SFCC Announces Registration Opens Nov. 7 for Spring Semester

Dozens of certificate and associate degree programs offered 

SANTA FE, NM – Santa Fe Community College announces registration for Spring Semester classes will open on Tuesday, Nov. 7. There are dozens of certificate and associate degree programs offered at SFCC. Registration is ongoing through Jan. 15. Spring classes begin Jan. 16, 2018.

Early registration is encouraged to secure a space for in-demand classes and to meet requirements for certificates and degrees, which open doors to successful careers.

As the state continues to address the opioid crisis and other forms of addiction, there is an increasing demand for Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (LADAC). SFCC’s LADAC coursework fulfills the state and national academic requirements for people who want to be licensed or certified addictions professionals. New Mexico is one of the few states in the U.S. where you can become a licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor with an associate degree in Human Services or Psychology and SFCC’s additional LADAC coursework. For more information, contact Liz Cervio, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, 505-428-1236, liz.cervio@sfcc.edu. 

Many certificates prepare students for green jobs. Successful completion of a Controlled Environment Agriculture certificate prepares students to become greenhouse management technicians or operators with the essential knowledge and skills to design, build, operate, and manage both hydroponic and aquaponics greenhouse enterprises for home/farm and commercial scale operations. Students will have hands-on training in the new 12,000 square foot 4-Bay Gutter Connected greenhouse.

The college continues to keep pace with changes in the building and construction industries and offers a certificate in Building Science and Construction Technologies. “The entire building curriculum has been revised to meet National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) criteria,” said Camilla Bustamante, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Trades and Technology, Sustainability and Professional Studies and the School of Business and Education. 

The certificate for Electrical, Smart Grid and Microgrid Technologies prepares students to enter the transforming electrical power sector as a competent engineering technician. Globally, the microgrid market is rapidly expanding.

Another certificate designed to meet new technology demands is the Engineering Technologies Certificate with an emphasis in manufacturing. Computer-integrated manufacturing courses will provide skills for entry-level work in the field of engineering technology. 

Do you enjoy working with computers? The college has several certificate and degree options for many in-demand jobs. Two of the newest are a Computer and Network Security certificate and the Computer Hardware and Software Certificate.

Certificates prepare students for entry-level work and/or supplement their skills for job advancement opportunities. Students can often earn a certificate in one year or less. Degree programs prepare students for a career and/or transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. Students can choose classes from the schedule of courses online at sfcc.edu.

Registration is at sfcc.edu. Interested students are encouraged to contact SFCC’s Welcome and Advising Center at 428-1270 or wac@sfcc.edu.


For more than three decades, Santa Fe Community College has served as the gateway to success for individuals and the community. SFCC provides affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological and economic needs of a diverse community. The college serves more than 15,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult education programs. For further information, visit the website or call 505-428-1000. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.