room 204 Tom Wiley Hall, 4700 Morris N.E., (505) 224-5651

Westside Campus, Room 109 WSII, 10549 Universe Blvd. N.W. (505) 224-5308

Achievement Coaches

Achievement coaches encourage and support student success by helping students apply their individual strengths to reach their goals. Through various coaching techniques, Achievement Coaches help students set goals, recognize their strengths, examine challenges, and realize their potential.

Achievement Coach services include:
• Academic coaching including study skills; time management; returning to school and test anxiety
• Personal Coaching including balancing life and school; goal setting; stress management and issues or concerns which make school difficult
• Campus and community resources
• Classroom presentations and workshops

Get to know your Achievement Coach today by calling for an appointment.
Main: (505)224-3962; (505) 224-3957
Montoya: (505) 224-5534; (505)224-5535
South Valley: (505) 224-5026
Westside: (505) 224-5476; (505) 224-5488
Rio Rancho: (505) 224-4909

Distance Learning Department, (505) 224-3320
School of Adult & General Education (505) 224-4286
School of Applied Technologies, (505) 224-3734
School of Business & Information Technology, (505) 224-3870
School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences, (505) 224-3595
School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety, (505) 224-4111
School of Math, Science & Engineering, (505) 224-3568
TRiO Student Support Services, (505) 224-4377
For more information, visit the CNM Achievement Coach website at:

Assessment Centers (Testing)

CNM’s Assessment Centers offer a variety of tests, most of them to determine course placement. Study guides are available in the Assessment Centers. Testing accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request; documentation and prior notice are required.

Placement examinations administered at CNM are Accuplacer math, reading and English tests; the Biology Placement Exam; the Nursing Basic Math Test; French Placement Exam; Spanish Placement Exam and; typing tests. Retesting in these exams is available.

The American College Test (ACT) is not offered at CNM. CNM accepts ACT scores for placement in certain courses. CNM also honors SAT, AP and CLEP scores but administers the CLEP exam only to current students.

The GED exam to earn a high school diploma is offered several times a month on a pre-scheduled basis. Call or check the CNM website for current test fees. Several requirements must be met prior to registering for the GED.

Contact Information

Call (505) 224-3244 at Main Campus, (505) 224-5382 at Westside Campus, (505) 224-5761 at the Montoya Campus, (505) 224-5000 at the South Valley Campus or (505) 224-4912 at the Rio Rancho Campus.

Campus Life

CNM recognizes that students’ need for a well-rounded educational experience extends beyond just the classroom. In an attempt to ensure that students have the resources needed to be successful and the opportunities to develop their full potential as future leaders and active community members, the following information is provided.


Bookstores sell required texts for CNM courses. In addition, they carry a full range of school supplies and CNM-spirit items (t-shirts, pens, ball caps). Bookstores are available at both Main and Montoya campuses. The hours vary, please call for more information.

Contact Information

Main Campus Bookstore, Student Services Center, (505) 247-9112; Montoya Campus Bookstore, Tom Wiley Hall, (505) 332-7485;

Child Care

CNM maintains affiliation with Tres Manos Child Development Center to provide daytime care for children of low-income students and neighborhood residents. Cost of services is on a sliding scale and preference is given to single parents. Students should sign up early, sometimes availability is limited.

Contact Information

Tres Manos Child Development Center, 823 Buena Vista SE (on the south side of Main Campus); (505) 848-1310.

Food Services

Food Services are available at the Main, Montoya and Westside campuses. These areas provide a variety of eating options for students at a range of prices. Hours vary at both sites, students should stop by and find out when there is access to quick food on campus.

Other campuses and instructional sites do offer vending machines for student use.

Contact Information

Main Campus Food Court: Lower level of Student Services Center
Montoya Campus Food Court: H Building

Westside Food Court, MJG Building
All campuses: Vending machines

Health Care

A Student Health Center is available on Main Campus. To obtain services, students must be currently enrolled and schedule an appointment by calling the number listed below. First aid and basic primary care services are offered. A co-pay (ranging from $5 to $35) is required for services.

Details about private provider student health insurance are available at the Student Activities Office in the Student Services Center at Main Campus (505) 224-3238 and Montoya Campus.

