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General Internship Opportunity (ACE)

Grades:  11-12video link
Prerequisites:  3.0 cumulative GPA, application, resume, references, transportation to the internship site, and access to a computer with Internet.
Requirements:  Students are responsible for finding their own internship prior to the first day of class.

Days Course Length Credit Information
TBD* Full Year 90 hours = .5 credit
180 hours= 1.0 credit
270 hours= 1.5 credits


Would you like a first-hand experience to determine if the career you are considering is the one you will enjoy? Do you have a placement but want to earn credit? Then, this class may be the one for you!

  • Students work 5-15 hours per week in the field of their choice
  • One-to-one learning opportunity
  • Career Exploration with an unpaid work experience
  • The course combines both face-to-face classroom instruction scheduled periodically throughout the semester, as well as the internship component which averages 5 hours per week for .5 credit.
Banking and Financial Services Career Exploration

Grades:  11-12
Recommended:  2.0 cumulative GPA; 1 year of Math; English 10 with a “C”; keyboarding skills.

CNM logoCNM Dual Credit may be available* - FIN 1005: Financial Services Career Exploration (3 CNM credits) or BA  2095: Cooperative Education (3 CNM credits)**

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information*

Session 2
M & W -OR- Tu & Th
12:30-1:50 pm
(6th or 7th period only)
**Co-op TBD

Class taken in Fall OR Spring / **Co-Op offered opposite sem of class if selected FIN 1005 and BA 2095 will be offered both semesters.
Students who take FIN 1005 in the spring sem can apply for an internship for the following fall.
.5 Econ Credit (APS) + 3 CNM credit hours for FIN 1005= 1.5 APS credits in fall or spring semester.
**CNM Cooperative Education and Internship is available to a select number of students depending on internship availability.  Students work a minimum of 135 hours in an internship setting.  (= 3 CNM credit hours)

*Dual Enrollment credit is not guaranteed. Students MUST meet the pre-reqs for any specific course AND complete the registration process through the dual credit institution. All DC students must be registered in classes prior to the start of the term which the classes are scheduled. See PAGE 5 IN THE BOOK for instructions on how to enroll at CNM. Students MUST come to CEC at the start of the school year already with a CNM id#. CEC instructors and the CEC counselor will assist students in enrolling in the CNM course in the first few days of class at CEC, but it is the student’s ultimate responsibility to be sure that they are registered for the CNM course and adhere to any deadlines for dropping or adding a class through the dual credit institution.

Do you want to learn how to make money? Learn entrepreneurial skills?  In this class you will learn the Principals of Banking and Finance, along with contemporary issues and developments in the industry today:

  • Employability skills and work ethics
  • Investment strategies
  • Economics
  • Customer service career skills
  • Financial service career techniques
“You learn how to handle
money and invest it.”  
- Marisela, WMHS

 

Economics is a semester course with an emphasis on the allocation of scarce resources and the economic reasoning used by government agencies and by people in various economic roles.  The student examines topics such as scarcity, supply and demand, market structures, the role of government, money, the role of financial institutions, and international trade.  Students will earn their required APS Economics credit upon successful completion of the class.  
**Students will compete for paid student internship positions that will take place the semester after FIN 1005.  The numbers of student internship positions vary from year to year and are contingent on how many positions are available through our business partners.

Business Law

gavelGrade:  11-12video link
Recommended:  2.0 cumulative GPA

Did you know Government and Economics take turns ruling each other? Have you wondered how the Constitution affects you?

  • Governmental influence to meet economic goals
  • Economics systems that affect resources, public policy and taxation
  • Laws of demand, supply, quotas, exports and imports
  • Government regulations to impact business competition and its effect on consumers
  • Emerging legal and ethical issues
Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 2
M-F
12:30-1:50pm
Fall Sem ONLY .5 Economics + .5 Government credit
-OR-
1.0 elective credit (APS)


Business Law explores the relationship between government and economics.  This relationship is studied through the both the lens of law and of business.  Concepts studied are: economic systems that affect resources; public policy; taxation; governmental influence to meet economic goals; laws of demand, supply, quotas, exports, and imports; governmental regulations that impact business competition and its effect on consumers; and emerging legal and ethical issues.  Reading, writing, speaking, listening, and research strategies are integrated throughout the course.

Economics and Government Online

Grade:  12 only
Prerequisites:  Must be enrolled in another year-long CEC class; students must have access to high-speed Internet.
Requirement:  Meets online graduation requirement.  Students must attend an orientation at the beginning of each semester. Students will be required to meet with the instructor at times also. This course has been approved by NCAA for eligibility.  

Session Course Length Credit Information
Online Fall .5 Economics (APS)
Online Spring .5 Government (APS)


Designed to free up a class in your home school schedule and enable you to enroll in a CEC class. This course offers both Economics and Government credit and meets the APS graduation requirement and state content standards. Canvas is the online educational program used to deliver the course content and is facilitated by a CEC instructor. Students are expected to complete weekly assignments and tests throughout the year according to timelines. Instructor’s deadlines must be met.

