Online Orientation

Welcome to NMJC's Online Orientation

This Online Orientation is designed to answer questions regarding your educational goals and promote your student success at New Mexico Junior College (NMJC). Your Orientation will include information on services at NMJC, tools for success, campus involvement and much more.

About NMJC


New Mexico Junior College, as a comprehensive community college, promotes success through learning.


Established in 1965 as the first junior college in New Mexico, NMJC opened its doors to students in the fall of 1966. Since that time, it has grown to be one of the finest two-year colleges in the "Land of Enchantment." Approximately 3,000 students from a number of different states and countries enroll at NMJC each semester.

People from all walks of life attend NMJC. Their reasons include earning associate degrees, receiving certification in designated programs, improving English or basic academic skills, learning or upgrading occupational or job skills, preparing for a four-year college or university, or simply enjoying the benefits of lifelong learning and personal challenges.

Academic Calendar

The NMJC academic calendar is divided into two 16-week semesters (Fall and Spring) and two 5-8 week sessions (Winter InterSession and two Summer sessions). The maximum number of hours that can be taken in the Fall or Spring is generally 18. Winter and Summer sessions are intensive, so it is recommended that you take no more than 7 hours in these sessions. Your faculty advisor or a counselor can help you determine the maximum number of hours you should take.

We highly recommend that you continuously familiarize yourself with key dates listed on the Academic Calendar. For more information, go to

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