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Electricians

Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems. Almost all electricians work full time. Work schedules may include evenings and weekends, and may vary during times of inclement weather. During scheduled maintenance, or on construction sites, electricians can expect to work overtime. The median annual wage for electricians is $56,180, and employment of electricians is projected to grow 8 percent over the next ten years, faster than the average for all occupations. 

 

Plumbers & Pipefitters 

Plumbers and pipefitters assemble, install, alter and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems. In New Mexico, these professionals earn an average salary of $42,870. 

 

Welding & Ironwork 

Welders are found on almost every job site in North America. These skilled workers cut and join a variety of materials, from steel, cast iron and plastic to complex and specialized products used on projects ranging from pipelines and power plants to pharmaceutical and computer chip factories, and more. Ironworkers in New Mexico earn an average salary of $55,950 per year. 

 

HVACR Technicians

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) technicians spend their workdays installing, maintaining and repairing various indoor climate control systems. HVACR technicians work mostly in homes, schools, hospitals, office buildings, or factories. Because HVACR systems have become increasingly complex, employers generally prefer applicants with postsecondary education or those who have completed an apprenticeship HVACR Technicians in New Mexico make an average salary of $44,860 per year. 

Find Training & Education Programs in Technical Trades 

Central New Mexico

Central New Mexico Community College - South Valley | Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Community College - Westside | Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Community College | Rio Rancho

Central New Mexico Community College - Advanced Technology Center | Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Community College - Montoya | Albuquerque

Central New Mexico Community College | Albuquerque

Solar Energy Technology

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 3 terms
Delivery: Face to Face & Online
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Lee Dutcher,
ldutcher1@cnm.edu
(505) 224-400 Ex 53579

Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 5 terms
Delivery: Face to Face & Online
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Lee Dutcher,
ldutcher1@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000 Ext 53579

Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Electronics CAD/CADD

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 4 terms
Delivery: Face to Face & Online
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Lee Dutcher,
ldutcher1@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000 Ext 53579

Electrician

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 5 terms
Delivery: Face to Face & Online
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Lee Dutcher,
ldutcher1@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000 Ext 53579

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 5 terms
Delivery: Face to Face & Online
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Lee Dutcher,
ldutcher1@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000 Ext 53579

Machine Tool Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 5 terms
Delivery: Face to Face & Online
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Lee Dutcher,
ldutcher1@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000 Ext 53579

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 4 terms
Delivery: Face to Face & Online
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Lee Dutcher,
ldutcher1@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000 Ext 53579

Plumbing Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 5 terms
Delivery: Face to Face & Online
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Lee Dutcher,
ldutcher1@cnm.edu
(505) 224-4000 Ext 53579

Northern New Mexico

San Juan College | Farmington

AAS Welding

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date: August 23, 2021

Contact Info:
John Hoff,
hoffj@sanjuancollege.edu
(505) 566-3331

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date: August 23, 2021

Contact Info:
Todd Doyle,
doylet@sanjuancollege.edu
(505) 566-3881

Instrumentation Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date: August 23, 2021

Contact Info:
Qinqin Schoser,
schoserq@sanjuancollege.edu
(505) 566-4066

University of New Mexico | Taos

Welding Technology

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Dr. Randi Archuleta,
randia@unm.edu
(575) 737-6226

Woodworking, General

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1 year
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Victoria Santistevan-Gonzales,
vsg@unm.edu
(575) 737-6231

University of New Mexico | Los Alamos

Applied Technologies

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Marlo Velardi,
mvelardi@unm.edu
(505)-662-5919

Environmental Science

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Susan Schauer,
sschauer@unm.edu
(505) 662-5919

Nuclear Enterprise Science and Technology

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1 year
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Irina Alvestad,
irina@unm.edu
(505) 662-5919

Pre-Engineering

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Marlo Velardi,
mvelardi@unm.edu
(505) 662-5919

Robotics

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Marlo Velardi,
mvelardi@unm.edu
(505) 662-5919

Welding

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1 year
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Marlo Velardi,
mvelardi@unm.edu
(505) 662-5919

Luna Community College

Northern New Mexico College

Radiation Protection

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date: August 26, 2021

Contact Info:
Joaquin Gallegos,
joaquin.gallegos@nnmc.edu
(505) 747-5480

Renewable Energy

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date: August 26, 2021

Contact Info:
Dr. Sadia Ahmed,
sadia.ahmed@nnmc.edu
(505) 747-5016

Technical Trades

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date: August 26, 2021

Contact Info:
Dr. Frank Loera,
frank.loera@nnmc.edu
(505) 747-2227

Technical Trades (Plumbing Technology)

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date: August 26, 2021

Contact Info:
Dr. Frank Loera,
frank.loera@nnmc.edu
(505) 747-2227

Eastern New Mexico

Clovis Community College | Clovis

Industrial Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 68 credits
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Melissa Reed,
melissa.reed@clovis.edu

Welding

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 63 credits
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Melissa Reed,
melissa.reed@clovis.edu

New Mexico Junior College | Hobbs

Industrial Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Face to Face & Online
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Stephanie Ferguson,
sferguson@nmjc.edu
(575) 392-4510

Welding Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Face to Face & Online
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Earl Nymeyer,
enymeyer@nmjc.edu
(575) 392-4510

New Mexico State University | Carlsbad

Building Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date: August 18, 2021

Contact Info:
Talal Abdaljalil,
talabd@nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7732

