Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 CNM Catalog, Volume 56 
2024-2025 CNM Catalog, Volume 56

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Associate of Applied Science

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School of Business, Hospitality & Technology (BHT)

This CIS Artificial Intelligence degree focuses on building machine learning models that can be used for predicting, making decisions and enhancing human capabilities. The program provides the knowledge and skills used in a variety of fields using artificial intelligence, including the information technology, automotive, healthcare, aerospace, industrial, and manufacturing industries. Program content includes an introduction to artificial intelligence and machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, and artificial intelligence for business solutions and other applications.

Educational Option Information

  • This educational option is an: Associate of Applied Science
  • This educational option is design for: Students who want to begin a new career in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
  • This educational option can be started: Anytime
  • Primary course location: Main

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Educational Opportunities

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

Career Opportunities

Artificial intelligence is impacting the future of virtually every industry.  Artificial intelligence has acted as the main driver of emerging technologies like big data, robotics and IoT, and it will continue to act as a technological innovator for the foreseeable future. Common jobs found in this industry include software engineer and AI developer.

During January to July of 2020, employers posted 198,000 jobs in occupations related to Artificial Intelligence.  Additionally in 2019, ZipRecruiter reported that AI jobs accounted for four of every 1,000 general job postings and ONET predicts a 10% growth rate in this industry in the next 10 years.

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


Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Degree: 62

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