The Engineering program provides a foundation in math and the sciences, introducing the concepts and methods of engineering. Earn an Associate of Science and pursue work as a Materials Engineer, Industrial Engineer, and more.

Degrees & Certificates

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Top Jobs in Engineering

Note: Some jobs require education or training beyond the CNM degree/certificate.

Program Information

The Engineering program includes foundation courses in math and the sciences, introducing the concepts and methods of engineering.


The associate degree is designed as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree in engineering and as a graduate, you will be encouraged to continue your studies in a specified area of engineering at a four-year institution.

If you are planning on transferring to a bachelor of science degree program, check the catalog of your transfer school before selecting your CNM classes.

Explosives Technician

Earning a certificate as an Explosives Technician prepares you for employment as an intern at Sandia National Lab and Los Alamos National Lab.  You will have the hands-on skills necessary to work under the direction of research scientists in prepping and executing experiments related to explosives technology. Completion of the certificate will serve as the credential necessary for an internship and will advance students down the path to earning their A.S. in Engineering.

Success in Engineering

Aaron Kieling 

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CNM graduate Aaron Kieling scored an internship with Sandia Labs where he’ll get hands-on experience in the explosives field. Read more about Aaron's experience and his recommendations for students interested in this growing program. 

Vicky Lizardi-Lobb 

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Vicky Lizardi-Lobb found community at CNM and is on her way to a successful engineering career. Read more about Vicky's experience and her hopes for the future.