Education and Training Opportunities
CHOICES, 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
GET YOUR BACHELOR'S OR MASTER'S DEGREE ON THE SFCC CAMPUS:
Classes for several disciplines and full degrees are offered at SFCC for the following Universities.
SFCC SUPPORTS CONTINING YOUR EDUCATION -- WHEREVER YOU GET IT. Here are links to New Mexico Colleges, Universities and other post-secondary educational institutions:
- Airforce ROTC
- Army ROTC
- Art Center Design College
- Central New Mexico Community College
- Clovis Community College
- Eastern New Mexico University
- Institute of American Indian Arts
- Luna Community College
- National College of Midwifery (Taos)
- New Mexico Academy of Healing
- New Mexico Center for Language Access (multilingual interpreting and translation certificates)
- New Mexico Higher Education Department
- New Mexico Junior College, Hobbs
- New Mexico Highlands University
- New Mexico State University
- New Mexico Tech
- Northern New Mexico College
- Mesalands Community College
- San Juan Community College
- Santa Fe University of Art and Design
- Scherer Institute of Natural Healing
- School for Integrated Academics and Technologies
- Southwest Acupuncture College
- Southwestern College (Master's in Art Therapy & Counseling)
- Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
- St John’s College
- University of New Mexico
- University of Phoenix
- Vogue College of Cosmetology
- Western New Mexico University
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.
SFCC'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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Also look in the Events & Resources page in the left margin.
HOW CAN I PAY FOR MY EDUCATION?
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:
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.
Volunteering 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), email@example.com.
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