ESL Registration and Class Information

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Session A Spring 2022 will begin January 24th, 2022. will be offered online and in-person. We will be offering English as a Second Language (ESL) and GED classes in Spanish. Students must first attend a virtual orientation via Zoom. See orientation dates below. 

Deadline for Spring 2022 Session A is January 21, 2022

ESL Orientation

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 6 p.m.

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Spanish GED Orientation 

Please check back at a later time. 

Next Steps for New and Returning Students

 After you attend a Zoom orientation, follow these steps to complete your registration:

  1. Fill out the free online application to be a CNM student.
  2. Take the online CASAS placement exam. In order to take the exam, students must have the following:
    • A computer or laptop with Windows 10 (iPad and Chromebook do not work for remote testing)
    • Webcam and microphone
    • High-Speed internet
    • 2 continuous hours for the test (schedule with the Adult Basic Education office)
  3. You will be registered for your leveled class by the Adult Basic Education office. At this time, you will receive your schedule at your CNM email address. 
  4. Pay a $10 fee for the class. 

ESL Class Information

We offer leveled classes (Beginning, Low/High Intermediate, and Advanced) as well as multi-level classes.

  • You can choose one leveled class (350, 450, 550, 650) that matches your test score
  • You can select one multi-leveled class

For detailed course descriptions, please see the ESL section of the course catalog. If your CASAS ESL placement test score is 236 or above you can take the CASAS Reading and Math GOALS tests and register for HSE preparation classes, or take the Accuplacer test in the Assessment Center and register for college-level classes for ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages).

For information on days, times, and campus class offerings, please see our ESL Class Schedule or email us at for more information.

** Bright Space está ofreciendo seminarios para aprender sobre la plataforma en español. Puede seguir este enlace para obtener más información.

Nursing Assistant Program

Central New Mexico Community College offers a certificate program for Adult Basic Education (ABE) students who wish to prepare for working in health care. The program is open to speakers of any language. Instruction is in English. The program is open to qualified Advanced ESL students with test scores 221 (Advanced) or above. Ability to work legally in the U.S. depends on immigration & visa status. Visit for more information.

Note: All students interested in this program MUST attend an orientation before registering.


Come to an orientation to find out more about this program. Orientations for Spring 2022 classes will be held via Zoom:

November 12 at 1 p.m.
November 16 at 6 p.m.
November 19 at 1 p.m.
November 30 at 6 p.m.
December 3 at 1 p.m.
December 7 at 6 p.m.

For more information contact the Adult Basic Education Achievement Coach, Rebecca Martinez, or by phone at (505) 224-4270. 

Spanish Bilingual Program

If you are interested in CNM's Spanish bilingual program in Early Childhood Multicultural Education, contact Sandra Arpero at or call (505) 224-4000 ext. 53917. The program is open to ESL students with test scores of 181-235.