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CNM to offer condensed online classes over break

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For the first time, Central New Mexico Community College this winter is offering some classes in a condensed, online format to give students a chance to complete a course quickly and, perhaps, graduate sooner.

The 14 intersession classes will be offered during the winter break, between the fall and spring terms, from Dec. 16 to Jan. 4. Registration for CNM students opened Monday, and already 25 percent of the 430 available seats were filled, said CNM spokesman Brad Moore. He called the interest in the classes “encouraging.”

Registration opens on Nov. 18 for university students, home for the winter break, who may wish to take a quick class. Many of the classes are transferable to universities in New Mexico.

Students on break from universities outside the state who are interested in the classes should check with their schools to see if the classes are transferable.

Students can only enroll in one class.

If all goes well, Moore said, three-week intersession classes will be offered again during the break between spring and summer.

Since the subject matter will be taught in three weeks, instead of the standard 16-week format for the fall and spring terms, the classes will require a “significant commitment,” Moore said. “It’s estimated that typical students would need to devote 30 to 35 hours per week to their class work.”

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