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Pathways and Career Education (PACE)

(Formerly Adult Education)

Adult Education Building Entrance PACE Pathways and Career Education

PACE is proudly sponsored by PNM!


  • High School Equivalency Preparation
  • High School Refresher
  • Workforce Readiness Skills
  • Career Pathways
  • ELA (English Language Learner)
  • Fast Track Class
  • Computers


  • Tays Center
  • Mescalero Apache Reservation
  • Otero County Detention Center


  • Pre-onboarding packets must be filled out prior to attending classes
  • Onboarding session required prior to attending classes


  • Onboarding Spring Session I will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020 through Thursday, January 16, 2020.
  • Pre-onboarding packets for session I must be picked up and filled out and returned to the PACE office no later than January 9, 2020.

  • Onboarding Spring Session II will be held on Monday, March 9, 2020 through Thursday, March 12, 2020.
  • Pre-onboarding packets for session II must be picked up and filled out and returned to the PACE office no later than February 28, 2020.


  • Session I Spring Classes will be offered from January 21, 2020 through March 5, 2020.
  • Session II Spring Classes will be offered from March 17, 2020 through May 7, 2020.


NMSU-A offers GED® computer-based test and HISET paper-and-pencil-based test. PACE strongly encourages students to take an assessment test and PACE classes before signing up for the GED® or HISET test. When students are prepared to take the official test, they will be charged a $15.00 sitting fee per testing day which cannot be waived.


The PACE program has managed enrollment. This means that no testing will be allowed while classes are in session and students may not join a class once the session has started (unless approved by the Director).

To register, visit the PACE office located at the Tays Center or call 575.439.3812.


There is a $15 annual registration fee to be paid during orientation. Proof of hardship will be required to waive fee.

NMSU is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact Accessibility Services at 575.439.3721, .