Learn a Trade at CNM Through Career Technical Education

Learn more about Career Technical Education (CTE), the trades and job training at CNM.

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For more information

Email: thinkingaboutcnm@cnm.edu

Phone: (505) 224-3352

Career Technical Education (CTE) encompasses all trades, technologies, healthcare, business, and education programs offered at CNM. CTE programs prepare students for work and other learning opportunities.

For more information about CTE, visit the Association for Career and Technical Education.

What CTE Programs Are


CTE courses are offered at reasonable rates for students living in the CNM district.


Training for some programs can be completed in as little as one term.

Cutting Edge

CTE courses are taught by industry professionals in state-of-the-art labs.


Women Advancing in Technology and Trades Chartered Student Organization offers networking opportunities, access to resources, and a chance to help encourage more women to enter trades occupations. This group is open to all women pursuing non-traditional career pathways who attend CNM.

The History of CTE at CNM

CNM's history in Career Technical Education dates back to 1965 when the college opened its doors as Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute offering real job training for Albuquerque citizens. Since then jobs, necessary skills and CNM program offerings have changed, but the college's commitment to providing hands-on learning experiences preparing students for the workforce remains strong.

Advisory Committees and Industry Partners

All CNM CTE programs stay current with trends and technology based on recommendations and feedback from advisory boards comprised of local leaders in each industry.

Career Technical Education Events