Released: December 4, 2023
Santa Fe Community College announces the Spring Continuing Education Schedule is now available online. Print copies can be found in the racks at Santa Fe Community College, the Santa Fe Higher Education Center and around town. Visit https://www.sfcc.edu/ce for tips on registering and to view the variety of offerings. With more than 180 classes offered, there are many opportunities for personal and professional growth. The Spring schedule has many new classes, including several to help entrepreneurs and small business owners.
SFCC Director of Continuing Education Nicholas “Nick” Wernicki, Ph.D., said, “The New Year is a great time to explore new opportunities. I’m very excited to announce our newest partnership with the Santa Fe Small Development Center and Century Bank to offer a series of four in-person classes on Tuesday evenings that will cover small business basics from start-up to succession planning. We also have many new classes this semester that will fuel people’s entrepreneurial spirit.”
The business partnership classes are offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and include: Strategic Business Alliances on February 13; Loans, Part 1 on February 20; Loans, Part 2 on February 27; Succession Planning for Your Business on March 3.
“The Santa Fe Small Business Development Center has been helping businesses start and grow since 1989,” said Santa Fe Small Business Development Center Director Deborah Collins. “Santa Fe Community College is our host institution and this partnership with SFCC’s CE department and Century Bank makes perfect sense. Together we hope to reach even more people through these trainings, increasing their awareness of the assistance available to them in their community.”
Century Bank Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager Christy R. Majors said, “We’re excited to partner with the SFCC CE department and the Santa Fe Small Business Development Center to help more people learn the financial and interpersonal skills to effectively operate their businesses.”
There are many new classes offered beginning in January that could help fuel your entrepreneurial spirit.
Open Your Own Food Truck
(9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 20-Feb. 10)
Have you always wanted to be your own boss? You can! But opening a business is risky, so you want to be smart about it. This course walks you through the entire process from dream to reality. It will cover whether to buy or lease the food truck, where to find new and used food trucks, how to get the money, the menu, marketing, financials, naming your business, the permits and licenses you will need, and the marketing necessary to make it go.
Instructor John Self was in restaurant management as general manager and vice president of operations of several restaurant chains. Along the way, he opened and owned three restaurants and a comedy club. After going back to school, he became a professor of hotel and restaurant management at the University of Alabama, Golden Gate University, and Cal Poly Pomona.
Introduction to Swift Programming (a programming language for Apple platforms)
(5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 20-April 30)
Swift and Xcode. Learn programming concepts in the Swift language, as well as software development and user interface concepts in the Xcode integrated development environment. Through a collection of hands-on labs and small projects, students will develop and test apps on various Apple devices, including iPads and iPhones. This course will prepare students for the Develop in Swift Fundamentals industry certification.
Registration includes the test fee for students to take industry certification. Previous programming experience is helpful but not required for this class.
Instructor Jim Sanborn is the Director of the Santa Fe Creative Coding Initiative and a Certified Swift Developer. He has been a computing professional for more than 40 years, working as a developer, technical leader, director, and educator for many organizations, including Intel, MITRE, UNM, and SFCC. He earned a BA in Math from the University of Rochester and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
Advance registration is required for CE classes through SFCC’s Continuing Education program.
If you have questions about the schedule or where to get a print copy, contact Continuing Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-428-1676. The CE staff can help you complete your registration.
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.
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