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Ask NMJC Help Desk
800.657.6260 (Toll Free)
575.492.2577 (Help Desk)
Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM
Located in the Ben Alexander Center
The faculty and staff are here to help make your higher education experience successful. We encourage you to take advantage of all the services available and the great variety of educational experiences that will be presented to you. New Mexico Junior College provides a variety of resources to ensure that your college experience is rewarding. College personnel are available to help you receive the services needed to succeed. Do not be afraid to ask for assistance.
Student Services and Resources
- Academic Planning: Students can get help in selecting courses to ensure that they meet program requirements, develop a degree plan and register for courses they need.
- College Policies and Procedures: Students can get answers to questions about course requirements, transferability of classes, and many other issues.
- Student Services: Counselors will assist students in getting information about campus resources and student support services available to help students meet their academic and career goals.
- Transfer: Students can get information on transferring to a four-year college or university
- Career Counseling: Counselors and advisors can assist students in choosing a career path.
- know and meet graduation requirements;
- meet with an advisor during registration periods;
- meet with an advisor for discussion/ approval of course schedule changes;
- make frequent advisor contact to help ensure adequate progress toward educational goals; and
- identify and communicate career goals / plans to advisor.
Campus Life provides student ID cards, parking permits, activities that educate students on local, state, and national government, activities simply for enjoyment, game tournaments, clubs on campus, cultural celebrations; and intramural activities.
A student with a concern or complaint who feels they have been incorrectly or unfairly treated has recourse through the complaint procedures. In some instances, complaints can be resolved through an informal process of discussing the matter with the staff, faculty, or department in which the issue originated.
If the issue cannot be resolved the complainant may move to the formal complaint process by contacting one of the following, as appropriate:
Virtual Suggestion Vice President for Finance
NMJC Employee Vice President for Instruction
Instructor Vice President for Training and Outreach
Dean Vice President for Student Services
Public Safety President
New Mexico Higher Education Department Complaint Process
NMHED will receive complaints that were unable to be resolved through the institution’s internal complaint process. Generally, in order to file a complaint with NMHED, you must have already filed with and received a response from the institution which you are complaining against. If you have legitimate reasons preventing you from filing a complaint with the institution, you must provide supporting documentation to that regard.
Contact: New Mexico Higher Education Department, http://hed.state.nm.us/Complaint.aspx
- enrolled in an eligible program at an eligible institution;
- a citizen of the U.S. or an eligible non-citizen;
- hold a high-school diploma or GED diploma;
- have a Social Security number;
- maintain satisfactory progress standards as determined by the institution;
- sign certification statements of educational purpose, refunds and defaults, and updated information; and
- registered with Selective Service (if required).
Library (Pannell Library and Information Resource Center)
Pannell Library provides a variety of resources designed to meet the information needs of NMJC students, faculty, staff, and community patrons. The library serves as the major information resource for NMJC and provides the library services necessary to support the College’s mission.Library Resources
- Subscriptions to over 80 different databases containing hundreds of thousands of journals, all accessible from the library’s web page 24/7
- Circulating book collection of approximately 92,011 titles
- Reference and reserve titles in the collection of just under 2,000 titles, 2,756 current DVDs, VHS tapes, and audiocassettes are held by the library, with new titles added to the collection each year
- Current subscriptions to over 250 journals and newspapers
Services Offered by Pannell Library
- Public access computers are available for finding information both in print at the library and on the web.
- Staff are available during library hours to assist patrons in locating materials, searching the Internet, and answering questions.
- Library instruction workshops ranging from general orientation tours to specialized workshops for students, faculty, or staff are available.
- Staff collaboration with instructors on classroom assignments or research topics is available.
- Personalized reference and research consultation is available by appointment.
- Students can use this library to borrow books, videos, and obtain articles from other libraries around the world.
- From our website you may use the electronic version of many popular reference books.
- Find links to printable New Mexico legal forms on our webpage.
- As a member of the Estacado Library Information Network (ELIN) Consortium, students have access to databases composed of hundreds of thousands of articles on any subject imaginable, many in full text - all provided free to you by the State of New Mexico. Th is allows for the use of library resources by anyone with a valid library card from any of our member libraries: the Carlsbad Public Library, the Eunice Public Library, the Hobbs Public Library, the Lovington Public Library, New Mexico Junior College library, University of the Southwest, and the Woolworth Community Library in Jal.
NMJC’s policy for maintaining confidentiality of student academic records is in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA, O.L. 93-380, 512). For more information about FERPA, refer to the Academic Policies section. Contact Information: Registrar’s Office, 575.492.2546
The College strives to maintain a safe and secure environment in which to work and study. New Mexico Junior College is concerned about the protection of persons and property. The institution cannot, however, guarantee the absolute safety of any one individual. Personal safety must begin with the individual. NMJC provides a number of safety services and programs, including twenty-four hour coverage by security employees.
New Mexico Junior College security is responsible for securing buildings and providing campus-wide patrol. They also perform investigations and document incidents that occur on campus. In the event follow up is necessary, or an incident constitutes a criminal offense, the Hobbs Police Department, Lea County Sheriff ’s Department or New Mexico State Police may be notified. NMJC will inform the parents or legal guardians of students under age 21 who have violated laws on the use or possession of alcohol or drugs, as allowed by the Higher Education Amendments of 1998.
Students must self-identify with Accommodation Services and may provide documentation of their disability from an appropriately credentialed professional (i.e., physician, psychologist, educational diagnostician, or other qualified provider). The New Mexico Junior College ADA Student Guideline Manual provides comprehensive information as to the eligibility for services. Eligibility for services is based on the effects / limitations and suggestions for reasonable accommodations, and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504.
Accommodation Services is available for consultation concerning eligibility and services Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Students are encouraged to stop by the office or call to make an appointment to discuss services as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to plan for accommodations. For additional information and assistance contact: Accommodation Services Counselor, 575.492-2576 e-mail krueda@ nmjc.edu.
In addition to classroom exams, the Testing Center administers the Pre-GED exams and the Accuplacer tests. In addition, the Testing Center offers placement examinations for various programs.
A picture ID is required for all students taking an exam in the Testing Center—no exceptions! Cell phones are not allowed in the Testing Center. Earplugs are permissible for students taking exams. Surveillance cameras are active in the Testing Center to detect irregularities by students taking exams.
- Veteran’s Application for Program of Education or Training;
- Entrance or Re-entrance into Training;
- Disabled Veteran’s Application for Vocational Rehabilitation;
- Requests for Approval of School Attendance;
- Requests for Change of Program or School;
- Statement of Dependence;
- Application for Education Assistance; and
- Spouse or Children of Disabled or Deceased Veteran.
In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679(e), this educational institution adopts the
following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA) Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment
(Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from VA. This educational
institution will not:
Prevent the student’s enrollment;
Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.
However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:
Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class;
Provide a written request to be certified;
Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.
Contact Information: Registrar’s Office, 575.492.5112