Central New Mexico Community College
About Central New Mexico Community College
In its 40-year history, Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) has transitioned from a trade school to a community college and has become the second largest educational institution in New Mexico. More than 26,000 students currently attend classes at four campuses and a Workforce Training Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico's largest city. Students who attend CNM can enjoy a city of contrasts with old and new, natural beauty and manmade wonders. Hidden gems include great southwestern cuisine, hot salsa bands, excellent winter skiing, and a range of recreational activities during the summer.
Design students who attend CNM can enjoy a growing school of School of Communication, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CHSS). CHSS offers associate degrees in fine arts as well as in education, making this school ideal for the student who wants to teach. The art department offers all the fundamentals, including drawing, painting, printmaking, two- and three-dimensional design, and art history, among other studies. Students in this concentration also can branch into communications, where verbal and nonverbal human communication is studied.
Degrees include a fine arts degree with an art history concentration, a fine arts degree with an art studio concentration, and fine arts with other concentrations.
Students are encouraged to complete a General Scholarship Application each academic year when it is available. All scholarships are awarded for the entire academic year. CNM scholarships are intended to help defray the cost of attendance and encourage New Mexico residents to complete a degree or certificate program at CNM. In 1978, the College was accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and that accreditation continues today, through the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), though the Association is now known as The Higher Learning Commission.
Students at CNM can enjoy a metropolitan city and a sophisticated learning experience at this college, despite the community status. This college offers many opportunities for students to build an entrepreneurial spirit as well as to try their skills as interns within the area. The associate degree programs are suitable to transfer to other institutions if the student wishes to obtain a higher degree in the art disciplines as well.