Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute

Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute

Brief Description

When it was founded in 1964, the Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute was a small school devoted to training adults to enter the working world. It has grown since then, finally being given the ability to grant degrees by 1986. Essentially, the school, commonly called TVI by locals, had transformed itself into a community college.

The institution has continued to evolve, undergoing a name change to Central New Mexico Community College in 2006. It now boasts higher enrollment than the University of New Mexico. Its student body of 29,000 is diverse, with students coming from a range of ethnic and economic backgrounds.

Albuquerque is New Mexico's most populous city. As a result, it is a vibrant, ever-changing city that provides an exciting atmosphere for students. The warm summers and mild winters make Albuquerque an excellent place to enjoy the great outdoors while the abundance of museums and theaters ensures a stimulating cultural life.

Central New Mexico Community College has a main campus located near downtown Albuquerque. The Joseph M. Montoya Campus is the second largest installation and is found in the Northeast Heights. In total, there are five other facilities that offer classes, including the CNM Workforce Training Center and the Advanced Technology Center. Students also have the option of learning online. High school students may also take college level courses when they are enrolled in the dual credit program.

Students enrolled at CNM may choose majors from six different schools. Concentration areas like carpentry, aviation technology and surveying engineering are popular. Other students may study culinary arts, accounting or technology management. CNM is also noted for its excellent nursing programs.

Many of the associate degree programs offered at CNM are transferrable to four year universities. Most of these can be completed in two years of full time study. Alternatively, students hoping to enter the workplace more quickly can opt to obtain a certificate, many of which can be earned in a year or less.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 17265

Total institution enrollment: 17265

School type: 2-year public

School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.

Campus Location

Main Address

Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute
525 Buena Vista Se
Albuquerque, NM 87106


(505) 224-3000


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 42%

Female undergraduate population: 58%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's, Two but less than 4 years

Accounting And Finance
Accounting Technician
Architectural Drafting
Automotive Mechanic / Technician
Baker / Pastry Chef
Banking And Financial Support Services
Blood Bank Technology / Technician
Business Administration And Management
Business Systems Networking And Telecomm
Child Care And Guidance Workers And Management
Computer Systems Analysis
Construction And Building Finishers
Construction Trades Other
Court Reporting
Criminal Justice General
Data Processing Technology / Technician
Diesel Engine Mechanic And Repairer
Electrical / Electronics Drafting
Electrical Electronic / Communications Engineer
Engineering General
Environmental / Environmental Health Engineer
Fire Protection And Safety Technology / Technician
General Selling Skills And Sales Operations
Graphic And Printing Equipment Operator
Health And Physical Education General
Health Unit Coordinator / Ward Clerk
Heating And Refrigeration
Hematology Technology / Technician
Industrial Manufacturing Technology / Technician
Information Sciences And Systems
Institutional Food Services Administration
Institutional Food Workers And Administration
International Business
Law And Legal Studies Other
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Machine Shop Assistant
Medical Laboratory Technician
Nurse Assistant / Aide
Nursing Rn Training
Paralegal / Legal Assistant
Pharmacy Technician / Assistant
Plumber And Pipefitter
Practical Nurse L P N Training
Respiratory Therapy Technician
Surgical / Operating Room Technician
Truck Bus And Other Commercial Vehicle
Vehicle And Mobile Equipment Mechanics
Welder / Welding Technologist