President's Report - June 2009

Jun 01, 2009

Get Comfortable with CNM's First e-Course Catalog

A sustainable, convenient and easy-to-use electronically formatted version of the CNM 2009-11 Course Catalog is at your fingertips from the front page of the CNM website. Just click on the "Course Catalog" link in the left-hand column of the page under "Quick Links." Tool bar functions allow the user to bookmark pages; write notes on specific pages; click on items in the table of contents that will take the user directly to that section of the catalog; select limited number of pages to print; zoom in or zoom out; and more. CNM also has printed versions of the Catalog, which provides descriptions of all of CNM's college-credit programs and courses, available at all campuses. The Fall 2009 Schedule of Classes, which provides the dates and times that courses are available, is also available at and at all campuses.

Registration for Fall Term Begins Soon

Registration for continuing students begins July 13 and open registration for new and returning students begins July 30. The fall term begins on Aug. 31 and classes fill quickly, so register early!

CNM, Highlands University Sign Transfer Agreement in Social Work

In mid-June, CNM and New Mexico Highlands University signed a 2+2 agreement that will allow students to take the first two years of coursework for a bachelor's degree in social work at CNM and then seamlessly transfer to Highlands for the final two years of coursework. Highlands offers its social work bachelor's degree program, which has concentrations in clinical practice and government non-profit management, at its Rio Rancho site. CNM offers a social work concentration within the Child, Youth and Family Development degree that will fully articulate with the Highlands program. There is a strong need for individuals with degrees in social work in New Mexico and across the country. CNM also has transfer agreements with seven other four-year institutions. To learn more about CNM's transfer agreements, visit

CNM, NMSU Establish Transfer Agreement in Hospitality, Tourism

In a continuing effort to increase pathways to success for students, CNM signed another 2+2 transfer agreement that will help students pursue a bachelor's degree in the hospitality and tourism field. The agreement is with New Mexico State University's School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. Students can pursue an associate's degree in hospitality and tourism at CNM and finish the last two years of coursework at NMSU to earn a bachelor's degree in hotel, restaurant and tourism management. Once students graduate from CNM, they can continue at NMSU in Las Cruces or take their courses online.

EMS Program Changes from Certificate to Associate's Degree

Beginning in the fall term, the Emergency Medical Services Program will change from a certificate to an associate's degree program in response to employer's needs. As a degree program, students will need to complete 60 credit hours. Graduates of the program will also have greater opportunity for obtaining supervisor positions.