Topics Courses

Topics courses complement CNM’s regular course offerings in a subject area or program.

Topics Courses may emphasize subject matter or content introduced in other courses, offer content at a more advanced level, or present content that is not covered in other CNM courses.

Topics courses often change from term to term. Not all topics courses are financial-aid eligible.

Spring 2023 Topics Courses

GESP 0496 Spanish HSE Math Prep (CRN: 40359) Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: None)

This course helps students improve basic math skills in preparation for the Spanish high school equivalency exam. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and delivery of the course is in Spanish. Math word problems are used, as well as analytical reading and writing assignments that require logical reasoning. Math skills are enhanced by work with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, algebra, measurement, and geometry.

GESP 0596 Spanish HSE Lang Arts Prep (CRN: 40358) Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: None)

This course helps students improve basic language arts skills in preparation for the Spanish high school equivalency exam.  An English component is also included. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and delivery of the course is in Spanish.  Reading skills are taught through literature, social studies, and science.  Students learn strategies for finding main idea, drawing conclusions, and making inferences.  Writing instruction proceeds from sentence and paragraph structure to essay development.  Grammar, punctuation, and spelling techniques are integrated as needed.

ESOL 0996 Academic & Workplace Skills (CRN: 88513) Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: None)

ESOL 0996 provides non-native English speakers with opportunities to develop reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar skills to use in the workplace or in an academic environment.

ECED 2096 Intro to Child Life: Normalizing Hospitalization for Children, A Child Life Approach (CRN 88870)

Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: IRW 0970 or appropriate placement score)

This course is designed to introduce students to Child Life and the importance of Child Life Specialists on a multi-disciplinary team. Throughout the course students will examine best practices for supporting pediatric patients and their families. Students will explore ways to ease a child’s fear and anxiety when in a hospital setting. In addition, students will obtain basic knowledge of therapeutic play, medical play, distraction, coping and medical procedure preparation. This course fulfills ACLP requirements and is taught by a Certified Child Life Specialist.

CIS 1996 INTRO TO COMPUTING (CRN: 88709)

Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: None)

Students learn what computing is and what role it plays as well as the concepts, techniques, skills and tools needed for operating and managing computers in both, personal and enterprise environments. Students will be able to identify the role computing plays in a modern society in areas such as data analysis, automation, or Internet of Things (IoT). Topics include computing devices, operating systems, data representation, file systems, networking, Internet, cloud services, Cybersecurity, database systems, computer programming and troubleshooting. This class can be a substitute for CIS 1108 or BCIS 1110 with department approval.

Summer 2023 Topics Courses

CIS 2996 JUNIPER FUNDAMENTALS (CRN: 93847)

Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: CIS 2424 - Enterprise Networking and Automation/Cisco Academy Semester 3)

Juniper Fundamentals is an introductory course providing a core understanding of the Juniper Networks core operating system used in Enterprise and Service Provider level systems. Students will be eligible to take the JNCIA Associate Certification Exam. (4 contact hours, lecture/lab)

Spanish GESP 0496 HSE Math Prep (CRN: 30331)

Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: None)

This course helps students improve basic math skills in preparation for the Spanish high school equivalency exam. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and delivery of the course is in Spanish. Math word problems are used, as well as analytical reading and writing assignments that require logical reasoning. Math skills are enhanced by work with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios and proportions, algebra, measurement, and geometry.

Spanish GESP 0596 HSE Language Arts Prep (CRN: 30332)

Credit Hours

(Prerequisites: None)

This course helps students improve basic language arts skills in preparation for the Spanish high school equivalency exam.  An English component is also included. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and delivery of the course is in Spanish.  Reading skills are taught through literature, social studies, and science.  Students learn strategies for finding main idea, drawing conclusions, and making inferences.  Writing instruction proceeds from sentence and paragraph structure to essay development. Grammar, punctuation, and spelling techniques are integrated as needed.

IBEC 0596 ESL for Bilingual ECED 1115 Heath, Safety, & Nutrition (CRN: 30323)

Credit Hours

(Prerequisite: departmental approval and co-enrollment in ECED 1115)

Child Development develops English language skills needed to complete academic requirements and work in professional early childhood education positions. Language instruction is contextualized to the ECED 1115 class in which students are co-enrolled, and presented through project-based instruction, group work, short lessons, and individual assistance. (2.5 contact hours, lecture)