CNM, ENMU Offering Students New Transfer Opportunities
CNM and ENMU will celebrate their newly formed partnership on Wednesday, April 9, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the CNM Student Resource Center's Richard Barr Board Room on Main Campus. CNM President Katharine Winograd and ENMU President Steven Gamble will be on hand.
Students interested in transferring to ENMU are invited to attend and talk to ENMU Transfer Center staff about the transfer process.
The CNM-ENMU partnership allows students taking career technical education courses at CNM – such as drafting, welding and culinary arts – to obtain a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) from ENMU. Some of the ENMU programs can be completed entirely online.
“This is the first arrangement of its type in New Mexico,” said John Bronisz, dean of the School of Applied Technologies at CNM. “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 partnership with ENMU provides our students with a more appealing and streamlined opportunity to pursue a bachelor's degree."
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 B.A.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.
According to Applied Technologies Achievement Coach Joseph Schaub, this degree offers a shorter way to a bachelor’s degree, which is advantageous for career advancement.
During the celebration students will enter to win free ENMU courses. Course drawings will be at 2:30 p.m.
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