Jun 24, 2021  
2021-2022 CNM Catalog, Volume 53 
    
2021-2022 CNM Catalog, Volume 53

Programs and Professional Licensure


All Central New Mexico Community College professional licensure programs are designed to meet the licensure/certification requirements for the state of New Mexico including preparing students to apply for licensure examinations and/or certification within the state. However, each state and territory has different professional licensure and certification requirements. Additional licensure requirements may include professional examinations, background checks, years of work experience, fingerprinting requirements, etc. Please be advised that state laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time thereby impacting the program’s ability to meet educational requirements for licensure.

Professional Licensure Program

A professional licensure program is an academic program that is designed, marketed, and/or advertised to meet the educational requirements

  • For a specific license or certification and
  • Is required for employment in an occupation

Professional Licensure Disclosure

The U.S. Department of Education requires all colleges and universities to communicate publicly and directly to prospective and current students by providing them with a professional licensure disclosure about: (1) academic programs that will not fulfill educational requirements for a specific professional licensure that is required for employment in that field; and (2) academic programs that do not meet the education requirements for licensure or for which an institution cannot determine if the program meets the education requirements for each state and U.S. territory for all delivery modes of the program.

CNM Programs Leading to Professional Licensure or Certification

In the table below is a list of programs at Central New Mexico Community College that include professional licensure or certification component.

At this point, a determination has not been made as to whether these programs lead to licensure in each state outside of New Mexico other than those identified as meeting national requirements.

CNM Programs That Satisfy Education Requirements for a Professional License or Certification

Program Name

Notes about Professional License or Certification

National vs. State Level License or Certification

Dietary Manager, Certificate of Completion 

 

Our program qualifies students to take the national exam to earn the Certified Dietary Manager and Certified Food Protection Professional credentials.

National

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Academic Requirements, Post Degree Certificate of Completion  

This program provides the 30 credits necessary to sit for the CPA exams. It does not provide the year of work experience required, or prep materials required to actually take the exam.

National

Computer Information Systems:

Our program qualifies students to take the CompTIA A+ and Network + certifications. Taken as part of course/program

National

Computer Information Systems:

Our program qualifies students to take the CISCO Academy CCNA Certification. Taken as part of course/program

National

Computer Information Systems:

Our program qualifies students to take the CompTIA Security+ exam. Taken as part of course/program

National

Culinary Arts (AAS), Culinary Arts Concentration  

(CC®) or Certified Pastry Culinarian® (CPC®) certification

National

Culinary Arts (AAS), Advanced Baking and Pastry Concentration  

Graduates of this degree program are eligible to receive a Certified Pastry Culinarian® (CPC®) certification

National

Alternative Teacher Licensure, Post Degree Certificate:

Graduates can apply for their Level 1 license through PED.

State

Substance Abuse Counselor, Certificate of Completion  

This program is one requirement among others, including internship hours and a licensing exam. Graduates would need to pursue those next steps after completing our program.

National

(Students who graduate with our certificate and complete internship hours can sit for the licensing exam in another state as our certificate is based on the national standards.)

ASE Technician certifications

Industry Credential

Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology, Associate of Applied Science  

EPA Universal 608 Refrigeration Handling Certification

HVAC Excellence Employment Ready Certification Exams

EPA national

HVAC Excellence industry

Truck Driving, Certificate of Achievement  

CDL A license (State license)

State

Aviation Maintenance Technology, Associate of Applied Science  

Airframe Certificate (FAA)

Powerplant Certificate (FAA)

Students receive Verification of Completion letter required for them to sit for FAA exams. They must arrange the exams themselves.

