NMJC College Catalog
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Proof of English Proficiency: If you are from a country in which English is not the official language you must provide proof of English language proficiency. The following may be used as proof of proficiency:
Academic Records: New Mexico Junior College requires official copies of high school, secondary, and university transcripts. Notarized, faxed copies or photocopies of these documents are not acceptable. Certified copies must contain the original signature(s), stamp(s) or seal(s) of the issuing institution’s designated official. Students who have no prior college or university credit must submit evidence of graduation from an acceptable secondary school and must be eligible for admission to a recognized university in their home country. The official transcript must be an original copy translated into English and must show each course completed and grade earned. You may have your transcripts evaluated by a credentials evaluation agency, such as the World Education Service (www.wes.org). We will waive the WES requirement if your official transcripts are in English from an accredited school and on a four-point scale
Financial Documents: Proof of financial ability to remain at New Mexico Junior College must be submitted prior to issuance of an I-20. Complete and return the NMJC Certificate of Financial Responsibility with required supporting documentation. The applicant must provide proof of adequate financial support for at least one full year of study at NMJC (minimum of $15,000).
Photocopy of student’s passport.
Application Deadlines for International Students:
• April 1: Fall Semester (August)
• September 1: Spring Semester (January)
International Transfers from U.S. Institutions:
General Information & Policies affecting 1-20 VISA holders:
• Holders of F-1 student visas must enroll for a full load of study. Twelve semester hours is the minimum load of which only three credit hours can be in an Internet course.
• Employment Restrictions: Students on F-1 visas do not normally have employment privileges. Government regulations require international students to certify that they have finances deemed sufficient by the College while pursuing their degree without employment. Thus, international students should not expect to support themselves through employment while attending NMJC.
• Curricular and optional training opportunities are not permitted for international students at NMJC. No exceptions to this policy can be made.
1) Overt acts are required to evidence support of the written declaration of intent to establish permanent residency in New Mexico. Any act considered inconsistent with being a New Mexico resident will cause the request for resident classification to be denied. The required overt acts are evidence of any two (2) of the following:
- if the applicant is financially dependent, a copy of the parent or guardians’ previous year income tax showing the applicant as a dependent and the parent address as New Mexico; or
- a New Mexico high school transcript issued in the past year confirming attendance at a New Mexico public or private high school within the past twelve (12) months; or
- a transcript from an online high school showing a New Mexico address confirming attendance within the past twelve (12) months; or
- a New Mexico driver’s license or ID card with an original date of issue or a renewal date issued prior to the first day of the term or semester; or
- proof of payment of New Mexico state income tax for the previous year; or
- evidence of employment within the state of New Mexico; or
- New Mexico vehicle registration; or
- voter registration in New Mexico; or
- proof of residential property ownership in New Mexico; or
- a rental agreement within New Mexico; or
- utility bills showing the applicant name and a New Mexico address; or
- other evidence which would reasonably support the individual’s intent to establish and maintain New Mexico residency.
2) The department recognizes that there may be circumstances in which a student would not be able to fulfill the requirements of an overt act as listed in this section, such as: 1) individual is physically disabled and does not have a driver’s license, or 2) individual is a convicted felon and therefore cannot vote, etc. In instances such as these, the institution will afford the student an opportunity to provide other documentary evidence or reasonable explanation which demonstrates that permanent residency in New Mexico has been established by the student.
Any applicant for admission who has attended another college or university must submit his / her previous collegiate record. Students must request that each previously attended college or university send an official transcript directly to New Mexico Junior College Registrar’s Office. Credits earned at other postsecondary institutions may be transferred and applied toward program requirements in accordance with the following guidelines:
If students have questions about the evaluation of transfer credit, they may contact the Vice President for Student Services.
The Lower Division General Education Common Core (NMGECC)
Area I: Communications (Select 9 semester hours; 3 hours must be selected from each category)
(a) College-Level English Composition
(a) College Algebra
(a) General Biology, with laboratory
(a) Economics (macro- or micro-)
(a) Introductory History Survey
Deputy Secretary for Academic Affairs
New Mexico Higher Education Department
2048 Galisteo Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505-1650
Credit for Prior Learning
Law Enforcement / Corrections (Criminal Justice)
New Mexico Junior College recognizes that New Mexico police officers and corrections officers come to us with a firm grounding in their individual disciplines. We recognize and honor their prior learning by awarding college credit for a wide variety of learning experiences, both classroom and practical experience. In an effort to assist officers who want to further their educational experiences, NMJC is willing to award college credit for successful completion of both a certified law enforcement academy and / or corrections academy. Such credit will be treated as credit without a grade, will count toward graduation, and may be used in fulfilling specific curriculum requirements. Credit will be awarded as follows:
• Any currently certified and commissioned police officer may receive up to 32 credits by providing proof (original certificate) of the successful completion of a certified law enforcement academy in New Mexico. Credits may count toward the AAS in Criminal Justice or an AA. Students will receive credit as follows:LA 113 or CJ 113-Introduction to Criminal Justice—3 hrs.
LA 113P or CJ 113P-Introduction to Policing—3 hrs.
LA 123P or CJ 123P- Law Enforcement Patrol Procedures—3 hrs.
LA 113B or CJ 113B-Substantive Criminal Law—3 hrs.
