What is CNM Online and How Is it Different From Distance Learning?

What is CNM Online and How Is it Different From Distance Learning?

Jun 18, 2020

This fall, CNM is proud to roll out CNM Online. CNM Online is different from distance learning in several key ways and we wanted to create a quick explainer for faculty and staff. Here’s what you need to know. 

  • CNM Online is a 100 percent online degree and certificate program that allows students from anywhere in the world to take classes. These classes, which are held on Brightspace, are taught by CNM instructors and specific to CNM Online.
  • CNM Online is targeted at students here in New Mexico, as well as students around the country and the world. It will also provide important educational options for people serving abroad in the armed forces.
  • CNM Online classes are just seven weeks in length and students typically take two courses at a time. Most students get their associate degree in 17 months. 
  • The cost is $159 per credit hour (instead of the normal $55), but that includes all fees, textbooks and materials, as well as access to online tutoring, library resources, achievement coach counseling and the Disability Resource Center.
  • At launch, CNM Online will offer four degrees and one certificate in English, and one degree in Spanish (see the degree offerings below).
  • CNM Online offers embedded achievement coaches, as well as dedicated advisors, staff, faculty and student support.
  • The courses are part of an accelerated, prescribed plan and CNM Online provides guaranteed course offerings.
  • All programs are financial aid eligible.
  • Placement testing is not required. 

Here are the degrees CNM Online will launch this fall. Registration opens July 13 and classes start August 31.

  • AA in Liberal Arts
  • AA in Business
  • AA in Communication
  • AA in Criminology
  • Digital Marketing Strategies Certificate
  • AA in Liberal Arts (Spanish)

You should also know about CNM Flex. This program offers a flexible path within CNM Online. Flex offers seven-week courses and provides an opportunity for students to move through courses at their own pace. Students can move through as many courses as they'd like in a seven-week term for a flat rate of $700. The cost is inclusive of all required text materials, tuition and fees. CNM Flex will be offering the AA in Business and the Digital Media Marketing Certificate beginning Fall 2020.

Learn more about CNM Online here and and CNM Flex here.