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Students MUST meet the pre-requisites for any specific course AND complete the registration process through the dual credit institution (CNM, UNM, IAIA).

All dual credit students must be registered in classes prior to the start of the term in which the classes are scheduled.

CEC instructors and the CEC counselor will assist students in enrolling in the course in the first few days of class at CEC, but it is the STUDENT'S responsibility to be sure that they are registered for the dual credit course.

It is also the STUDENT'S responsibility to adhere to any deadlines for dropping or adding a class through the dual credit institution. 

For more information about enrolling in dual credit classes, please see the CEC Dual Credit page.

Business and World Relations

Rev: Nov. 9, 2021


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* Fall or Spring Semester*
* ACE can be taken for a full year but must be approved by admin
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.

Contact Person:  Patrick Arguelles, CEC Principal  •  (505) 247-3658, ext. 45599  •  cell: (505) 252-0225

CNM/Nusenda Financial Services Career Exploration

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

CNM logoCNM Dual Credit may be available* - BFIN 1115: Financial Services Career Exploration (3 CNM credits) or BUSA  2998: Cooperative Education (3 CNM credits)**

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information*

Session 2
Tu & Th -OR- W & F
12:30-1:50 pm

Fall sem. BFIN 1115 and BUSA 2998 will be offered both semesters. 
Students who finish BFIN 1115 with a B or higher and are at least 16 years of age, may apply for the BUSA 2998 internship any semester until graduation.
.5 Econ Credit (APS) + 3 CNM credit hours for BFIN 1115= 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)

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm

Spring sem. Spring class meets one day per week online: remaining curriculum is asynchronous

The CNM/Nusenda Financial Services Career Exploration course not only introduces students to career pathways in the financial service industry and educational opportunities, it also helps them gain skills to manage their personal finances -such as creating a budget, making a savings plan, managing credit, and more. Once students complete the course, they are eligible to apply for a paid internship with Nusenda Credit Union, receiving compensation based on their learning experience  along with additional high school and college credit. 

Topics include:

  • Financial Careers and Education Pathways
  • Traditional and Alternative Financial Institutions
  • Budgeting and Saving
  • Credit, Debt, and Empowered Financial Decisions

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 dual credit internship positions that can take place any semester after completion of the BFIN 1115 course, and before graduation.  The number and type of internship positions vary from year to year and are contingent upon placement availability. Students who are selected will receive pay for their learning experience.

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
Fall Sem ONLY 0.5 Econ + 0.5 Govt credit  (IAIA Dual Credit BUSN 101)
1.0 elective credit (APS)
Session 2
Fall Sem ONLY 0.5 Econ + 0.5 Govt credit  (IAIA Dual Credit BUSN 101)
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 0.5 Economics (APS)
Online Spring 0.5 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
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 (3 UNM credits)
  • CCST 1110 - Introduction to Global and Ethnic Societies (3 UNM credits)
  • CCST 1125 - Chicanx and Latinx Musical Cultures and Expressions (3 UNM credits)
  • CCST 2996 - Curanderismo (3 UNM credits)

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
Tu & Th
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
7:30-9:50 am
Fall Sem only 1.0 elective credit
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 2
M & W
12:30-1:50 pm
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
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.