Contact Information

Student Health Center (Main Campus): Upper level of Student Services Center; hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; (505) 224-3080.

Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa is the official international honor society for junior and community colleges. CNM’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is the Alpha Upsilon Chi chapter. Students who have a declared major in an associate’s degree program, have completed 12 or more credit hours at CNM and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa.

Contact Information

Dean of Students Office (Main Campus): Upper level of Student Services Center; hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; (505) 224-4342.


CNM is a non-residential college so there is no housing available on campus. However, there are numerous apartment complexes and rental homes in the vicinity of CNM campuses. Many local renters do maintain postings of their available rentals in the Main Campus Student Activities Office for your use. Most postings are for the area in and around the Main Campus.

Contact Information

Information regarding rental housing near Main Campus is available from Student Activities Office (Main Campus), Rm. SSC109.

ID Cards

As a student, you are required to have and carry a CNM ID. Many services on campus require the ID to access the service and having an ID is the quickest and easiest way to verify your eligibility for tax-free purchasing in the bookstore and student discounts in many Albuquerque-area businesses.

Guests who obtain a CNM Guest ID Card are required to carry it with them at all times while on all CNM campuses. Failure to do so may be a violation of the Visitors Guidelines. All Guests are required to abide by all CNM policies and procedures while on CNM campuses.

Contact Information:
Main Campus ID Information
900 University Ave SE
Student Services Building, room 109
(505) 224-4647
Monday – Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Montoya Campus ID Information
4700 Morris NE
Tom Wiley Hall
(505) 224-5546
Wednesday – Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm (closed 1:00-2:00 pm)

Rio Rancho Campus ID Information
2601 Campus Blvd. NE, Office: R121-G
Tuesday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
South Valley Campus ID Information
5816 Isleta Blvd. SW
(505) 224-5000
Monday & Wednesday - 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday - 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday – Closed

Westside Campus ID Information
10549 Universe Blvd. NE
(505) 224-5419
Monday 8:00 am-5:00 pm closed 1:00 pm-2:00 pm; Tuesday 8:00 am-11:30 am
Hours are subject to change so please call ahead to make sure the offices are open. For more information please call (505) 224-4647.

Student ID Card website:


Parking is currently free at most campus lots, although students must register vehicles with Security and display a parking registration sticker when parking on any CNM campus. The General Parking sticker can be obtained at any of the CNM Student Activities/ID Offices; please refer to the hours of operation for the Offices. If you are unable to obtain a General Parking Sticker at the Student Activities/ID Offices, you can inquire about them at the Admissions Information Center in the Student Services Building at the Main and Montoya campuses and in the administrative offices at the South Valley and Westside Campuses.

At Main Campus, students may purchase permits for permit-only and gated parking lots. Permits must be displayed from the rearview mirror. Gated lots are open and free after 4:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday and all day on Friday. Meters are enforced Monday – Friday until 4:30 p.m. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Parking violations may result in disciplinary action against car owners. Cars parked in fire lanes, in spaces reserved for the handicapped, or having three unpaid citations are subject to towing. More information is available in the Schedule of Classes.

Contact Information

Parking Services, (505) 224-4637;;


For Campus Emergencies on any campus, call (505) 224-3001. This number directly connects any campus phone to the “Emergency Phone” in the Campus Security Dispatch and should be used only when an emergency arises such as fire, violent crimes or when medical response is required.

Code Blue Phones

Outdoor emergency “code blue” phones are located across CNM campuses. These telephones are housed in highly visible, lighted blue call boxes and provide one-button speed dialing for instant communication with campus security.

Contact Information

Main Campus Security Department; 725 University Blvd. SE; (505) 224-3002.

Motorist Assistance

CNM Security assists the CNM community when individuals are unable to start their vehicles, retrieve locked keys, etc. Some services are not available at all times, but CNM Security will assist people to obtain services from another source.

Contact Information

Motorists will be required to sign a service disclaimer before any service is rendered. Assistance may be requested by calling Security Dispatch at (505) 224-3002.

Security Escort Services

The Security Department provides a security escort service. The service is available 24 hours a day, but is limited to on-campus locations. Call (505) 224-3002 to request an escort.

