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CEC Dual Credit

Students who graduate from New Mexico must take one unit of Advanced Placement, Honors, Dual Credit, or Distance Learning. CEC offers a variety of courses which help students meet this requirement. Below is a sampling of courses that may be offered in the 2024-2025 school year to meet this Dual Credit requirement.

Our Dual Credit Program provides qualified high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while simultaneously earning elective high school credit. Students should not assume that if they are enrolled in a CEC course which offers dual credit that they automatically have been accepted into the post-secondary institution. Students are responsible for completing the steps necessary to enroll in CNM or UNM in order to receive dual credit. CEC teachers and the counselor will assist with this process, but cannot enroll students in the post-secondary institutions.

CNM allows qualified freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors to enroll in courses while UNM offers only qualified juniors and seniors this opportunity. Classes are tuition-free and APS pays for required textbooks (which MUST be returned to the high school bookroom upon completion of the course). Not all CEC classes qualify as Dual Credit courses and students are required to complete DC enrollment to be eligible. (See charts below.)

CNM Courses

CEC Class CNM Course Title CNM Credit
Autos I Intro to Automotive Systems 4
Autos II Suspension and Alignment 4
Autos II Automotive Brake Systems 4
Autos III Automotive Electrical 4
Autos III Engine Repair 4
Banking & Finance Financial Services Career Exploration with Nusenda 3
Banking & Finance Cooperative Education 3
Digital Film Production Introduction to Film and Media Workflow FDMA 2120 3
Fire Science Principles of Emergency Services - FS 1010
Wildland Firefighting - FS 1504
French I French 1110 4
French II French 1120 4
French III French 2110 4
French IV French 2120 4
Nursing Assistant Nursing Assistant 7
Spanish I Spanish 101 4
Spanish II Spanish 102 4
Spanish III Spanish 201 4
Spanish IV Spanish 202 4
Child Development Child Growth, Development, and Learning ECED 1110 3
Teacher Academy I Intro to Education EDUC 1120
Intro to Education Practicum EDUC 1190

UNM Courses

CEC Class UNM Course Title UNM Credit
Chinese I Chinese 101 3
Chinese II Chinese102 3
Chinese III Chinese 201 3
Chinese IV Chinese 202 3
Chinese V, AP Chinese 301 3
Chinese VI, AP Chinese 302 3
EMT EMS 113 - Lecture
EMS 142 - Lab
Robotics 1 ECE 101: Intro to Electrical and Computer Engineering
ECE 131L: Programming Fundamentals
Comp Science / Programming CS 152L: Comp Programming Fundamentals 3
CEC Ethnic Studies I CCST 1110: Intro to Comparative Global and Ethnic Studies 3
CEC Ethnic Studies II CCST 2110: Intro to Chicana and Chicano Studies 3
CEC Ethnic Studies III CCST 2996: Curanderismo: Traditional Mexican Medicine 3
CEC Ethnic Studies IV CCST 1125: Chicano and Latino Musical Cultures and Expressions 3

IAIA Courses

CEC Class IAIA Course Title IAIA Credit
Business Law BUSN 101: Money, Wealth and Personal Finance 3
Navajo I Navajo 101 3
Navajo II Navajo 102 3
Zuni I Lang 101/Tribal Language 1 3
Zuni II Lang 102/Tribal Language 2 3

Dual Credit Reminders

  • Dual Enrollment credit is not guaranteed.
  • Students must meet the pre-requisites for any specific course AND complete the registration process through that dual credit institution.
  • Per FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act), Colleges/Universities and DC Instructors will NOT discuss grades, student progress, transcripts, financial aid, disciplinary information, etc., with parents without a signed release by the student.
  • All DC students must be registered in classes prior to the start of the term which the classes are scheduled.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they are registered for a DC course.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to adhere to any deadlines for dropping or adding a class through the dual credit institution.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to notify the DC Instructor and contact the Disability Resource Center of the institution if they have a 504 Plan and/or an IEP.
  • Any grade earned in a DC class will reflect on BOTH the high school and college transcript- even if the grade is an F, W, or I.
  • DC can affect future eligibility for Financial Aid and Scholarships.
  • Every 3 credits at CNM/UNM = 1.0 elective credits in high school. Students cannot take Fitness classes free of charge for high school credit. High school students can only take classes that are level 1,000 or higher and classes that are on the state PED DC Approved Course Appendix (not remedial)
  • Classes are FREE and APS students can check out books from APS Library Services - FREE of charge. Those books must be returned to the district office upon completion of the course.
  • Any additional fees are the responsibility of the student.
  • DC classes will post to high school transcripts at the end of each term. This may/may not occur before high school graduation dates and should therefore, not be anticipated or expected for high school graduation purposes the last semester before graduation.

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Revised Jan. 11, 2024