About CNM Online

CNM Online College is a 100% online degree and certificate program with all-inclusive tuition, fees and course resources offered in a seven-week format. Courses from other accredited institutions can be transferred and used to earn your CNM. There are no placement requirements.

CNM Online College is a 100% online degree and certificate program. The fee for each program includes tuition, textbooks, and course materials, as well as access to online library resources and coaching. Courses from other accredited institutions can be transferred and used to earn your degree or certificate. There are no program placement requirements for CNM Online College.

Classes are guaranteed and you'll complete an associate degree in 17 months. Although your courses are prescribed, you'll have the flexibility for shorter or longer completion times. Terms begin every seven weeks: twice per Fall, Spring and Summer.

We offer two types of programs: Guided programs allow two courses per seven-week term and you'll progress through classes at a pace set by your instructor. Flex programs are competency-based, allowing you to take one course at a time and progress through classes at your own pace.

Read more about our degrees and certificates.



Compare CNM Online Program Types

Guided Path Flex Path
Earn credits by spending a set number of hours in a course. Earn credits by demonstrating mastery of required knowledge and skills.

Fee: $159 per credit

Includes textbooks, materials, access to online tutoring, library resources, achievement coaches and Disability Resource Center.

Fee: $700 for unlimited credits

Includes textbooks, materials, access to online tutoring, library resources, achievement coaches and Disability Resource Center.

Take two courses every seven weeks. You're encouraged to take six credits per seven-week term.

Take 1-2 courses at a time. You're encouraged to complete as many courses as possible in each seven-week period.

Accelerated: Instructor sets pace and deadlines.

Self-guided: You set your own pace and deadlines. Once you’ve completed a course, you may move on to the next.

You start courses at the beginning of each seven-week session and exit at the end of the seven-week session.

You may start a course any time except the last week of a seven-week session. You may exit a course when it's complete.

You may repeat a course if you didn’t complete it in the previous session.

You may pick up where you left off to continue a course if you didn’t finish the course in the previous session.

Grades of A, B, C, D or F are awarded.

Grading scale is A, B, PR (In Progress) and F. Grades of C and D are not awarded. Students must maintain a passing score of 81% or higher.

Estimated completion time: 17 months

Estimated completion time: Competency-based.



About Central New Mexico Community College (CNM)

CNM Online College is the distance-learning division of CNM, the largest community college in New Mexico, serving over 22,000 students. Our mission is to be a leader in education and training with the vision of changing lives and building community. We do that by providing affordable higher education throughout Albuquerque and its surrounding areas.

With the largest undergraduate student enrollment in New Mexico, CNM ranks nationally among 1,100+ 2-year colleges:

  • No. 1 for number of associate degrees and certificates earned by Native Americans

  • Top 5 for associate degrees/certificates earned by Hispanics

  • Top 10 overall for degrees and certificates

As the premier community college of New Mexico, CNM offers more than 150 associated degrees, certificates, and training options at a fraction of the cost for similar programs at four-year institutions. Our student body is composed of transfer students, students returning to college after several years away, and adult learners preparing for college for the first time. No matter your age, educational background, or financial well-being, you’ll have a home at CNM.