Nov 18, 2019  
2019 - 2020 CNM Catalog, Volume 51 
    
2019 - 2020 CNM Catalog, Volume 51

General Education Core Curriculum Requirements for the Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees


NM Higher Education (HED) General Education Core Model


The New Mexico General Education Core Curriculum includes designated general education courses that are focused on the essential skills that all college graduates need for success and are guaranteed to transfer to any New Mexico public college or university.  The current approved CNM courses are listed below under each of the six General Education Content Areas and the additional Multi-Discipline Area

The Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees require 22 credits distributed among the six General Education Content Areas and an additional nine credits may be selected from the Content Areas and/or the Multi-Discipline Area.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree requires 12 credit hours distributed among the six General Education Content Areas and an additional 3 credit hours may be selected from the six General Education Content Areas or the Multi-Discipline Content Area.

Individual programs may require that students take specific courses within the General Education requirements for the purpose of transfer or for meeting industry standards and accreditation guidelines.

AS/AA General Education Requirements

At least 31 credit hours of courses from the following content areas:

AAS General Education Requirements

At least 12 credit hours of courses from four of the following six content areas:

At least three (3) credit hours from the following content area:

AAS Mathematics Requirement


Humanities Requirement


Laboratory Science Requirement


Mathematics Requirement


Social and Behavioral Science Requirement


Multi-Discipline/Flexible Requirement