Distance Learning

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.

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Online Learning Consortium (OLC)

OLC Members

Central New Mexico Community College has become institutional members of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) formerly Sloan-C.  The Online Learning Consortium is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning providing professional development, instruction, best practice publications and guidance to educators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world.

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)