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Apprenticeships Program

Our registered apprenticeships program of structured training combines on-the-job, hands-on training at the work site with classroom instruction in technical, job-related subjects. This combination of learning methods gives you both the skills and the knowledge you need to become successful in your chosen careers.

Central New Mexico Community College does not sponsor apprenticeships but does provide the classroom training required.

Apprentices selected for this program typically work in your related career area and are affiliated with a registered training agency. It is recommended that you submit an application to the partnering training agency to fully benefit from the coursework and apprenticeship program. Once you have been selected, you are indentured into the apprenticeship program and then the training begins. After completion of this program, you may be awarded a CNM certificate in addition to being able to sit for a journeyman licensing exam.

Department approval is required to register for courses and courses must be taken in the appropriate sequence.

Agency Partners

  • Southwest Carpenters Training Fund

Financial Aid

Apprenticeship courses do not qualify for financial aid or Veterans Administration benefits.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

If you have a valid certification, you can receive credit for courses in the Apprenticeships program by filling out the following form:

New Mexico Information Technology Apprenticeship Program (NMITAP)

CNM Ingenuity hosts NMITAP to help provide our communities with access to innovative training, technology, development and consultation. For more information on becoming an apprentice or hiring one, visit