ACES-AGRI, CONSUMER & ENV SCIE (ACES)
ACES 1120. Freshman Orientation
1 Credit (1)
Orientation to University life, including the understanding and utilization of resources that promote University success. Designed to promote success in achieving a career objective and perseverance for degree completion. Promotes a recognition of changes required in moving from high school to the University. Eight weeks in length, required for all freshmen in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Science.
- Orient students to NMSU and to the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.
- Develop an understanding of the personal skill set needed for academic success.
- Develop awareness of the academic and personal resources available to NMSU students.
- Help students create a peer network that will support their academic and personal success.
- Strengthen skills in oral and written communications
ACES 1210. Financial Fitness for College Students
1 Credit (1)
An introduction to personal financial practices in post high school and/or college lives. Emphasis is placed on budgeting, savings, investment, college debt, student loans, credit cards, scams and consumer protection.
- Discuss the importance of personal financial management during college years.
- Discuss the essentials of following:
- a.paying yourself first and budgeting,
- b.differentiating between needs and wants,
- c.the significance of building and having good credit,
- d.managing debt,
- e.understanding and minimizing student loan debt,
- g.life success principles, e.g., goal setting, time management, stress management.
- Choose online financial tools to help them succeed financially.
ACES 1220. Academic Excellence
1-3 Credits (1-3)
Academic curriculum of excellence that includes the development of collaborative learning and student success environment, learning diverse learning styles and multiple intelligences, and developing multi-contextual academic communication styles. Restricted to: Open to all ACES majors. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between time management and academic success.
- Express a familiarity with college culture.
- Communicate a comprehension of study skills and test taking strategies.
- Apply material learned to other aspects to enhance academic excellence.
- Develop an academic and career life plan that will highlight goals, taking into account life
- Become competent in appropriate professional/academic