Founded in 1889, the University of New Mexico is the flagship university of New Mexico. UNM main campus now occupies 600 acres along Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a city of more than 700,000 people. UNM has branch campuses and distance education through Extended University that offers degrees and certificates to the citizens of New Mexico. UNM is a research institution with over 30,000 students with major schools of engineering, business, medicine and law.

Integral to the University, Continuing Education has served as the center for lifelong learning, providing innovative educational training and personal enrichment opportunities for students, businesses and community partners in New Mexico. For more than 80 years, as the premiere provider of continung education to the state, UNM Continuing Education has played a major role in community service and outreach for UNM, with a focus on economic and workforce development.

In January of 2013, UNM Provost Chaouki Abdallah announced the merger of Extended University and Continuing Education into a new division of Extended Learning. Extended University will continue to create access to academic credit classes and degree completion. Continuing Education will continue to offer non-credit classes for lifelong learning. The new Vice Provost of Extended Learning, Monica Orozco, will oversee both departments as together they create new educational innovations for all New Mexicans.

Mission Statement & Vision
Mission Statement
The Mission of the UNM Continuing Education is to lead and collaborate with the community and within the University to develop concepts, strategies, and delivery systems which generate relevant lifelong learning opportunities for a diverse, evolving society.

The Vision of the UNM Continuing Education is to enrich the personal and professional lives of people through quality, creative and innovative learning experiences.

Business Management and Strategy (HRCI: PHR/SPHR aligned)

This course examines many of the elements of an organization's corporate strategy, the role of the HR function in the strategic planning process, and the key elements in corporate governance. The course focuses on the vital contributions HR professionals often make in the development and organization-wide communication of the mission, vision, values, strategic goals, and objectives. The course w...
University of New Mexico Continuing Education

Compensation and Benefits (HRCI: PHR/SPHR-aligned)

This course examines compensation and benefits programs and their importance and impact on organizational objectives. It provides instruction on the applicable federal laws and regulations related to compensation and benefits programs as well as applicable tax regulations. This course also provides instruction on how to budget and account for compensation and benefits programs. Instruction is al...
University of New Mexico Continuing Education

Employee and Labor Relations (HRCI: PHR/SPHR-aligned)

This course focuses on the federal laws and regulations that affect employee and labor relations. It discusses individual employment rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint process, and the role HR plays in the employment litigation process. The course also identifies strategies for facilitating positive employee relations and employee involvement in an organization....
University of New Mexico Continuing Education

Human Resources Core Knowledge (HRCI: PHR-SPHR-aligned)

This course examines key skills required in human resource professionals, including the ability to lead and motivate others. Human resources concepts and applications are also examined, as well as ethics and professional standards that every organization should follow. This course also provides insight into how to perform environmental scans, and discusses organizational structures as well as ch...
University of New Mexico Continuing Education

Human Rsource Development (HRCI: PHR/SPHR-aligned)

This course examines Human Resource Development (HRD) and Organizational Development (OD) activities and initiatives. This course also examines OD theories and applications and provides direction to HR professionals on how to approach OD initiatives to ensure they support organizational objectives. This course examines human resources development theories and activities, used to help increase in...
University of New Mexico Continuing Education

Risk Management (HRCI: PHR/SPHR aligned)

This course examines various steps in the risk management process and risk management strategies in terms of business continuity planning and liability insurance. The course also discusses arguably the most important employee health and safety regulation for HR professionals, the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The course also presents some other key regulations that HR professionals should ...
University of New Mexico Continuing Education

Strategic Human Resource Managment (HRCI: SPHR-aligned)

One of the key roles of senior HR professionals is to align activities in the HR function with the organization's strategic goals. Senior HR professionals are often directly involved with the corporate restructuring activities resulting from organizational changes and initiatives such as mergers and acquisitions, offshoring, outsourcing, and divestiture. Managing third-party contracting and tech...
University of New Mexico Continuing Education

Workforce Planning and Employment (HRCI: PHR/SPHR-aligned)

This course examines employment legislation and regulations regarding strategic workforce planning. The course covers the need for HR professionals to link workforce requirements to an organization's short-term and long-term objectives - for example, how employees contribute to these objectives. This course also discusses the importance, and use, of workforce planning metrics such as turnover an...
University of New Mexico Continuing Education

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