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2013-2014 General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

AA/AS Junior College Degree


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Admission to the Junior College

New cadets are admitted only at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters at New Mexico Military Institute.

NOTE: NMMI reserves the right to admit those candidates it determines to be best qualified for entrance.

In some cases, a candidate with an acceptable score (NM is 45) on the General Education Development (GED) examination may be accepted.

Those cadets seeking a commission should also refer to the section for admissions requirements into the Contract Senior ROTC Program leading to the US Army Reserve Commission.

Foreign cadets whose primary language is not English must have a score of 500 (paper based test) or 173 (computer) or 61 (Internet based) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and may substitute these tests for the ACT.

New Mexico General Education Transfers (HED)

During the 2005 New Mexico Legislative session, Senate Bill 161, consistent with the requirements of state law, was signed into law to further enhance and facilitate the articulation of general education courses among New Mexico’s colleges and universities. Designated general education core course, successfully completed at any regionally accredited public institution of higher education in New Mexico are guaranteed to transfer to any New Mexico public institution.

The core matrix of approved courses guaranteed to transfer and meet general education requirements can be found on the New Mexico Higher Education Department website http://hed.state.nm.us and follow the colleges and universities link to the drop down menu for transferring credits and core matrix.

This is the current listing of NMMI courses to the New Mexico Common Course Numbering (NMCCN System). This system facilitates the articulation of coursework through a set of uniform course designations.

The NMCCN is a four alpha prefix that identifies the subject area and then four digits each having a specific meaning. The first digit represents the course level (1 - freshman, 2 - sophomore etc.), the next two represent the sequence of the course, while the last represents the credit hours assigned to the course.

For example: ENGL 1113 is the general freshmen composition course required at all schools. A course of ENGL 1093 would be a lower level college level course, while ENGL 0113 would be a developmental English course.

Over the next few years NMMI will convert all course numbers to the NMCCN course number or place a course in its proper sequence in that schema. The General Education Common Core is 35 semester hours.

Junior College Curriculum

The core curriculum requirements generate essentially a liberal arts associate degree, but by careful selection of elective courses, a cadet can build a course sequence, which parallels those in other institutions that lead to the bachelor’s degree. Cadets’ academic advisors will counsel their advisees on other institutions’ requirements for undergraduate degrees and suggest NMMI courses which parallel those sequences. Except at four-year institutions that do not sponsor ROTC programs, virtually all NMMI credit producing courses may count towards the 128-140 semester graduation total which most colleges require for the bachelor’s degree. However, as is increasingly becoming common, many bachelor’s degrees require 10 semesters to complete. All graduates are required to complete the CAAP assessment in their last semester. A student may not take more than 4.0 credits in PHEA or 8.0 credits in MUSC activity courses that will count towards graduation.

Normal Class Loads

The normal academic load for college cadets is 17 semester credit hours. The minimum load is 12 semester credit hours.

 Overloads

Cadets with a 3.0 GPA or above from the previous grading period may take more than 19 credit hours The advisor may authorize a course load of up to 19 hours, and the Advisor’s Associate Dean may authorize a course load of 20-21 hours. Only the Academic Dean may authorize a course load of 23 or more hours. Overloads are not recommended for a cadet with a GPA of less than 3.0 from the previous semester grading period. Upon the cadet’s request and with the recommendation of the academic advisor, an overload may be authorized if the cadet’s schedule (academic, athletic, extra-curricular) suggests that there is reasonable probability that the cadet can successfully handle the overload.

College Distance Learning Courses

Correspondence/on-line/distance courses must meet the following criteria:

  • Cadet must take the course at NMMI if offered
  • If the cadet cannot schedule the required class in the last semester of the graduation year, the cadet can request a correspondence or on line course
  • A cadet may take a correspondence/on-line course if the course is not offered in the curriculum, and must receive the Dean’s permission prior to enrolling in the course
  • On-line courses must have a mandatory valid log-in.

 

Requirements

 

Graduation Requirements Junior College


NMMI’s curriculum is university parallel and most cadets continue for their baccalaureate degrees by completing requirements for the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree.  In both cases 68.0 credits from the specific General Education Module plus concentration requirements plus electives and a 2.00 (minimum) GPA is required to graduate from NMMI. Only 4.0 credits in PHEA and 8.0 credits MUS activities will count toward graduation credit.


