SFCC celebrates Community College Month

Events include Car Show, Diversity Day, Career & Transfer Fair and Controlled Environment Agriculture Open House

April is National Community College Month, which recognizes the vital role that community colleges play in building the local workforce and economy. Santa Fe Community College invites the public to celebrate with SFCC by attending an event, visiting the campus, or enrolling in a class. Several April events highlight the college’s role in the community. Visit Community College Month to learn more.

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, sustainability and much more. SFCC supports student parents, veterans and all segments of our diverse community.”

Participate in one of the special Community College events at the campus, 6401 Richards Avenue.

Car Show
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 21

SFCC’s Broken Parts Car Club will host a car show outside the Automotive Technologies Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 21. 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 to 36 vehicles. Winners will be selected in the following categories: Domestic, European or Japanese. Lowriders are welcome. The student club’s members are studying Automotive Technologies at SFCC. The public is invited to attend the show.

“This event has turned out to be a lot of fun. We ask the car owners to explain what’s special about their vehicle. The winners primarily get bragging rights, some prizes of tools and a special trophy that will be made by the SFCC welding department. They are using pistons from engines to make the trophies,” Furry said.

Spring Career & Transfer Fair
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 25

Looking for a new career? Stop by SFCC’s Career & Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 in the Campus Center. Bring copies of your résumé. Talk with more than 50 employers including many from health care providers including CHIRSTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, nonprofit organizations, hotels, retail stores as well as many other major employers such as Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Also, meet representatives of SFCC, as well as four-year colleges and universities (Eastern New Mexico University, Institute of American Indian Arts, Texas Tech University, University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, Northern New Mexico College, New Mexico Highlands University, Western New Mexico University, New Mexico Tech, Northern Arizona University and Fort Lewis College) about transfer opportunities. For more information contact Holly Beamon, Director of Career Services at 505-428-1406 or email holly.beamon@sfcc.edu.

Diversity Day
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 26

SFCC will celebrate Diversity Day from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 26 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 PDAC co-chair sj Miller, Ph.D. at sjmiller@sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1610.

Controlled Environment Agriculture Open House & Seedling Giveaway
Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29

Santa Fe Community College’s Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) program and the Aquaponics and Hydroponics Club, with support from Student Government Association, will host a CEA/Greenhouse Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29 in the Trades and Advanced Technology Center next to the large greenhouse complex. The free event is open to all. Tours will begin every 30 minutes. Learn about hydroponics, aquaponics and algae cultivation. The SFCC Culinary Arts program will provide free food samples made with produce from the SFCC Greenhouse, grown by advanced CEA students and prepared by advanced Culinary Arts students. Learn more about SFCC’s programs focused on sustainability in the areas of food, energy and water.

Richard “Charlie” Shultz, Academic Director of the CEA program said, “Our students are eager to open up their space to our community. Free seedlings will be given out and the club will promote the CEA program. There are lots of opportunities to begin your CEA path starting this summer or in the fall. Come out and learn more while seeing our state-of-the-art CEA facility. Culinary Arts and CEA students are eager for the community to hear from them about what they do.”

For information, contact Richard “Charlie” Shultz  at richard.shultz@sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1205.

Credit Registration
For information on applying and registering visit https://www.sfcc.edu/get-started/apply-and-register/ For more information, please contact the Welcome and Advising Center, 505-428-1270, wac@sfcc.edu.

  • Summer session credit registration opens 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 10. Summer session (four- and eight-week classes) run from June 5 through July 29.
  • Fall credit registration opens 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 18. The fall semester (with eight- and 16- week classes) begins August 22 and continues through December 9.

 Non-Credit Continuing Education Registration
Summer registration is now open. 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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