Need to Know for Counselors

ALL Running Start courses are CNM DUAL CREDIT COLLEGE COURSES

  • CNM Accuplacer requirement waived
  • Most programs directly meet degree/certificate program requirements
  • Some are considered “survey courses” and will meet requirements for electives
  • Can be transferred to other schools
  • Fulfills APS graduation for graduation (AP, Online or Dual Credit course requirement)

Running Start Courses are INDUSTRY DRIVEN CAREER PATHWAYS COURSES

  • Each course discusses different jobs in and industry/field
  • Course Partners bring hands on, real work experiences to students to engage students in and instruct students about key industry elements
  • Networking, job shadows, or site visits are built into courses

Most are INDUSTRY DEEP DIVE or INTERNSHIP component

  • Internships are generally paid and may or may not include credit at CNM
  • Courses in industries like healthcare where internships are not possible often have second part or Pathways

WHAT TYPE OF STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM RUNNING START COURSES?

  • Students interested in any of the industry areas offered
    (RSFC industry areas are growing so be sure your files are up to date)
  • Students who are unsure of path following high school
  • Express a dis-interest in traditional school or traditional college or seem disengaged/at risk of dropping out – “have the ability but lack the drive”
  • Wants or needs to get to work quickly & make money
  • Students who need credits to graduate

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR RUNNING START for CAREERS COURSES and INTERNSHIPS?

  • ANY JUNIOR or SENIOR from ANY Central New Mexico High School
    (sophomores can participate at age 16, but maybe have difficulty with course content and/or being placed in internship)
  • Current GPA is not important from program standpoint
  • Must be able tget tthe classes and any off-site visit locations

Contact Info

Mariela Ruiz-Angel

Executive Director Running Start For Careers

915-329-7168
mra@cabq.gov

Amanda Glennon

Outreach Services Office Central New Mexico Community College

(505)224-4764
aglennon@cnm.edu