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CNM Distance Learning

Welcome to CNM's Distance Learning Department! Online courses are taught by CNM faculty and maintain the same educational standards as those of the traditional classroom with the additional flexibility and convenience of learning built around your schedule. These webpages will provide you with the resources to help you succeed.

Click on the following tools for Distance Learning Resources!



State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Central New Mexico Community College has recently been approved to participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) via the NM Higher Education Department and the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) As a participating institution, CNM Distance Learning Courses/Program will need to to follow the Interregional Guidelines for the Evaluation of Distance Education programs. SARA Guidelines.

Distance Learning Department Quality Statement

To create an environment of continuous quality improvement in the Distance Learning Department that generates processes and systems, which support and strengthen CNM's mission, vision, values and goals.

Higher Learning Commission: Guidelines for the Evaluation of Distance Education (On-line Learning)


Student Resources: Information and resources for distance learning students

Faculty Resources: Information for faculty developing and teaching online courses.

Distance Learning Quick-Links

Become a CNM student: Want to take online classes at CNM? You will first need to apply and register.

Schedule of Classes: Online classes are listed in the class schedule. To locate online, blended, or hybrid courses under "Session" select the type of course you are interested in. NOTE: online classes will show 'TBA' in the time, days and where fields.

  • Online- 100% of coursework is done online
  • Hybrid- 50% of coursework is done online and 50% is done face to face in the classroom
  • Blended- 51% - 99% of coursework is done online
Distance Learning Jump Start Course

Learn the skills to be successful in distance learning classes.

This self-paced lab is free, and it's available all year long!

Login to CNM Learn: Once you have registered for an online, hybrid, or blended course; your course will be listed in CNM Learn on the first day the course is scheduled to start.

CNM Learn Technical Help: EMBANET Help Desk provides free 24/7 online and phone support for CNM Learn.

CNM Learn Drop-in Lab Schedule: Need help navigating the online learning environment or just need a refresher? The distance learning department offers drop in lab hours to help you at the beginning of each term.

Contact Us: The distance learning staff is here to assist students and faculty. If you have any questions complete the form.

Can I Use This?: Copyright, Creative Commons, and Fair Use: The information provided covers the use of copyrighted images and determining if an image can or cannot be used.

Understanding Creative Commons: Information provided focuses on what Creative Commons is and making sure the information you are using is properly used and cited.