With the declaration to “Get Smart,” San Juan College urges its constituency to improve their lives through education. The College serves the community through academic, occupational and community service programs. The College was founded in 1956 with the commitment that anyone with a desire to succeed should have access to higher education.
The College is located on a 600-acre site in Farmington, a community of 45,000 in the Four Corners area of New Mexico. The College serves students in San Juan County, with a population of approximately 135,000, as well as New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah. The College also has campuses in Aztec (San Juan College East) and in Kirtland (San Juan College West). The 30th Street Campus houses the Family Resource Center and the College’s university partners.¬ The School of Energy in south Farmington fulfills energy training needs for area industry.
The College also serves students nationwide in some of its signature programs (renewable energy, automotive training, pilot training, etc.). The College maintains strong ties to the community through its industry specific programs both in the energy industry (natural gas compression, occupational safety, petroleum lease operator, commercial drivers license, etc.) and in health care (dental hygiene, nursing, surgical technology, emergency medical technician, respiratory technician, physical therapist assistant, etc.). The College offers a dual credit program for high school students, where they can earn both high school and college credit simultaneously.
Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, San Juan College is governed by a seven-member board of trustees elected by the citizens.
In addition to its academic and occupational programs, San Juan College is also a leader in cultural programs and educational outreach. Students can earn two-year associate’s degrees or certificates in more than 100 programs. The Encore Senior College is an academic program for learners over the age of 50, designed to provide unique learning opportunities encompassing a variety of areas and interests.
The two-year college offers university transfer courses, career and vocational programs, as well as non-credit courses offered through the Community Learning Center. Programs include the summer Kids Kollege, Business and Industry Training, Adult Basic Education, Project Read literacy program and the Child and Family Development Center. In addition, the College regularly hosts meetings and conferences, and the Henderson Fine Arts Center is a magnet for performing groups.
The College continues to fulfill its mission to improve the quality of all our lives and is committed to the success of all its students.