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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.
General Graduation Requirements
• A minimum of 15 semester hours must be earned at NMJC. The remainder may be acceptable transfer credits.
• The student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.
• Transitional and / or developmental courses do not fulfill any of the above requirements.
• Students will not be permitted to graduate if they have unresolved incomplete (I) grades on their academic record.
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.
Programs of Study
Early Childhood Education is appropriate for those students planning to work with children from birth through eight-years-old. In order to meet New Mexico state competencies, the Associate of Arts degree for Early Childhood Education has specific course requirements. The Early Childhood Education Associates of Arts degree is made up of sixty (60) semester hours. The Early Childhood Education certificate program is made up of 29 credit hours.
The certificate and / or the Associate of Arts degree will be helpful in meeting the needs of students who plan to work with young children. Students should meet with an appropriate advisor in order to ensure the proper order and completion of classes. Graduates from the program may transfer to four-year institutions in New Mexico that grant bachelor’s degrees in Early Childhood Education. In addition, graduates are equipped to serve as educational assistants, substitute teachers, Head Start teachers / assistants, or childcare setting teachers / assistants. Upon satisfactory completion of the Early Childhood Education Departmental Requirements (29 hours listed below), the student will be awarded a certificate from the State of New Mexico-Office of Child Development, once application is made. Contact: (575) 492-2826
The Associate of Applied Arts Degree and Certification Program is offered completely online (except the Alternative Energy Technician). Students will have the luxury of taking classes in their own
The Energy Technology Program takes pride in helping to prepare our students for a successful career in the Energy Industry. We believe that communication between program faculty and
Classes are held in the new Bob Moran Entertainment Center, which features a state-of-the-art SSL Duality Recording Console. SSL is known world-wide as a maker of fine mixingboards. From the huge drum sound of the 80’s, begun by Phil Collins hit song, Somethingin the Air Tonightto the latest recordings by artists from Nashville to L. A., SSLoffers world-class technology. To compliment the console, a selection of industry-standardmicrophones, preamps, and equalizers allow students to replicate the sounds and effectsheard on hit records from the 60’s to today. The recording studio and control roomhas been designed, not just for its beauty and utility, but planned by acoustic engineersto be the perfect space for audio recording, a controlled environment to get the mostout of any performance.
A fully equipped computer lab gives every student the chance, both on their own andunder an instructor’s supervision, to compose and edit any kind of music: hip-hop,techno, country, pop, rock—the sky’s the limit—with software and hardware that isa standard in the music industry. The live sound lab is fully equipped with the latestgear to teach the art and science of mixing live performances in churches, concerthalls, and outdoor concerts. For those with an interest in either the technical side,or musicians who want to learn to record their own demos or albums, NMJC has the equipmentto take those first steps into a music career. Job opportunities continue to grow in this field, including concert sound production,recording studios, theater production, movie/video production, and much more.
If you are new to NMJC, apply for admission at http://www.nmjc.edu/admissions/ and choose Entertainment & Music Technology as your major. If you are a current student, talk with Professor Jerry Stoddard about the program,to see if this might interest you as a major. You can also schedule a tour of our brand new state-of-the-art facilities.
Entry-level welders are employed in a wide range of industries that use welding and welding-related tasks.
Fifteen credit hours must be earned at NMJC; a minimum GPA of 2.00 is required. All courses, other than General Education Requirements, must be completed with a “C” or better. Students should consult with a counselor or advisor for possible degree revisions and for proper sequential order of degree completion.
Contact Information: Professor Earl Nymeyer, (575) 492-2868, firstname.lastname@example.org