Mythology & Folklore - college Prep Composition

Grade:  12
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA

This course will combine Mythology & Folklore with College Prep Composition thereby satisfying a full ENG 12 credit. In Mythology & Folklore the student will compare past and present beliefs on topics such as creation, apocalypse, the flood, heroes, and sexuality through the study of myths and folktales. In College Prep Composition, the student will learn 6 trait writing as it applies to both persuasive and expository writing. Significant emphasis will be placed on the art of editing and improvement. The course will be enhanced with material read in Mythology and Folklore. The primary evidence for achievement for both courses will be an electronic portfolio that the student develops over the course of the semester.

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 2
M-F
12:30-1:50
Spring Sem only 1.0 elective credit

World History Through Foreign Film

foreign filmGrade:  10-12video link
Recommended:  2.5 cumulative GPA

The course explores a range of historical and contemporary topics through feature-length films produced in foreign countries. We will consider film as visual text, as an artistic lens through which to view other times, places, cultures, conflicts, and struggles for survival and freedom.  This course will demand careful viewing and listening, critical thinking and analysis and, above all, empathy and understanding. 

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 2
M-F
12:30-1:50
Spring Sem only 1.0 elective credit

UNM College Preparation Program

UNM logoChicana and Chicano Studies (CCS) at the University of New Mexico (UNM), in partnership with Albuquerque Public Schools (APS), offers a College Preparation Program. The College Preparation Program offers culturally and linguistically-centered teaching and learning opportunities in order to increase college admission and college degree attainment for New Mexicans.
CCS offers 9 credits of UNM core credit and 3 elective credit hours in Ethnic Studies. CEC offers 1 full high school elective credit for each course.
Students who are accepted into the program enroll in the following program of study:

  • CCST 2110 - Introduction to Chicano Studies (Fall, Session 1C)
  • CCST 1110 - Introduction to Global and Ethnic Societies (Spring, Session 2)
  • CCST 1125 - Chicanx and Latinx Musical Cultures and Expressions (Fall and Spring, Session 3B)
  • CCST 2996 - Curanderismo (Spring, Session 1C)

Our educational framework is rooted in the interdisciplinary field of Chicana and Chicano Studies and multidisciplinary field of Ethnic Studies. Our goal is to offer students an opportunity to advance academically while learning how navigate college. This is all done while addressing various social issues that impact many students in the Albuquerque area.
Students who complete this program are given CCP honors for graduation and walk away with 12 credit hours they can use in any program of study at UNM or CNM.

Comparative Global and Ethnic Studies - Ethnic Studies I

Grade:  11-12video link
Recommended:  3.0 cumulative GPA

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 2
M-F
12:30-1:50 pm
Spring Sem only 1.0 elective credit


Ethnic Studies explores the social, political, and cultural experiences of ethnicities, genders, classes and/or ability groups. As it impacts self-identity, the student will engage in self-discovery while gathering an understanding of the multi-faceted world around them. Topics of Study:  Race and Ethnicity, Prejudice and Discrimination, Immigration, Ethnicity and Religion, Native Americans, African Americans, Latin X Americans, Muslim and Arab American, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, Women, Excluded Groups, etc.  UNM Dual Credit is a possibility for those students who meet the requirements of UNM.

Chicano Studies - Ethnic Studies II

Grade:  11-12video link
Recommended:  3.0 cumulative GPA

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 1
W-F
7:30-9:50 am
Fall Sem only 1.0 elective credit


This course is an Introductory survey course of the Mexican American experience in the United States, with special reference to New Mexico. Exploration of historical, political, social, and cultural dimensions. In addition, the course introduces students to the broad scope of Chicana/o cultural production in the creative arts such as visual, film, music and literature. Resources draw from various disciplines, including but not limited to: sociology, history, political science, anthropology, education, art and art history, women and gender studies, and religious studies.  UNM Dual Credit is a possibility for those students who meet the requirements of UNM.

Curanderismo - Ethnic Studies III

Grade:  11-12video link
Recommended:  3.0 cumulative GPA

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 1
W-F
7:30-9:50 am
Spring Sem only 1.0 elective credit


This course will provide information on the history, traditions, rituals, herbs, and remedies of Curanderismo, a folk healing tradition of the Southwestern United States, Latin America, and Mexico, amongst other countries.  The course explores how our ancestors used traditional methods for healing, how they’ve shaped our cultural diversity of the past and today, the upkeep and collection of medicinal plants, and what the future might look like. The course features teachings from various aspects such as: intestinal blockage (empacho), spiritual cleansings (limpias), shawl alignments (manteadas) and preparation of medicinal teas (tes medicinales).  UNM Dual Credit is a possibility for those students who meet the requirements of UNM.

Chicano and Latino Musical Cultures and Expressions - Ethnic Studies IV

Grade:  11-12video link
Recommended:  3.0 cumulative GPA

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 3b
Tu & Th
3:30-4:45 pm
Fall and Spring Semesters 1.0 elective credit


The course explores diverse musical expressions of Chicana/o and Latina/o peoples in the present geographical boundaries of the United States. The course emphasizes the intercultural dynamics in the formation of Chicano and Latino music, which incorporates American, Latin American, African, Native American, and European roots.  UNM Dual Credit is a possibility for those students who meet the requirements of UNM.