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*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.

Career and Technical Education

Rev: Nov. 16, 2022

 


Automotive Technology I-III

automotiveGrades:  10-12 (9th grade by teacher approval only)video link
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, but is not guaranteed.*

  • 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 1220:  Engine Repair (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 IA
M,Tu & Th:
M- 7:30-8:50 am and
Tu & Th- 7:30-9:50 am

Full Year
Recommended for 10th graders
and 1st year students

1.0 practical arts credit per semester
4.0 CNM credits - Intro to Autos Systems - sem 1/
4.0 CNM credits - Auto Electrical - sem 2
Session II
M-F
12:30-1:50 pm
Full Year 1.0 practical arts credit per semester
4.0 CNM credits - Auto Electrical - sem 1/
4.0 CNM credits - Engine Repair - sem 2
Session IIIA
M & W
2:00-4:15 pm
Full Year 1.0 practical arts credit per semester
4.0 CNM credits - Auto Brake Systems - sem 1/
4.0 CNM credits - Suspension and Alignment - sem 2


Automotive Technology I:  The student learns how to service and maintain their 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 IA)

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 II or Session IIIA)

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 IIIA) 

Cosmetology

cosmetologyGrades:  10-12
Lab fee:  $30.00
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 are available; see "Cosmetology Internships" below.

Session / Days / Times Grades Credit Information
Session IA
M,Tu,Th:
M- 7:30-8:50 am and
Tu & Th- 7:30-9:50 am
10th-12th 1st year students: 1.5 practical arts credit per semester
2nd year students: 1.0 practical arts credit per semester
Session IC
W & F
7:30-9:50 am

10th-12th
2nd year students ONLY

1.0 practical arts credit per semester
Session II
M-F
12:30-1:50 pm
10th-12th 1st year students: 1.5 practical arts credit per semester
2nd year students: 1.0 practical arts credit per semester


First-year Cosmetology is an introductory program. 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

 

Second-year Cosmetology students will build on the skills that were taught to them in the first-year class and will go further in depth with theory and prtactical hands-on lab assignments.

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.

Cosmetology Internship

salon tools

Grades:  11 & 12
Lab fee:  $30.00
Required:  Student must have completed 2 years of Cosmetology.

The Cosmetology Internship experience provides the third year cosmetology student with the opportunity to explore career interests in the Cosmetology industry. The experience that the student will gain while participating in the internship program will give the student a clearer sense of what they will need to learn to develop the skills needed to be a successful professional in the Cosmetology or Barber industries.

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session IA
M,Tu,Th:
M- 7:30-8:50 am and
Tu & Th- 7:30-9:50 am
Full Year 1.0 practical arts credit per semester
Session IC
W & F
7:30-9:50 am
Full Year 1.0 practical arts credit per semester
Session II
M-F
12:30-1:50 pm
Full Year 1.0 practical arts credit per semester
Session IIIA (Esthetics/Barbering)
M & W
2:00-4:15 pm
Full Year 1.0 practical arts credit per semester
Session IIIB (Esthetics/Barbering)
Tu & Th
2:00-4:15 pm
Full Year 1.0 practical arts credit per semester

Cosmetology: Esthetics

estheticsGrades:  9-12 first year students  (9 & 10: Tu/Th only; 11 & 12: M/W only)
Lab fee:  $30.00
Recommended:  2.0 cumulative GPA; preference given to those who have excellent attendance

 

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session IIIA (11th & 12th only)
M & W
2:00-4:15 pm
Fall semester 1.0 practical arts credit
Session IIIB (9th & 10th only)
Tu & Th
2:00-4:15 pm
Fall semester 1.0 practical arts credit


Esthetics: This course offers information and experience related to skin care, the provision of facials, makeup application, and facial massage.  May also include topics such as hygiene and sanitation, human anatomy and skin conditions, entrepreneurship, and/or human relations.

Cosmetology: Barbering

barbering toolsGrades:  9-12 first year students  (9 & 10: Tu/Th only; 11 & 12: M/W only)
Lab fee:  $30.00
Recommended:  2.0 cumulative GPA; preference given to those who have excellent attendance

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session IIIA (11th & 12th only)
M & W
2:00-4:15 pm
Spring semester 1.0 practical arts credit
Session IIIB (9th & 10th only)
Tu & Th
2:00-4:15 pm
Spring semester 1.0 practical arts credit


Barbering:  This course provides students with the skills and experience to shave, style, and trim mustaches and beards, and to cut, shampoo, and style hair.  Topics include hygiene, skin and scalp disease, and use of equipment.  May aim to prepare students for the state's licensing examinations and may include topics similar to those included in Cosmetology courses.

Education Professions Career Pathways

Educators Rising logoDo you like to be in the classroom?  Can you see yourself in the world of education?  If you love working with children and want a rewarding career, then the Teaching Professions Career Pathways program at CEC is for you!

Education Profession Career Options:

  • Preschool Teacher
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Intervention Specialist
  • Librarian
  • Social Worker
  • School Counselor
  • Child Psychologist
  • Reading Specialist
  • Family Childcare Provider

Education Pathway Benefits:

  • Students enrolled in Teacher Academy I are eligible to be paid for their internships through the Near Peer Tutoring program
  • Participate in Educators Rising and attend the Educators Rising State Conference
  • Participate in field-based 45-hour practicum in a K-12 classroom under the guidance of a mentor teacher
  • Plan and teach developmentally appropriate lessons
  • Network and collaborate with teachers and administrators in schools across the district
  • Explore post-secondary education opportunities
  • Parenting simulation in Child Development program with RealityWorks Infant Simulator
Child Development

children with blocksGrades:  10-12 
Course Description: Child Development I focuses on an overview and understanding of the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth and development of children.  Emphasis is placed on helping students acquire knowledge and skills essential to the care and guidance of children.  Students learn to create environments that promote optimal development.  The students learn about and participate in developmentally appropriate activities, routines, and practices that encourage the physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development of the infants.  Some of the topics in Child Development I include, but are not restricted to, child growth and development, safety and health, parenting, learning environment, relationships, pregnancy and prenatal care, and career readiness.  Students will explore careers requiring an understanding of child development.

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session IA
M,Tu,Th:
M- 7:30-8:50 am and
Tu & Th- 7:30-9:50 am
Full year 1.0 practical arts credit

Teacher Academy I

appleGrades:  11-12
Lab fee:  $20.00
Recommended:  2.0 cumulative GPA; preference given to those who have excellent attendance
Additional Information:  Juniors and seniors may earn dual credit for EDUC 1120 & EDUC 1190 with CNM, but it is not guaranteed. Attendance is essential for academic success! The CNM Attendance Policy states: “Students enrolled for credit or audit are expected to attend all class sessions. A student with excessive absences (15% of total class hours) may be dropped from the class.”
All Teacher Academy interns will be required to have a background check completed before participating in Teacher Academy observations or internship experiences.

Session / Days / Times Course Length Credit Information
Session II
M-F
12:30-1:50 pm
Full year 4.0 CNM credits


Course description:  This DUAL CREDIT course introduces students to the professional world of teaching. This high school elective course is structured as a part of the Education and Training career pathway program designed for students to explore teaching and related fields in elementary and secondary education environments.  The course emphasizes the fundamental teaching practices that are critical for high school students as they take their first steps on the path to becoming accomplished professionals.

Students who successfully complete Teacher Academy with a passing grade will have demonstrated the knowledge and skills necessary to take their first steps on the path toward accomplished teaching.