University of New Mexico – Main Campus
1700 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 224-3160
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Central New Mexico Community College is a public two-year institution located in Albuquerque. The school was originally established at Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute in 1964, and currently serves more than 27,000 students. CNM operates four campuses in the Albuquerque area, including the main campus near downtown, the Montoya campus, the Westside campus, and the South Valley campus. One additional location serves Rio Rancho. Working adults and non-traditional students can choose from a number of programs designed to fit their busy schedules. Non-degree courses are available for career training and personal enrichment.

Programs Offered

Students interested in enrolling at Central New Mexico Community College can choose from a number of different certificate and associate degree programs. Potential areas of study include accounting, systems technology, education, architectural and engineering drafting, automotive technology, construction management, health information technology, nursing, pharmacy technology, and many others. Classes are offered in a number of liberal arts areas as well, such as English, history, biology, and physics, to name a few. Online students have the opportunity to continue working while furthering their education, without sacrificing the academic standards expected of on-campus students at CNM. Individual online classes and non-credit options are also available for those who are not ready to commit to a degree program.


Central New Mexico Community College has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1978. The school’s programs in dental assisting and nursing have also received specialized accreditation from the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, respectively.


Prospective students can submit their applications for the fall, spring, or summer terms. Applications should be submitted at least three months prior to the beginning of the next term. Students must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or complete a general educational development program. However, some programs may be available for high school-aged students, such as dual-credit and college preparatory classes. Please check the school’s website for more information. The CNM application is available entirely online, though official academic documents will need to be mailed to the admissions office directly.

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