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About Dual-Credit Classes

*DUAL ENROLLMENT CREDIT IS NOT GUARANTEED!

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.

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Rev: Nov. 9, 2021

 


Practical Nursing Program

nursing logoCEC's Licensed Practical Nursing Program is a unique high school Practical Nursing Program, with national and state accreditation that prepares high school graduates for entry-level practical nursing practice.   Please see the Nursing section of our website for more information about the program.

Two-Year Program – 5 Semesters

Junior Year

  • Fall semester – Nursing Science 1
    • Principals of Nursing Science and Anatomy and Physiology
      • Nursing labs & simulations 
  • Spring Semester - Nursing Science 2
    • Assessment and Health Promotion Theory and Clinical
      • Medical Surgical clinical experiences
      • Nursing labs & simulations
    • Physics for Nursing

Summer Seniors

  • Nursing Science 3 – between 11th and 12th grade
    • Pharmacology and Medical Surgical Nursing Care of Adults Theory and Clinical
      • Medical Surgical clinical experiences, basic care with medication administration
      • Nursing labs & simulations

Senior Year

  • Fall semester – Nursing Science 4
    • Medical Surgical Nursing Care of Adults Theory and Clinical
      • Medical Surgical clinical experience, medication administration, research projects
      • Nursing labs & simulations
    • Nutrition for Nursing Students
  • Spring Semester – Nursing Science 5
    • Mental health, Maternal Child, Pediatric care, Leadership and Management
      • Mental health, maternal child, pediatric and leadership clinical experience
      • Nursing labs & simulations
Nursing Science 1 Fall semester of Junior Year
Principals of Nursing Science 
1.0 HS elective credit
Anatomy and Physiology 
1.0 HS elective credit
AM Class:
M 6:45-8:50 am 
T-F 6:45-9:45 am
PM Class:
M-Th  12:20–4:15 pm
F  12:20-2:00 pm
Nursing Science 2 Spring semester of Junior year
Assessment and Health Promotion – Theory and Clinical 
1.5 HS elective credit 
Physics for Nursing 
1.0 HS Strand C Science credit
Clinical begins in February, meets M & Tu AM or PM 
Didactic/Class
AM Class: 
T-F 6:45-9:45 am
PM Class:
W & Th  12:20–4:15pm
F 12:20-2:00 pm
Nursing Science 3 Summer between Junior and Senior year
Pharmacology and Medical Surgical Nursing Care of Adults – Theory and Clinical
1.5 HS elective credit 
Clinical meets M, Tu & W
Start and end times vary
Didactic/Class meets Th & F
Nursing Science 4 Fall semester of Senior year*
Medical Surgical Nursing Care of Adults – Theory and Clinical 
1.5 HS elective credits
Nutrition for Nursing Students 
1.0 HS elective credit
Clinical meets M & Tu  •  6:00–9:45 am
(Hours may vary depending on clinical site)
Didactic/Class meets W-F  •  6:45-9:45 am
Nursing Science 5 Spring semester of Senior Year*
Mental Health, Pediatrics, Maternal Child, Leadership and Management – Theory and Clinical  
1.5 HS elective credits
Clinical meets M & Tu  •  6:00–9:45 am
(Hours may vary depending on clinical site)
Didactic/Class meets W-F  •  6:45–9:45 am

*For Senior Students – if possible do not take a 4th period class at your comprehensive high school. This allows you to spend more time in clinical on Monday and Tuesdays.

All Didactic classes earn 1.0 credit per semester. Labs and clinical earn 0.5 credits per semester. Physics for Nursing earns 1.0 HS Strand C Science credit.  Nutrition for Nurses earns 1.0 credits. Total credits = 10.0 (9 HS elective credits, 1 Strand C Science credit) .

Please use the CEC Online Registration site.  Once you have created your account and set your password on this site, click on the "Nursing tab" to complete the Nursing program application - DO NOT use the general CEC application form.


Applying to the CEC Practical Nursing program

Application Requirements:

  • Complete CEC PN application and submit by March 18, 2022
  • Provide three reference letters from Math, English and Science teachers
  • You will be contacted via email if you meet all entrance requirements.  Be sure to include your email address on the application.  

Prerequisites:

  • Must attend a comprehensive APS High School, APS School of Choice, or an APS Charter School
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Must be 16 years old by the first day of September in the year you begin the program.  
  • Must be capable of performing Essential Functions (see web site for information)
  • Must have two (2) semesters of Biology with a minimum of a “B” each semester
  • Must have two (2) years of Mathematics with a minimum of “B” each year

Additional Information: Once accepted into the program, the student will be expected to obtain:

  • Access to internet
  • Access to a printer with ink and paper
  • Electronic reader/lap top
  • Reliable transportation to clinical sites
  • Uniforms/ nursing shoes
  • Medical release to perform Essential Functions
  • Annual TB test
  • Annual influenza vaccine
  • COVID vaccine
  • Up-to-date immunizations
  • CPR certification – basic life support for healthcare providers
  • $150.00 lab fee due at the beginning of the first semester to cover the cost of ATI on-line preparation for nursing course work, and $50.00 lab fee due at the beginning of each subsequent semester, for a total of $350.00
  • Purchase of resource books as needed.  
    • Medication administration
    • Care plans
    • Pathophysiology
  • To participate in the clinical portion of the course, students
    • must be fingerprinted for NM Department of Health background checks
    • must be drug tested by a SAMSHA certified laboratory
    • these requirements will be scheduled during the end of the first semester of the program
  • Clinical settings require Social Security numbers and proof of citizenship.

