Los Alamos Campus

The University of New Mexico–Los Alamos

Dr. Cedric Page, Director
4000 University Drive
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 662-5919

The University of New Mexico–Los Alamos provides quality education through a variety of programs with over 40 areas of study, 19 associate degree programs and 15 certificate programs. The University of New Mexico–Los Alamos has an open admission policy that permits entry to all interested students. Advisors at the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos work closely with students who want to obtain an associate degree, a certificate and/or transfer to any four-year institution. Many of our graduates transfer to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

The college offers small class sizes with an average of 15 students and some of the lowest tuition rates in northern New Mexico. The campus is located on a beautiful mesa near the Jemez Mountains, richly vegetated with trees and other native plants. The University of New Mexico–Los Alamos’s strong points include several computer labs, art studios, a photo lab, a library offering both traditional and electronic resources, changing art exhibits and an ongoing music concert series. Other convenient amenities include the University of New Mexico–LA Café and off-campus student housing. Student housing offers affordable dormitories located in convenient downtown Los Alamos.

The University of New Mexico–Los Alamos has strong ties to the Los Alamos community, and the proximity of the campus to Los Alamos National Laboratory provides educational and professional opportunities to the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos students. Many of our talented faculty work in the community or at the Laboratory.

A variety of specialized programs complement academic studies at the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos. Some of these programs include:

New Beginnings–designed to help students making major life transitions: single parents, pregnant teens, someone in the workforce needing to upgrade skills or a person in the midst of some other major life change.

Cooperative Education Program (COOP)–allows students to earn credit through work-related experiences. Students may work for local employers to obtain college credit. Many COOP students work at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP)–promotes science studies among minority groups. It provides scholarships and networking opportunities for students who major or plan to major in science, math, engineering or technology.

Electro-Mechanical Technology Program–is co-sponsored by the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Participating students are assigned to work under the guidance of Laboratory technical staff or senior technicians. A portion of the student’s workday is spent at the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos attending academic courses specially designed for and relating to their position. At the end of two years, students complete a certificate in Electro-Mechanical Technology. Continued employment at the Laboratory is possible depending upon position availability and funding.

The University of New Mexico–Los Alamos also has many programs that serve the community, which include:

Community Education–offers non-credit courses for educational enrichment, professional development and recreation. Often the courses are short-term and some are even one or two full-days. Besides fun courses like cooking, yoga and language studies, Community Education has specialized programs. One such specialized program is a Customized Training Program which works with area businesses to design low-cost, specialized training to meet employers’ needs and fit work schedules.

Adult Learning Center–provides basic educational services to adults with skills below 12.9 (12th grade, ninth month) ability as determined by standardized tests of adult skills. Classes and individualized instruction include reading, writing, math and English as a Second Language. Content areas include preparation for the GED and U.S. Naturalization examinations as well as for college preparation. Individual tutoring is available for literacy training. Preparatory instruction for the Spanish GED is also offered, as is preparation for the TOEFL test. Books, materials and individualized tutoring are free of charge.

In a continuation of our efforts to serve the diverse populations of northern New Mexico, the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos off-site locations continue to offer Adult Basic Education and more and varied credit courses. Off-site locations include Bernalillo, Cuba, Gallina, Jemez Springs, San Felipe Pueblo, Sandia Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo.

For more information about the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos, call Student Services at
(505) 662-0332 or 1-800-894-5919, ext. 332 or visit the UNM Los Alamos Branch Web site.

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