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CNM Students Learn About New Transfer Program with Eastern New Mexico University

April 9, 2014 -- Some 40-50 students were on hand Wednesday to learn more about a new partnership between CNM and Eastern New Mexico University that will allow them to transfer to Eastern New Mexico University and obtain a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS).
CNM Students Learn About New Transfer Program with Eastern New Mexico University

A CNM student talks with ENMU representatives about transferring to the four-year school.

The afternoon event was also a celebration of the arrangement between CNM and ENMU. CNM President Katharine Winograd and ENMU President Steven Gamble signed a transfer agreement before students had the opportunity to talk directly with advisors from ENMU.

The two presidents told the students about the program that in most cases gives them the opportunity to earn the degree on line.

“Most students will never have to leave Albuquerque to work on the degree,” Gamble said. He noted that typically colleges that offer baccalaureate degrees do not accept many of the credit hours required for associate degrees in career technical education fields, which means that students have to take additional classes if they decide to transfer to a four-year institution. The result is that it takes students longer to graduate. This program will accept most CNM credit hours.

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CNM President Katharine Winograd and ENMU President Steven Gamble sign a transfer agreement.
To qualify, CNM students need to have an Associate of Applied Science degree or have completed a certificate in a career technical education (CTE) program. Students can transfer between 30 and 58 CTE credits to the BA.A.S. program for a primary concentration. Coupled with the standard 12 general education hours earned in an associate degree, a CNM graduate can generally start this program with 70 total hours completed. This term, ENMU reported 35 students enrolled from CNM.

The BAAS degree secondary concentrations include animal science, business, career and technical education, criminal justice/sociology, culinary arts, electronics (both analog and digital), emergency management, family and consumer sciences, fire and emergency services administration, psychology/sociology and more. Three concentrations – animal science, digital electronics and science -- require hands-on learning and therefore cannot be completed through online instruction.

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