New Mexico Junior College
Listing Last Update: June 3, 2020
- To read and write better
- To study for my high school equivalency exam
- To learn English
- To improve my math skills
- To become a U.S. citizen
- To improve my workforce skills
You may use the contact information above to reach out to the program
or call 1-877-389-6874 for more help.
NMJC campus is located north of Hobbs on the Lovington hwy. To get to our office: From Lovington hwy, turn west (towards the casino) on Millen drive. At the stop sign turn North (right) into the back side of the Junior College. Proceed to the next stop sign which intersects Thunderbird Circle. Take a slight left to the first parking area to the right which is in front of the Ben Alexander building. Enter the building, proceed to the 2nd floor, look to the left to see our bright red banner. Adult Education office is suite 205. Please call 575-492-2629 if you need help with directions.
Adult Basic Education provides free educational opportunities and support services to adults seeking higher education, career advancement, personal advancement and self-sufficiency.
Hours of operation: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Cost info: Due to Federal and State grants, participation in the Adult Education program is at no cost to the student.
Student and Volunteer Success Stories
Growing up in a small town did not give me much to do.
Although I don't have friends, I am glad I met the associates I met along the
way. Both the small town and associates tend to lead some people down the wrong
path. I for one can say I am glad I realized where I was headed and decided
that I would actually use my time wisely instead of just wasting it. Some may
disagree, but I believe time is expensive and money is cheap. All through
school I never really was interested in learning, until I saw my class graduate
and I did not. Then is when I realized that knowledge is power. Knowing that
opened my mind to the most thing imaginable, it helped me realize I can do
anything I really put my mind to. Getting my G.E.D gave me the push in life I
needed in order to start my career. I can honestly say I am proud of myself and
very grateful for the help I have received from the ABE program and the support
they gave me. I was once a troublesome child in a dark world trying to find my
way, God lit the path and NMJC is where I started towards my new destination.
I dropped out of school in the 9th grade, started my family and focused on them for the next 15 years. As I got older and my kids started school, I was trying different programs to obtain my diploma to which no avail. It seemed like every time I would close the book when it came to Math.
One day one of my kids asked me if I had my diploma and I responded "no". I always tell them even today how much power that high school diploma holds. But how was I going to tell them about something I don't even have myself? So I decided to practice what I preached to them and went to the NMJC to speak with someone about getting started on the HSE.
I signed up for Math classes that day and walked out of her office feeling like this was going to be another failed attempt and I was just wasting everyone's time.
Classes began a couple of weeks later, I was so nervous walking into a classroom after about 14 years but I knew to make a change in my life it wasn't going to be comfortable. As time went on I could not believe the things I was learning, the one subject that had always gotten the best of me I was finally getting the best of it!
My instructor helped me and explained things to me in a way I've never been taught before. She was so patient, kind, and helpful. She allowed me to stay after class so I could make sure I understood my homework. At night I would study with my family. My kids helped me learn things they knew and my husband took the time to help me with my geometry.
I had such an amazing support system through my journey. That was also a big part of my success as well, having people who never stopped encouraging me and pushing me. My kids got to see me struggle, saw me study for hours, but also saw me accomplish! My husband encouraged me and reminded me of why I was doing this when I got discouraged. I am so thankful for the Math classes that NMJC offers. Adult Education was the best program for me. I definitely encourage anyone who is thinking about taking their HSE to just go for it! This diploma swung open so many different doors for me and my family.
Thank you NMJC for this opportunity!