Academic Curricula and Degree Requirements

Associate Degrees and Certificates

The Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees are designed for students who intend to transfer to a four-year college or university, with the transfer of credits subject to receiving institution’s policies. Generally, institutions within the state have articulated courses and programs to affect an easy transition. The Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to provide employment skills for the student. While not intended for transfer, select courses within the degree may transfer depending on the receiving institution. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should confer with an advisor regarding transferability. Certificates in many programs are designed primarily for students not currently pursuing an associate degree. Courses taken as part of a certificate program are accepted toward an associate degree in that field. All degrees and certificates offered by UNM-Valencia Campus are listed below. This list may not be complete since program development is ongoing. Students should check with their advisor or the instructional division for a current listing.


Associate of Arts

  • Art Studio
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Elementary Education Option
  • Secondary Education Option
  • Film and Digital Arts
  • Liberal Arts

Associate of Science

  • Emergency Medical Services
  • General Science
  • Health Education
  • Integrative Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Nursing
  • Pre-Engineering

Associate of Applied Science

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Game Design and Simulation
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Technology


  • Art Studio
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Film and Digital Arts
  • Film Technician
  • Game Design and Simulation
  • Health Information Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Assistant
  • Networking and Linux
  • PC Operating Systems and Repairs
  • VMware
  • Welding

Allied Health Certificates

UNM-Valencia offers four Allied Health programs, most of which can be completed in a single semester. These programs prepare students for immediate employment in an entry-level health field.

  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Phlebotomy Technician