 Typical schedule:

 JC no remedial work (AA) use degree audit or graduation requirement sheet

English

Math

History

MSL (contract or non-contract)

Lab Science

Course from concentration

English

HPER

History

MSL (contract or non-contract)

Lab Science

Course from concentration

MSL (contract or non-contract)

Course from concentration (1-2)

Humanities

COMM 1113

Social science

Elective

MSL (contract or non-contract)

Course from concentration (2 or 1)

Humanities

Social science

Electives

 

JC no remedial work (AS) use degree audit or graduation requirement sheet

English

Math

History

MSL (contract or non-contract)

Lab Science

Course from concentration

English

HPER

Math

MSL (contract or non-contract)

Lab Science

Course from concentration

MSL (contract or non-contract)

Course from concentration (1-2)

Humanities

COMM 1113

Lab Science (if fall type course)

Elective

MSL (contract or non-contract)

Course from concentration (2 or 1)

Humanities

Social science

Electives

 

If English first term is remedial, then it becomes an elective (if over 1033) or nothing (0993) and the best suggestion for the student is to do some summer work.

 

Graduation requirements worksheet (5/30/2012):

  

New Mexico Military Institute

JC Graduation Worksheet (5/30/2012)

 

Catalog used: (e.g. 2010/)__________

Cumulative GPA: _____________ (2.00 minimum)

Transfer credits posted: __________________

Credits current semester: _______________

Credits earned from NMMI: ________________ (min 24.0/1 year)

Credits earned to date (total): ____________

Name: _______________________________________ Date: ______________ Program: JCOLL

Social Security Number: xxx-xx-_____Cadet ID 000_________________           Degree: AA: _____ AS: _____

Concentration (if applicable): (AA/LA basic or AS/Math-Science basic) ________________________________________

 Each student for the AA/AS degree must complete General Education (GenEd) requirements for graduation. Please indicate how you met these requirements towards graduation: (e.g. ENGL 1113/Fall 02/A- or ENGL 1113/F06-A)

Required / AA only / AS only (note: Preps who come back for a second year must also complete this to graduate)

Action: Turn form in after completing it, set up an appoint for review w/Registrar (repeats, transcript, academic plan, formal application)

General Education

English (2 courses) (6.0 credits)

Math (1 AA (3.0 credits)/2 AS (6.0 credits))

Science (2 courses AA-8.0 credits/3 courses AS w/1 yr same science – 12 credits)

Humanities (2 courses) 6.0 credits

History (2 AA 6.0 credits/1 AS not HIST 2313 3.0 credits)

ENGL 1113

MATH 1073 or better

BIOL 1154

Any Lab language

HIST 1113/1123

ENGL1123 or below

MATH 1113 or better

BIOL 1214/1224 (cannot take 1154)

ENGL 23xx or higher

HIST 1313/1323

ENGL 2123

MATH 1173

BIOL 2254

Any HUMN

HIST 2113/2123

2000 level ENGL

MATH 1213

CHEM 1104

ARTS 2113/2123

HIST 2313

 

MATH 1273

CHEM 1214/1224

MUSC 1203/1303

 

 

MATH 1604

PHYS 1104

DRAM 1013

 

 

MATH 1614

PHYS 1114/1124

PHIL 1113/1203/1813

 

Example:

MATH 1624

PHYS 1215/1225

PHIL 2013/2023

 

ENGL 1113/F11/A-

MATH 2313

GEOL 1214/1224

COMM 2103

 

 

MATH 2614

ASTR 1114

3rd History (AA)

 

 

MATH 2624

PHYS 2215/2225

COMM 2113

 

 

 

BIOL 2224/2264/2434/2444

 

 

Credits:

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Credits:

HPER (1 course)

MSL (4 courses)

Social Science (2 AA / 1 AS)

AA COM (1 course AA only)

Concentration: (identify)

HPER 1113

MSL 101/102

CRIJ 1113

COMM 1113

Courses for concentration

HPER 1213

MSL 151/152

ECON 2113/2123

 

1

HPER 1613

Contract cadets

Any PLSC (Poli Sci)

MUSC (1.0) (max 8) elec

2.