LA 213A or CJ 213A-Criminal Investigation—3 hrs.
LA 123F or CJ 123F-Traffic Law & Accident Investigation—3
LA 123D or CJ 123D-Technical Writing—3 hrs.
LA 114 Custody Control, Chemical Agents and Officer Safety—4• Any currently New Mexico state corrections officer employed by a public or private correctional facility may receive up to 9 credits by providing proof (original certificate) of successful completion of a certified corrections academy in New Mexico. Students will receive credit as follows:CA 113J or CJ 113J-Introduction to Corrections—3 hrs.
CA 123J or CJ 123J-Corrections Officer Safety and Weapons Training—3 hrs.
CA 133J or CJ 133J-Communications and Interpersonal Skills for the Corrections Officer—3 hrs.
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
Students who have completed college-level courses in secondary schools and have taken the Advanced Placement (AP) examinations of the College Board with resulting composite scores of 3, 4, or 5 may petition for college credit and advanced placement. Listed below are the NMJC courses and the credit hours which will be given for AP scores obtained in the AP subject area indicated:
|AP Subject / Score||NMJC Course|
|Studio Art / 3||Student will receive credit based on the specific medium: drawing, painting, etc.|
|Studio Art / 4||Same criteria as above|
|Biology / 3||BI 114-General Biology I|
|Biology / 4||BI 114-General Biology I & BI 124-General Biology II|
|Calculus AB / 3||MA 144-Calculus & Analytical Geometry|
|Calculus BC / 4||MA 144-Calculus & Analytical Geometry I & MA 154- Calculus & Analytical Geometry II|
|Chemistry / 3||CH 114A-General Chemistry I|
|Chemistry / 4||CH 114A-General Chemistry I & CH 124A-General Chemistry II|
|Computer Science A or AB / 3||CS 213F-C++ Programming|
|Economics (Macro) / 3||EC 213-Principles of Economics (Macro)|
|Economics (Micro) / 3||EC 223-Principles of Economics (Micro)|
|*English Language & Comp / 3||EN 113-Composition & Rhetoric|
|*English Literature & Comp / 3||EN 123-Composition and Literature|
|+Environmental Science/3||HM193-Special Topics in Environmental Technology|
|+Govt. & Politics Comparative / 3||GO 213-American Government|
|Government & Politics-U.S. / 3||GO 213-American Government|
|+History European / 3||HI 193-Special Topics in History|
|History United States / 3||HI 113-United States History to 1877|
|History United States / 4||HI 113-United States History to 1877 & HI 123-United States History from 1877|
|+Human Geography / 3||AN 193-Special Topics in Anthropology|
|+Physics B / 3||PH 193-Special Topics in Physics|
|Psychology / 3||PS 113-Introduction to Psychology|
|#Spanish Language / 3||SP 114-Beginning Spanish I|
|#Spanish Language / 4||SP 114-Beginning Spanish I & SP 124-Beginning Spanish II|
|#Spanish Literature / 3||SP 214-Intermediate Spanish I|
|#Spanish Literature / 4||SP 214-Intermediate Spanish I & SP 224-Intermediate Spanish II|
|Statistics / 3||MA 113B-Statistics|
* A student may not enroll in EN 123 without first receiving credit for EN 113.+ Courses may count as electives at NMJC. However, students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should check with that institution to determine how the credits will transfer.# A student may not receive credit for the Spanish Literature examination unless they have also taken the Spanish Language examination.
New Mexico Junior College recognizes that students learn by experience as well as in the formal class setting. Therefore, students who wish to establish NMJC credit for prior education, training, and / or experience may challenge a course by taking a comprehensive examination that is administered by the division responsible for the course. The grade on each institutional challenge exam is the grade that will appear on the NMJC transcript. In order to be eligible to attempt credit by institutional challenge, the following provisions must be met:
• The student must contact the appropriate academic dean and instructor for permission
and make arrangements to take the institutional exam for credit.
• The student must not have previously audited, enrolled in, or attempted credit by examination in the course(s).
• The student must enroll in the course before the institutional challenge exam can be taken.
• Courses successfully challenged may count toward program requirements, but not NMJC’s graduation residency requirement.
Credit by exam will not be awarded for physical education activity classes.
Advanced Placement (AP) / College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Students may earn up to 48 credits through Advanced Placement (AP) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests. Earned AP and CLEP credit will be treated as transfer credit without a grade, will count toward graduation, and may be used in fulfilling specific curriculum requirements. For more information, contact the NMJC Registrar’s Office.
NMJC courses and the credit hours which will be given for CLEP scores obtained in the subject area indicated.
|CLEP EXAM SUBJECT||MINIMUM SCORE||NMJC SCORE||CREDIT HOUR|
|College Composition Modular||50+writing||EN113||3|
|American Composition Modular||50||EN213C||3|
|History of the U.S. I||50||HI113||3|
|History of the U.S. II||50||HI123||3|
|Western Civilization I||50||HI213||3|
|Calculus w/ Elementary Functions||50||MA144||3|
|Intro. to Educational Psychology||50||ED/PS213F||4|
|Human Growth & Development||50||PS223A||3|
|Management, Principles of||50||BU213||3|
|Marketing, Principles of||50||BU223A||3|
|Business Law, Introductory||50||BS214||3|