Released: May 27, 2021
New tuition structure allows students to take 12 to 18 credit hours for the cost of only 12 credit hours
Applications open for Engineering Machining Technologies
Automotive Technologies classes move to new Automotive Technologies Center
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Santa Fe Community College opens registration for the fall semester on June 2. The fall semester begins Monday, August 23. Among the many fall program offerings, SFCC is again offering students the opportunity to apply for the Engineering Machining Technologies certificate program. Additionally, classes for automotive technologies will now be offered in the new Automotive Technologies Center on campus.
SFCC is offering a new tuition structure beginning Fall 2021 that will allow students who wish to take 12 to 18 credit hours to pay for only 12 credit hours. Students will be charged tuition per credit hour up to 12 credit hours. After 12 credit hours, there will be no additional tuition charge up to and including 18 credit hours. Additional credit hours beyond 18 will be charged at the regular credit hour rate.
SFCC President Becky Rowley, Ph.D. said, “As our community begins to recover from the economic impacts from COVID-19, the college recognizes its vital role in providing job training and access to affordable college programs. SFCC’s financial advisors are prepared to help assist students who have concerns about how they will pay for college. Our academic advisors will collaborate with students to determine the most efficient path to reaching their goals.
“Based on the current declining COVID-19 cases, as well as vaccination rates, the college will offer a broader selection of in-person classes this fall. We’ve got a healthy mix of classes that will be offered in-person on campus. We’ve also found that some students really like the flexibility of online classes, so we will continue to offer online options,” President Rowley added.
The college has developed a guide to registering detailed at https://www.sfcc.edu/look-for-a-credit-class/.
New students can get started at sfcc.edu by clicking the Apply Now button. All students are encouraged to work with an academic advisor. Remote appointments or in-person appointments can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 505-428-1275.
Applications, due June 11, are open for Engineering Machining Technologies SFCC/LANL program with student benefits.
Applications are being accepted this summer for the LANL-supported Engineering Machining Technologies cohort. The program is supported by a partnership of SFCC and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Students learn manual and computer-controlled machining and manufacturing from tooling operations, safety, layout and planning, and programming to engineering design methodology and process improvement. Computer applications are part of the program including computer-aided drawing/modeling and computer-aided manufacturing. Applications are due June 11, and courses begin August 23. The program will be able to accommodate additional students this fall, since classes will be taught both at the main campus and at 39 Bisbee Court. The first group of students will finish their program in 2022. The unique partnership provides a combination of classes with hands-on training at LANL.
Students who qualify and are accepted into the LANL/SFCC program will receive the following benefits, provided by LANL:
- Tuition and fees for a full-time student
- Paid student internship at LANL, which will meet on Fridays
- Student/intern pay while physically in class (based on standard SFCC contact hours)
- Initiation of the security clearance process
- Potential conversion to full-time employment upon completion of the 62-credit hour program, providing the student meets all LANL eligibility requirements
More information and applications are available at https://www.sfcc.edu/programs/engineering-machining-technology-program/
Automotive Technologies programs move into state-of-the-art Automotive Technology Center this fall
In the fall, students in the Automotive Technologies program will continue with a blend of online and in-person classes. Students will be spread out in the new state-of-the-art Automotive Technology Center, a 17,500 square foot center that houses three labs and shop space for automotive study. Highlights include a chassis/suspension lab, an electric lab, an EV/hybrid engine/power train lab, four two-pole lifts, two alignment racks and other equipment.
Automotive Technologies Director Julia Furry said, “We’re responding to the needs of the industry in Santa Fe and surrounding areas. There’s a big demand for trained certified automotive employees. The program will now offer classes at night and on Saturdays. Many of those working in the field who are seeking further certifications need the flexibility to attend classes. It also allows other students to work during the daytime and weekdays.”
Santa Fe Community College offers a range of classes that will prepare students to work on today’s advanced vehicle systems. This program will provide students with the background and knowledge to earn the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification in up to 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. Visit the Automotive Technologies program page for more information.
General Registration Information
SFCC offers flexible scheduling with classes online, in the evenings and weekends.
Registration for the summer session, which begins June 7, continues. Some in-person classes are also offered this summer. The college continues to evaluate a phased return-to-campus plan that is aligned with local, state and federal guidance regarding COVID-19 with recommendations to protect the health and safety of our community.
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.