Dec 03, 2022  
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49 
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Construction for Film, Certificate of Completion

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School of Applied Technologies (AT)

This certificate combines the first terms of the Film Technician and Carpentry programs to teach students the fundamental skills to work successfully in a motion picture art department.  Students completing this certificate may choose to continue on to complete the Film Technician Certificate, the Post-Production certificate, or Film Technician A.A.S. degree.

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Educational Option Information

  • This educational option is a: Certificate of Completion.
  • This educational option can be completed: Part-Time or Full Time.  A full-time student can complete this program in 2 terms.
  • This educational option is designed for: Immediate employment.
  • This educational option can be started: Any term.
  • Primary course location: Film courses are located at the Advanced Technology Center campus.  Construction courses are at Main campus.
  • Special requirements: Should be able to lift 30 pounds.
  • Additional tools or supplies required:There is a $30 tool fee for the Art Department course (Film 2001).

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations


Educational and Career Opportunities

Educational Pathways

Students completing the first term of this certificate will have also completed the first term of the CNM Film Technician Certificate of Completion, Post-Production Technician Certificate of Completion and Film Technology A.A.S. degree. 

Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.


Employment Opportunities

Graduates from the Construction for Film Certificate will be prepared for entry-level Art Department positions in motion pictures, television and electronic media production.


Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA , placement exam scores , or specific course work.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Certificate of Completion in Construction for Film 28 credit hours

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