New Mexico Junior College

New Mexico Junior College

New Mexico Junior College is a public junior college located less than 5 miles (8.0 km) outside of Hobbs, New Mexico, in the southeastern corner of the state.

New Mexico Junior College
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Established 1965
Type Public
President Steve McCleery
Academic staff 80-100 including Adjunct
Location Hobbs, New Mexico, USA
Campus Rural, 243 acres (331,400 ft²)
Athletics 7 Teams
Colors Red and Gold
Nickname Thunderbirds



New Mexico Junior College first opened its doors to students in the fall of 1966. Since that time it has grown to be one of the finest community colleges in the "Land of Enchantment" with a current enrollment of 3,375.

The campus is contained on 243 acres (0.98 km2) with over 331,400 gross square feet of building space, worth an estimated $37.3 million.

NMJC offers associate degrees in science, applied science, and arts; in addition, several certificate programs in vocational trade areas. There are over 640 courses of study offered annually through NMJC's two instructional sectors: Arts and Sciences and Business and Technology.

The college district within Lea County supports NMJC by a tax levy which provides area students with excellent college instruction and facilities at the most affordable tuition rate in New Mexico. A Lea County in-district student carrying a full academic credit load pays $384 in tuition; and, and out-of-district student pays $612 a semester. The mission of New Mexico Junior College is to provide varied, lifelong learning experiences, at an affordable price.

Tax levy support and subsequent low tuition coupled with a fine faculty and pleasant, attractive surroundings make NMJC the college of choice for many Lea County residents. Numerous students from neighboring communities and states also take advantages of our campus offerings. NMJC maintains a very strong college credit transfer program coordinated with area universities and colleges. Based upon a strong foundation built at NMJC, students transferring to senior universities compete and succeed at a level equal to or above their new college peers. NMJC students have also advanced to successful professional and academic careers.


NMJC offers numerous academic programs. The highest degree awarded is the Associate's degree. NMJC also offers certificate programs in many academic areas.

===Programs of Study===[1] AA - Associate of Arts, AS - Associate of Science, AAS - Associate of Applied Science

  • Accounting (AA, AAS in Business with emphasis, Certificate)
  • Administrative Assistant (Certificate)
  • Anthropology (AA)
  • Art (AA)
  • Athletic Training (AA, AS)
  • ASSET-Ford (AAS)
  • Automotive Technology (Certificate Co-op and Non Co-op)
  • Biology (AS)
  • Business (AA, AAS)
  • Business Information Systems (AA, AAS in Business with emphasis)
  • Chemistry (AS)
  • Computer Information Systems (AS, AAS, Certificate)
  • Construction Technology (AAS, Certificate)
  • Corrections Academy (10 Week Classes)
  • Cosmetology (AAS in Cosmetology or Barbering; Certificates in Cosmetology, Barbering, Cosmetology Instructor; Certificate of Completion in: Esthetician, Manicurist/Facial Specialist, Manicurist/Pedicurist)
  • Criminal Justice (AA, AAS)
  • Early Childhood Education (AA, Certificate)
  • Economics (AA)
  • Elementary Education (AA, AS)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (No Certificate or Degree)
  • Energy Technology (AAS, Certificate in: Energy Technician, Nuclear Technician, Radiological Control Technician)
  • English (AA)
  • General Management (Certificate)
  • Geography (AA)
  • Geology (AS)
  • Government (AA)
  • History (AA)
  • Industrial Technology (AAS)
  • Law Enforcement/Law Enforcement Academy (Certificate)
  • Legal Secretary (AAS)
  • Management (AA, AAS in Business with emphasis, Certificate)
  • Marketing (AA)
  • Mathematics (AA, AS)
  • Music (AA)
  • Nuclear Technician (Certificate)
  • Nursing (AAS, Classes to qualify for RN, Practical Nursing, Nurse Aide, Medication Aide)
  • Office Technology (AAS, Certificate)
  • Paralegal (AAS)
  • Philosophy (AA)
  • Physical Education (AA, AS)
  • Physics (AS)
  • Political Science (AA)
  • Psychology (AA, AS)
  • Radiological Control and Waste Handling (AAS, Certificate, Certificate of Completion)
  • Secondary Education (AA, AS)
  • Sociology (AA)
  • Spanish (AA)
  • Speech (AA)
  • Transportation (Certificate of Completion)
  • Welding (AAS, Certificate)
  • Welding Inspection and Testing (Certificate)

NMJC does not have a degree or majors for the following academic programs, and as such students have to choose a major in a related degree or a degree in General Studies/Undeclared. However, the counseling department offers help for those wanting to go into the following areas:

  • Pre-Chiropractic
  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medical
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Veterinarian


NMJC fields NJCAA Division I teams in men's baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's golf, women's track and field, women's cross country, and men's and women's rodeo. Its baseball team won the NJCAA World Series in 2005, its first championship. Their mascot is the Thunderbird. The men's and women's basketball games are broadcast locally on KIXN 102.9 FM.[2]


About 3,000 students attend NMJC, approximately 70% of whom are part-time students. 47% of students are aged 25 or over. Only about half of full-time students graduate, and only about 34% of part-time students graduate. NMJC has an open admission policy.

External links


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  2. ^ "Your local Hobbs sports leader.". 
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