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CNM Offering 28 New Degrees, Concentrations or Certificates for Fall Term

May 25, 2016 -- Here’s a list of the new associate degrees, concentrations or certificate programs that will launch in the 2016 Fall Term:

May 25, 2016

  • Beverage Management Certificate of Completion, which will prepare students to work in the restaurant and beverage industry. Students will study safety, sanitation, supervisory skills, human relations, purchasing, cost controls, hospitality law, guest services, food pairing and menu management, and other general coursework.
  • Brewing Technology Certificate of Achievement, which will provide students with the knowledge and skills to enter into the brewing industry in entry level positions. These courses focus on brewing equipment and maintenance, beer production and styles, and food safety principles.
  • Brewing and Beverage Management Associate of Applied Science Program, which will prepare students for a career as beverage managers working in the beverage and brewing industry. In addition to brewing technology, students are exposed to the underlying sciences behind beer production, including biology and chemistry courses. Students will also be introduced to purchasing, cost controls, marketing and business/hospitality law.
  • Community Health Worker Certificate of Achievement. Community Health Workers are frontline public health workers and critical members of health care delivery teams. They focus on the social aspects of care that support and enhance critical clinical activities such as diagnosis, treatment, or clinical procedures that are performed by licensed health professionals like doctors and nurses. This certificate prepares students to enter the workforce as community health workers.
  • Computer Information Systems, Computer Support Specialist Concentration Associate of Applied Science, which combines a variety of CIS courses offering the concepts and skills that qualifies graduates to obtain IT support positions. It is designed to prepare students for work in the growing business market of microcomputer applications, internet security, programming, networking and troubleshooting.
  • Computer Information Systems, Web Programming Concentration Associate of Applied Science, which will provide web programming students the skills to be entry level website designers and developers. They will be able to create and publish industry-standard compliant web content with strong hands-on knowledge of browser-side and server-side technology.
  • Computer Information Systems, Cloud Technology Certificate of Completion, which is a subset of the core Associate of Applied Science degree technical courses. These core courses are designed to introduce students to virtualization and cloud technologies and provide them with the technical skills required to install, configure and manage all facets of “cloud” infrastructure.

The certificate is designed for students who wish to acquire the skills necessary to work in the field of information technology and obtain industry certifications. 

  • Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming Certificate of Completion is a subset of the core Associate of Applied Science degree technical courses. These core courses provide students with a solid foundation in computer programming. Students develop critical thinking skills by learning to design code to model real life situations using three computer languages – C++, C# and Java. Advanced classes include Android Development and ASP.Net.
  • Computer Information Systems, Computer Support Specialist Certificate of Completion, which is a subset of the core Associate of Applied Science degree technical courses. These core courses combine a variety of CIS courses offering the concepts and skills that graduates need to obtain IT support positions. It is designed to prepare students for work in the growing business market of microcomputer applications, internet, security, programming, networking and troubleshooting.
  • Computer Information Systems, Network Administration Certificate of Completion, which is a subset of the core Associate of Applied Science degree technical courses. These core courses prepare students with the technical knowledge and skills to excel in administering complex IP networks, which are increasingly integral to the functioning of any large business – from manufacturing to finance to food service to science and government services.
  • Computer Information Systems, Systems Administration Certificate of Completion, which is a subset of the core Associate of Applied Science degree technical courses. These technical courses focus on design, implementation, management and troubleshooting computer systems in a business environment. The required courses in the program cover all objectives needed to prepare for the certification exams.
  • Computer Information Systems, Web Programming Certificate of Completion, which is a subset of the core Associate of Applied Science degree technical courses. These technical courses allow students to acquire skills to become entry level website designers and developers to create and publish industry standard compliant web content with strong hands-on knowledge of browser-side and server-side technology.
  • Construction for Film Certificate of Completion, which combines the first terms of the Film Technician and Carpentry programs to teach students the fundamental skills to work successfully in a motion picture art department. Students completing this certificate may choose to continue on to complete the Film Technician certificate, the Post-Production certificate or Film Technician Associate of Applied Science degree.
  • Culinary Arts Beverage Management Concentration Associate of Applied Science, which prepares students for a career as beverage managers working in the beverage and brewing industry. In addition to the culinary and baking foundation courses, students will explore beer production, beverage service, purchasing, cost controls, marketing and business/hospitality law.
  • Customer Service Representative Certificate of Completion, which applies customer relations principles to aid students in being successful customer service representatives. Students learn essential writing skills, business professionalism skills and telephone techniques.
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Communication and Culture, Certificate of Completion, which is linked to a specific career or technical field at CNM. Students take four college-level ESOL classes that use content-specific materials to support the career technical field. They also take one introductory course in the career or technical field to complete the 16 credits required for this Certificate of Completion. Students may take between one and four of these courses to increase their language proficiencies in the areas they have identified as necessary for their career interests.
  • Earth and Planetary Science Associate of Science. Earth and Planetary Science is the study of the Earth and other bodies in the solar system.  At CNM, Geology is the focus of its Earth and Planetary Science program.  Introductory courses study the planet Earth, including the materials that make up the Earth, the processes that act on these materials, the evolution of the continents and life through time and the science behind environmental issues. The two-year program is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Science in Earth and Planetary Science from CNM and prepare a student to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Earth and Planetary Science at the University of New Mexico.
  • Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Room Technician Certificate of Completion, which prepares students for work in hospital emergency rooms as emergency room technicians. It combines courses in Emergency Medical Services and courses in Patient Care Technician to give students the scope of skills needed to be ER technicians. 
  • Film Crew Technician Associate of Applied Science degree is designed as a five-term cohort program. The Film Technician and Post-Production Technician certificates are embedded in the first three terms of the degree; terms four and five present more advanced topics including directing and art department. Students completing the degree are prepared for employment in one or more “below the line” film craft areas, including art, hair, make-up, wardrobe, craft services, grip, electric, sound, locations, production office or post-production.  Students may also choose to transfer to a four-year program.
  • General Studies Certificate of Completion covers the general education curriculum of 35-36 credit hours, which is accepted by all New Mexico state colleges and universities as the general education core for degree completion on the pathway to a two or four-year degree. The certificate is embedded in the Liberal Arts degree and can be used toward any Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at CNM.
  • Geography Associate of Arts Degree. Geography is the field of science describing, analyzing and understanding the distribution and spatial interaction of Earth’s physical and cultural landscapes. Using tools such as mapping, it focuses on the complex interrelationships between Earth and human systems, sustainability of global and local resources, and social and demographic phenomena.  The two-year program is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Arts in Geography from CNM and prepare a student to obtain a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Geography at the University of New Mexico.
  • Health, Wellness and Public Safety Certificate of Completion, which prepares students for many HWPS programs at CNM.  It helps students fulfill the General Education and Choice requirements for Associate of Applied Science degrees required by the State of New Mexico and the CNM core curriculum. Individual HWPS programs may require that students take specific courses within the General Education and Choice requirements for the purpose of transfer or for meeting industry standards and accreditation guidelines.
  • Home Health Aide Certificate of Achievement, which prepares students at two levels: a foundational training for Personal Care Assistants and more advanced training for Home Health Aides. Completion of the program meets or exceeds the New Mexico Department of Health requirements for each level of training.
  • Polysomnographic Technology Associate of Applied Science, which offers an accelerated option for currently licensed respiratory care practitioners who are interested in a career in sleep medicine. Certified Respiratory Therapists (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT) may enter the program in term three.
  • Pre-Health Science, Pre-Medical Concentration is a program that prepares students to apply for health-related programs at CNM, as well as to transfer to UNM or other four-year degree programs in numerous health-related fields. It fulfills the general education core courses for four-year degrees required by the State of New Mexico and the University of New Mexico core curriculum.
  • Pre-Health Sciences, Pre-Medical Certificate of Completion prepares students to apply for health-related programs at CNM, as well as to transfer to UNM or other four-year degree programs in numerous health-related fields. It fulfills the general education core courses for four-year degrees required by the state of New Mexico and the University of New Mexico core curriculum. This certificate of completion is specifically designed to meet the needs of students who already possess a bachelor’s degree (or are near completion), have decided to apply to medical schools and need to complete the science and math prerequisite courses.
  • Rapid Prototyping and Innovative Design Certificate of Achievement that covers the foundational skills in producing prototypes for evaluation and low volume manufacturing.
  • Retail Management Certificate of Completion provides opportunities for retail associates to achieve a high-quality education that will enable them to work their way into retail management. The curriculum includes retail management fundamentals, business professionalism, human resources management and marketing.
  • Surveying Technology Certificate of Completion is designed to meet the requirements for employment in the surveying and mapping industry. Students will obtain a thorough grounding in the technical aspects of surveying. The program is enhanced by including Geographic Information Systems courses to produce a well-rounded background in the geospatial mapping fields.