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Two Year Degrees

The following schools have two year programs that :

  • Provide courses that can be applied to a four year degree.
  • Will allow you to have an associate degree from an accredited college.
  • Will help you in obtaining jobs to help you pay for furthering your education.
  • Provide quality education at a reasonable cost.
  • We do not recommend any FOR PROFIT colleges because they DO NOT meet the above criteria.
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 Las Vegas, New Mexico

 Luna Community College is an institution of higher learning committed to serving the changing needs of its student population and the surrounding communities. Its mission is to provide comprehensive education, preparations for relevant employment, and opportunities for life-long learning. 




Area (Links are PDFs) Degree Certificate(s)
3D Computer Animation Associate* None
Associate of Arts Associate None
Biomedical Electronics Technology Associate* None
Business Office Technology Associate
  • Business Office Technology
  • Office Skills
Computing with emphasis in:


  • Game Programming
  • Microcomputer Applications
  • Microcomputer Technology
  • Web Mastery
  • Game Programming
  • Microcomputer Applications
  • Microcomputer Technology
  • Web Mastery
Criminal Justice Associate None
Early Childhood Associate None
Education Associate Educational Assistant
Electrical Apprenticeship Program Associate* Certificate of Completion
Electronics Technology Associate* None
Emergency Medical Services (EMT) None EMT
Fine Arts Associate None
Fire Science Associate*
  • Arson Investigation
  • Wildland Engine Operator
  • Fire Prevention Specialist
General Studies Associate* None
Graphic Design Associate* Graphic Design
Heritage Interpretation Associate Heritage Interpretation
Information Technology Associate* Network Specialist
Medical Office Technology Associate* Medical Office Administration
Nursing Associate Pre-Nursing
Occupational Business Associate* None
Paralegal Studies Associate* Legal Assistant
Photographic Technology None Photographic Technology
Prebusiness Associate None
Pre-Professional Preparation


  • Pre-Forestry
  • Pre-Health Medical or Dental
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Veterinary
None None
Science Associate None
Social Services Associate None
Technical Communications None
  • Visual Emphasis
  • Web Design Emphasis





UNM-Taos serves students from northern New Mexico and the larger community with comprehensive educational opportunities in order to better prepare them to successfully participate in the world as educated, skilled, responsible and creative individuals. The Taos Campus is an open-access, student-centered, affordable college offering dual-credit, basic skills, transfer, career-technical, workforce training and lifelong learning courses and programs.

 Degrees Offered

Certificates are 1 year programs (30 CH) dedicated to specialization in a technical area.

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Applied Arts & Crafts
  • Business Computers
  • Construction Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Assisting (Acceptance into program is by application process, please contact Marta Romero at 575-741-0672.)
  • Early Childhood Multicultural Education
  • Holistic Health & Healing Arts
  • Human Services
  • Integrative Massage Therapy (Acceptance into program is by application process,
    please contact Kirstie Segara at 575-741-7808.)
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Woodworking

Associate of Arts 

  • Early Childhood
  • Multicultural Education
  • Liberal Arts (Multiple Concentrations)
  • Pre-Business
  • Administration
  • Associate of Fine Arts
  • Fine Arts


Associate of Science

  • Education (Multiple Concentrations)
  • Nursing (Acceptance into program is by application process, please contact Kathy Falkenhagen at 575-741-1367.)
  • Pre-Science (Multiple Concentrations)
  • Career Technical Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Applied Science
This is a two-year degree
that combines a technical area with the core academic curricula. These are not usually transferable to 4 year colleges.

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Construction Technology
  • General Studies


 CNM - Find Your Course!CNM - Find Your Course!


We offer certificates in 52 businesshealthtechnologies and trades occupations, as well as short-term career and technical courses. About 95 percent of CNM graduates get jobs related to their field of study. We also offer associate degrees in 48 occupational fields and arts and sciences. We have college transfer courses in pre-managementengineering, occupational fields and 28 arts and sciences disciplines, which are transferable to four-year institutions.

 Applied Technologies; Business & Information Technology; Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences; Educational & Career Advancement; Health, Wellness & Public Safety; and Mathematics, Science & Engineering.


You can earn an associate’s degree or a certificate, receive job training or take a course of personal interest, or enroll in online courses through our distance learning program.




Administrative Computer Technology    Allied Health    American Sign Language/Interpreter Training

Business    Computer Information Systems   Criminal Justice  Early Childhood Studies

Engineering Technologies   Media Communications    Mortuary Science

Nursing    Protective Services      Radio-Television-Film Broadcasting Music Business

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