Building Trades

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1 year
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date: August 18, 2021

Contact Info:
Talal Abdaljalil,
talabd@nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7732

Engineering, General

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date: August 18, 2021

Contact Info:
Monty Harris,
mwharris@nmsu.edu
(575) 234-9200

Industrial Maintenance Technical (Electrical)

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date: August 18, 2021

Contact Info:
Talal Abdaljalil,
talabd@nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7732

Industrial Maintenance Technical (Electrical)

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1 year
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date: August 18, 2021

Contact Info:
Talal Abdaljalil,
talabd@nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7732

Industrial Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date: August 18, 2021

Contact Info:
Talal Abdaljalil,
talabd@nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7732

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1 year
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date: August 18, 2021

Contact Info:
Talal Abdaljalil,
talabd@nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7732

Industrial Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date: August 18, 2021

Contact Info:
Talal Abdaljalil,
talabd@nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7732

Manufacturing Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date: August 18, 2021

Contact Info:
Talal Abdaljalil,
talabd@nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7732

Manufacturing Technology (Manufacturing Processes)

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date: August 18, 2021

Contact Info:
Talal Abdaljalil,
talabd@nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7732

Natural Gas Compression Technology

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1 year
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date: August 18, 2021

Contact Info:
Talal Abdaljalil,
talabd@nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7732

Welding Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date: August 18, 2021

Contact Info:
Talal Abdaljalil,
talabd@nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7732

Welding Technology

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1 year
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date: August 18, 2021

Contact Info:
Talal Abdaljalil,
talabd@nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7732

Southern New Mexico

New Mexico State University | Alamogordo

Advanced Renewable Energy Systems

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1 year
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date: August 18, 2021

Contact Info:
Dr. Catherine Aguilar-Morgan,
cagmor@nmsu.edu
(575) 439-3768

General Engineering

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date: August 18, 2021

Contact Info:
Dr. Catherine Aguilar-Morgan,
cagmor@nmsu.edu
(575) 439-3768

Engineering Technology (Concentration in Electronics, Biomedical Equipment)

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date: August 18, 2021

Contact Info:
Dr. Catherine Aguilar-Morgan,
cagmor@nmsu.edu
(575) 439-3768

Photo Voltaic Entry Level - Grid Tie

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1 year
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date: August 18, 2021

Contact Info:
Dr. Catherine Aguilar-Morgan,
cagmor@nmsu.edu
(575) 439-3768

Welding

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1 year
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date: August 18, 2021

Contact Info:
Dr. Catherine Aguilar-Morgan,
cagmor@nmsu.edu
(575) 439-3768

Eastern New Mexico University | Ruidoso

Welding Technology

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1 year
Delivery: Face to Face
Next start date: August 17, 2021

Contact Info:
Coda Omness,
coda.omness@enmu.edu
(575) 315-1153

Dona Ana Community College | Las Cruces

Aerospace Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 16 months
Delivery: Face to Face, Online, & Hybrid
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Joe Butler,
jbutler@dacc.nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7612

Aerospace Technology

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 12 months
Delivery: Face to Face, Online, & Hybrid
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Joe Butler,
jbutler@dacc.nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7612

Automation and Manufacturing

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 16 months
Delivery: Face to Face, Online, & Hybrid
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Joe Butler,
jbutler@dacc.nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7612

Automation and Manufacturing

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 16 months
Delivery: Face to Face, Online, & Hybrid
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Joe Butler,
jbutler@dacc.nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7612

Electronics Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 20 months
Delivery: Face to Face, Online, & Hybrid
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Joe Butler,
jbutler@dacc.nmsu.edu

Electronics Technology

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 8 months
Delivery: Face to Face, Online, & Hybrid
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Joe Butler,
jbutler@dacc.nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7612

Engineering, General

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 16 months
Delivery: Face to Face, Online, & Hybrid
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Joe Butler,
jbutler@dacc.nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7612

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 16 months
Delivery: Face to Face, Online, & Hybrid
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Terry Mount,
tmount@dacc.nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7584

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Technology

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 16 months
Delivery: Face to Face, Online, & Hybrid
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Terry Mount,
tmount@dacc.nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7584

Lineworker

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 12 months
Delivery: Face to Face, Online, & Hybrid
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Terry Mount,
tmount@dacc.nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7584

Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology / Technician

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 8 months
Delivery: Face to Face, Online, & Hybrid
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Terry Mount,
tmount@dacc.nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7584

Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology / Technician

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 20 months
Delivery: Face to Face, Online, & Hybrid
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Terry Mount,
tmount@dacc.nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7584

Welding Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 16 months
Delivery: Face to Face, Online, & Hybrid
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Terry Mount,
tmount@dacc.nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7584

Welding Technology

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 16 months
Delivery: Face to Face, Online, & Hybrid
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Terry Mount,
tmount@dacc.nmsu.edu
(575) 527-7584

Western New Mexico

University of New Mexico | Gallup

Welding Technology

Level: Associates Degree
Time to completion: 2 years
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Joe Sanchez,
jet045@unm.edu

Welding Technology

Level: Certificate
Time to completion: 1 year
Delivery: Hybrid
Next start date:

Contact Info:
Joe Sanchez,
jet045@unm.edu

Apprenticeships - Earn While You Learn

Earn. Learn. Succeed. In apprenticeship, you earn a paycheck from day one, and in many instances with guaranteed raises as your skill level increases. Technical trade apprenticeships in New Mexico include:

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