UNM-Los Alamos Summer Classes Begin June 5

The Introduction to Astronomy class conducts outdoor labs to view the wonders of the night sky. Courtesy/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

Summer classes at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will begin Monday, June 5. Registration is open and there are still openings in many face-to-face and online classes. Course schedules are available at many locations around Los Alamos or on the UNM-LA website.

Students who have just finished high school, college students who are home for the summer, and summer employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory will find UNM-LA offers many core curriculum classes that transfer. These include Composition III (English 120), Biology for Health Related Sciences and non-majors (Biology 123), Introduction to Sociology, Macroeconomics, Greek Mythology, and Drawing (Arts 106). Several math classes are also available including Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III and Differential Equations.

For those looking forward to the total eclipse of the sun in August, or students seeking a science credit, Dr. Thomas Beach will be teaching Introduction to Astronomy. The class meets 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in the classroom, then 8:15-10:15 p.m. for a lab, often moving outdoors to view the night sky through a telescope.

For students interested in computers, Computing for Business Students (CS150L) will meet online, providing an introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. Also available as an online class is Introduction to E-Commerce (IT 111).

New to UNM-LA this summer, Introduction to Conservation and Land Management will be taught by Bandelier Chief of Resource Management Jeremy Sweat, focusing on federal conservation and environmental policy. UNM-LA Chief Executive Officer Dr. Cindy Rooney said, “We are excited to collaborate with Bandelier National Monument and The Family YMCA to bring participants of the Y Bandelier Corps to join community students on our campus.”

Other classes that may be of interest to both degree seeking and non-degree seeking students include:

  • Time Management (BSTC 115);
  • Family Communication (CJ 293); and
  • Literary Questions: The Monster(ous) in Fiction (COMP 224).

Students who would normally pay out-of-state tuition at UNM-LA can take advantage of a special program provided by UNM-LA and the New Mexico Higher Education Department, which waives the non-resident portion of tuition during the summer, so that all students pay the in-state rate for the term.

UNM-LA offers academic classes and academic programs in a variety of subjects to help students who are interested in increasing their knowledge, improving their skills, entering the workforce, or transferring to four-year degree programs. In addition to traditional face to face classes, UNM-LA also offers online and hybrid classes (a combination of face-to-face and online) to help meet the various scheduling issues and learning style preferences of students. There are a few classes that will start later in the semester as well. 

UNM–LA is an innovative, rigorous, and affordable comprehensive branch community college that provides foundations for transfer, leading-edge career programs, and lifelong learning opportunities. Those wishing to enroll can do so either online or on the UNM-LA campus. For questions or more information about enrollment, contact UNM-LA Student Services at 505.662.0332 or visit http://losalamos.unm.edu.