SFCC's First 30 Years - A Timeline
Governor Toney Anaya supports legislation to establish a community college in Santa Fe.
Dr. William C. Witter is appointed SFCC's first President. Ten years later he Fitness Education Center is built and named after him.
SFCC opens its doors to more than 1,000 students at the Joseph Valdez Industrial Park. Tuition at SFCC is $13/credit hour.
SFCC has 40 employees. By 2013 there are more than 550.
A site is selected and a $5 million bond passes to construct the first buildings of SFCC's new campus.
SFCC has one student in its graduating class. By 2013 there are more than 700 graduates.
Rancho Viejo Partners donate land for a permanent college campus.
The college installs its first institution-wide, integrated data management system.
The main campus opens.
The West Wing is added in 1994.
SFCC completes new technical and occupational labs.
The Early Childhood Development Center, now Kids Campus, opens.
The Fine Arts Center offers its first classes.
SFCC adds a biomass heating system that now supplies 85% of the College’s demands.
The Health and Sciences Center opens. Health Care and Social Services are the fastest growing job markets.
The Trades and Advanced Technology Center opens and SFCC programs support the green economy.
63% of students at SFCC are female.
SFCC breaks ground on the Higher Education Center, allowing students to earn a bachelor’s degree without leaving Santa Fe.
More than 650 high school students enroll in dual credit courses.
Santa Fe Community College celebrates its 30th year with special events throughout 2013-2014.Today, SFCC serves more than 16,000 students per year in credit, noncredit and adult education programs.
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