SFCC celebrates Community College Month in April

Special events all month

SFCC CEA Open House 2023 Greenhouse Tour

Santa Fe Community College will celebrate National Community College Month in April. The month-long celebration recognizes the vital role that community colleges play in building the local workforce and the economy. SFCC invites the public to celebrate with SFCC by attending an event, visiting the campus or enrolling in a class. Many April events highlight the college’s role in the community. Visit https://www.sfcc.edu/ccmonth/ to learn more. The campus (6401 Richards Avenue) reopens on April 2 following SFCC’s Spring Holiday.

SFCC President Becky Rowley, Ph.D. said, “We welcome everyone to celebrate Community College Month with us on our beautiful campus. SFCC is an integral part of Santa Fe, supporting community members of all ages in reaching their education goals including degree and certificate attainment, workforce and professional training, personal enrichment and much more. SFCC supports student parents, veterans and all segments of our diverse community.”

Here are some highlights of events at SFCC in April. Unless noted otherwise call 505-428-1000 for more information. Except for online events all the events are at SFCC, 6401 Richards Avenue.

Creative Writing Session with Serena Rodriguez
6 p.m. (0nline) Wednesday, April 3

SFCC Library hosted speaker writer Serena Rodriguez online for a reading in March. The public is invited to participate in the follow-up creative writing session online as part of The Writing Generation Series. It is not necessary to have attended the reading to join the creative session.

Serena Rodriguez’s work has been published in Poetry, Inverted Syntax, Santa Fe Literary Review, and Revolute, among others; she was the winner of the Santa Fe Accolades Poetry Contest 2017 and The Roadrunner Review Poetry Prize 2022 and was a 2020 Loraine Williams Poetry Prize finalist for The Georgia Review. She graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts with an MFA in Creative Writing. Serena works as a Creative Writing Visiting Professor at IAIA.

Free, but you must pre-register in advance at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WritingGenSpring24.

College Ready: College Prep for Parenting Students
Begins 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, April 4 (for 5 weeks). Register by March 31

 This 5-week workshop series is for parents in the community without a degree who are interested in enrolling in a certificate or degree program at SFCC. With other parents, explore careers and majors, complete the SFCC admissions application and financial aid applications, tour the campus, and learn about how SFCC supports parenting students. Food and childcare will be provided. Participants will receive a $125 gift card for completing all five sessions. Participants should have or currently be studying for a high school diploma or high school equivalency (GED, HiSET). Registration required by March 31 https://bit.ly/CollegeReady24

SFCC Visual Arts Gallery hosts SITE Santa Fe’s Young Curators’ “Contemporary Roots” opening reception
6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5 in SFCC Visual Arts Gallery (Continues through April 19.)

SFCC Visual Arts Gallery hosts SITE Santa Fe’s “Contemporary Roots” opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. April 5. Curated by the SITE Santa Fe Young Curators, “Contemporary Roots: New and Old Traditions” is an exhibition exploring representations of tradition, newly-adopted or generational, in contemporary culture. On view at the Santa Fe Community College Visual Arts Gallery from Fri, April 5 – April 19. Artists in this exhibition interpret what tradition means to them.

“Contemporary Roots: New and Old Traditions” is curated by Ainsley Drinkard, Ashley Loredo, Hanbi Park, Kaitlyn Loredo, Naeemah Thurman, Sara Barrionuevo, Sofia Garcia, and Tara Lujan-Baker. Young Curators is a free after-school program for high school students. In this program, the Young Curators work together to decide on a theme for an art exhibition, select what pieces to include, write critically about art and the exhibition, and bring an exhibition to life.

Broken Parts Car Club Car Wash
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, April 12 (outside Automotive Technologies Center)

Broken Parts Car Club (student club) is having a car wash. $10 fundraiser to support student club of the Automotive Technologies program.