Additional security information and crime statistics (in compliance with the Cleary Act) are listed in the Security Department’s Annual Report ( Printed versions of the Annual Report can be obtained at the Security Department, located at 725 University SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106.

Contact Information

Main Campus Security Department; 725 University Blvd. SE; (505) 224-3002.

Student Activities

CNM offers students a number of activities, which are meant to enrich life on campus and to provide for a complete and holistic approach to a students’ educational experience. Students can become a member of the Executive Council of Students (CNM’s Student Government), join a club or organization – there are well over 30 available – or take part in activities and events that are provided throughout the year. Also, students can submit a County voter registration form; obtain an ABQ Bus Pass, schedule a campus tour, obtain information about the bi-annual CNM Graduation Ceremonies; current students can use the fax for school related business only, browse the binders for used books and nearby housing Information.

Contact Information

Main Campus, Student Activities Office, SSC 109; Hours Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; (505) 224-3238.


Sun Tran, Albuquerque’s public transit system, has routes that serve CNM’s Main, Montoya, Westside and South Valley campuses. Schedules are available at the Student Services Center on Main Campus or from Sun Tran.

Bicycle racks are available at all of our campuses.

Contact Information

Sun Tran, (505) 843-9200;

Voter Registration

CNM students may register to vote at any CNM campus.

Contact Information

Main and Montoya campuses: Admissions Offices or Student Activities Office, (505) 224-3160; Main Office at the South Valley Campus or Westside Campus, (505) 224-5301.

Center for Community Programs and Partnerships

The Center for Community Programs and Partnerships (C2P2) provides students with academic and non-academic support based programs designed to improve the student’s life and academic coursework while enrolled at CNM. The staff is dedicated to providing students with a safe and exciting learning environment. Center for Community Programs and Partnerships students can build upon their interpersonal skills and leadership development while completing their academic coursework.

Pew Foundation Leadership Program

CNM offers a unique opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills and become more marketable in applying for jobs after graduation. The Pew Foundation Leadership Plenty Program is designed to provide extensive training in leadership and civic engagement opportunities to become a student leader in the Albuquerque community.

Students interested in becoming part of this program should call The Center for Community Programs and Partnerships for the upcoming academic year.

Contact Information

The Center for Community Programs and Partnerships: (505) 224-4359

President’s Volunteer Service Award

CNM and the United States have a long and proud tradition of service to the community. Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service to others. The President’s Volunteer Service Award is a recognition program for Americans who contribute a significant amount of time to volunteer service. The Center for Community Programs and Partnerships facilitates this award program.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa is the official international honor society for two-year colleges. Phi Theta Kappa’s main function is to reward the hard work of students who excel academically, to organize service projects and to coordinate honors study topics. CNM’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is Alpha Upsilon Chi. Membership is by invitation only, and letters of invitation are sent out throughout the year. To be eligible, students must have declared a major in an associate degree program, completed 12 or more credit hours at CNM and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Civic Engagement Leadership Institute

The CNM Civic Engagement Leadership Institute promotes civic responsibility and engagement between the college and the community. The leadership training is sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges and Pew Partnership for Civic Change, known as LeadershipPlenty, along with CNM, and facilitated through the Center for Community Programs and Partnerships. Civic Engagement Leadership Institute participants develop their leadership skills as active students and citizens within our communities.

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division (HSTE). HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. All health occupations students and instructors are encouraged to participate in the CNM Chapter of HOSA.

CNM was the first post-secondary school in New Mexico to obtain state chartered status. For more information, please contact CNM Student Activities and join the CNM Chapter of HOSA. Visit the HOSA website at

New Mexico SkillsUSA

An emphasis is placed on helping students who are preparing for careers and will participate in skill-related competitions. Each year students in this organization compete at both the state and national levels. SkillsUSA is dedicated to building champions for America’s work force. Participation with this organization prepares students as professionals in trades industries and technology fields, skilled service occupations and health occupations.

Reading Kids Count

Reading is a key to success in education and life. Reading Kids Count tutors work at pre-selected school sites with children in grades K-5. This program is ideal for those students who wish to pursue a career in education, as well as those who demonstrate an interest in working with children. Students who wish to work in this rewarding environment must be: financial-aid eligible; in good academic standing; able to work 20 hours per week; have reliable transportation; agree to comply with school and departmental standards and must successfully pass a criminal background check.

