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Transform Your Future at Central New Mexico Community College

CNM gives you the opportunity to start a great new career. All for just a fraction of the cost of other colleges.

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Transform Your Future

  • Academic advisement can help set you on the right track to transform.
  • Experienced faculty will help you build the skills you'll need.
  • Classes are offered at campuses across Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and even online.
  • Job Connection Services can help you get hired.

Job Growth Predictions

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  • By 2021 there could be 162,100 new and replacement jobs in the area.
  • 27% of these jobs will require an associate's degree or greater.
  • Another 8% of jobs in 2021 will require more than a high school diploma.
  • An associate's degree can increase your lifetime earnings by 35% over a high school diploma.

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CNM area job growth predictions from 2013-2018


Occupational Outlook with an Associate's Degree

Occupation Growth Rate
Median Hourly Wage*
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) 21% $35.00
Construction Management 17% $40.32
Surveying 16% $18.22
Carpentry 20% $19.00
Plumbing 26% 21%
Electrical Trades 23% $23.20
Architectural Drafting 6% $23.02
* Actual earnings in most fields vary widely based on area of specialization, specific employer, economic fluctuations and other factors.

Among fast-growing jobs, occupations requiring an associate's degree have had the highest average growth — 35 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.