Computer Technology & Creative Media Programs


Computer Technology



At NMSU Grants, the Computer Technology program covers various operating systems, computer hardware and repair, and networking including cabling, switching, routing and servers.
Creative Media Technology



At NMSU Grants, the Creative Media Program will prepare you for positions in web design and graphic design. You may also take classes in game design or film. There are various classes to choose from that will prepare you for the type of work that you want to do.

Program Manager: Associate Professor, Sarah Johns
Phone: (505) 287-6656
Email: sjohns10@nmsu.edu

Certificates & Degrees


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Program Manager: Associate Professor, Sarah Johns
Phone: (505) 287-6656
Email: sjohns10@nmsu.edu

Certificates & Degrees


Gainful Employment Disclosure:


About the Program

The program prepares students for entry and mid-level jobs in the Information Technology field. Students will be qualified for entry-level Computer Technician, System Administrator and Network Administrator positions. Course content aligns with many industry certifications including Comptia A+, Comptia Network+, Microsoft, Linux and Cisco exams.
About the Program

The program prepares students for entry positions in web design, graphic design and printing. The Web Fundamentals Certificate leads into the Creative Media Associate’s degree. Students can also take the Game Design Certificate that will prepare them for 2D and 3D design and animation.

Career Opportunities

The Computer Technology Program is designed for students to start with no knowledge or experience and progress. Students should start with the Certificate and take all of the required OECS courses. That can be completed in two or three semesters. Then students can complete the general education courses like English, Sciences, etc. to complete the Associate’s degree in year two. Courses from this degree will transfer to a completely online Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology degree from the NMSU-Las Cruces Campus. That degree can be completed in 2 additional years. Recently, NMSU-LC has added an online Master’s Degree as well. So NMSU Grants Computer Technology Certificate can take you as far in your career as you want to go.
Career Opportunities

The Creative Media program is designed to prepare students for many careers in digital design. Common industry software is taught to prepare students to step into their first position and be comfortable with the software. We teach Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver. The Game Design courses teach AutoDesk 3D Studio Max, Epic Unreal Engine, Zbrush and more. Whether the student was to be a web designer, graphic designer or game designer, you can get started at NMSU Grants.