Summer Programs

Summerbridge

Northern New Mexico College’s Summer Bridge program is an intensive 8-week learning academy designed to help incoming college students of all ages. The program has helped students improve their GPA, find good study partners and groups, get to know the campus and its many services, and increase personal satisfaction. We’ll help you build bridges to your future.

  • Our Summer Bridge (El Puente) program offers FREE math and English classes!
  • FREE breakfast daily
  • Build a solid foundation in math and English
  • Start credit-bearing classes in the fall
  • FREE counseling + one-on-one academic and financial advising
  • Absolutely NO FEES!
  • FREE tutoring in math and English
  • FREE books and use of calculators and computers
  • A full array of accessibility services
  • Have fun  – from orientation to graduation, including field trips, guest speakers, and a gardening project!

Here is what students say about the program:

"If it hadn’t been for El Puente, I wouldn’t have come back to school.  I loved it.  It helped me review English and math and I moved up. " – S Elliott

"El Puente was definitely the best thing I could've done last summer.  It helped me climb up the ladder and I learned many things. For example, I mastered essay and writing skills. I would recommend attending the program if you want to step forward on your career." – Mario Torres

"El Puente is a great program because I moved ahead in English and math by a lot. I really enjoyed it.   The instructors are great and someone is there to help you at all times. – Susana Rivera

"I had been out of school for ten years but El Puente helped me overcome my fears of coming back.  I got to meet great people and the program helped me accelerate through two math classes and one English class."  – Veronica Escobar

"This program helped me get back on track with my goal of becoming a social worker.  The teachers, advisors and staff were supportive and I got help getting through developmental courses and into credit bearing courses.  Also, we students got familiar with the campus so that we felt comfortable when we came back in the fall." – Maria Nunez

TO JOIN SUMMER BRIDGE
Take the Compass placement test
Fill out an APPLICATION
Write a short essay for the English class

CLASS DATES & TIMES
June 9 to July 31.
English: M & W, 8:30 – 11:30 am
Math: T & TH, 8:30 am – 12 noon

CONTACT:
Tobe Bott-Lyons  505 747.5010
tobe.bottlyons@nnmc.edu,
Office: TEC 108

Amparo Gidney  505 747.2153
Ampa@nnmc.edu, Office: ADM 249

FOR OTHER SUMMER PROGRAMS
ACCELERATE:
Christy Dammen 505 747.5443
cdammen@nnmc.edu

PRE-CALCULUS MATH:
Charles Knight, 505 692.4236
cknight@nnmc.edu

“You will have personalized attention, something difficult to get at larger universities. We provide strong hands-on experiences from day one.” –Dr. Ivan Lopez, Engineering
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