Associate Degree and Certificate Programs
Note: Any item in this catalog is subject to modification at any time by proper administrative procedure. Check with Academic Advising or your Program Manger to inquire about potential changes between Catalog Publications.
Curricular requirements for a specific degree may be met by completing all of the course requirements for that degree as set forth in the catalog of matriculation provided that the selected catalog is not more than six years old when the requirements for graduation are met.
- Applied Business - Associate of Applied Business
- Applied Business Retail and Merchandising Services - Certificate
- Automotive Technology - Associate of Applied Science
- Automotive Technology - Certificate
- Computer Technology - Associate of Applied Science
- Computer Technology - Certificate
- Creative Media Design - Associate of Applied Science
- Criminal Justice - Associate Degree
- Early Childhood Education - Associate Degree
- Early Childhood Education - Certificate
- Education - Associate Degree
- Electronic Publishing - Associate of Applied Science
- Emergency Medical Services (EMS) - Basic Certificate
- Energy Technology - Certificate
A Note About Occupation Education Courses
Students planning to pursue a four-year degree at New Mexico State University after completing their studies at NMSU Grants need to be aware that not all occupational-education courses taken at NMSU Grants (usually those with the “OE” or “BOT” prefix) will apply toward a given major at NMSU. The number of NMSU Grants credits that may be counted toward a four-year degree depends on the major selected and any agreements providing for the acceptance of the occupational-education courses.
It is best for students to consult advisers at both NMSU Grants and NMSU early in their associate degree program to insure that the maximum number of credits will apply toward the bachelor’s degree program selected.
All students should take the Math and English Placement Test to assist in determining skill levels, if they have not taken the ACT and earned adequate scores. Some students may benefit by taking developmental coursework in English and/or mathematics to strengthen skill levels in these areas. Although developmental courses do not meet degree requirements, they are certainly of benefit to those enrolled. After completing any developmental courses, new students are advised to complete ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition, before completing other General Education requirements.
Students who plan to earn a certificate in one of the Certificate programs are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an Academic Adviser in the Student Services office; the student will be provided with a specific program of study. Additionally, speak with a Financial Aid adviser to ensure the certificate program is eligible for financial aid.
In addition to Associate Degrees and Certificate programs offered by NMSU Grants, the college also offers additional programs of study that prepare students for Bachelor's Degrees and certification in several areas.
Students who want to earn credit in Early Childhood development may enroll in the Early Childhood (ECED) courses for CDA certification. Students are encouraged to contact the appropriate State, Tribal or local agency for specific certification requirements.
Service Learning is a form of “hands on” learning that combines service to the community with classroom learning. It has four components:
- Service to the community;
- Reflection of Service; and
- Civic Engagement and Responsibility.
Non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, and educational facilities cooperate with students and faculty to engage that student in a service learning placement that coincides with the material being learned in the class. Courses that include a service learning component will be outlined in the Schedule of Classes.