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Adult Education

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Hoping for a better future? Get your High School Equivalency credential with  Adult Education (AE) @ Northern New Mexico College.

Adult Education (AE) is a program funded by the state of New Mexico and federal government. We provide free tuition, materials, and access to other college services.

The following dates are for the Adult Education Term Calendar FY 2023-2024:
Online: January 8, 2024-March 1, 2024 (8-week term) Monday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 12 pm.
In-Person: January 9-March 29, 2024 (8-week term) Tuesday thru Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm.

We offer educational advisement, library access, and tutoring to better assist adult learners with the following:

  • High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam, an exam in which a passing score results in a credential equivalent to a high school diploma.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • English and mathematics
  • Life skills for student success
  • Basic computer skills
  • We now offer Civics and Citizenship. We also offer job search skills and career preparation courses.

Our facilities include a computer lab that allows students to work on improving writing, math, language as well as basic computer skills. We are located at Northern New Mexico College on the Española Campus.

Adult Education/AE was formerly Adult Basic Education/ABE.

ESL Spring 2024 Classes
Educación para Adultos & Inglés como Segunda Idioma 2024

Contact us!

Cecilia Romero
AE Director
505-747-2198 • 505-692-3430

Sandy Sanchez
AE Program Coordinator

Cindy Gallegos
AE, ESL, IET Instructor

Julianne Wagner
AE Instructor

Visit us: AD 133, lower level
Hours: M-F, 8 am to 5 pm
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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.