May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 CNM Catalog, Volume 55 
2023-2024 CNM Catalog, Volume 55 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Health, Wellness, and Public Safety (HWPS), Certificate of Completion

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School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety (HWPS)

The Health, Wellness, and Public Safety (HWPS) major is a Certificate of Completion program that prepares students for many HWPS programs at CNM.  It helps students fulfill the General Education requirements for Associate of Applied Science degrees required by the State of New Mexico and the CNM core curriculum. Individual HWPS programs may require that students take specific courses within the General Education core requirements for the purpose of transfer or for meeting industry standards and accreditation guidelines. This Certificate of Completion is intended as a pass through certification to demonstrate student progress towards the completion of requirements for a HWPS Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Career Opportunities

Gainful Employment information is available from Job Connection Services.

Ten Year Rule for CTE Courses

Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.

Program Requirements


Required Courses



Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Certificate: 16

MATH 1220  or MATH 1350  recommended

** COMM 2120  or ENGL 1110   or ENGL 1110P  recommended

*** PHIL 2120  

****PSYC 1110  or SOCI 2250  recommended

Program Approved Elective (1-6 credit hours)

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