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Sustainable Technologies Center

Located in the Trades and Advanced Technology Center, the STC works with community, state and national partners to develop and expand the renewable energy industry in the Santa Fe region. The STC is recognized as a state, regional and national resource.

Learn more about the Trades and Advanced Technology Center.

What is an Adsorption Cooler? It's in the TATC! Read the Trades and Advanced Technology Center's Adsorption Chiller Fact Sheet to learn more.

White House CEQ Chair Sutley Visits Santa Fe Community College

Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality and President Obama's principal environmental policy advisor, visited SFCC's Sustainable Technologies Center (STC) on July 21, 2011, to highlight how clean energy innovation and education is building American economic and jobs opportunities. Read Sutley's Thank You Letter to Director Randy Grissom and SFCC.

Programs at the STC

The diagram below depicts the STC's integration strategy, its trades and technologies, educational resources and the positive outcomes from this approach.

21st CENTURY TRADES
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ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES
&
GREEN CURRICULA

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SUSTAINABILITY

Trades Curricula:
Construction
Electrical
HVAC
Mechanical
Plumbing
Weatherization
Welding

  Green Technology Curricula:
Biofuels
Biomass
Green Building
Small Wind
Smart Grid
Solar 
  Outcomes:
Trained Workforce
Green Jobs
Growing Businesses Sustainable Environment

The STC is guided by an advisory board and supported by industry task forces in each of the trades and curriculum areas. Offerings include:

  • Credit and noncredit courses and programs
  • Customized workforce development training
  • Industry and technology demonstration space
  • Seminars, symposiums and special events

The STC's academic programs are part of SFCC's overarching strategy to make the college a "green" campus, and to infuse sustainability across its curriculum, emphasizing strong core Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.

Former President Sheila Ortego (2006-2012) was an original signatory to the College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment. 

For more information, please contact Patricia Finn, Dean, School of Trades, Technology, Sustainability and Professional Studies, 505-428-1660, patricia.finn@sfcc.edu.

Deep Greening at SFCC
Read article by Todd Eric Lovato.

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