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Apprenticeships Program

Registered apprenticeships, a structured training program, combine on-the-job, hands-on training at the work site with classroom instruction in technical, job-related subjects. This combination of learning methods gives apprentices both the skills and the knowledge they need to become successful in their chosen careers.

Central New Mexico Community College does not sponsor apprenticeships but does provide the classroom training required.

Note: Apprenticeship courses do not qualify for financial aid or Veterans Administration benefits. Department approval is required to register for courses and courses must be taken in the appropriate sequence.

Apprentices selected for this program typically work in the related career area and are affiliated with a registered training agency. It is recommended that students submit an application to the partnering training agency to fully benefit from the coursework and apprenticeship program. Once an applicant has been selected, he/she is indentured into the apprenticeship program and then the training begins. After completion of this program, apprentices may be awarded a CNM certificate in addition to being able to sit for a journeyman licensing exam.

Agency Partners

  • Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc (ABC)
  • Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee for the Electrical Industry (JATC)
  • Iron Workers Local 495
  • Southwest Carpenters Training Fund
  • United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 412
  • Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. Northern New Mexico Chapter (NNMIEC)
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local Union Number 49