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Twenty-eight New Programs and Concentrations Available for Fall Term

Apr 12, 2018

The CNM Governing Board recently approved 28 new programs and concentrations that will be available for enrollment for the 2018 Fall Term. The programs and concentrations range from American Sign Language to Computer Information Systems Cyber Security to Electroneurodiagnostic Technology to Yoga. They’ll be included in the 2018-20 Course Catalog that will be published online April 27. Below are the programs and concentrations, and brief descriptions.

2018-20 Approved New Programs  (including concentrations)

 

American Sign Language Certificate of Completion 

This certificate is designed to demonstrate proficiency in American Sign Language for professional use in the workplace, neighborhood and community activities, and in working with the public.

Business Analytics Certificate of Completion 

For the Business Analytics Certificate, students will complete coursework in business analytics that includes general theory, best practices, data mining, data warehousing, predictive modeling, project, statistical analysis and software packages.  Students also build related skills in business communication, critical thinking, and decision making. 

Business Administration (AAS) Business Analytics Concentration

Students in the Business Analytics concentration complete coursework in business analytics that includes general theory, best practices, data mining, data warehousing, predictive modeling, project, statistical analysis and software packages.  Students also build related skills in business communication, critical thinking, and decision making.  Students following a traditional, full-time academic schedule can expect to complete the degree program in two years.

Business Administration (AAS) Entrepreneurship Concentration

The Business Administration program provides opportunities for the business leaders of tomorrow to achieve a high-quality, high-value education that enables them to succeed in a competitive market. Students participate in hands-on experiences, community projects and conduct real-world research.  In the Entrepreneurship Concentration students will focus on studying the skills necessary to be successful in starting and managing a new business.

Business Administration (AAS) Project Management Concentration

The Business Administration program provides opportunities for the business leaders of tomorrow to achieve a high-quality, high-value education that enables them to succeed in a competitive market. Students participate in hands-on experiences, community projects and conduct real-world research.  In the Entrepreneurship Concentration students will focus on studying the skills necessary to be successful in starting and managing a new business.  In the Project Management Concentration students will focus on studying contract management, scheduling, estimating, critical path scheduling, and project oversight in order to be successful Project Managers of tomorrow.

Business Administration (AAS) Retail Management Concentration

The Business Administration program provides opportunities for the business leaders of tomorrow to achieve a high-quality, high-value education that enables them to succeed in a competitive market. Students participate in hands-on experiences, community projects and conduct real-world research.  In the Retail Management Concentration students will focus on studying retail management fundamentals, business professionalism, human resources management and marketing. Additionally students will acquire skills related to the application of these concepts that are developed through the study of computer applications, communication, team building and decision making.

Career Technical Education Teaching Certificate of Completion

The Career Technical Education (CTE) Teaching Certificate provides a pathway for CTE teachers to become eligible for a Secondary-Vocational License from NMPED.  This pathway to licensure allows students and industry professionals the opportunity to complete the 15 credit hours of college level work to meet licensure requirements in secondary vocational-technical education.  

CNM Fire Academy Certificate of Completion 

This certificate is designed for students looking to gain employment in the Fire Service. Upon completion of this certificate program the student will have several of the same industry standard certifications that a Fire Academy graduate typically has.  Including IFSAC Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations, IFSAC Firefighter I & II, NWCG Basic Wildland Firefighting, and EMT- Basic.  

Computer Information Systems (AAS) Cyber Security Concentration

Cyber Security prepares students for employment in a variety of in-demand positions related to cyber and information security. The required courses in the program cover current cyber coursework including network security and defense, ethical hacking and digital forensics. 

 

Computer Information Systems (Certificate of Completion) Cyber Security 

Cyber Security prepares students for employment in a variety of in-demand positions related to cyber and information security. The required courses in the program cover current cyber coursework including network security and defense, ethical hacking and digital forensics. 

Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Associate of Applied Science 

The Electroneurodiagnostic Technology (NDT) program offers courses designed to provide students with the education, technical skills, and clinical experience necessary for a career as an EEG Technologist. EEG Techs are healthcare professionals who apply electroencephalography, a recording of ongoing neural electrical activity, to assist physicians in treating neurological and seizure disorders. EEGs evaluate the function of the nervous system and may be performed on all patient populations from neonate to geriatric and for a variety of durations from 30 minutes to multiple days. According to the U .S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of electroencephalography will grow 23% by 2024, representing a critical need for credentialed professionals at all levels of certification.

This program provides didactic lecture and skills laboratory instruction as well as hands-on clinical experience in both the outpatient and inpatient settings through the University of New Mexico Hospital Neurodiagnostic Lab. The successful graduate will be able to apply and record EEGs, provide appropriate patient care, evaluate and describe normal and abnormal neural waveforms, and maintain equipment as crucial members of a comprehensive medical team. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to take the board exam for national certification through the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET). Passing this national exam will result in a Registered EEG Technologist (REEGT) credential and qualification to progress to expanded levels of neurodiagnostic testing.

Electroneurodiagnostic Technology Post Degree Certificate of Completion

The Post Degree Certificate in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology is designed for students who already possess an associate's degree in another field or have prior experience working in Neurodiagnostic Technology. These courses are designed to provide students with the education, technical skills, and clinical experience necessary for a career as an EEG Technologist. EEG Techs are healthcare professionals who apply electroencephalography, a recording of ongoing neural electrical activity, to assist physicians in treating neurological and seizure disorders. EEGs evaluate the function of the nervous system and may be performed on all patient populations from neonate to geriatric and for a variety of durations from 30 minutes to multiple days. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of electroencephalography will grow 23% by 2024, representing a critical need for credentialed professionals at all levels of certification.