Forceful Magnets: Growing a Scientist with Explora Museum
10-11:15 a.m. Saturday, April 13

Fun science activities with Explora Museum, designed for young children and their caregivers. Investigate which items are attracted to magnets and which are not and explore attracting and repelling with a wide variety of materials. Use magnets to add “fur” to animal pictures, race magnetic cars, and more. Recommended for ages 2-6. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required: https://forms.office.com/r/1yiE1NTdtJ.

PDAC Annual Diversity Day
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17

SFCC will celebrate PDAC’s Annual Diversity Day from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 17 in the Campus Center. The event is presented by the President’s Diversity Advisory Committee. The public is invited to stop by tables where SFCC faculty, staff and invited guests will look at diversity through a variety of lenses.

For more information, contact either PDAC co-chair sj Miller, Ph.D., at sjmiller@sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1610 or Marcos Maez at marcos.maez@sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1779.

Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Open House and Greenhouse Tours
10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Saturday, April 20

SFCC Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) staff and students will present an Open House and greenhouse tours in collaboration with the Culinary Arts department.

Produce from the greenhouse will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. SFCC’s Culinary Arts Department will have bite-sized samples of dishes prepared with the produce. Advanced Hydroponic and Aquaponics students are producing crops such as tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce in water-based production systems. Worms compost all the greenhouse waste and the energy is supplied by SFCC’s campus solar array.

 Family Story Time with Children’s Museum, “I Hear a Pickle”
2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 in the SFCC Library Family Study Room

SFCC Library in collaboration with the Santa Fe Children’s Museum offers a reading of “I hear a Pickle” by Rachel Isadora in the SFCC Library Family Study Room. After the reading, several activities are planned to include using sound boxes, texture cups, smelling jars, tasting pickles and color play. Recommended for ages 2-6, but all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Career Fair
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Wednesday, April 24 in SFCC Main Hallway and Campus Center

SFCC’s Career Fair is open to the public. Bring copies of your résumé. Talk with employers from multiple career fields including healthcare, education, arts and communication, trades and sustainability, science and engineering, law, and business. Employers include City of Santa Fe, CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Growing Up New Mexico, Nusenda Credit Union, Pecos National Historical Park and many more. Call 505-428-1406 or email career.services@sfcc.edu for information.

SFCC’s Continuing Education and Contract Training Department will participate in the SFCC Career Fair. They are seeking instructors to teach Microsoft Office Suite, Home and Garden, Arts and Crafts, Outdoor Adventure, Digital Skills and Sustainability classes.  Stop by the Career Fair to learn more about those opportunities or email ce@sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1676.

Broken Parts Car Club Car Show
10 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday, April 26 in Automotive Technologies Center parking lot

Santa Fe Community College’s Automotive Technologies student car club – the Broken Parts Club – is hosting a car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 26 outside the Automotive Technologies Center on campus, 6401 Richards Avenue. Those who would like to show their automobile should register as soon as possible by contacting the Director of Automotive Technologies Julia Furry at julia.furry@sfcc.edu or by phone at 505-428-1177. Space is limited. The public is invited to attend the show.

Registration for credit and Continuing Education classes begins in April.

During April, the public can also start applying and registering for classes for the summer session or the fall semester.

Credit Registration
For information on applying and registering visit https://www.sfcc.edu/get-started/apply-and-register/ For more information, please either call 505-428-1270 or email enrollment-admissions@sfcc.edu

  • Summer session credit registration opens 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 9. Summer session (four- and eight-week classes) runs from June 3 through July 27.
  • Fall credit registration opens 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 16. The fall semester (with eight- and 16- week classes) begins August 19 and continues through December 7.

Non-Credit Continuing Education Registration
Summer continuing education registration will open on April 2. Visit https://www.sfcc.edu/ce for tips on registering and to view the variety of offerings.

Santa Fe Community College celebrates its 40th Anniversary as the pathway to success for individuals and the community. SFCC provides affordable, high-quality programs that serve the academic, cultural, and economic needs of the community. The college welcomes over 10,000 students per year in credit, noncredit, workforce training, personal enrichment, and adult programs.
A “Best for Vets” and a “Military Friendly” school.

Visit sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1000.

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