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Career Training I-Best

The Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) Program at Northern New Mexico College will be providing career pathways through our Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training Program program, Electric Certificate of Technical Trades (Electrical Technology), and our Adult Education training camps.

You will learn job-related skills while you strengthen your reading, writing, and math abilities. Stay tuned for information on the career pathways we will be offering and how to apply for the program.

What’s in it for you? In 1 to 3 semesters you can:
· Complete a college certificate
· Receive job placement support upon completion
· Improve your reading, writing, math, and English skills
· Get your High School Equivalency (if you need one)
· Earn credits towards an associate degree.

I-BEST will provide:
· A study plan designed for your busy schedule
· The opportunity to prepare for a career in a high-demand job area
· Individual attention and advising with career and academic planning
· Financial aid guidance and support
· Improved computer skills
· User-friendly adult education classes and tutoring
· Connection with a group of adult classmates in a safe and comfortable learning

We are currently accepting applications for our Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program for Fall 2023. This one-semester program prepares students for entry level employment in the healthcare field as a Nurse Aide. Upon successful completion of this program, you will meet all federal certification standards for a nurse aide and be prepared to sit for the New Mexico Nurse Aide certification exams.

Nurse Aides, sometimes called nursing assistants, provide basic care for patients/residents in hospitals and long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Class credits apply toward an Associate of Applied Science in Allied Health should you wish to continue your studies.

To enroll, contact the admissions office at 505-747-2111/admissions@nnmc.edu or speak with your advisor.

Our Electric Certificate of Technical Trades (Electrical Technology) will begin in Spring 2024.

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.