HPER 1913

MSL 201/202

PSYC except 2313

 

3

PHEA courses (max 4)

MSL 251/252

Any SOCI

 

4

PHEA

PHEA 1511M/MSL 205

Any GEOG (Geography)

 

5

PHEA

 

ANTH 2113

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Concentration Requirements

Concentration (15 hrs min) – electives to reach 68 hours/2.0 but not more than 4.0 credits in PHEA/MSL activity; not more than 8.0 credits in music activity. Some concentrations have specific additional requirements: e.g. Business mandates Business Math, pre-engineering mandates engineering physics.

Elective courses (5-15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upon successful completion of coursework all requirements – requirements will be met with 2.00 or higher GPA and 68 hours earned. Note: only 4 PHE and 8 MUSC activity courses count for graduation and graduation standing.

 

Individual

Signature

Date

Cadet

 

 

Advisor

 

 

Department chair

 

 

NEXT SCHOOL

 

 

Registrar

 

 

The Associate in Arts Degree is designed to provide a solid foundation in the liberal arts for cadets interested in pursuing a four-year or advanced degree in Humanities, Business, Social Science, or related fields.

 The requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree are: 

Residency. A college cadet must earn a minimum of 24 credit hours at NMMI and spend two semesters in residence.

Semester Hours. Minimum of 68 hours is required, no more than 12 (contract cadets only) in Military Science. Credit may be transferred from other accredited schools if the courses and grades are acceptable. Courses transferred from other schools do not affect the grade point average at NMMI.

Required Subjects: The core curriculum of required courses (46 hours Gen Ed requirements) are listed below.

Grade Point Average. The minimum cumulative GPA for the associate in arts degree is 2.0.

 

The Associate in Science Degree is designed to provide a solid foundation in mathematics and the sciences for cadets interested in pursuing a four-year or advanced degree in Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering, Premedical/dental/veterinarian, or related fields.

  The requirements for the Associate in Science Degree are:  

Residency. A college cadet must earn a minimum of 24 credit hours at NMMI and spend two semesters in residence.

Semester Hours. Minimum of 68 hours is required, no more than 12 (contract cadets only) in Military Science. Credit may be transferred from other accredited schools if the courses and grades are acceptable. Courses transferred from other schools do not affect the grade point average at NMMI.

Required Subjects: The core curriculum of required courses (40 hours Gen Ed requirements) are listed below.

Grade Point Average. The minimum cumulative GPA for the associate in science degree is 2.0.

Transfer Credit. Academic credit to meet graduation requirements may be acquired elsewhere and entered on the NMMI transcript. Cadets who contemplate this action should check with the concerned academic department chair to assure that the course taken elsewhere does indeed meet Institute academic criteria. For college cadets a maximum of two college courses from an accredited school may be transferred back to NMMI to meet graduation requirements after leaving the Institute in good standing. Equivalent Institute courses must be identified and a grade of “C” or better is required. Transferred courses do not affect the NMMI grade point average.

New Mexico Military Institute accepts credits transferred from other accredited colleges and universities as long as a satisfactory grade is earned for the course or courses that are similar to the NMMI college curriculum. New Mexico Military Institute reserves the right to determine whether courses earned elsewhere transfer to NMMI. Transfer grades are not used to compute cumulative grade point averages.

With the exception of remedial courses, NMMI credits generally are transferable to any university in the nation.

New Mexico Higher Education Department routinely prepares a chart showing comparable courses, which meet basic requirements and transfer between colleges in New Mexico. This matrix is on the NM HED web site.

Transfer credit appeals. Any cadet who wishes to appeal the transfer must file a written appeal to the Registrar providing a course syllabus and description. Within 30 days, the file will be reviewed by the Registrar and Division Head and the cadet will receive the result in writing. If the cadet wishes to continue the appeal on denied courses, they must appeal to the Academic Dean in writing. This appeal must be within 30 days. If denied and the course is a NM General Education course, the student has the right to appeal to the Higher Education Department in Santa Fe.

