University of New Mexico - Taos Campus

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Healthcare Industry

Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant, C. A. S.

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This course prepares students to provide patient care in a home, health care center, or hospital under the supervision of a professional health care provider (RN). Prepares students for the NM Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation (Prometric) exam.

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Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting, C. A. S.

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The Dental Assisting Certificate Program is a one and a half-year, full-time program. The program is open to 12-15 students per cohort cycle. Required courses are conducted in the fall, spring and summer terms. Students must meet the regular UNM-Taos admissions criteria and must adhere to all UNM-Taos academic policies. Students are selected for the Dental Assistant Program based on personal interview, application, and high school or previous college records. The Certificate in Dental Assisting will prepare students to be part of the dental care team and with the skills necessary to prepare the patient for treatment, sterilizing instruments, passing instruments during the procedure, holding suction devices, exposing dental radiographs, taking impressions, fabricating provisional crowns, etc. Through strong education preparation, the Dental Assistant may assume responsibilities that are within his/her abilities and are recognized by the state practice act.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Nursing (AND-RN), A. A. S.

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The School of Nursing ADN-RN is a two-year course of study after the completion of prerequisite courses. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). Student selection, application and cost information are available on the UNM-Taos website listed under the School of Nursing.

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Construction Industry

Plumber

Construction Technology, C. A. S.

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The Construction Technology Certificate provides students with a technical foundation required to compete in today’s construction field. Upon successful completion of the Construction Technology program, students will have the knowledge, skills and experience to identify, assess, and participate in many entry-level construction trades. Students may apply credit hours earned in this program toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in General Studies. The Construction Technology program has courses that can be divided into four concentration areas: General Construction, Welding Technology, Green Technology, and Electrical Technology.

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Construction Technology, C. A. S.

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The Construction Technology Certificate provides students with a technical foundation required to compete in today’s construction field. Upon successful completion of the Construction Technology program, students will have the knowledge, skills and experience to identify, assess, and participate in many entry-level construction trades. Students may apply credit hours earned in this program toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in General Studies. The Construction Technology program has courses that can be divided into four concentration areas: General Construction, Welding Technology, Green Technology, and Electrical Technology.

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Electrician

Construction Technology, C. A. S.

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The Construction Technology Certificate provides students with a technical foundation required to compete in today’s construction field. Upon successful completion of the Construction Technology program, students will have the knowledge, skills and experience to identify, assess, and participate in many entry-level construction trades. Students may apply credit hours earned in this program toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in General Studies. The Construction Technology program has courses that can be divided into four concentration areas: General Construction, Welding Technology, Green Technology, and Electrical Technology.

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Construction Technology, C. A. S.

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The Construction Technology Certificate provides students with a technical foundation required to compete in today’s construction field. Upon successful completion of the Construction Technology program, students will have the knowledge, skills and experience to identify, assess, and participate in many entry-level construction trades. Students may apply credit hours earned in this program toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in General Studies. The Construction Technology program has courses that can be divided into four concentration areas: General Construction, Welding Technology, Green Technology, and Electrical Technology.

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Metal Fabricator

Construction Technology, C. A. S.

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The Construction Technology Certificate provides students with a technical foundation required to compete in today’s construction field. Upon successful completion of the Construction Technology program, students will have the knowledge, skills and experience to identify, assess, and participate in many entry-level construction trades. Students may apply credit hours earned in this program toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in General Studies. The Construction Technology program has courses that can be divided into four concentration areas: General Construction, Welding Technology, Green Technology, and Electrical Technology.

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Construction Technology, C. A. S.

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The Construction Technology Certificate provides students with a technical foundation required to compete in today’s construction field. Upon successful completion of the Construction Technology program, students will have the knowledge, skills and experience to identify, assess, and participate in many entry-level construction trades. Students may apply credit hours earned in this program toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in General Studies. The Construction Technology program has courses that can be divided into four concentration areas: General Construction, Welding Technology, Green Technology, and Electrical Technology.

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Welder

Construction Technology, C. A. S.

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The Construction Technology Certificate provides students with a technical foundation required to compete in today’s construction field. Upon successful completion of the Construction Technology program, students will have the knowledge, skills and experience to identify, assess, and participate in many entry-level construction trades. Students may apply credit hours earned in this program toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in General Studies. The Construction Technology program has courses that can be divided into four concentration areas: General Construction, Welding Technology, Green Technology, and Electrical Technology.

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Pipefitter / Steamfitter

Construction Technology, C. A. S.

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The Construction Technology Certificate provides students with a technical foundation required to compete in today’s construction field. Upon successful completion of the Construction Technology program, students will have the knowledge, skills and experience to identify, assess, and participate in many entry-level construction trades. Students may apply credit hours earned in this program toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in General Studies. The Construction Technology program has courses that can be divided into four concentration areas: General Construction, Welding Technology, Green Technology, and Electrical Technology.

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Construction Technology, C. A. S.

