Jul 18, 2024  
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Construction Technology (AAS), General Construction Concentration

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School of Applied Technologies (AT)


  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Construction Technology (Concentrations in General Construction or Electrical)
  • Certificates of Completion in Carpentry, Residential Wiring or Electrical Trades
  • Certificates of Achievement in Framing and Precision Woodworking
  • The Construction Technology program offers courses of study concentrating in carpentry, residential wiring and electrical trades that are designed to provide students with the skills necessary to gain employment in a related construction or maintenance field.
  • Carpentry classes meet in on- and off-campus labs designed for the practical study of residential and commercial construction, including blueprint reading, framing and the International Residential Code.
  • Residential Wiring students take theory and lab classes (on- and off-campus) in residential wiring, including electrical circuitry, job-site safety and the National Electric Code (NEC), preparing students for the NM Residential Wireman’s Certificate of Competence.
  • The Electrical Trades program enables students to study commercial and industrial wiring methods and motor controls and helps prepare students for the State of New Mexico Journeyman Electrical Certificate (JE98).

Special Requirements

Students are required to purchase textbooks, personal hand tools and personal protective equipment for those respective classes.

Electrical students must have normal color differentiation because, as electricians, they work with identified colored wires requiring accurate connections. The moving and installation of electrical materials and equipment necessitate that the electrical worker be able to lift at least 50 pounds. Electrical workers may work in various internal and external environments and should be free of chronic respiratory diseases and allergies. Most employers require a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Fees: Course fees are published in the Schedule of Classes. These fees cover the cost of tools required for lab activities.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Career and Educational Opportunities

The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions predicts a continued increase in the demand for construction workers. In recent years, over 90 percent of Carpentry, Residential Wiring, Electrical Trades and Construction Technology graduates have obtained employment.

For the graduation policy refer to the Graduating From CNM section, cnm.edu or the Students tab in my CNM.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by placement exam scores  or specific course work.

Associate of Applied Science in Construction Technology, General Construction Concentration 68-69 credit hours

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