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New Mexico State University
Undergraduate Catalog


President • Barbara Couture

Executive Vice President and Provost • Wendy K. Wilkins

Associate Vice President and Deputy Provost • Greg Fant

President NMSU-Alamogordo • Cheri Jimeno

President NMSU-Carlsbad • Russell Hardy

President NMSU-Doña Ana • Margie Huerta

President NMSU-Grants • Felicia Casados

Administrative Assistant • DJ Chavez

Associate of Arts

Associate of Science

Associate: Applied Business

Associate: Applied Science

Associate: Art and Graphic Design

Associate: Business Office Technology

Associate: Criminal Justice

Associate: 3-D Computer Animation

Associate: Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Associate: Early Childhood Education

Associate: Education

Associate: Fine Arts

Associate: General Studies

Associate: Heritage Interpretation

Associate: Nursing

Associate: Occupational Business

Associate: Pre-Business

Associate: Pre-Engineering

Associate: Radiologic Technology

Associate: Social Services

Associate: Water Utility - Operation

NMSU’s Community College campuses make two years of college education available to students in their home environment. The community colleges provide a high quality program of education for all full-time and part-time students; provide occupational education; and provide noncredit community education courses.

Degree completion programs have been established at all NMSU Community College campuses. Students who live outside the Las Cruces campus area may pursue a degree in Grants, Alamogordo or Carlsbad. Some Las Cruces campus courses are available through distance education so students may complete their degree without ever having to relocate.

A student attending any NMSU Community College campus is enrolled as a New Mexico State University student and may change campuses without completing additional admission procedures.

Associate Degree Graduation Requirements

Associate degree programs are offered at the NMSU Community College campuses for those desiring specialized training for employment. Community, junior, and technical college transfer students may be admitted and classified on the basis of acceptable credits at two-year institutions. The Associate in prebusiness degree, administered by the College of Business, is available to NMSU Community College campus students completing the requirements as outlined in the “College of Business” section of this catalog. Most courses required for the Associate in Applied Science degree with options in electronics technology offered at the Carlsbad, Grants, and Alamogordo campuses meet lower division requirements for the baccalaureate degree program in Electronics Engineering Technology, which is offered on the Las Cruces campus through the College of Engineering. The Associate Degree in Pre-Engineering is administered through the College of Engineering.

Math requirements in some associate degree and certificate programs vary. ENGL 111G and all developmental studies courses in English, math, and reading must be completed with a grade of C or better. Please refer to your NMSU Community College campus catalog for details. The last 15 semester credits for an associate degree must be taken in residence at NMSU or one of the NMSU Community Colleges. Degree requirements remain in effect for six years. The designation, Meritorious Graduate, is awarded to the top 15 percent of the students receiving associate degrees within each college in any one academic year, provided 45 or more credits have been completed at NMSU and/or an NMSU Community College with computable grades.

Occupational Education (OE prefix) Courses

OE prefix courses may be applicable toward four-year degrees at New Mexico State University without special approval of the appropriate department head and college dean. The College of Agriculture and Home Economics, the College of Business, the College of Health and Social Services, and the College of Extended Learning will accept a number of OE prefix courses in certain degree programs. Contact the respective college’s advisor for detailed information.

Certificate Programs

In addition to the regular degree programs offered by the NMSU Community College campuses, certificate programs in selected areas are offered. Students are advised to contact the NMSU Community College campus for information on available certificate programs.

NMSU Community College Campus Information

Information concerning NMSU Community College campus programs, class schedules, catalogs, registration, and other data may be obtained from the NMSU Community College campus administration.

Dr. Cheri Jimeno, President
NMSU-Alamogordo Community College
2400 N. Scenic Dr.
Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
(575) 439-3696

Russell Hardy, President
NMSU-Carlsbad Community College
1500 University Drive
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220
(575) 234-9210

Dr. Margie Huerta, President
NMSU-Doña Ana Community College
Box 30001, Dept. 3DA
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003
(575) 527-7510

Felicia Casados, President
NMSU-Grants Community College
1500 Third Street
Grants, New Mexico 87020
(505) 287-6678