Running Start for Health Careers I & II

Enjoy helping others? Healthcare professionals are needed and in demand.

This course focuses on the foundational knowledge needed to understand patient-centered healthcare careers, including anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, health career exploration, and education pathways.

  • Excursions to healthcare facilities to experience an inside look at a patient care unit or specialty lab.
  • Successful completion of this course will prepare students to continue their education with an academic plan in place that provides preparation for potential employment in a healthcare setting.
  • No textbook required for this course.

Registration Information

HLTH 1020-101

CRN 78206
Capacity: 24
Lecture Times:
T 3-6:20pm

9/18 to 12/10

CNM Main Campus
525 Buena Vista Dr SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

CNM Main Campus, JS 310 (Map)

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HLTH 1020-102

CRN 78207
Capacity: 30

R 3-4:35pm

9/18 to 12/10

Main Campus
525 Buena Vista Dr SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

CNM Main Campus, JS 310 (Map)

Apply Now!


  • Must have transportation to CNM, Presbyterian Northside facilities and any offsite visits
  • Health Screening and immunizations (no cost)
  • Rigorous Coursework with high expectations- remember Healthcare is about PATIENT CARE

Career Pathways Covered

Nurse Technician EMT/Paramedic Medical Biller Nurse
Entry Level Salary $20,418 $20,340 $29,492 $45,360
Average Salary $30,035 $31,700 $34,500 $66,260
Education Required Certification Certification or Degree Certification Nursing Degree

Source: New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Andrew Mathis

Executive Director Running Start For Careers


Amanda Glennon

Outreach Services Office Central New Mexico Community College


Lucy N. Barabe MSN, RNC-MNN

Industry Partner | Presbyterian Healthcare

505 823-8665


Complete the online admissions process by going to Be sure to select Dual Credit as your application type and you won’t be charged for tuition or registration fees.