National

OSHA courses

OSHA 10 hour certification

OSHA 30 hour certification

 

General Contractor Exam prep course, GB98

State

Plumbing and Gas Fitting Technology, AAS  

City of Albuquerque Backflow Tester’s certificate

Education and experience toward New Mexico Journeyman’s license

Local (ABQ)

FAA Part 107 Exam

National

Time toward 4- year experience requirement for State of NM Journeyman Electrical Certificate (JE98)E

Apprenticeship, State

Electrical Trades (AAS), Photovoltaic (PV) Concentration  

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Associate

NABCEP, Industry

Film Crew Technician, Certificate of Completion  

15 hours toward work experience requirement to join IATSE Local 480 Union

National Union

 

 

OSHA 10-hour (option)

 

OSHA 30-hour

 

OSHA 10-hour

National

Public Safety 911 Dispatcher Certificate of Achievement  

NM Public Safety Telecommunicator Certification

State

Community Health Worker, Certificate of Achievement  

NM DOH Community Health Worker Licensure

State

Cosmetology, Associate of Applied Science  

New Mexico Cosmetology Licensure Exam

State

Nail Technician, Certificate of Completion  

New Mexico Manicurist/Pedicurist Licensure Exam

State

Dental Assisting, Certificate of Completion  

Dental Assisting National Board (DANB)

National

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Associate of Applied Science  

Exams of the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

National

Registered EEG Technologist

National

Emergency Medical Services (AAS), Paramedic Concentration  

NREMT Paramedic Exam

Both

(The exam is national; but students have to pass state requirements as well.)

Emergency Medical Services (Certificate of Completion), Intermediate Concentration  

NREMT AEMT Exam

Both

(The exam is national; but students have to pass state requirements as well.)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B), Certificate of Achievement  

NREMT EMT Basic Exam

Both

(The exam is national; but students have to pass state requirements as well.)

First Responder  

NREMT EMR Exam

Both

(The exam is national; but students have to pass state requirements as well.)

ACSM, AFAA, NSCA and ACE certifications

National

 

Yoga Instructor, Certificate of Completion  

Yoga Alliance level 1 instructor certification

National

CNM Fire Academy, Certificate of Completion  

IFSAC Extrication, Hazmat, Firefighter 1 & 2, NFA FESHE Certifications NWCG Basic Certifications and NREMT/NM EMT Basic

National

Fire Science, Associate of Applied Science  

Various IFSAC, NWCG certifications, NFA FESHE Certifications, and NREMT/NM for EMT Basic

National

Managing Fire Officer, Certificate of Completion  

IFSAC Fire Instructor, Fire Officer 1, Fire Officer 2 certifications, NFA FESHE Certifications

National

Wildland Firefighter Type 1, Certificate of Completion  

NWCG Wildland Firefighting, NFA FESHE Certification, and NREMT/NM EMT Basic certifications

National

Health Information Technology, Associate of Applied Science  

AHIMA RHIA Certification

National

CNM Law Enforcement Academy Certificate of Completion    

NM Law Enforcement Officer Certification

State

Medical Assistant, Certificate of Completion  

Registered Medical Assistant

National

Medical Laboratory Technician, Associate of Applied Science  

Medical Laboratory Technician, MLT(ASCP)

National

Phlebotomy Technician, Certificate of Achievement  

Phlebotomy Technician, PBT(ASCP)

National

Nursing, Associate of Applied Science  

NCLEX-RN

Both

(The exam is national; but students have to pass state requirements as well.)

Nursing Assistant, Certificate of Achievement  

New Mexico State Nurse Aide Certification Exam

State

Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PCTE)

National

Physical Therapist Assistant, Associate of Applied Science  

National Physical Therapy Examination for Licensure

National

Radiologic Technology, Associate of Applied Science  

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Certification

National

Respiratory Therapy, Associate of Applied Science  

Exams of the National Board for Respiratory Care:

CRT/RCP, RRT

National

Sterile Processing Technician, Certificate of Achievement  

IAHCSMM Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST)

National

Surgical Technology, Associate of Applied Science  

Certified Surgical Technician Exam (CST)

National

Veterinary Technology, Associate of Applied Science  

State Veterinary Technician Jurisprudence Examination, required by the New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine and

Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE)

Both

(The exam is national; but students have to pass state requirements as well.)