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The Construction Technology Certificate provides students with a technical foundation required to compete in today’s construction field. Upon successful completion of the Construction Technology program, students will have the knowledge, skills and experience to identify, assess, and participate in many entry-level construction trades. Students may apply credit hours earned in this program toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in General Studies. The Construction Technology program has courses that can be divided into four concentration areas: General Construction, Welding Technology, Green Technology, and Electrical Technology.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts, C. A. S.

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The Certificate in Culinary Arts is a great preparatory experience for those interested in pursuing a career in the food service industry. The Culinary Arts program teaches basic food preparation, service, and innovative trends in the industry. Classes include classroom and internship experiences (table service experience and “back of the house” kitchen training). It is a hands on professional experience designed to provide students the skills they need for a career in Culinary Arts.

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Digital Graphic Design, C. A. S.

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The Digital Graphic Design program consists of hands on laboratory training to prepare students for employment in Northern New Mexico. The program will provide practical and conceptual experiences that will supply the student with tools for employment. The Digital Graphic Design Certificate program is a department committed to the planning and presentation of graphic ideas to be used in publications, advertising, broadcasting and web media. Our goal is to keep students current with evolving means of design expression and design tools. Students will be learning digital technologies that will enable them to work in a wide range of media projections. In addition to small class sizes, the program will allow students to explore their personal strengths and focus their interests. With our state of the art Macintosh Lab, this allows our students to be at the forefront of today’s always changing technology. This certificate uses approved Adobe created courseware to align content with the Adobe Certified Associate objectives and prepares students to take the ACA exam.

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Digital Media Arts, A. A. S.

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This degree program instructs the student in graphics, animation and multimedia using digital tools-hardware and software-to produce visual content-based projects for screen display or the World Wide Web, for “land based” traditional output or printing. It addresses simultaneously the impact of digital media on our culture and graphic design/visual problem-solving issues. Students are prepared for employment in the fields of graphic design, multimedia design, and web multimedia content.

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AV Technician

Digital Media Arts, A. A. S.

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This degree program instructs the student in graphics, animation and multimedia using digital tools-hardware and software-to produce visual content-based projects for screen display or the World Wide Web, for “land based” traditional output or printing. It addresses simultaneously the impact of digital media on our culture and graphic design/visual problem-solving issues. Students are prepared for employment in the fields of graphic design, multimedia design, and web multimedia content.

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Digital Media Arts, A. A. S.

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This degree program instructs the student in graphics, animation and multimedia using digital tools-hardware and software-to produce visual content-based projects for screen display or the World Wide Web, for “land based” traditional output or printing. It addresses simultaneously the impact of digital media on our culture and graphic design/visual problem-solving issues. Students are prepared for employment in the fields of graphic design, multimedia design, and web multimedia content.

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Public Service Industry

Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Multicultural Education, A. A. S.

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This program in Early Childhood Multicultural Education is designed for students who wish to work in this field or transfer to a four-year college or University to complete a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, or related field. As part of this program, students will complete the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential preparation courses. This program addresses the seven general early childhood education competency areas required as partial fulfillment of the New Mexico Department of Education licensure in Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade).

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Early Childhood Multicultural Education, A. A. S.

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This program in Early Childhood Multicultural Education is designed for students who wish to work in this field or transfer to a four-year college or University to complete a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, or related field. As part of this program, students will complete the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential preparation courses. This program addresses the seven general early childhood education competency areas required as partial fulfillment of the New Mexico Department of Education licensure in Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade).

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Early Childhood Multicultural Education, C. A. S.

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This certificate program in Early Childhood Multicultural Education (ECME) is designed for students who wish to work in this field or transfer to a two or four-year college or university to complete an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

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Early Childhood Multicultural Education, C. A. S.

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This certificate program in Early Childhood Multicultural Education (ECME) is designed for students who wish to work in this field or transfer to a two or four-year college or university to complete an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

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Education, A. A. S.

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The Associate of Science in Education is designed for the student who is planning to enter a baccalaureate program upon completion, or who wants to work as a school aide. Students need to be aware of the Core Curriculum and College graduation requirements at UNM or any other four-year institution. It is the student’s responsibility to contact an academic advisor before registering for courses in the degree program. See second page for specific teaching field requirements.

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Teacher Assistant

Early Childhood Multicultural Education, A. A. S.

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This program in Early Childhood Multicultural Education is designed for students who wish to work in this field or transfer to a four-year college or University to complete a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, or related field. As part of this program, students will complete the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential preparation courses. This program addresses the seven general early childhood education competency areas required as partial fulfillment of the New Mexico Department of Education licensure in Early Childhood Education (birth to third grade).

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Early Childhood Multicultural Education, C. A. S.

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This certificate program in Early Childhood Multicultural Education (ECME) is designed for students who wish to work in this field or transfer to a two or four-year college or university to complete an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

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Education, A. A. S.

