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Career and Technical Education


Automotive Technology I-III

automotiveGrades:  10-12
Prerequisites:  2.0 cum GPA for Autos I
     2.5 cum GPA for Autos II and III
Lab fee:  $25.00

CNM Dual Credit may be available.
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 instructions on how to enroll at CNM). 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.  

  • AUTC 1110:  Introduction to Automotive Systems (4 CNM credits)
  • AUTC 1140:  Automotive Electrical (4 CNM credits)
  • AUTC 1130:  Suspension and Alignment (4 CNM credits)
  • AUTC 2120:  Engine Performance (4 CNM credits)
  • AUTC 1120  Automotive Brake Systems  (4 CNM Credits)

Autos I: Do you want to further your knowledge about your vehicle?

  • Personal and environmental safety practices
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Engine building, steering and suspension, brakes
  • An industry certified master teacher instructs these courses.

Autos II: Are you interested in an automotive career?

  • Steering and suspension; brakes
  • Electrical and engine performance
  • An industry certified master teacher instructs these courses.

Autos III: Would you like a job at your local automotive dealership with an A.S.E Automotive Technician Certification?

  • The Automotive Youth Education System (AYES) Curriculum is incorporated
  • Preparation for the AYES certification exam
  • Brakes, steering and suspension
  • Electrical system and electronics; engine performance
  • Students have an opportunity to apprentice at an automotive dealership their senior year.
  • An industry certified master teacher instructs these courses.
Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session 1
M,Tu,Th
M- 7:30-8:50 am and
Tu & Th- 7:30-9:50 am
Full Year 2.0 practical arts credit or 1.0 per sem
CNM Intro to Autos Systems
Session 2
M-F
12:30-1:50 pm
Full Year 2.0 practical arts credit.
CNM Suspension and Alignment Sem 1/
Auto Brake Systems Sem 2
Session 3
M & W
2:00-4:15 pm
Full Year 2.0 practical arts credit or 1.0 per sem
CNM Auto Electrical Sem 1/
Engine Performance Sem 2


Automotive Technology I the student learns how to service and maintain his personal automobile. Topics range from basic automotive principles to performing preventive maintenance. This course requires no prior experience with auto mechanics and emphasizes maintenance that can be performed without specialized equipment. (RECOMMENDATION: Session 1)

Auto Technology II provides application of the knowledge and skills learned in Auto Technology I. This course is designed to prepare students with the fundamentals needed to study, diagnose, and repair automotive, mechanical and electrical systems. Emphasis is placed on automotive systems (brakes, steering and suspension, and electrical/ electronic), occupational safety, and workplace skills. School-owned vehicles (or teacher approved personally-owned vehicle) and equipment are used. (RECOMMENDATION: Session 2 or Session 3)

Auto Technology III provides application of the knowledge and skills learned in Auto Technology II. This is an automotive laboratory course that deals with the diagnosis and repair of common automotive problems. All diagnosis and repair are done under the supervision of the instructor. Service, diagnosis, and repair procedures are performed on personal or school-owned vehicles to simulate working in the industry. Emphasis is placed on a particular system (brakes, steering and suspension, or electrical) as decided upon by the instructor, parent/guardian, and student. (RECOMMENDATION: Session 3) 

Cosmetology

cosmetology toolsGrades:  9-12
Lab fee:  $25.00
Recommended:  2.0 cumulative GPA; preference given to those who have excellent attendance

Additional Info: Juniors and seniors may earn hours toward State Board Licensing:  up to 100 hours depending upon attendance + NM Board of Barbers and Cosmetologist Registration Fee $25.  INTERNSHIPS available.

Session / Days / Times Grades Credit Information
Session 1A
M,Tu,Th
M- 7:30-8:50 am and
Tu & Th- 7:30-9:50 am
11th-12th 2.0 practical arts credit or 1.0 per sem
Session 1C
W & F
7:30-9:50 am
9th-10th 2.0 practical arts credit or 1.0 per sem
Session 2
M-F
12:30-1:50 pm
11th-12th 2.0 practical arts credit or 1.0 per sem
Session 3A
M & W
2:00-4:15 pm
11th-12th 2.0 practical arts credit or 1.0 per sem
Session 3B
Tu & Th
2:00-4:15 pm
9th-10th 2.0 practical arts credit or 1.0 per sem


This class is an introductory program to cosmetology. If you are interested in your own personal grooming or in being a cosmetologist, barber, nail technician, esthetician or make-up artist, then this class is for you. In this class, you will learn:

  • Job skills and salon management
  • Shampooing and hair-styling
  • Manicuring and pedicuring
  • Facials and scalp treatments
  • Nail tips
  • Theatrical and special-effects make-up
  • Glamour make-up
  • Permanent waving
  • Hair coloring
  • Hair extensions
“You learn how to take care of
yourself and help others too!
Plus, you get to look cute!”
- Courtney, LCHS

 

Cosmetology is an introductory program to all phases of cosmetology excluding hair cutting and sculptured nails. The student acquires the basics in shampooing, hairstyling, manicuring and pedicuring, make-up, facials, scalp treatments, nail tips, permanent waving, hair coloring, salon management, and job skills. In addition, the student has many opportunities to reinforce mathematics and literacy concepts and enhance those skills. Skills and knowledge acquired in this course can be applied to the Marketing, Sales, and Service, Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism, and Human Services career clusters and their respective pathways.