Program of Study
Academic Degree and Programs
Degree & Program Offerings
The NMJC Board is authorized by the State of New Mexico to confer the Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees. A minimum of 15 credit hours must be taken at NMJC. One and two-year certificates and skill set certificates are also authorized by the Board.
The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degrees are designed for students who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree, although some programs fulfill occupational as well as personal goals. The Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) Degrees are designed as flexible degree plans that allow a student to take the classes needed for a variety of academic majors at a four-year institution of higher learning. The Associate of Science degree is usually used for various science, math and engineering majors, and the Associate of Arts degree usually best fits all of the other transfer majors.
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed for students who are planning employment following the awarding of the degree. However, some students graduating with an AAS transfer to four-year institutions to complete a baccalaureate degree. Students should be aware that some of the credits in the Associate of Applied Science may not transfer. Students should confer with advisors before making academic plans.
NMJC offers a broad array of occupational certificate programs that provide a course of study preparing students directly for employment or self-employment upon completion of the program. Most certificate programs are developed through the collaboration of NMJC faculty and industry leaders and employers who sit on Advisory Committees for the occupational disciplines. There are two types of certificates recognized by the College: Certificates of Achievement and Skills Certificates.
NMJC is committed to maintaining the academic rigor and relevance of its occupational curriculum. The majority of our occupational programs have an advisory committee to provide occupational outlook information and give input to the curriculum, ensuring that students are learning the skills needed by industry. Whether the student is exploring career choices following high school, considering a major career move, or seeking new skills for advancement, a wide variety of training options are available through these certificate programs. Refer to the degree offerings to determine what certificates are offered.