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The Associate of Science in Education is designed for the student who is planning to enter a baccalaureate program upon completion, or who wants to work as a school aide. Students need to be aware of the Core Curriculum and College graduation requirements at UNM or any other four-year institution. It is the student’s responsibility to contact an academic advisor before registering for courses in the degree program. See second page for specific teaching field requirements.

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Education, A. A. S.

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The Associate of Science in Education is designed for the student who is planning to enter a baccalaureate program upon completion, or who wants to work as a school aide. Students need to be aware of the Core Curriculum and College graduation requirements at UNM or any other four-year institution. It is the student’s responsibility to contact an academic advisor before registering for courses in the degree program. See second page for specific teaching field requirements.

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Firefighter

Emergency Medical Services, A. A. S.

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The Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Services is a specialized degree program designed to build a workforce that is customized to the expected needs of towns, cities and counties in Northern New Mexico and beyond. Students in the program will receive basic academic and specialized hands on training needed to meet the professional educational needs of pre-hospital care providers. The program is designed to meet the 1998 EMT National Standard Curriculum requirements and incorporates New Mexico requirements and EMT scope of practice. Upon successful completion of degree requirements with a minimum GPA of 2.33, graduates will be qualified for the New Mexico and National Registry testing and will have complete the core curriculum requirements for the UNM Emergency Medical Services Academy B.S. in Emergency Medical Services, with the exception of BIOL 238/248L. For transfer to other four-year institutions, students should be aware that core curriculum requirements are not necessarily met upon completion of this degree.

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Emergency Medical Services, A. A. S.

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The Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Services is a specialized degree program designed to build a workforce that is customized to the expected needs of towns, cities and counties in Northern New Mexico and beyond. Students in the program will receive basic academic and specialized hands on training needed to meet the professional educational needs of pre-hospital care providers. The program is designed to meet the 1998 EMT National Standard Curriculum requirements and incorporates New Mexico requirements and EMT scope of practice. Upon successful completion of degree requirements with a minimum GPA of 2.33, graduates will be qualified for the New Mexico and National Registry testing and will have complete the core curriculum requirements for the UNM Emergency Medical Services Academy B.S. in Emergency Medical Services, with the exception of BIOL 238/248L. For transfer to other four-year institutions, students should be aware that core curriculum requirements are not necessarily met upon completion of this degree.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Services, A. A. S.

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The Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Services is a specialized degree program designed to build a workforce that is customized to the expected needs of towns, cities and counties in Northern New Mexico and beyond. Students in the program will receive basic academic and specialized hands on training needed to meet the professional educational needs of pre-hospital care providers. The program is designed to meet the 1998 EMT National Standard Curriculum requirements and incorporates New Mexico requirements and EMT scope of practice. Upon successful completion of degree requirements with a minimum GPA of 2.33, graduates will be qualified for the New Mexico and National Registry testing and will have complete the core curriculum requirements for the UNM Emergency Medical Services Academy B.S. in Emergency Medical Services, with the exception of BIOL 238/248L. For transfer to other four-year institutions, students should be aware that core curriculum requirements are not necessarily met upon completion of this degree.

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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic, C. A. S.

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This EMT-Basic course meets the National EMS Education Standards curriculum recommendations for the EMT Basic. The course also includes information and training for skills allowed by the New Mexico EMT-Basic scope of practice. The course is designed specifically for emergency medical personnel who have access to specialized emergency vehicles and emergency rooms. The course content gives emergency medical personnel the knowledge and skills to recognize and stabilize patients with life-threatening emergencies at the scene and during transport.

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Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate (AEMT), C. A. S.

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This Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) course meets the National EMS Education Standards for the Advanced EMT. The course also includes information and training for skills allowed by the New Mexico EMT-Intermediate Scope of Practice. The course is designed specifically for emergency medical personnel who have access to specialized emergency vehicles and emergency rooms. The course content gives emergency medical personnel the knowledge and skills to recognize and stabilize patients with life-threatening emergencies at the scene and during transport.

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Social Services Assistant

Human Services, C. A. S.

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The Certificate in Human Services is designed as an introduction to the broadly defined field of human services. Human Services are designed to help people navigate through situations where the person feels they need external help and guidance to move forward with their life and rediscover their personal power and selfsufficiency. Students will identify how to meet human needs through an interdisciplinary approach focusing on knowledge base and prevention and intervention skills. The certificate introduces students to the study and practice of Human Services and provides information about careers in Social Work, Public Health and other social service endeavors.

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Information Technology Support, C. A. S.

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The certificate in Information Technology Support provides students with core IT knowledge and technical support skills used in business and industry. Students will take courses in hardware/software, networking, database, scripting and Windows Server. Students will also learn how to apply these skills in a tech support environment.

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Information Technology Support, C. A. S.

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The certificate in Information Technology Support provides students with core IT knowledge and technical support skills used in business and industry. Students will take courses in hardware/software, networking, database, scripting and Windows Server. Students will also learn how to apply these skills in a tech support environment.

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575-737-6200

Address

1157 County Road 110
Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557
United States