Contact Information

Center for Community Programs and Partnerships, Main Campus, (505) 224-4359 or (505) 224-3265, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

College Success Experience Courses

CNM offers both developmental education and transfer-level College Success Experience (CSE) courses. These courses help students get organized, manage their time, set and meet goals, and study effectively. Students also explore career options, develop new learning strategies and self-motivation, and find new ways to approach tests and assignments in other disciplines. CSE courses numbered 0999 and below are graded CR/NC (credit/no credit); CSE courses numbered 1000 and above can be taken for a letter grade, taken CR/NC, or audited. See the Course Descriptions  section for detailed course descriptions.

Full-time students who test into two or more developmental areas (Math, Reading, or English classes numbered below 1000) are required to take a CSE course. Qualifying students who score between 0-68 on the Accuplacer Reading test should enroll in CSE 0650; students who score 69 or higher on the Accuplacer Reading test should enroll in CSE 1101 .

Contact Information

Main Campus, Max Salazar Hall, (505) 224-3939

Computer Labs

Computer labs are available for student use at all CNM locations. A complete listing of locations and phone numbers can be found in the Schedule of Classes. Be sure to call ahead because times may vary throughout the school year.

Contact Information:

Assistance Centers for Education (ACE) Computer Labs:
Main Campus, SRC203, (505) 224-4314
Main Campus, SRC 120, 122, 123, (505) 224-3579 or (505) 224-3994
Main Campus, Business Resource Center, Room SB210, (505) 224-3840
JMMC Campus Business Resource Center, H124, (505) 224-5596
JMMC Campus, K105, (505) 224-5880
South Valley Campus, SV27, (505) 224-5036
Westside Campus, WS109, (505) 224-5319


Main Campus, E-100, (505) 224-3919

N-Networking Lab, (505) 224-3920

CNM Connect

CNM Connect assists students and their families with comprehensive resources and services they need to stay in school and therefore fulfill their academic and employment goals. We connect students with:

Life Coaching and Learning Strategies

• Stress management, time management, and test anxiety management

Financial Planning Help
• Financial education workshops
• One-on-one financial coaching
• Creating a personal budget

Community Resources
• Emergency food/clothing
• Child care
• Legal help

Supplemental Financial Resources

• Financial aid/scholarship information
• Benefits screening and application assistance

CNM Education Resources
• Exploration of Career Pathways at CNM
• Workshops on academic excellence

Call CNM Connect (505) 224-3000 to learn more about CNM Connect or to speak to an achievement coach.
We are online at

Job Connection Center

Graduate Employment

Job Connection Center collects employment information from CNM graduates and publishes the data at the end of each academic year. Every effort is made to reach all graduates from CNM’s degree and certificate programs, though not all graduates report their wages.

The graduate employment statistics exclude graduates who were not located; those not seeking training-related jobs; and those continuing school or serving in the military. CNM programs with no graduates for this reporting cycle are not listed. The hourly wage range does not necessarily reflect entry-level pay. Wages for individuals who worked in a training-related field prior to completion of their degree or certificate program are only reflected for those who reported a promotion or pay increase as a result of acquiring their degree/certificate.

For more in-depth information about the graduate employment data on these pages, contact the Job Connection Center. For local and state employment and wage trends, refer to National employment and wage trends are available at

Contact Information

Main Campus: (505) 224-3060,


CNM has five campus libraries located at the Main, Montoya, Rio Rancho, South Valley, and Westside campuses. The campus libraries are designed to meet the information needs of CNM students, staff, faculty, and community patrons. The libraries provide information resources and services necessary to support the college’s mission and curriculum in a wireless environment.

The CNM Libraries’ website provides access to over 50,000 print, media, and electronic titles. In addition, there is a serials collection of over 700 titles in print versions including journals, magazines, and newspapers which are available at the campus libraries. The libraries’ website also provides access to 75 electronic databases which are accessible 24/7 via the Internet and include over 25,000 full text electronic journals.
Services and resources offered at all CNM campus libraries include:

  • Public access computers with Internet capabilities for conducting research.

