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Learn more about Northern’s Technical Trade programs from the faculty and students participating in hands-on Electrical Technology and Plumbing & Pipefitting lab classes happening now on the El Rito campus in the 5-minute video above.

Click to view the 3/22/22 El Rito Community Meeting slides presenting NNMC's electrical and plumbing programs, budgets, campus renovations, community partners, and upcoming strategic planning.

To watch the meeting video go to:  https://youtu.be/b9VFFGd3tK8

Trades Education and Jobs for Northern New Mexico

Voters in Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, and Taos Counties approved Northern's Mill Levy ballot initiative to bring new trades programs to the region and revitalize its El Rito Campus. The Mill Levy provides up to $2.4 Million annually to establish and sustain associate degree programs in key trades, including plumbing/pipefitting and electrical at its El Rito and Española campuses. With the initiative, the College is working to create a skilled local workforce to meet employer needs and to support economic development for Northern New Mexico through strong community partnerships.

Community Benefits at a Glance

Expand access to trades education at Northern New Mexico College

Provide dual credit opportunities in the trades to local high school students

Create a skilled local workforce to meet employer needs

Support economic development for the region through strong community partnerships

Sustain Northern's El Rito Campus 

NNMC Branch Community College Partner Districts

Española Public Schools: Serves Española, Truchas, Chimayo, Santa Cruz, Sombrillo, Alcalde, Velarde, Dixon, Hernandez, and Abiquiu areas, as well as the Ohkay Owingeh and Santa Clara Pueblos.
Pojoaque Valley Public Schools: Serves Nambe, Pojoaque, Ohkay Owingeh, San Ildefonso, Santa Clara, and Tesuque.
Jemez Mountain Public Schools: Serves Gallina, Coyote, Jarosa, Lindrith, Lybrook, Ojito, Youngsville, and Cañones.
Mesa Vista Consolidated Schools: Serves El Rito, Ojo Caliente, Tres Piedras, Duranes, La Madera, Petaca, Servilleta, Taos Junction, Carson, and Barranca.
Chama Independent Schools: Serves Chama, Cebolla, Canjilon, El Vado, Los Ojos, Ensenada, Lobato, and Monero.

Northern offers over 50 bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Nursing and Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Humanities; Arts, Film & Media; Business Administration; Teacher Education and Technical Trades.
Northern New Mexico College is the most affordable 4-year college in the Southwestern US. Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, and our experienced faculty. We provide students with unique opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth, small class sizes, personalized attention, and strong hands-on experiences from day one.
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.