Education and Training Opportunities

sfccCHOICES, CHOICES, CHOICES! SFCC offers a wide variety of educational programs that offer practical training to get you working in a new career area quickly, a great associates degree to start your career or be the first stepping stone in achieving advanced degrees, or we can help you develop your own education plan. Go to ACADEMICS on our main web page for our offerings from ESL and GED programs to Continuing Education.    If you have questions about these programs or can't find what you want, contact Career Services for assistance.

STUDENT TRANSFER DAYS; 4-year colleges and other post-secondary educational institution recruiters visit SFCC Campus Center to meet with students considering transfering after achieving their certificate or associates degree.   See upcoming events in the left margin for next Student Transfer Day or contact Advisor Cahalan Fiddes, 505-428-1462 for more information




Classes for several disciplines and full degrees are offered at SFCC for the following Universities. 


New Mexico Highlands University at SFCC




University of New Mexico at SFCC and Los Alamos


diplomaSFCC SUPPORTS CONTINING YOUR EDUCATION -- WHEREVER YOU GET IT.  Here are links to New Mexico Colleges, Universities and other post-secondary educational institutions:


Other National Education Resources:

More reduced tuition options for New Mexico residents and SFCC graduates: Santa Fe Community College is a member of the Western Undergraduate Exchange(WUE), a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). If you are a resident of a WICHE state, you can study out-of-state at one of the 135+ participating schools in the West and pay reduced tuition (150% of the resident rate). Search the WUE Online Database to see which institutions and programs are available. WICHE states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.  Click here to search the database of member schools and find out more information about WUE.

pennantSFCC's Annual College Night; National 2 and 4 year college recruiters are here for high school seniors and any other interested community members.  Every October in the Fitness Center Gym at SFCC.  Contact Marcos Maez for more information, 505-428-1779 or Also look in the Events & Resources page in the left margin.




New Mexico residents who enroll in a community college or university the first regular semester after they earn their high school diploma or GED are eligble for the Lottery Scholarship.  Click here for more information.

Federal and State grants, scholarships, student employment and low interest loans are the primary ways most students finance their education.  Click here to find out about the FAFSA (Federal Application for Financial Aid for Students).

 Every college and university has a financial aid office that helps students with FAFSA and other grant and scholarship funding.  Click here to connect with SFCC's Financial Aid webpage.

Classes are just one way to find out about a career.  Here are some other options and ideas:

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Internships are an excellent way to "try on" a career.  Many programs at SFCC incorporate paid and unpaid internships into their certificate and degree plans.  Internships can also be customized and created to match your interests.  You don't even have to be enrolled as a student to use an internship.  For more information, go to the internship page in the left margin or look for postings in the Web-based job bulletin board on the job postings page in the left margin.



Discover Apprenticeships and the Trades and see if these are options for you.  SFCC trains for many "trade" careers:

Find the Apprecnticeship page in the left margin.




Service LearningVolunteering is another great way to get free training, on-the job experience and "try on" a career.   SFCC students can receive academic credit for their volunteer work.  If you are not a current student, contact Career Services for assistance with accessing volunteer learning opportuinities.



For more information, please contact Patty Armstrong, GCDF, Career Services Coordinator, 505-428-1406 (Fax: 505-428-1657),

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