  • Library Staff are available to assist patrons in locating materials, helping with Internet searching, and answering questions.

  • Library instruction workshops ranging from general orientation tours to specialized workshops for students, staff, or faculty.

  • Personalized reference and research consultation by appointment.

  • Intra-library loan services for books held at other CNM campus libraries.

  • Inter-library loan services for patrons wishing to borrow materials from state, regional, or national libraries.

  • Laptops are available for in-house loan.

  • Joint access agreement for CNM students, staff, and faculty to check out material from other New Mexico academic libraries including the University of New Mexico.

  • Email reference questions:

Library Locations and Contact Information:
Main Campus Library
Student Resource Center
Circulation (505) 224-3274
Reference (505) 224-3285

Montoya Campus Library
J Building, Room 123
Circulation/Reference (505) 224-5721

Rio Rancho Campus Library
Rio Rancho Campus, Room 112
Circulation/Reference (505) 224-4953

South Valley Campus Library
South Valley Room 106
Circulation/Reference (505) 224-5016

Westside Campus Library
MJG, Room 101
Circulation/Reference (505) 224-5423

Contact the libraries for more information including hours of operation and special closures.


myCNM is the college’s online communication and enrollment system.

The official email system for CNM students is an email service provided by Google, which is accessible in myCNM. All official email communication to students, originating from CNM, will be sent to a student’s assigned CNM email account (provided by Google). By becoming a student at CNM, students agree to follow the technology use policies outlined in the Information Technology Use Policy. If you would like to view the email terms of use and service agreement, contact the Office of Information Technology Services.

Access to myCNM is available from CNM’s Web page ( Students must use their username and password to enter the system. First-time users and those who have forgotten their username or password should click on the appropriate links to get that information.

Through myCNM students have access to:

  • up-to-date information on campus services and events
  • online registration, registration updates and tools

  • tuition/fee information and make online payments

  • order textbooks online

  • their class schedule, final grades and CNM transcript

  • financial aid information

  • their CNM student email

  • online academic advisement

  • library and other CNM resources

  • graduation information and processes

  • and much, much more

Contact: ITS Service Desk (505) 224-4357


Disability Resource Center

The CNM Disabilty Resource Center assists students with documented permanent and/or temporary disabilities which may include physical, mental, learning, visual, speech or hearing. Career counseling, program planning, classroom accommodations, adaptive equipment, coordination with community support agencies and specialized learning strategies are also available.

Disabilty Resource Center Mission Statement: “To advocate in partnership with students who have disabilities by providing accommodations that promote an accessible educational environment at CNM.”

Contact Information:
Main Campus, (505) 224-3259
Montoya Campus, (505) 224-5946
Or visit the Special Services website at

Office of Limited Entry Programs

The Office of Limited Entry Programs was created in 2011 to provide a centralized admission process for CNM limited entry programs.

There are two types of Limited 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 Limited Entry programs require students to have a bachelor’s degree or other specialized skills prior to entry. For a complete list of CNM Limited Entry Programs and information about their application processes and deadlines, visit Students can contact the Office of Limited Entry Programs to discuss their career goals and steps needed for admission. Visit the website for advising information. Read More>>> 

TRiO Student Support Services

The TRiO Student Support Services program is funded 100 percent by U.S. Department of Education. The goal of the program is to help students graduate from a CNM program and transfer to a four-year university. Students are eligible if they: are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; have an academic need; are preparing for an associate degree and plan to transfer to a four year university; belong to one or more of the following categories: income eligible and/or first generation college student (parent(s) or guardian(s) do not have a four-year degree) and/or have a documented disability.

Services include academic and career guidance; math, science and English tutoring; college success workshops; university transfer assistance, cultural-educational activities and student leadership opportunities. The TRiO Student Support Services program has limited student enrollment. Applications are accepted at the end of each term through the first two weeks of the following term. Staff will contact student applicants.

Contact Information:

Main Campus, Temporary Building #4, just west of the intersection of University Blvd. and Basehart, (505) 224-4375.

