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    Jul 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Catalog Changes Page

The following are changes as of the date indicated. Changes are approved through the Curriculum and Standards committee, Faculty Senate, Dean and Superintendent. When necessary, some changes are approved by NMMI Board of Regents.

High School

New high school courses introduced in 2023-24:

SPN 012A Advanced Spanish 1B

Other high school changes in 2023-24:

  • CHM 031 (Chemistry A) - Pre-requisite change to “MTH 021/022 (Minimum Grade: D)”. Previously required a grade of “C” or better.
  • High School Class Designation - Removed English course requirements to be designated as HS sophomore, junior and senior. Graduation requirement of completing English 9, 10, 11 and 12 remains in place.
  • BUS 051 (Financial Literacy)/MTH 053 (Math Finance and Literacy) - Pre-requisite change to “MTH 022 (Minimum Grade: D)”. Previously required completion of Algebra II.
  • SPN 031 (Spanish 3A) - Pre-requisite change to “SPN 012A, SPN 022 or instructor/department permission”. Previously was SPN 022 or instructor/department permission.


New college courses introduced in 2023-24:


Other college changes in 2023-24:

  • For initial math course placement, ACT, SAT and Accuplacer test scores are now accepted along with the NMMI MPE. See the NMMI college math placement criteria .
  • BIOL 1164 (Forensics) - Pre-requisite change to “Any college biology or chemistry course (Minimum Grade: D), or department permission.”. Previously, no pre-requisite existed.
  • Several changes to the NMMI General Educaton Curriculum. A list of currently approved New Mexico general education is available on the NMMI General Education Curriculum webpage  .
  • Due to the above general education changes, some changes were made to how courses count towards core curriculum graduation requirements for both the A.A. and A.S. degree. Please review graduation requirements our Associate in Arts - Core Course Requirements  and Associate in Science - Core Course Requirements . Some highlights include:
    • English and British Literature courses will no longer count as second English course. They will count towards Humanities requirement.
    • History courses will now count towards Humanities requirement, after cadet has fulfilled History course requirement (see AA/AS core course requirements for specifics)
    • To satisfy third communication course requirement, Public Speaking, Introduction to Communications and Interpersonal Communications are acceptable courses.
    • Computer Science courses are no longer counted as lab sciences.

To improve transferability among NM colleges/universities the following courses underwent course number changes, after being approved in the New Mexico Common Course Numbering System:

Old Course ID* New Course ID Course Title
BIOL 1214 BIOL 2110 Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
BIOL 1210L BIOL 2110L Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Lab
CHIN 1806 CHIN 1130 Mandarin Chinese I Intensive
CHIN 2806 CHIN 1140 Mandarin Chinese II Intensive
COMM 1113 COMM 1130 Public Speaking
COMM 1003 COMM 1150 Introduction to Mass Communication
COMM 1213 COMM 2120 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 1353 FDMA 1260 Introduction to Digital Media
COMM 2103 FDMA 2110 Introduction to Film Studies
FREN 1113 FREN 1110 French I
FREN 1123 FREN 1120 French II
GRMN 1213 HIST 1213 Introduction to German Culture and Civilization
GRMN 1223 HIST 1223 Introduction to German Culture and Civilization II
PHIL 1203 PHIL 2125 Comparative World Religions
PHIL 1134 PHIL 1112 Introductory Physics for Health Sciences
PHYS 1104 PHYS 1121 Introduction to Applied Physics
PHYS 1100L PHYS 1121L Introduction to Applied Physics Lab
PHYS 2215 PHYS 1310 Calculus-based Physics I
PHYS 2210L PHYS 1310L Calculus-based Physics I Lab
PHYS 2225 PHYS 1320 Calculus-based Physics II
PHYS 2220L PHYS 1320L Calculus-based Physics II Lab
* Old course IDs were inactivated for the 2023-2024 catalog. Old course IDs may be found by clicking on the archived 2022-2023 catalog (upper-right hand part of the page)

Updates since Initial Publishing:

  • Added new faculty to faculty listing
  • 10/25/2023: Reactivated SCI 032 (Science of Design)
  • 11/30/2023: Added new high school course - AST 011 (Astronomy)