Valencia Campus

The University of New Mexico–Valencia

Dr. Alice V. Letteney, Executive Director
280 La Entrada
Los Lunas, NM 87031
(505) 925-8500
http://www.unm.edu/~unmvc/

The University of New Mexico–Valencia Campus offers high quality daytime and evening instruction in academic, technical and continuing education programs. As a comprehensive community college, the University of New Mexico–Valencia offers its students superior teaching with small class size, low-cost tuition and fees, an enviable small college atmosphere, free parking and safe grounds and student-centered support services–which include a wellness and fitness center. Located near historic Tome Hill in Valencia County, the campus is conveniently close to Albuquerque but still nestled in the countryside. The 150-acre campus is a beautiful and impressive campus designed to reflect the beauty of the Rio Grande Valley.

The University of New Mexico–Valencia boasts the best transfer rate of any University of New Mexico branch to the University of New Mexico–Albuquerque. The seven Associate of Arts, and the four Associate of Science degrees, and the Associate Degree in Nursing offered at the University of New Mexico-Valencia transfer into similar baccalaureate degrees at the University of New Mexico–Albuquerque. Students are able to complete their first two years of course work (freshman and sophomore years) at the University of New Mexico–Valencia, receive their Associate’s degree and then transfer to the University of New Mexico–Albuquerque or other institutions. For instance, two new programs-- the Associate Degree in Nursing and the Associate Degree in Pre-Engineering-- transfer to similar programs at the Albuquerque campus.

Students can also take advantage of the University of New Mexico–Valencia’s cutting-edge Information Technology, Digital Media Arts, and Computer-Aided Drafting programs offered through the Business and Technology Division. In addition, the Sustainable Building Certificate provides a foundation for students who are pursuing a career in the building sector of the new green economy. Currently, six different Associate of Applied Science degrees are offered in a variety of technical and career areas.

Support for students in need of some developmental course work is available at the University of New Mexico–Valencia. These courses prepare students for degree credit course work with classes limited in size to assure proper student/teacher ratios. Courses include lab work that reinforces concepts taught in class. In addition, most students taking two or more developmental studies courses, will participate in a learning community, and will receive additional advising and tutorial assistance, all aimed at improving their chances for success in college-level course work. The Learning Center, a tutorial center, provides individualized tutorial instruction at no cost to the student. The Trio/Student Support Services Program at the University of New Mexico–Valencia Campus provides eligible students with a variety of free services including academic advising, career counseling, tutoring and personal support services to enable them to persist and succeed in completing a Certificate, Associate Degree or transfer course work to a four-year institution.

Special classes in English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Equivalency Diploma (GED) preparation are offered through the campus’ Adult Basic Education Center. A Special Needs Program provides a wide range of human, instructional and physical resources to students with disabilities.

The Community Education program offers dual credit courses to ARCA high school students and cultural programs to people of all ages in Valencia County.

The University of New Mexico–Valencia Campus provides customized workforce training to area business and industry. The campus’ Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides specialized training and support to local, small business owners.

For more information about the University of New Mexico–Valencia, students are urged to obtain the campus’ catalog. A visit to the Student Services Center on campus will treat you to a personal tour and individual advisement session. Call (505) 925-8560 for a catalog or a personal appointment.


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Office of the Registrar

MSC 11 6325
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 277-8900
Fax: (505) 277-6809