The Assistance Centers for Education (ACE) and Tutoring Services

ACE learning centers and computer labs provide instructional support and resources to CNM students and the community as they realize their educational goals. ACE is certified by the College Reading Learning Association (CRLA) and certified tutors are available to help students in a wide variety of subjects. Services are available free to CNM students. ACE is part of CNM Libraries and Educational Resources.

  • Tutoring Services - ACE provides one-on-one tutoring to students in all Schools at all campuses, from drop-in tutoring to scheduled appointments.

  • Computer Labs and Classrooms - ACE manages computer labs and classrooms at all CNM campuses that support both in-class and out-of-class computer needs.

  • Student Solutions - ACE connects new and returning students with additional services such as online tutoring, volunteer literacy tutors, targeted study groups and workshops.

    Please go to the ACE website for schedules and a full list of services and activities. Or, you may call 224-4306 for general information.

The Tutorial/Learning Centers (T/LC)

The Tutorial/Learning Centers (T/LC) are open to all students and the general public. Individual tutoring in English, math, sciences and other areas is provided on a walk-in basis. Additional instructional resources include videos, reference materials and workbooks.

Contact Information

Main Campus T/LC, Jeannette Stromberg Hall, (505) 224-4306
Montoya Campus T/LC, J Building, (505) 224-5990
South Valley Campus, (505) 224-5067
Westside Campus, (505) 224-5311

Tutoring and Study Groups for Adult Education Students

The Assistance Centers for Education (ACE) tutors provide academic support to all adult basic education students to include individual and small group tutoring on a walk-in and by appointment basis. Subjects covered are English as a Second Language (ESL) and GED preparation, Literacy and Citizenships.

Additional instructional resources include videos, reference materials, workbooks and conversation groups.
Visit the website: for schedules and a full list of services and activities. Or call 224-4306 for general information.

The Math Learning Centers (MLC)

The Math Learning Centers (MLC) are open to all developmental math students. One-to-one and small-group tutoring is available on a walk-in basis. Additional instructional resources include handouts, videos, reference materials and computer software.

Contact Information

Main Campus, Ken Chappy Hall, Room 4, (505) 224-3989
Montoya Campus, J Building, (505) 224-5990
South Valley Campus, (505) 224-5067
Westside Campus, (505) 224-5311

The Open Computer Lab (OCL)

The Open Computer Lab (OCL) is open to students and members of the public. The lab has over 60 computers, including three Macintosh computers, with various software packages for educational and personal use on a first-come, first-served basis. Staff members are on duty to provide general assistance.

Contact Information

Main Campus, Jeannette Stromberg Hall, (505) 224-4314

Literacy Volunteers

The Literacy Volunteers at CNM offer free tutoring services that bring together adult learners and volunteer tutors. One-to-one tutoring is available by appointment. Subjects covered are literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL), GED preparation and citizenship.

Contact Information

Main Campus, (505) 224-4313

The Supplemental Instruction Program (SIP)

The Supplemental Instruction Program (SIP) provides peer-assisted study sessions for targeted, traditionally difficult courses. Student leaders are recommended by faculty, attend intensive training and facilitate regularly scheduled study groups with the goal of improved student success leading to increased retention and completion.

Contact Information

Main Campus, Jeannette Stromberg Hall, (505) 224-4714

Online Tutoring

Free Online Tutoring is available to CNM students for selected courses to include math, English, science, economics and Spanish. Students can go online for drop-in live sessions (available 24-7 for Math), prescheduled appointments, or they may submit questions/papers with a 24-hour turnaround. In addition, other academic resources are available through the website,

Contact Information

Main Campus, Jeannette Stromberg Hall, (505) 224-4308

Business Resource Center (BRC)

Located at Main and Montoya campuses, the BRC is for students in the School of Business & Information Technology for the purpose of completing homework assignments and research projects as well as to practice skills and receive assistance with computer course work, business math or accounting.

Contact Information

Main Campus, Smith Brasher Hall, (505) 224-3840
Montoya Campus, H Building, (505) 224-5596

Applied Technologies Center

The Tech Center provides students in the School of Applied Technologies access to facilities, equipment and support needed for the continued study and execution of labs and class work beyond normally scheduled class hours.

Contact Information

Main Campus, S Building, (505) 224-3366