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CNM Online

CNM Online Quality Statement

To create an environment of continuous quality improvement, CNM Online generates processes and systems which support and strengthen CNM's mission, vision, values and goals.

CNM Online provides online educational opportunities to earn your college credit.

Convenient and flexible online classes employ a wide variety of tools such as:

  • Online lectures
  • Assignments
  • Tests
  • Discussion forums
  • Internet articles
  • Streaming video

CNM Online staff is composed of instructional consultants, multimedia specialists, technicians, a student achievement coach, and support staff. Our team also provides support for all CNM faculty working in our learning management system (LMS), Brightspace.


Online Options at CNM

CNM Online oversees all online options administered through

Standard Online Program/Class Option

If you're enrolling in a standard online program offering, the experience will be very similar to face-to-face classes. These classes are:

  • any length of time between 2-15 weeks; and
  • not prescribed or guaranteed on the schedule.
    • You can piece together a degree (psychology, for example) by taking all of its courses online, but the courses are not offered in a prescribed sequence, nor are they guaranteed to be on the schedule, as they would be with CNM Online.

Placement testing is also required and tuition is not inclusive of fees or books.

To enroll in an online class, look up the class as you would any other in the Schedule of Classes. The specific class will note if there's an online option and what kind of online option it is.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of our classes are now online.

CNM Online

CNM Online, CNM's 100% online college, is for any student in the world who plans to never set foot on campus and is looking for an accelerated way to earn a degree or certificate.

If you are looking for non-credit, non-degree courses, see our CNM Ingenuity program offerings at Unmudl.

CNM Online and covers five degrees in English, one degree in Spanish and two certificates.

As a student in CNM Online you have:

  • access to an achievement coach embedded in your courses;
  • no program placement requirements;
  • a tuition model that includes all fees and required books; and
  • the ability to earn your degree in 17 months.

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Memberships, Agreements and Guidelines

Online Learning Consortium (OLC) 

Central New Mexico Community College has become institutional members of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) formerly Sloan-C. The Online Learning Consortium is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning providing professional development, instruction, best practice publications and guidance to educators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world.

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State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Central New Mexico Community College has recently been approved to participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) via the NM Higher Education Department and the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) As a participating institution, CNM Online Courses/Programs need to follow the Interregional Guidelines for the Evaluation of Distance Education programs. SARA Guidelines.

Higher Learning Commission

Guidelines for the Evaluation of Distance Education (Online Learning)