All correspondence with the PN program is via email!   
You must provide a valid email address.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for CEC/ PN Applications: March 18, 2022
  • Reference letters due by April 8, 2022 (please use approved teacher reference letter form)
  • Acceptance Letters sent via email by April 30, 2022
  • Mandatory Parent Meetings scheduled in June.
  • CPR classes scheduled at CEC in late June or early July

Please provide valid phone numbers, postal address, and email address.


For further information, please contact Program Director or Admissions Coordinator:

Rebecca Tawney Weatherford, MSN FNP-BC
Program Director

(505) 247-3658, ext. 45406
weatherford@aps.edu
Pat Kious, BSN RN
Admissions Coordinator

(505) 247-3658
kious@aps.edu

Program is nationally accredited by:

Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 | Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000  •  www.acenursing.org

Program is approved by:

New Mexico Board of Nursing
6301 Indian School NE | Albuquerque, NM  87110
www.bon.state.nm.us

Counselors: Please do not enroll students, unless they have been accepted.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

EMT logo
Grades: 12
Required:  All applicants MUST PARTICIPATE IN UNM-EMS PLACEMENT TESTING.
Prerequisites: 

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA recommended
  • Two years of a laboratory science with a grade of C or better

Requirements: 

  • Student must be 17 years of age by the first day of class in August 2022.
  • Students will be required to take an EMT entrance exam as part of the course selection.
  • Students are required complete initial course paperwork within one week of the start of the class, this may require parent/guardian signature.
  • Students are required to attend class sessions, and cannot miss more than 12 hours of class each semester.

Other Information:  Upon successful completion of this course and prior to employment you must pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam. The individual will then apply for a New Mexico Emergency Medical Technician-Basic license. This class may fulfill the graduation requirement for a Dual Credit class if UNM continues supporting this program, but it is NOT guaranteed and students must meet requirements to be eligible to apply for UNM credit by the 2nd semester of the class.

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians website
New Mexico Emergency Medical Systems Bureau website

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 Semester 1:  1.0 elective credit
Semester 2:  10 UNM college credits (3.33 APS elective credits)
Session 2
M-Th
12:30-1:50 pm
Full Year Semester 1:  1.0 elective credit
Semester 2:  10 UNM college credits (3.33 APS elective credits)
Session 3
M-Th
2:30-3:50 pm
Full Year Semester 1:  1.0 elective credit
Semester 2:  10 UNM college credits (3.33 APS elective credits)


CEC EMT Fee Schedule

Required Class Fee:
Fee for UNM - EMS Academy EMT Coursework:
This is a department administration fee not a UNM admissions fee. This fee includes but is not limited in covering curriculum and administrative support such as clinical books, personnel, needle-stick insurance, course curriculum and materials.
*Students may be enrolled in UNM and will receive 10 college credits: EMS 113 (8 Credits–Lecture) and EMS 142 (2 Credits–Lab) applicable towards a Bachelor Degree in EMS at UNM. New Mexico licensure is required for degree admissions.
Due by end of first six-week grading period.
TOTAL=$184.00
Additional Fees:
NREMT* – National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians – EMT: certification exam (optional)
$80.00
NM EMT* – New Mexico Emergency Medical Technician – Basic: initial Licensure fees (optional)
$65.00
Class uniform - T-shirt with UNM EMS logo    $15.00 (short sleeves), $18.00 (long sleeves)
Please contact CEC Administration if there are concerns or financial difficulties with paying the fees. A payment plan can be set up or assistance can be given.

*NREMT and NM EMT fees are listed but are not required unless student is planning on getting certified. These fees are incurred after students finish the program.  Student must make arrangements with the testing centers:   the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and the NM Emergency Medical Systems Bureau.

Nursing Assistant

nursing assistant logoWould you like to enter the health care job market?
Would you like to earn 7 college credits?
Nursing Assistants are vital members of the health care team and are in high demand.

Grades:  11-12
Lab fee:  CNM Fee: $194.51 Includes (2) uniforms, stethoscope, gait belt and background check + CEC Fee: $25.00 = TOTAL $219.51 (Payment Plan/Scholarships available)

Prerequisites:

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA  
  • Pass the CNM Accuplacer  (next Gen Reading Score 238 or higher or ACT/SAT equivalency)

CNM Nursing Assistant program website
CNM Nursing Assistant Compliance website

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Fall Semester
Days TBA
12:30-4:00
Clinical portion will include some afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays
One semester 7 college credits
Health 1001 Clinical Preparation (online)
Principles of Nursing Assistant (class)
Principles of Nursing (lab)
Nursing Assistant (clinical)
Spring Semester
Days TBA
12:30-4:00
Clinical portion will include some afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays
One semester 7 college credits
Health 1001 Clinical Preparation (online)
Principles of Nursing Assistant (class)
Principles of Nursing (lab)
Nursing Assistant (clinical)

>>>Please see the notes on Dual Credit enrollment at left.  For more information about Dual Credit, please visit the CEC Dual Credit page.