Ways to Take Classes at New Mexico Junior College

On-campus, Traditional Classes

  • On-campus classes are offered at various times during the day and evening to accommodate students’ schedules.
  • Saturday classes are offered in some disciplines.
  • Students have access to NMJC labs and equipment, as well as student support services.
  • Many students flourish in traditional classrooms where they have immediate access to faculty, resources, and other students.

Internet via Canvas

  • Internet courses allow students to access course materials 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Faculty post syllabi, instructions, assignments, readings, and materials online through Canvas for students to complete on their own or in a group.
  • Students use online communication features (e-mail, discussion board, and chat).
  • Students may also interact with each other online.
  • Assignments are turned in electronically. For some classes, students may be required to visit the NMJC campus for testing or lab purposes, or students may have to arrangement to complete work at another location.
  • An Internet connected computer, or access to one, at least three times a week is required.
  • A Canvas help desk is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week and may be contacted at CanvasHelpDesk@nmjc.edu or by calling 575.399.2199.

Hybrid Courses (A combination of Internet and classroom instruction)

  • Hybrid courses offer a reduced face-to-face classroom schedule that allows flexibility.
  • Attendance is only required during scheduled on-campus class days and times.
  • Online communication features (e-mail, discussion board, and chat) are offered through Canvas.
  • An Internet connected computer or access to one at least three times a week may be required.
  • Faculty provide an orientation for this Hybrid process on the first day of class.


  • Distance education classrooms are available in the College District.
  • This means less travel since students can attend classes closer to their home or business.
  • Live classes are offered in multiple locations using two-way audio/video technology.
  • Classes are offered simultaneously and interactively so students can see and speak to the instructor and the other students.
  • These courses may contain an online instructional component consisting of writing components, other assignments, and online communication features such as e-mail, discussion board, and chat.