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Energy and Environment

Are you passionate about protecting our environment?  Do you enjoy working with machines?  Would others consider you mechanically inclined?  If so, career pathways in this cluster may interest you. Energy and Environment pathways support “green” enterprises while helping us power our homes, businesses and vehicles.    

Some of the career opportunities in this cluster are:   

  • Government Relations 
    Work for the Environmental Protection Agency; serve as an environmental compliance inspector
  • Product Engineering
    Work as an engineer designing and developing products 
  • Machining, Instrument and Electrical
    Become a machinist, electronics technician or welder
  • Process Engineering
    Find a career in chemical engineering, photonics, or aviation maintenance  
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Regulation
    Be a fire fighter, or work for the NM Oil and Gas Association
  • Maintenance Operations
    Become a plumber or air conditioning & heating technician  
  • Civil Engineering
    Design our cities infrastructure, become an electrical drafter or surveyor
  • Environmental Systems
    Work as a hazardous materials technician or geographic information systems technician

CNM offers these suggested Dual Credit courses if you’re interested in pursuing careers in Energy and the Environment:

ENGR 1010 Survey of Engineering Fields
ESH 1009 Environmental Technology
ESH 1010 Environmental Regulation and Compliance
ESH 1570 Water Quality Protection
FS 1010 Introduction to Fire Science
ELTR 2096 Photovoltaic Installation
AUTC 2096 Transportation Alternative Fuels


See the CNM catalog   for descriptions and prerequisites for these and many more available courses.

For more information on the Career Clusters initiative in New Mexico, review Work in New Mexico.