General Education Module - Associate in Arts


This module contains the basic General Education requirements for an AA degree.  A student may not count more than 4.0 credits of PHEA courses nor more than 8.0 credits in MUS activity courses (1.0 credit courses) toward their graduation requirement.  Any course over these limits is removed from graduation consideration including resulting change in the GPA. Unless specified otherwise, a course may only be used in the general education module or the concentration.

English (6.0 credits)


ENGL 1113 (required) and one of the following courses to meet 6.0 credit requirement.

Communications (3.0 credits)


A communications course that is related to public speaking or interpersonal communications.

History (6.0 credits)


Two history courses are required. However, a course may not be used here and as a humanities course at the same time.  Some follow-on schools have specific history requirements that should be checked prior to enrolling in a history course. Cadet may use the history courses here for general education and the history concentration at the same time.  Not all courses are offered each semester.

Humanities or Modern Language (6.0 credits minimum)


In the AA degree a student may elect to take a year of a foreign language (8 credits) or a specific humanities course or a combination of the two to meet this requirement. A student must take 6.0 - 8.0 credits in humanities.  A course used in another core area cannot be used here to meet the requirement, e.g. an advanced English can be used in the English GenEd core, but then not here in humanities, or only the third history (2 History GenEd) may be used as a humanities GenEd core.

This requirement may be met by a language course:

Mathematics (3.0 credits)


Any mathematics course above and including Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics (MATH 1073).  College Algebra (MATH 1113) is the standard college course for mathematics.

Health (3.0 credits)


Health and Wellness (HPER 1113) is the preferred course.  PHEA courses are limited to 4.0 credits for graduation and do not meet the health requirement.

Military Science (2.0 to 12.0 credits)


Cadets must take military science at NMMI.  Based on the minimum residency requirement, 2.0 credits (MS 1) is the minimum requirement, however, a cadet will take MSL each term they are at NMMI (four classes normally).   A contract cadet will take a maximum of 12.0 class hours of MS and 4.0 credits of physical activity.

A cadet with three years of JROTC or who started in the contract program but did not contract may be waived/exempt from the MS requirement.  Any cadet in MS 1/2 can take HIST 2313, American Military History in place of one semester of MS 2 (not contract cadets).  Contract cadets (MS 3/4) must take HIST 2313 before they get their bachelor’s degree as part of the contract requirement.

General Education Module - Associate in Science


This module is the basic General Education module for cadets graduating with an AS degree. A student may not take more than 4.0 credits of PHEA courses nor more than 8.0 credits in music activity courses (1.0 credit courses) toward their graduation requirement.  Any course over these limits is removed from graduation consideration including removal of the GPA.

There is a specific lab science sequential requirement for the AS degree.

 

English (6.0 credits)


ENGL 1113 is required with one of the following courses to meet the 6.0 credit requirement.

Humanities or Modern Language (6.0 credits minimum)


For the AS degree a student must take a year of a foreign language (8 credits) or a specific humanities course or  combination of the two to meet this requirement.  A student must take 6.0 to 8.0 credits in humanities.  A course used in another core area cannot be used to meet the humanities requirement, e.g. an advanced English course used in the English GenEd core (ENGL 2323) may not be used here as a humanities GenEd core at the same time.

 

Laboratory Science (12.0 credits)


Three lab science courses are required, two of which must be sequential

 

Health (3.0 credits)


HPER 1113 is the required course.  PHEA courses are limited to 4.0 credits for graduation and do not meet the health requirement.

Military Science (2.0 to 12.0 credits)


Cadets must take military science at NMMI.  Based on the minimum residency requirement, 2.0 credits (MS 1) is the minimum requirement, however, a cadet will take MSL each semester they are at NMMI for four courses (normal requirement).  A contract cadet will take a maximum of 12.0 class hours of MS and 4.0 credits of physical activity.

A cadet with three years of JROTC or who started in the contract program but did not contract may be waived/exempt from the MS requirement.  Any cadet in MS 1/2 can take HIST 2313, American Military History in place of one semester of MS 2 (not contract cadets).  Contract cadets (MS 3/4) must take American Military History before they get their bachelor’s degree as part of the contract requirement.

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