Programs of Study for International Students

Discover your next program of study as a CNM Global Education student.

Central New Mexico College provides education toward the completion of a two-year associate degree. Upon graduation, you have the option to continue your education to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university.

International Students are individuals studying in degree or exchange programs with legal F1-Visa or M1-Visa student immigration status. If you have a current visa but would like an F1-Visa or M1-Visa, you can learn how to change your status.

I can’t recommend CNM enough to other international students. It’s been easy to succeed. - Paule Shannon, Global Education Student

F1-Visa Programs

The F-1 Visa allows you to enter the United States as a full-time student at an accredited academic institution, such as Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). With an F1-Visa, you can enroll in a program or course of study that culminates in a degree, diploma, or certificate.

Below, find an extensive list of the programs CNM offers for international students. 





Computer Information Systems 

Computer Science

Construction Management


Criminal Justice


Culinary Arts


Dental Assistant 

Diesel Equipment Technology

Early Childhood Multicultural Education

Earth and Planetary Science

Electrical Trades

Electroneurodiagnostic Technology

Emergency Medical Services



Environmental Planning and Design

Exercise Science



M1-Visa Programs

If you have an M-1 visa, you can enroll in vocational or other nonacademic programs (except language training programs). 

Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) has a strong partnership with CNM Ingenuity (CNMI), a non-profit organization that focuses on skills training to power our community's strong workforce. CNMI has a flagship program called Deep Dive, which teaches the fundamentals of technology-focused topics in short-term, immersive settings. 

International students with an M1-Visa can enroll in one of the following Deep Dive programs from CNMI and CNM. 

Full Stack Web Development

Learn the fundamentals of modern web development to build great websites, software, and apps in the Full Stack Web Development program. We teach you how to build modern, in-demand software that runs on any browser flawlessly.

Java + Android

Learn the fundamentals of software engineering utilizing Java, the world’s most popular programming language. We teach you how to build modern, in-demand software that runs on and integrates multiple platforms in the Java + Android program

Digital Media

Learn the fundamentals of digital media design and production in the Digital Media program. Develop skills in commercial animation, digital game design, and computer-generated graphics (CGI) utilizing the latest software development tools in the industry.