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ABE Course Offerings

The ABE program offers tuition FREE instruction in the following areas:

  • General Education Development (GED) Preparation classes are offered to help students who already have the basic academic skills needed to prepare for the GED exam. The GED is an exam that one can take at any New Mexico GED Testing Center in order to earn a New Mexico High School Diploma. For more information about the GED Exam you may go to the GED Testing web page on our web site.
  • Pre-General Education Development (PRE-GED) and Basic Skills Instruction (BSI) classes are offered to help students who need to review and build-up fundamental reading, math, and language skills before studying to take the GED exam or to prepare to enter college if they already have a high school diploma.
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes are offered to students whose native language is not English but would like to learn how to speak, read, and write in English.
  • Job skills (JS) instruction is either offered as a class or integrated as part of another class to help students learn how to get and keep a job.
  • Student Success Skills (SSS) are either offered as a class or integrated as part of another class to help students learn skills that will help them become more successful students, parents, mentors, and citizens of their community.
  • Citizenship Preparation (CP) classes are offered to help students prepare to become a United States citizen.
  • Literacy and numeracy (LIT) instruction is offered in partnership with local literacy programs in order to help students who have very low or non-existent skill levels in these areas to learn how read and write or improve these skills.
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.