Running Start for Careers Spring 2018

The Running Start Dual Credit Program.

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Running Start is a Dual Credit program that enables high school students to get a head start in a career by studying and working closely with local industry partners, CNM and the city of Albuquerque.

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What Classes Can I Take? 

No Accuplacer or SAT/ACT scores needed and no prereqs required!

 View the printable flyer of all Running Start courses.


Course Name

Applied Technologies


Carpentry CARP 2096-901 (NCCER Core Part A)

*Completion of Part A & B required to earn OSHA 10 Card. 


Running Start for Film FILM 2096-901 COURSE FULL


Running Start for Surveying, Mapping and Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Technology SUR 2096-001 CANCELLED 


Running Start for Electrical Careers  2 GTAP 1196-901 COURSE FULL

*Completion of Part 1 & 2 required to earn OSHA 10 Card.


Running Start for Pipefitting Careers 1 GTAP 2096-901

*Completion of Part 1 & 2 required to earn OSHA 10 Card.

Business & Information Technology

Hotel and Tourism

Introduction to Tourism HT 1101-102


Financial Services Career Exploration FIN 1005-901

Health, Wellness & Public Safety


Introduction to Health Careers  HLTH 1020-101 COURSE FULL

                                              HLTH 1020-102 COURSE FULL


Preparation for Medical Lab Sciences MLT 1001-21 COURSE FULL

Public Safety

Introduction to Criminal Justice CJ 1002-901 COURSE FULL

More Information

Steps to Becoming a CNM Running Start for Careers Dual Credit Student

Other Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs

The City of Albuquerque Running Start Program Page

Dual Credit

Career Technical Education at APS

2017 STRADA Award

The US Conference of Mayors in collaboration with the STRADA Education Network honor the Running Start for Careers Program the 2017 STRADA Award as part of the National Education Pathways initiative. See the video below to find out more about this exciting honor.