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Welcome to CEC


The Career Enrichment Center (CEC) offers APS-approved classes to students enrolled in other APS traditional and charter schools.  Students take their core classes at their home high school and may take elective classes at CEC.  CEC is not a diploma-granting institution; however courses completed are posted directly on the student transcript.

Program Features: As an APS magnet school, CEC provides students with many opportunities, from beginning to advanced-level work, for in-depth career focused learning.  Students can chose unique courses from a wide-range of career areas, many of which include hands-on experiences working in one of CEC’s specialized laboratories.  Students may select courses in Medicine, Film, Computer Science, Science, Engineering, Business, Languages, and Trades.  CEC also offers internship classes and is the only APS high school that offers Chinese and Japanese language classes, Cosmetology, and has a nationally accredited LPN Program. Additionally, CEC offers many CNM and UNM dual-credit courses, some of which are integrated into CEC course offerings.  Please contact CEC for a list of these classes.

Student Profile and Services: CEC’s programs attract a wide variety of students from all geographic areas and socioeconomic groups throughout APS. Students with exceptional potential, motivation, or specialized interests have the opportunity for in-depth career exploration. Meeting the needs of a diverse student body in college-readiness, career exploration, career preparation, internships, dual enrollment, and leadership development is an integral component of CEC’s curriculum and course offerings.

Student Enrollment: Enrollment in CEC courses varies by program. Applicants must have a strong academic background and specific skills related to course requirements. Students are selected on the basis of their grades, resume, references, and field experience. Applications for the fall semester may be submitted as early as February 1st.  Early application allows time for the instructors to interview applicants when necessary. Applying to CEC occurs at pre-registration. During pre-registration at the home high school, a representative from the CEC will present information about course offerings and will assist students in the application process. Students may also register online for courses via CEC’s website.   Pre-requisites and recommendations for specific courses can also be found on the website.

CEC's Twinkle Light Parade float

Course Offerings

Business Technology

  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Law
  • Economics & Government Online for SENIORS ONLY (Students must also be enrolled in another CEC course)

Academic Career Experience:

  • General Internship Opportunity


  • LPN Program - a 2-year (5-semester) program leading to LPN License
  • Nursing Assistant

World Languages

  • Chinese (for UNM credit) 
  • German 
  • Japanese 
  • French (for CNM credit)
  • Navajo (for IAIA credit)
  • Spanish (for CNM credit)
  • Zuni (for IAIA credit)


  • Cosmetology

Computer Science & Technology

  • Digital Media: 2D/3D Animation
  • Digital Media: Audio
  • Digital Media: Film
  • GenYES (for CNM credit) 
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Web Scripting

Native American Classes:

Open to all Native American Students

  • Native American Studies I & II
  • Native American Leadership
  • Native American Economics and Government
  • Navajo History and Government
  • Navajo
  • Zuni 

Police Service Aid

  • Albuquerque Police Department PSA Program 

Career and Technical Education

  • Automotive Technology I, II, III
  • CAD for Architecture


  • Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) for Engineering and Architecture
  • Engineering Robotics I and II


  • Astronomy
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic) for UNM credit
  • Forensic Science*
  • Medical Physics (Pre-Med)*
  • AP Physics C*
  • Veterinary Medicine*
  • Certified Nursing Assistant

AP Math

  • AP Calculus B/C