SFCC announces Automotive Technologies Center Open House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14

National bilingual Ford representative Cesar Martinez to talk about opportunities in the industry

Santa Fe Community College announce an Open House of the Gold LEED certified Automotive Technologies Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 14. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet and talk with national Ford Motor Company Technical Placement Specialist Cesar Martinez. Visitors are requested to wear a mask, as per SFCC’s covid-19 protocols.  April is Community College Month. Learn more about this event, Community College Month (#CCMonth) and Santa Fe Community College by following SFCC on social media:  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,  LinkedIn.

Martinez, who is bilingual, is happy to respond to questions in either Spanish or English. He will discuss résumé writing tips, interviewing skills, opportunities in the automotive industry, and will share information about Ford Motor Company in four scheduled presentations:

  • 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. – English
  • 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Spanish.

Director of Automotive Technologies Julia Furry said, “We’re excited for this opportunity for the public to visit this new, state-of-the-art center. Our community desperately needs more trained, certified automotive technicians and we’re here to offer that opportunity. SFCC is pleased that Ford Motor Corporation recognizes the importance of this center and is sending Cesar Martinez to meet with our students and the public. We are encouraging visitors to pre-register for the event, so we can include them for eligibility for prizes and drawings.” Find out more and register at https://www.sfcc.edu/atc-open-house/.

SFCC’s ATC supports students with the latest in computerized diagnostic equipment and electric vehicle maintenance capabilities. The 17,500 square foot building is equipped with classrooms and spaces that emulate the automotive customer service experience of an auto dealership and educational spaces which include a large shop space with lifts, three specialized labs: chassis/suspension, electric and EV/hybrid engine/power train, a computer/trainer classroom, offices, and support spaces.

The Automotive Technologies Program is designed to provide students with entry-level employment as automotive technicians. When students complete the program, they will earn an A.A.S in Automotive Technologies along with earning certificates in seven competency areas: Automotive Engine Repair, Auto Maintenance and Light Truck Repair, Automatic Transmission Transaxle, Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning, Brakes, Manual Transmission and Drive Train, and Steering and Suspension. SFCC offers a range of classes that prepare students to work on today’s advanced vehicle systems. The program provides students with the background and knowledge to earn Automotive Service Excellence certifications. For information about the program, contact Director of Auto Technologies Program Julia Furry via email at Julia.furry@sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1177.

For more than 35 years, Santa Fe Community College has been the gateway to success for individuals and the community by providing affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological, and economic needs of a diverse community. SFCC is a designated Best for Vets and Military Friendly school. The college serves more than 12,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult programs. For further information, visit sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1000. Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.