This advanced certificate provides didactic lecture and skills laboratory instruction as well as hands-on clinical experience in both the outpatient and inpatient settings through the University of New Mexico Hospital Neurodiagnostic Lab. The successful graduate will be able to apply and record EEGs, provide appropriate patient care, evaluate and describe normal and abnormal neural waveforms, and maintain equipment as crucial members of a comprehensive medical team. Upon completion of this certificate, students will be prepared to take the board exam for national certification through the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET). Passing this national exam will result in a Registered EEG Technologist (REEGT) credential and qualification to progress to expanded levels of neurodiagnostic testing.

Emerging Applications in Applied Technologies Certificate of Achievement

CBE centric certificate covering the foundational skills in new industrial applications of technology.

Film Associate of Arts 

The Film A.A. degree is designed as a 4-term program, primarily intended for transfer to a 4-year college or university.  Students will learn basic technical film production skills with an emphasis on working together as a team to deliver aesthetic content, while satisfying general education requirements for university transfer.  Please consult a School of Applied Technologies Advisor for information about this program.

Health Services Management Associate of Applied Science 

The Health Services Management Associates in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree provides its students with a broad, solid foundation for attaining entry level management positions in a variety of health settings.  Students will be prepared to use critical thinking in making relevant management decisions in today's dynamic and expanding health services environment. 

Managing Fire Officer Certificate of Completion 

This certificate program is designed to be an advanced certificate program for students are currently working in the field towards a promotion to the Managing Officer level. Upon successful completion of this certificate the student will have earned 3 IFSAC certifications, Fire Instructor I, Fire Officer I, and Fire Officer II. 

Medical Assistant, Certificate of Completion

Medical assistants are cross-trained to perform routine administrative and clinical duties in clinics, doctor offices, and other health care agencies. Medical assistants are multi-skilled in areas of medical office organization, patient care management, and health navigation.  Specific duties vary by medical setting depending on the location, specialty, and size of the office/clinic. The Medical Assistant program provides students with the knowledge, skills and professional behaviors required for entry-level positions as a Medical Assistant.

The Medical Assistant program is seeking accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158., Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350, upon the recommendation of the Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB).

Upon accreditation, graduates of the Medical Assistant program will be eligible to take the Certification Exam of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

Personal Care Attendant Certificate of Achievement 

The Personal Care Attendant Certificate of Achievement fulfills the New Mexico Department of Health training requirements to enter the workforce, or care for family members, as a Personal Care Attendant. Training includes CPR, first Aid and safety, HIPPA, standard precautions, personal care skill building, communication, documentation, cultural diversity, and care of the elderly, ill and disabled client. The courses in the Certificate also lay the foundation to becoming a Home Health aide through the Home Health Aide Certificate of Achievement. 

Pre-Architecture Associate of Applied Science 

Architecture is the art and science of designing and constructing the built environment.  The Pre-Architecture degree is designed to introduce students to architectural design, history and practice.  Prepares students for transfer to a pre-professional architecture degree. 

Social Justice Certificate of Achievement

The Social Justice Certificate is an embedded program with the Liberal Arts, Associate of Arts Degree. This degree is intended for students who wish to explore social justice, social engagement, and enhance their understanding of social inequality and change.

Sustainability Certificate of Achievement

This is a certificate in Sustainability studies, designed for transfer to the UNM Sustainability program or other four-year sustainability studies degree pathways.  Students must take SUST 1134 and then choose 4 other courses from the chart below.  (All are three credit courses.) Students are encouraged to contact the receiving institution's advisement center when choosing courses for transfer.

Truck Driving Owner Operator Certificate of Completion 

This program will help the new or current entrant into the truck driving transportation industry to become a truck driving owner operator. Students will explore aspects of truck purchase or lease purchase options. Students will gain needed basic skills for building their own business through this process.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)Fundamentals Certificate of Achievement

This certificate provides students with the fundamental skills, knowledge and abilities to successfully implement a UAS project.  Topics include safety, regulations, flight skills and practice, and use of UAS-based data to generate products such as topographic models or imagery.  This certificate is appropriate for professionals currently working in construction management, surveying, mapping, marketing, and other fields utilizing UAS technology.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Certificate of Completion 

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or drones, have become an important tool across a range of industries.  This program introduces the fundamentals of UAS safety and regulation, and emphasizes the use of UAS for high-precision measurement and mapping and other applications including construction management, surveying, marketing and others. Students will log flight hours using both fixed wing and multi-rotor airframes.

Wildland Firefighter Type 1 Certificate of Completion 

Upon completion of this certificate the student will have obtained the certifications required for Wildland Firefighter Type 2 and Type 1, along with completion of the EMT Basic program.  The student will be more marketable in the field and eligible for seasonal and full time jobs in the Wildland and Structural departments nationally.  

Yoga Instructor Certificate of Completion 

Students within the Yoga Certification program study anatomy & physiology, kinesiology, and group exercise leadership preparation and are CPR certified. Special emphasis is placed on learning the yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers. Students upon completion of this certificate program will be nationally recognized by the Yoga Alliance 200 hour Hatha Level I certification.

Modern Languages (AA), American Sign Language Concentration

Modern Languages courses develop listening, reading, and writing skills in the learning of languages other than English. American Sign Language, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Arabic are some of the most widely spoken languages in the world.

 

Nail Technician, Certificate of Completion

To provide theory and practical skill development in the career field as a nail technician.