- Central New Mexico Community College
name = Central New Mexico Community College
established = 1964
students = 27,000
faculty = 330 full-time, 670 part-time
city = Albuquerque
website = http://www.cnm.edu
Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), formerly Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute, is the
community collegefor metropolitan Albuquerque, New Mexico.
TVI, as most locals referred to it, changed its name to Central New Mexico Community College, on
June 2, 2006. [http://www1.abqtrib.com/albq/nw_education/article/0,2564,ALBQ_19857_4745369,00.html] [http://www.kobtv.com/index.cfm?viewer=storyviewer&id=26096&cat=SEARCH]
In 1963, TVI was authorized by the
New Mexico Legislatureand voters approved its creation in 1964 to "provide adults with skills necessary for success in the world of work." TVI was administered as part of the Albuquerque Public Schoolssystem, and its governing board was the Albuquerque Board of Education. Since 1979 a separate governing board has been elected by voters in the seven districts which TVI serves. These areas include all of Bernalillo County, New Mexicoand part of Sandoval County, New Mexico.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schoolsaccredited TVI in 1978, and the New Mexico Legislature allowed the school to begin granting degrees in 1986. TVI had essentially become a community college.
In the late 1980s,
liberal artsdegrees were the most frequently awarded degree, and the University of New Mexicoshifted its remedial courses to the purview of TVI.
CNM is the largest community college in the state of
New Mexicoand the second largest post-secondary educational institution in the state. CNM also provides the largest distance learning program in the state and one of the largest in the country for public colleges, with over 225 credit courses.
Fall semester 2004 enrollment was 22,077 total students. Of these, 3,910 are studying liberal arts, 3,928 business occupations, 5,009 health professions, 2,307 technologies, 2,484 trades and service occupations, and 4,439 are undecided or non-degree-seeking students...
330 full-time faculty, 670 part-time faculty, and 289 staff members teach courses at CNM.
CNM has four branch locations in Albuquerque with a total of 215,259 square feet (19,998 m²) of classroom and 262,507 square feet (24,388 m²) of laboratory space. Each of CNM's campuses offers day and evening courses.
*Main Campus, near downtown, at Coal and University SE
*Montoya Campus, in the northeast heights, near Montgomery and Juan Tabo NE
*CNM Westside, at 10549 Universe Blvd., NW
*South Valley Campus, at 5816 Isleta SW
* [http://www.cnm.edu CNM's homepage]
* [http://planet.cnm.edu/ipr/factbook/2003_2004/Factbook%202003-2004.pdf TVI factbook] (made before the name change to CNM)
* [http://www.cnm.edu/studies/ Departments and degrees]
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